Wi-Fi® music—all around your home

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The universe of streaming music? Huge. Millions of songs, thousands of Internet radio stations, popular services like Pandora®.  Now you can stream all that content in rich, full-range sound—anywhere around your home—with the SoundTouch™ Portable Wi-Fi music system. If you have a home Wi-Fi network, you have everything you need.  Just a few quick steps, and your music is now available at the touch of a button. It’s that easy.

  • Wireless connection via your home Wi-Fi network for Internet radio, Pandora and your music library

  • One-touch access to your music with six personalized presets

  • Clear, full-range sound not commonly found in a speaker this size

  • Portable design makes it easy to take system from room to room

  • Free SoundTouch™ app for your computer, smartphone or tablet

  • Customize zones for different music in different rooms, or play the same music in every room (with additional SoundTouch™ products)

Performance that moves you

The SoundTouch™ Portable system features patented dual opposing passive radiators and four low-profile drivers for clearer, fuller sound than you’d imagine from a system this small. A rechargeable lithium-ion battery keeps the music going for hours. Take the system from room to room with ease, and enjoy quality sound for the music that keeps you moving.

Welcome to the world of streaming music

This is not just another speaker

SoundTouch™ is an entirely new way to stream music wirelessly around your home, easier than ever before. And it’s the way we’ll all enjoy our favorite music for years to come. We’re excited by the possibilities and dedicated to making it a great experience. System setup is straightforward—the SoundTouch™ app provides guided instructions on your computer or laptop. In minutes, you’ll be enjoying the music you love.

SoundTouch™ systems are designed to take advantage of the expanding world of streaming music. We’ll add more of the world’s most popular music services, like iHeartRadio® and Deezer™, in the second half of 2014. If you have an Apple® device and want to listen to iHeartRadio or another music service now, we recommend using AirPlay®, which is built into this SoundTouch™ system.

Music is one touch away

When it comes to music, you know what you like. That’s why SoundTouch™ Wi-Fi music systems feature six presets that can easily be set (and changed) directly on the system or with the free SoundTouch™ app. Just like that, your favorite music is ready at the touch of a button. It’s a revolutionary approach that makes streaming music as easy as turning on a light—only much more fun.

Free SoundTouch™ app

The SoundTouch™ app gives you all the control you need to access music on your system. Use it to drag and drop any music source—a favorite Pandora® station, a playlist, Internet radio—to your six presets. Now they're just a touch away. But when you want to venture beyond your presets, use the app with your computer, smartphone or tablet to explore other music. Browse the online musical universe or your own music library to your heart's content. And with more than one SoundTouch™ system in the home, you can use the app to play the same music everywhere or play different music in different rooms.

Built for multi-room audio

If you truly love music, you want it to flow through your home. That’s why there’s a SoundTouch™ system for every room in the home—from small and portable speakers to home theater. Start with any one SoundTouch™ system, and keep adding them whenever you’d like. These systems work together to create our most powerful multi-room listening experience ever. You can stream different music in different rooms, the same music in every room or customize zones to play what you want where you want—even outdoors.

More features: SoundTouch™ Portable system

  • OLED display provides source and song/station info, no need to peek at your smartphone or tablet

  • Infrared remote for choosing presets and volume, play/pause/skip functions

  • Aux input enables audio connections from other sources, increasing versatility of system

  • USB port for connection to computer, enabling guided product setup with free SoundTouch™ app




  • Height: 5.8 in (14.7 cm)
  • Width: 9.8 in (24.9 cm)
  • Depth: 2.5 in (6.4 cm)
  • Weight: 3.2 lbs (1.4485 kg)


  • Height: 4.29 in (10.9 cm)
  • Width: 1.77 in (4.5 cm)
  • Depth: .5 in (1.3 cm)
  • Weight: 1.76 oz (49.9 g)


  • Aux input
  • USB inputs

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Additional details

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • OLED display
  • Wireless network compatibility: 802.11 b/g
  • Supported audio formats: MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless
  • Battery life up to 2.5 hours at max volume

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

In the box

Included items

  • SoundTouch Portable Wi-Fi music system
  • Power cable
  • Remote control
  • USB cable

Owner's information

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

What is needed to set up my SoundTouch system?

If you have a computer and a home Wi-Fi network, you have all you need for setup. Everything else required is included in the box.

