The freedom of AirPlay®, the performance of Bose

The SoundLink® Air system brings your music to life via AirPlay and your home wireless network. Enjoy all your content from your favorite Apple® devices in clear, room-filling sound—in any room in the house.

  • Full lifelike sound from a small, lightweight system

  • Uses Apple AirPlay technology to stream music from your iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad® or a computer running iTunes®.

  • Attractive, compact design suits just about any room

  • Stream to multiple rooms with additional SoundLink® Air systems networked to your computer

Bose waveguide speaker technology

Clear, full-range sound

This compact system delivers acoustic performance similar to that of our SoundDock® digital music systems, using Bose® waveguide speaker technology. You'll hear the rich, detailed sound you'd expect from a much larger speaker. Just plug it in, add it to your home wireless network, and you have a go-to speaker for playing your favorite streaming content.

Easy to use

Instead of physically docking your device, you connect wirelessly via AirPlay to stream music from your Apple device or a computer running iTunes. And you have full use of your Apple device as you listen.

Setup is easy. Just plug in the system, connect it to a computer with the included USB cable and go to the setup site. The site walks you through the steps to configure your system. Once you're up and running, the system communicates with your devices wirelessly over your home network, and you can move it anywhere you want to listen.

The SoundLink Air system is compatible with iPad, iPhone or a computer running iTunes
Versatility in play

Versatility in play

The system also features an auxiliary input so you can connect and play music from other devices that don't utilize AirPlay. And an optional rechargeable battery turns the system into a portable speaker that you can carry easily from room to room with its built-in handle.

Control the system with your device or with the included remote. You can also adjust the volume with buttons on the system.

Multi-room music

Additional SoundLink® Air systems in multiple rooms networked to your computer can stream music throughout your home. You'll never miss a beat as you move from one place to another.

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SoundLink Air digital music system dimensions



  • Height: 6.75 in (17.1 cm)
  • Width: 12.1 in (30.7 cm)
  • Depth: 4.0 in (10.3 cm)
  • Weight: 4.67 lbs (2.1 kg)

Remote control

  • Height: 4.25 in (1.5 cm)
  • Width: 1.5 in (3.8 cm)
  • Depth: .47 in (1.2 cm)
  • Weight: 1.28 oz (36.2 g)

Power supply

  • Height: 3.0 in (7.6 cm)
  • Width: 3.0 in (7.6 cm)


  • 3.5 mm auxiliary input
  • Micro-USB port
SoundLink Air system inputs and outputs

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To find additional views and connection instructions, see the manuals section below.

In the box

Included items

  • SoundLink® Air digital music system
  • Remote control (battery pre-installed)
  • USB cable
  • Power supply with 8 foot
    (2.43 m) cord

Owner's information

Visit our online product support center for setup instructions and other useful information. Bose Product Support »

What is the difference between the SoundLink® Air system and the SoundLink® Bluetooth® Mobile speaker II?

The SoundLink® Air digital music system runs on AirPlay® technology through your home wireless network, while the SoundLink® Bluetooth® Mobile speaker II runs on Bluetooth technology and is designed for portability. View full system comparison »

What Apple® devices work with the SoundLink® Air system?

The system works with:

  • iPhone® 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS
  • iPod touch® (2nd, 3rd and 4th generation)
  • iPad® 3, iPad 2 and iPad with iOS 4.3.3 or later
  • any Mac or PC running iTunes® 10.2.2 or later

What is AirPlay® and how do I know if my device has it?

AirPlay is a wireless technology by Apple. It allows you to listen to your music wirelessly by streaming content from your Apple device or a computer running iTunes to a speaker (or multiple speakers) enabled for AirPlay. A home wireless network is necessary to stream via AirPlay.

How do I get the SoundLink® Air system onto my wireless network?

To set up the system, simply connect it to a computer on your wireless network with the included USB cable and enter the URL The site will walk you through the steps to set up and configure your speaker system.

How does music stream from my Apple device to the SoundLink® Air system?

First, make sure the system and your Apple device are on the same wireless network. When you launch an app that plays music, you will see the AirPlay icon on your device's screen. Push the icon and select "SoundLink® Air system" (or the name you've given the speaker) from the list. Music will then stream from your Apple device to the speaker.

How do I control the system and the content that’s playing?

While streaming, you can use your Apple device for function control. You can also use the system’s remote to control volume, source selection, play/pause, mute and forward/rewind.

Can I stream music from one source to multiple SoundLink® Air systems?

Any computer running iTunes can stream the same content to multiple SoundLink® Air systems. However, with an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, you can only stream to one SoundLink® Air system at a time.

Can non-Apple smartphones stream music using the SoundLink® Air system?

No. AirPlay is an Apple technology designed specifically for use with Apple devices to stream music. A non-Apple smartphone can connect to the SoundLink® Air system via the auxiliary input.

What is the wireless range of the system?

The wireless range depends on the range of your home wireless network. A typical home wireless network has a range of about 65 feet.

Popular add-ons

Bose® rechargeable lithium-ion battery

Rechargeable Li-ion battery for your SoundDock Portable digital music system or SoundLink® Air digital music system.

Compatible with:

  • SoundDock® Portable digital music system
  • SoundLink® Air digital music system

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Color: Gloss Black


Remote controls

SoundLink® Air remote

Additional remote control exclusively for your SoundLink® Air digital music system. Ideal as a spare or replacement. Infrared remote operates system volume and basic iPad®, iPhone® or iPod touch® functions when the Apple® device isn’t in your hand. Also controls the basic functions of iTunes® running on a computer.

Compatible with:

  • SoundLink® Air digital music system

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Cables and cords

SoundLink® car charger

The SoundLink® car charger uses a 12V power outlet commonly found in vehicles. It lets you play music and charge the battery in your SoundDock Portable digital music system, SoundLink® Air digital music system or SoundLink® Bluetooth® speaker III. You can also charge an iPod® or iPhone® if it’s docked in your SoundDock Portable system.

Compatible products
• SoundDock® Portable digital music system
• SoundLink® Bluetooth® speaker III
• SoundLink® Bluetooth® Mobile speaker II
• SoundLink® Wireless Mobile speaker
• SoundLink® Air digital music system

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Color: Black


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