Lifestyle 650

Is it ok to leave my Lifestyle 650 powered up all the time?


Bose product name




Firmware Version

(1.0.7, 4.8.1, 1.7.0, etc.)

App Version

(4.1.1, 13.0.2, etc.)

What devices were you using that were affected and what version are they on

(Samsung Galaxy S9 on Android 11, iPhone X on iOS14, etc.)

Detailed description of the issue and steps to reproduce


Where do you run into the issue?


When did you start to experience the issue? Did it work correctly previously?


Any troubleshooting steps you took



Probably, but I wouldn't.  Why waste the electricity?  Use the CEC feature and have it come on automatically when you turn on your TV.

there is where my problem is. When coupling the Bose with an xfinity x1 an Apple TV then sending to my OLED TV. There’s a lot of switching going on and the Bose is inconsistent in how it manages. So it takes quite a while to deliver signal from cable to tv or sometimes will not switch from cable to Apple TV without tricking it by going to SoundTouch then to appletv. I know there’s a ton of setup and complication in all this but I’ve been doing this for a year now and things change with everyone’s updates.

I have a Bose Soundtouch 300 and am not experienced with the issues you are having.  My preference is to plug all devices into my TV and then send sound only to my Bose using HDMI ARC.  I avoid device switching with the Bose since it is so flaky.