Do I need a smartphone or tablet to use the system?

No. You can use a computer to explore music and personalize presets using the SoundTouch app. And you can access your presets directly through the system's buttons and remote control, without having to use a tablet, smartphone and, once set up, a computer.

Are SoundTouch systems Bluetooth® compatible?

No. SoundTouch systems are designed for use in and around the home on your Wi-Fi network. Bluetooth technology is best-suited for mobile on-the-go applications where close-range connections are generally preferred.

What Internet streaming music can I play?

SoundTouch™ systems let you play Internet radio stations from around the world. Where available, you can also play Pandora®. We plan to integrate other popular music services in the second half of 2014, like iHeartRadio® and Deezer™, and will continue to add new ones that become available.

Can I stream iHeartRadio and other sources?

Not at this time. There are so many music services we’d like to include right now. However our focus is ensuring we deliver the experience we’re promising, which is the easiest access ever to streaming music at home. Rest assured, we'll add more of the world’s most popular music services, like iHeartRadio, Deezer and others. Stay tuned!

Can I play music stored on my computer?

Yes. SoundTouch systems can play music stored on your computer that is managed by iTunes® or Windows Media Player.

Can I stream from apps or music stored on my smartphone?

You can stream music from an iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch® to SoundTouch™ Wi-Fi music systems via AirPlay®. You cannot stream music stored on an Android™ phone or from apps on an Android phone.

Can SoundTouch systems 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 setup process. SoundTouch products are designed for in-home use, not on the go.

What is the battery life of the SoundTouch Portable system?

The system provides about 2.5 hours of play at maximum volume. And it fully recharges in less than 3 hours.

Does the display show remaining battery power on the SoundTouch Portable system?

Yes. When you press and hold the power button for a few seconds, a battery charge indicator icon will appear on the OLED display. It will show either <20%, <40%, <60%, <75%, <100%, or fully charged.

How many systems 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 systems 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 customize zones to play what you want where you want. 

What operating systems are compatible with the SoundTouch app?

The app is compatible with Windows® XP, 7, 8; 64-bit Macs running OSX 10.6.8 and later; any iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS5 and later; Android devices running Android 4.03 and later.

Can I play stored music from an NAS drive on SoundTouch systems?

Yes, SoundTouch™ systems are compatible with select NAS drives, including Synology’s DiskStation and Western Digital’s My Cloud™, so you can stream your personal music library even while your computer is off.

What audio formats are supported by SoundTouch systems?

Right now, MP3, WMA, M4A, AAC and Apple® Lossless formats are supported. We plan to add FLAC as part of a software update in early 2014.

Can I stream music from multiple computers using SoundTouch systems?

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.

Can I stream video?

No. SoundTouch systems are designed for audio only.

Can I use the SoundTouch controller with these systems?

Yes. The SoundTouch™ controller (available early 2014) is an optional remote that can be used with any SoundTouch™ product.

Can SoundTouch systems stream AM/FM radio or TV audio from one room to another?

No. SoundTouch™ systems are designed to stream Internet radio, music services like Pandora or music stored on a computer (or NAS, as planned for the future).

Can I set the presets on the system itself?

Yes. Just press and hold a preset (either the buttons on the system or remote control) to save whatever you're currently listening to. Note that you can also use the SoundTouch app to drag and drop presets from your computer or smart device

Remote controls

SoundTouch™ controller

Premium remote control makes accessing your streaming music as enjoyable as listening to it. Use with any one SoundTouch™ system to play a preset, pause or skip a track, control volume and power on/off. The OLED display shows you what playlist or station you’re listening to on your preset. You can also preview the music on your other SoundTouch™ presets. Controller can be placed almost anywhere or mounted to a wall. Powered by four AA batteries.

Compatible with:

  • All SoundTouch™ systems

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Color: Black


SoundTouch™ replacement remote control

This is the same remote control that comes in the box with your SoundTouch™ 30, 20 or Portable system. Use it as a replacement should the original become lost or broken. The remote enables the same functionality as the system’s button pad (power, volume, set/play presets, auxiliary mode) plus additional music features: skip backward/forward and play/pause.

Compatible with:

  • SoundTouch™ 30 Wi-Fi® music system;
  • SoundTouch™ 20 Wi-Fi® music system;
  • SoundTouch™ Portable Wi-Fi® music system

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Color: White


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