MUSIC MAKES THE MOMENT
Imagine having instant, easy access to millions of songs, thousands of radio stations and all your stored music, anytime you want it. You could kick-start your morning with the perfect high-energy playlist, enjoy Internet radio as you whip up dinner, or add some ambiance to your evening. The SoundTouch 20 wireless speaker brings it all home, packing enough clear, robust sound for bedrooms, kitchens and most other rooms. To stream a world of music, just install the free SoundTouch app on your device. Then follow these simple steps:
Plug the speaker in
Connect it to your Wi-Fi®
Control it all with the app
Less effort, more music
With SoundTouch, we put a lot of thought into taking the thinking out. You can listen whichever way you want, without worrying about which technology is best. This compact wireless speaker lets you play music directly from a phone or tablet using Bluetooth®, or connect the speaker to your Wi-Fi network for instant in-home listening, without the need for your phone.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE SOUND
You want to fill your room with music, not equipment. The SoundTouch 20 wireless speaker is just what you’re looking for. While it has a small footprint, it’s engineered for exceptional sound. Not only will you get the most from your music—you’ll also get our obsession with delivering better sound.
ONE SYSTEM FOR A WORLD OF MUSIC
SoundTouch speakers give you wireless access to popular music services like Spotify® and Pandora®, Internet radio stations and your stored music library. All in one system.
Made for the way you live. And the way you listen.
Fill an apartment with sound or flood a home with music. SoundTouch speakers are made for the way you live—and they’re made to grow with you, too. Once you have one, you can add more at anytime. They all work together. So as you go room to room, your music goes along with you. Use them to play different music in different rooms, or the same music in every room.
Fast, simple control of all your music
Experience your favorite music from your SoundTouch speaker with the SoundTouch app. SoundTouch lets you take total control of your listening experience, right from your smartphone or tablet. Browse popular music services like Spotify® and Deezer, Internet radio or your stored music library. Easily personalize presets for one-touch access to the music you love, and control one or many SoundTouch speakers around your home.
Bose + Voice. Now you’re talking.
Play music. Turn it up. Or even ask what’s playing. Without lifting a finger.
The new Bose Skill for Alexa gives your voice the power of a remote. So, if you want to control your SoundTouch speakers, all you have to do is ask. But that’s just the beginning. We’re working directly with Amazon to keep making your experience better. Future software updates will give you even more control and convenience. And we’ll share them with you as soon as they’re ready.
when you purchase an Echo Dot with your speaker.
Only SoundTouch lets you save your favorite music with six preset buttons for instant listening, so you don’t have to waste time searching for your favorites. Assign a preset for your best Spotify party playlist, another for the Internet radio station you recently discovered, and a third for all the tracks ever recorded by that artist you love. You can set them to your music library, podcasts, albums, etc.
- System:7.4" H x 12.4" W x 4.1" D (7 lbs)
- Remote:4.5" H x 1.75" W x 0.5" D (1.76 oz)
Inputs and outputs
- AUX input
- Ethernet port
- Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth streaming
- OLED display
- Wireless network compatibility: 802.11 b/g/n
- Supported audio formats: MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, Apple Lossless
WHAT'S IN THE BOX?
- SoundTouch 20 wireless music system
- Power cable
- Remote control
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 music can I play?
SoundTouch speakers let you play Internet radio stations from around the world. Where available, you can also play Internet music services like Spotify®, Pandora®, iHeartRadio™, Deezer, Sirius and Amazon.
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 setup process. SoundTouch products are designed for in-home use, 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 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® 7, 8, 10; 64-bit Macs running OS X 10.8 and later; any iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 8.2 and later; 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 connectivity, Bluetooth® connectivity and effortless one-touch presets to access your favorite streaming music, they each provide different levels of performance for different-sized rooms in your home. The SoundTouch 10 is our smallest SoundTouch speaker that delivers full, rich sound and Bose performance that seems to defy its size. The SoundTouch 20 is a compact, wireless speaker that delivers clear, room-filling sound. The SoundTouch 30 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 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 4 LEDs on the front of the product.
Can I play stored music from an NAS (Network Attached Storage) drive on SoundTouch speakers?
Yes, SoundTouch speakers are compatible with select 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?
No. SoundTouch speakers are designed to stream Internet radio, music services like Spotify or music stored on a computer.
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 communications?
No. SoundTouch speakers support Bluetooth connectivity pairing via the physical buttons on the speaker or the controller app.
Does the speaker support AirPlay?
No. Current speakers no longer support AirPlay. However, previous generation SoundTouch 20 and 30 speakers will continue to support it.
Can SoundTouch speakers be used together?
Yes. Any one of these speakers can be used with another system (from the current series or from a previous series) to create a multi-room audio system.
What is the Skill?
The Skill enables Bose SoundTouch customers to control elements of the SoundTouch experience through Alexa by speaking to an Amazon Echo, Dot or Tap, or any Alexa-enabled device.
What can the Skill do?
With the Skill, users can:
Play music set to a SoundTouch preset. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose to play Preset 1.”
Play content in a specific room. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose to play Preset 1 in the living room.”
Play/pause/resume and skip tracks. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose to pause.”
Adjust volume. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose to turn this up.”
Play the same music everywhere. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose to play this everywhere.”
Find out what’s playing. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose what’s playing.”
Turn on/off. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose to turn off.”
How will existing customers be able to access the Skill?
The Skill will be available to all existing SoundTouch owners through a free software update. The Skill itself is free, and it is enabled through the Skills section of the Amazon Alexa companion app. An Alexa-enabled device like an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot is also required to use the Skill.
Which SoundTouch speakers are compatible with the Skill?
The Skill is compatible with all Bose SoundTouch speakers.
Where is the Skill available?
The Skill is available in the US in English only.
Can the Skill control video-related functions of the SoundTouch 300 soundbar and other SoundTouch home theater systems?
No. The Skill will only control music features of the SoundTouch system, such as access to presets, “what’s playing” and multi-room music listening on home theater systems like the SoundTouch 300.
Why is it necessary to say, “ask Bose to …”?
This is how Alexa Skills are currently constructed. In working with Amazon, we determined that this is currently the best way to bring the benefits of Alexa voice control to our SoundTouch customers.
Will the level of integration between Bose and Alexa change over time?
Yes. We have worked very closely with Amazon to develop this Skill, and we will continue to collaborate with Amazon as the Alexa platform evolves to take advantage of all its latest features and capabilities.