What different audio devices can I play through the Wave® SoundTouch® music system IV?
Aside from its built-in AM/FM radio and CD/MP3 CD player, the Wave® SoundTouch® music system IV can play wireless audio from most of today’s portable music devices, including smartphones and tablets. The standard 3.5 mm AUX IN input accepts MP3 and DVD/CD players and even older audio cassette players. In addition, you can stream music over your home Wi-Fi® network.
Does the Wave® SoundTouch® music system IV offer dual independent alarms?
Yes. Two different wakeup times may be set, customized for each person's preferences (Internet radio station, CD, AM/FM radio station or beep, etc.). This is handy if two people wake at different times.
How many CDs can I load into the Wave® SoundTouch® music system IV?
The Wave® SoundTouch® music system IV has one CD slot.
Can I use headphones with the Wave® SoundTouch® music system IV?
Yes. The Wave® SoundTouch® music system IV comes with a headphone jack.
What is needed to set up my SoundTouch® system?
All you need is a home Wi-Fi network and a smartphone or tablet. Everything else required is included in the box.
Are SoundTouch® systems Bluetooth compatible?
Yes. The Wave® Soundtouch® music system IV can be used with a Bluetooth device, such as a smartphone, tablet or laptop.
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 music services like Spotify®, Pandora®, iHeartRadio™ and Deezer.
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.
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, 10; 64-bit Macs running OSX 10.6.8 and later; any iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS5 and later; Android devices running Android 4.1 and later.
Can I play stored music from an NAS (Network Attached Storage) 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?
MP3, WMA, M4A, AAC, FLAC and Apple Lossless formats are supported.
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 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.
Can I set the presets on the remote itself?
Yes. Just press and hold a preset to save whatever you're currently listening to. Note that you can also use the SoundTouch® app to drag and drop presets from your smartphone or tablet.
What is the Wave® music system IV warranty period?
The Wave® music system IV is backed by a limited one-year warranty.
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.