Is the speaker compatible with products from the Bose Home Speaker family?
The products cannot be grouped together through a Bose app. SoundTouch products use the SoundTouch app, while the Bose Home Speaker family uses the Bose Music app. However, Apple device owners can use Apple AirPlay 2 to group the SoundTouch 30 speaker—Series III with Bose Home Speaker family products for multi-room synchronised playback. Apple AirPlay 2 requires a Wi-Fi connection.
What is needed to set up my SoundTouch speaker?
All you need is a home Wi-Fi network and a smartphone or tablet. Everything else required is included in the box.
What internet streaming services can I play?
SoundTouch speakers let you play Internet music services like Spotify®, Pandora®, iHeartRadio™, Deezer, TuneIn, Sirius, and Amazon Music. (where available)
Can SoundTouch speakers be used in a public Wi-Fi spot (airports, coffee shops etc.)?
No. Although most of these networks are free to use, their sign-up/sign-in processes differ from the SoundTouch app set-up process. SoundTouch products are designed for use at home, not on the go.
Can I play music stored on my computer?
Yes. SoundTouch speakers can play music stored on your computer that is managed by iTunes or Windows Media Player.
How many speakers can I have on my network at one time?
It depends on the bandwidth of your home Wi-Fi network. For most homes, we expect you can have up to four speakers connected wirelessly. For more than four rooms, we recommend using Ethernet wired connections to some of them.
Can I stream different music to different rooms?
Yes, if you have multiple SoundTouch products, you can stream different music in different rooms, the same music in every room or customise zones to play what you want where you want.
What operating systems are compatible with the SoundTouch app?
The app is compatible with Windows® 7, 8 and 10; 64-bit Macs running OS X 10.8 and later; any iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 8.2 and later; and Android devices running Android 4.4 and later.
What are the differences between the SoundTouch 10,20 and 30 wireless speakers?
Even though the SoundTouch 10, 20 and 30 all offer Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Apple AirPlay 2 compatibility and effortless one-touch presets to access your favourite music-streaming services, they each provide different levels of performance to suit different-sized rooms in your home. The SoundTouch 10 is our smallest SoundTouch speaker that delivers full, rich sound and Bose performance that seem to defy its size. The SoundTouch 20—Series III is a compact, wireless speaker that delivers clear, room-filling sound. The SoundTouch 30—Series III is our best-performing, one-piece wireless speaker with Bose waveguide speaker technology that produces deep, rich sound to fill your largest room. Another difference is that both the SoundTouch 20 and 30 display in-depth song, artist, station and connectivity information on an OLED screen, whereas the SoundTouch 10 displays simple connectivity information via four LEDs on the front of the product.
Can I play stored music from a NAS (network-attached storage) drive on SoundTouch speakers?
Yes, SoundTouch speakers are compatible with selected NAS drives, including Synology’s DiskStation, Passport + and Western Digital’s My Cloud™, so you can stream your personal music library even while your computer is off.
Can SoundTouch speakers stream AM/FM radio or TV audio from one room to another?
Yes. SoundTouch speakers can stream Internet radio stations through a TuneIn app integration.
Does the speaker support Bluetooth?
Yes. Users can wirelessly stream music from a Bluetooth device to listen to even more sources, such as YouTube.
Can I stream music from multiple computers using SoundTouch speakers?
Yes, as long as each computer has the SoundTouch app installed on it. Each computer appears as a separate library on the app’s source list.
Does the speaker have a battery?
No, it does not have a battery.
Do the speakers support near-field communication?
No. SoundTouch speakers support Bluetooth connectivity pairing via the physical buttons on the speaker or the controller app.
Does the speaker support Airplay?
Yes. The SoundTouch 20 – Series III has Apple AirPlay 2 compatibility, allowing access to Apple Music and other music services via a Wi-Fi connection.
Can SoundTouch speakers be used together?
Yes. Any one of these systems can be used with another system (from the current series or from a previous series) to create a multi-room audio system.