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SoundTouch Wireless Link adapter

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Overview

Overview

Transform your speakers.
Stream the music you want. Wirelessly.

You love your current speakers. But there’s a world of wireless music they just can’t access. Until now. Transform your stereo or home theater system by adding the SoundTouch Wireless Link adapter and stream music from your home Wi-Fi® or Bluetooth® devices. Use the SoundTouch app to control your music easily. You can even play music all throughout your home by expanding with other SoundTouch speakers. Make your speakers smarter: turn them wireless and stream the music you want. It’s that simple.

So, what exactly can connect?

The adapter has three common outputs (optical, AUX and RCA), so anything that supports one of them can become a SoundTouch wireless music system. Most stereo systems, home theater systems and docking speakers are compatible—so chances are, what you have in your living room will work after a quick plug-in and setup. Already own a Bose system? Many of them are compatible, too, including most Lifestyle, CineMate, Wave, SoundDock, SoundLink and Portable PA products.

EXPLORING MUSIC WITH SOUNDTOUCH

SoundTouch gives you wireless access to your favorite music services like Spotify® and Deezer, plus Internet radio stations and your stored music library. They connect to your home Wi-Fi network so you can play music directly from the Internet to the system itself—or hear anything you want from a phone or tablet with Bluetooth technology.

Grow your system

The beauty of SoundTouch systems is that they’re made to grow with you. If you start with the SoundTouch Wireless Link for your stereo receiver, you can add more anytime: it could be a SoundTouch 10 speaker for the kitchen, or a SoundTouch 20 speaker for the bedroom. Sync them all together to play the same music in every room, or different music in different rooms. They’re made for the way you live, and the way you listen.

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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.

Enjoy hands-free voice access to your music on SoundTouch speakers using any Alexa-enabled device—like the Amazon Echo Dot. Just open the Alexa app. Search for “Bose” under the Skills menu. Then follow the simple one-time setup.

So what can you do? Plenty. Start your funk playlist in the kitchen. Turn the volume up or down. Change tracks. Find out what’s playing. And even control where it’s playing—from the speaker in your kitchen to the speaker in your bedroom.

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Soundtouch Wireless Link Adapter

Bluetooth built in

SoundTouch systems feature Bluetooth connectivity to stream music from any compatible device—whenever you want. This allows you to listen to even more sources, like YouTube.
 

Specifications

Specifications

Dimensions/weight

  • SoundTouch Wireless Link adapter:1.0" H x 3.4" W x 3.4" D (3.5 oz)

Inputs and outputs

  • Audio out (digital optical and analog)
  • 3.5 mm auxiliary analog input
  • Micro-USB port (for setup)

Additional details

  • Wireless range up to 30 ft (9 m)

WHAT’S IN THE BOX

  • SoundTouch Wireless Link adapter
  • Power cord
  • Optical to mini-optical cable
  • 3.5 mm stereo cable
  • 3.5 mm female to RCA cable
Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works like a charm with my CineMate II!!! I have been a huge Bose fan for years and have never understood why people mock Bose for its sound or quality. My CineMate II speakers connected to my tv were obviously not built for WiFi and so before I looked at Bose for a wireless adapter, I thought, well, let me just try out the Sonos One and see what all the fuss is about. Not only did the Sonos One keep dropping wifi, the sound quality COULD NOT COMPARE to Bose, I don't care what anyone says. I shipped it back and started to look for a Bose wireless adapter for my CineMate II, not really hopeful since the speakers are at least 10 years old. Was excited to see the SoundTouch Wireless Link adapter might be a possibility and ordered it. Came in two days. I was expecting a couple of hiccups on the road to installation, thinking I would probably have to call and get walked through everything, but nope...it worked like a charm within MINUTES of plugging in and downloading the app. I was thrilled that I get my great Bose sound with a wireless function!! So impressed to see all the international radio stations on the app. My only disappointment was that SoundCloud was not offered as a service through the app. Hopefully, that will come soon.
Date published: 2018-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed I have a Bose Cinemate II for the main TVs in both our homes. And while we use Bose SoundTouch radios in both homes, I prefer to be able to play audio through the better-sounding Cinemates when the TVs are not in use. The SoundTouch Wireless Link (STWL) is perfect for that. I select one of the six pre-sets in our Sound Touch system (which can be easily changed via the app on my phone, iPad or MacBook) and the device outputs that audio to the RCA inputs of the Cinemate. The TV uses the optical input for the Cinemate. So when the TV is turned on, the Cinemate automatically overrides the audio input coming from the STWL and you hear the TV sound. Turn the TV off and the Cinemate switches back to the audio coming from the STWL. I can also send bluetooth audio to the SWTL if need be, but I rarely bother. I just wish this SWTL came with a remote like the SoundTouch radios do, so you could select any of your six presets without using the App on the phone, etc.
Date published: 2017-11-18
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FAQs

FAQs

What is the SoundTouch Wireless Link adapter, and what are its key benefits?

The SoundTouch Wireless Link is a device that connects to your existing sound system and turns it into a SoundTouch wireless music system.

SoundTouch uses Wi-Fi® to bring you a better way to enjoy all your music. You can listen to popular music services like Spotify® and Deezer, Internet radio stations and your stored music library, all from one system.

SoundTouch products also can be paired with any Bluetooth device, which opens up even more listening options, such as your favorite YouTube videos.

What connection options does the SoundTouch Wireless Link adapter offer?

