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We are planning to buy a Bose Wave4 radio and we want to…

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We are planning to buy a Bose Wave4 radio and we want to know how to play Sirius through it. Tahan

Technician's Assistant: How long have you had your WAVE4?

We didnt buy it yet. We want to be sy

Technician's Assistant: What have you tried so far with your Bose product?

We want to be sure it will work through our Apple IPad.

Technician's Assistant: What Operating System (OS) are you running on your iPad?

Not sure. It's a bit old. Can we use our MacBook, which is newer?

Technician's Assistant: How long has this been going on with your MacBook? What have you tried so far?

Haven't tried anything yet. We're contemplating a purchase and want to be sure we can make it work.

Technician's Assistant: Anything else you want the Mac Expert to know before I connect you?

We need to know what OS systems will work and if we have to upgrade to accommodate Sirius.

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None of the Bose Wave radios support Sirius satellite radio directly, so an external Sirius tuner would be needed. You would connect the external tuner to the Bose Wave 4's "AUX" Input and then select AUX to playback the connected tuner and hear it through the Bose. A suitable tuner that can be connected to the Bose can be purchased at the link below:

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/siriusxm-onyx-plus-satellite-radio-receiver-with-home-kit-black/1489751.p?skuId=1489751&ref=212&loc=1&ksid=711e3d4c-e2ed-4d8f-a838-f8a895f326d7&ksprof_id=3&ksaffcode=pg269160&ksdevice=c&lsft=ref:212,loc:2&gclid=CjwKCAiAxJPVBRB4EiwAsCA4aV8fneGXj9rSeguTzKAnQUEhfz_ee375MO1kT1_kB1WgJ77DL7lQrBoCXigQAvD_BwE

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This is the case with all models of Bose as Bose does not have a direct contract with Sirius/XM, so hence the external tuner is needed.

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Can we use an IPad or MacBook as a source for Sirius using an app?

I'm unaware of an IOS based app for Sirius. You would want to check with the Apple APP store to see if they offer a Sirius tuner app for your iPad or Macbook. However if you do find one, then the iPad or Macbook can also be connected directly to the Bose Wave 4's AUX jack using an 1/8" to stereo RCA patch cable (like the one at the link below):

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01D5H8KO2/ref=asc_df_B01D5H8KO25400030/?tag=hyprod-20&creative=394997&creativeASIN=B01D5H8KO2&linkCode=df0&hvadid=167146065113&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6865885425993701772&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9003221&hvtargid=pla-303037967706

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I'm not sure if this is part of your question, but it appears Sirius does offer an APP on the IOS platform:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/siriusxm-radio/id317951436?mt=8

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Then plug the iPad or Macbook to the Bose through the headphone jack on the Apple device. Other than that, did you need further assistance with this?

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