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Controlling SoundTouch systems with Amazon Alexa

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Note: Control with Alexa is only available for accounts with a language setting of US English. Other languages are not supported.

Add your SoundTouch account to the Alexa app

Sign into your SoundTouch account using the Alexa app. If you don't have the app, install it from your mobile device's app store. Then, sign into the app using your Amazon account:

  1. On your mobile device, open the Amazon Alexa app
  2. From the app menu, select "Skills"
  3. In the search field, enter "Bose," then select the search icon
  4. Select the Bose Skill from the search results
  5. Choose "Enable"
  6. When prompted, enter your SoundTouch account username and password

Use Alexa to control your SoundTouch system

Alexa can control playback, volume and power on your SoundTouch systems, as well as provide help with commands and information about what's playing. 

  • To control your system, say, "Alexa, ask Bose to" followed by a command

Note: If you have more than one system, control a specific system by saying "in the [system name]" after the command (i.e, "Alexa, ask Bose to play preset 1 in the Living room")

Examples of common commands:

Alexa can interpret command phrases in many ways. Below are some common phrases to control your system:

  • Alexa, ask Bose to turn on (or off) the Bedroom
  • Alexa, ask Bose to turn up (or down) the volume in the Dining room
  • Alexa, ask Bose to play (or pause, skip forward, skip backward) in the Living room
  • Alexa, ask Bose to play preset 3 in the Bedroom
  • Alexa, ask Bose what's playing in the Dining room
  • Alexa, ask Bose to play jazz on all speakers

Asking Alexa for help with SoundTouch system commands

You can ask Alexa for help with the types of things you can say. To get help, say, "Alexa, ask Bose for help."

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