The SoundTouch Wireless Link can be connected to your existing sound system via 3.5 mm mini-stereo, RCA or digital optical interfaces. The cables and adapters for all three connection options are included in the box.

What are the benefits and/or drawbacks of the different connection options?

The digital optical connection option will yield the highest-quality audio output from the SoundTouch Wireless Link. The 3.5 mm mini-stereo and RCA options enable usage with sound systems that do not have an optical connector.

What products can be adapted by the SoundTouch Wireless Link adapter?

In general, any audio/video receiver or powered speaker system with at least one of the supported connection options can be adapted by the SoundTouch Wireless Link. The SoundTouch Wireless Link is not designed to work with headphones or unamplified passive speakers.

Which of my older Bose products can be adapted by the SoundTouch Wireless Link adapter?

The SoundTouch Wireless Link can be used to adapt older Bose products with at least one of the supported connection options, including many SoundLink, SoundDock, Lifestyle, Wave, CineMate and Companion products.

How do I operate the SoundTouch Wireless Link adapter?

Download and install the SoundTouch Controller app on your smartphone or tablet to use the SoundTouch Wireless Link to stream music from popular music services, Internet radio stations and your stored music library. You also can use the Bluetooth button on the top of the SoundTouch Wireless Link to connect any Bluetooth device for even more listening options.

Does the SoundTouch Wireless Link adapter work with other SoundTouch systems?

Yes. The SoundTouch Wireless Link can be used with other SoundTouch systems to create a multi-room sound system.

Can the SoundTouch Wireless Link adapter be mounted in different positions, or does it have to be set flat on its rubber base during use?

For best performance, set the SoundTouch Wireless Link on its rubber base during use.

Will the SoundTouch Wireless Link adapter work if I put it in a cabinet?

To avoid wireless interference, place the SoundTouch Wireless Link outside and away from metal cabinets. Within a non-metal cabinet, place the SoundTouch Wireless Link away from direct heat sources (such as other audio/video equipment) to avoid impact to performance.

What is the function of the Bluetooth button on the top of the SoundTouch Wireless Link adapter?

The Bluetooth button makes it easy to connect to the SoundTouch Wireless Link via Bluetooth. Simply press the button to enter Bluetooth mode, or press and hold to pair a new Bluetooth device.

What is the range of the SoundTouch Wireless Link adapter’s Bluetooth performance?

The SoundTouch Wireless Link’s Bluetooth link is capable of stable operation at up to 30 ft (9 m). Performance can be affected by obstacles such as walls or metal, interference from Wi-Fi or other wireless devices, and device manufacturers’ Bluetooth implementations.

Does the SoundTouch Wireless Link adapter have auxiliary input?

Yes. The SoundTouch Wireless Link supports analog auxiliary input through its mini-stereo auxiliary input jack.

Can I use the remote control that came with another SoundTouch product to control the SoundTouch Wireless Link adapter?

No. The SoundTouch Wireless Link does not feature a remote sensor.

Does the SoundTouch Wireless Link adapter have an Ethernet port?

No.

What can I do with the Bose Skill?

With Bose Skill, you can play music on your SoundTouch speakers by talking to any Alexa-enabled device like an Amazon Echo Dot. For example, say “Alexa, play my jazz playlist in the Kitchen,” and the playlist will begin to play on the SoundTouch speaker named “Kitchen.” You can also control the music that’s playing—for example, say “Alexa, pause the music in the Kitchen,” “Alexa, resume the music in the Kitchen,” “Alexa, turn up the volume in the Kitchen,” “Alexa, skip to the next song in the Kitchen,” and so on.

Which SoundTouch products are compatible with the Bose Skill?

The Bose Skill is compatible with all current generation SoundTouch speakers (SoundTouch 10, SoundTouch 20 Series III, SoundTouch 30 Series III, the SoundTouch 300 soundbar, Wave SoundTouch IV, the SoundTouch SA-5 amplifier, the SoundTouch Wireless Link adapter, and the Lifestyle 600 and 650 home entertainment systems) and previous SoundTouch speakers/systems that support Bluetooth connectivity.

What music services work with the Bose Skill and SoundTouch?

The music services that currently work with Bose Skill are Amazon Music, Pandora, TuneIn, SiriusXM, and iHeartRadio.

Do I always have to say a speaker name with the Bose Skill?

Yes. Alexa will not know where to direct your commands unless you include the speaker name in your requests/commands.

Does the Bose Skill let me play music on multiple speakers at the same time?

No. There is currently no way to play music on multiple speakers using just your voice with the Bose Skill. However, you can still create groups in the SoundTouch app as normal, even if the music was started through the Bose Skill.

What is the Bose SoundTouch Control Skill for Alexa-enabled devices?

The Bose SoundTouch Control Skill for Alexa-enabled devices enables Bose SoundTouch customers to control elements of the SoundTouch experience through Alexa by speaking to an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Tap or any Alexa-enabled device.

What can the Bose SoundTouch Control Skill do?

With the Bose SoundTouch Control Skill, you can ask Alexa to:

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 a system on or off. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose to turn off.”

How will existing customers be able to access the Bose SoundTouch Control Skill?

The Bose SoundTouch Control 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 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 Bose SoundTouch Control Skill?

The Bose SoundTouch Control Skill is compatible with all Bose SoundTouch speakers.

Where is the Bose SoundTouch Control Skill available?

The Bose SoundTouch Control Skill is available in the US in English only.

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SoundTouch Wireless Link adapter

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