Using the Bose Skill for Amazon Alexa (video included)

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The Bose Skill for Alexa lets you play music on your SoundTouch systems by talking to an Amazon Alexa-enabled device. The Skill is compatible with all SoundTouch systems.

Note: Amazon Alexa isn’t available in all languages and countries.

To get started

Open the SoundTouch app and install any available updates. When you open the SoundTouch app, you'll be prompted if an update is available for your system. If prompted, install the available update

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

  • On your mobile device, open the Amazon Alexa app
  • From the app menu, select “Skills”
  • In the search field, enter "Bose" then select the search icon
  • Select the Bose Skill from the search results
  • Choose "Enable"
  • When prompted, enter your SoundTouch account username and password

Link your music services in the Alexa app. The Bose Skill for Alexa supports Amazon Music, Pandora, TuneIn, SiriusXM and iHeartRadio. To use these services, add one or more of them to the Alexa app:

  • On your mobile device, open the Amazon Alexa app
  • From the app menu, select “Settings > Music & Media”
  • Select the desired music service
  • Select “Link account to Alexa” and enter your account info for that music service

Now you’re ready to use Alexa with your SoundTouch systems

Just ask Alexa to control your SoundTouch system. Be sure to use the name you gave the system in the SoundTouch app. For example, if you named your system “Kitchen,” try these commands:

  • Alexa, play some jazz in the Kitchen.
  • Alexa, turn up the volume in the Kitchen.
  • Alexa, what’s playing in the Kitchen?

Use the Bose SoundTouch Control Skill for more control options

For additional control of your SoundTouch system, use the Bose SoundTouch Control Skill for Alexa. This Skill lets you control SoundTouch-specific functions of your Bose systems—like presets, power control and playing the same music on all SoundTouch speakers—by saying, for example, “Alexa, ask Bose to play preset 3 on all SoundTouch speakers.” For more info, see Using the Bose SoundTouch Control Skill for Amazon Alexa.

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