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Adding your music library to your SoundTouch account lets you easily enjoy the music you own on your SoundTouch speakers. You can access music stored on a computer or on a NAS drive. One of the benefits of NAS drives is they are always on and accessible—and so is your music. Find out how to access music stored on a NAS drive or on a computer that uses iTunes or Windows Media Player.

Note: A music library stored on a smartphone or tablet cannot be added to the app.

Find out how to turn on or turn off ADAPTiQ audio calibration. ADAPTiQ optimizes the sound of your system for the acoustics of your room. The contents of your room (i.e. surfaces, furniture, rugs, etc.) impact how sound is heard in the room. The calibration process measures the properties of your room and adjusts the sound of your system accordingly. If you re-arrange your room or move your system to a different room, re-calibrate your system.

An IP address is a set of numbers that a product uses to communicate on a network. This address can be useful for advanced setup or troubleshooting.

If a SoundTouch system is connected to you network but not linked to your account, you can add it to your account. This lets you access additional feature in the SoundTouch app and group the system with other SoundTouch systems in your account.

Your product remembers the last several Bluetooth devices it was paired to so that it can quickly and automatically reconnect to them. This is useful if your product connects to a different device when you turn it on, or if you just want to switch to a different device.

The free Bose SoundTouch app lets your setup and get the most out of your SoundTouch system. Use the app to add music services, group multiple systems, access advanced settings and more. Find out how to get the app for your PC or Mac computer.

You can remove a music library that you previously added to your SoundTouch account. This helps organize your app if you no longer use the library.

An FM antenna can be connected to your system to improve the FM radio reception. This is useful for setups in locations with weak or poor reception.

You can add music services to your Bose account for access to a variety of streaming content. (Note: Music services vary by region.)

Learn how to set up your product, connect components and enjoy the benefits of all its features.

Router configurations can restrict network traffic, which can cause network or app communication issues. If you experience network issues, try these settings for the best performance with your Bose product.

Add music services to your Bose account for access to a variety of streaming content. Music service availability varies by region.

In the Bose app, there is a sync option in your product settings. This is useful when playing audio from a video source—like a TV sports channel—to a group of Bose speakers. You can use the sync option to decide if the grouped speakers should play in sync to the picture on the TV or if they should play in sync will all other grouped speakers.

Syncing sound with the TV picture is recommended if people can see the TV while listening accompanying audio on grouped speakers. Syncing sound with all grouped speakers is recommended if the TV picture is not as important as having all grouped speakers playing in unison.

You can add music services to your Bose account for access to a variety of streaming content. Music service availability varies by region.

Your product remembers the last several Bluetooth devices it was connected to so that it can quickly and automatically reconnect to them. Removing this device memory forgets all remembered devices and allows you to start a new list of devices by connecting the ones you want remembered.

You can add music services to your Bose account for access to a variety of streaming content. Music service availability varies by region.

Entering Setup mode lets you connect a device to the Wi-Fi network broadcast by the Bose system. This is useful for system set up and diagnostics.

Add music services to your Bose account for access to a variety of streaming content. Music service availability varies by region.

The SoundTouch music server that runs on your computer provides access to a stored music library on the computer. Closing the server can be useful for troubleshooting purposes (i.e. to restart/refresh server so it can re-index the contents of your library).

If you have an Apple iOS device, you can close your My Bose account from the Bose app (this option is not available for Android devices). Closing your account will delete your entire My Bose account. You will not be able to access any Bose services or applications where you sign in with that account. This includes the SoundTouch app, Bose Connect app, Bose Music app, and the Bose Pro Community. You may also lose some features of your Bose products that require these services or applications.

If a music service in your SoundTouch account is no longer in use, it can be removed from your account (excluding TuneIn). This prevents a service that you no longer use from appearing in your list of music services.

Syncing your library keeps the library content available to you up-to-date. If, for example, you you add or rename tracks, the library will need to sync before you can browse or search the new or modified content in the app.

Directions on how to connect an external AM antenna to your Bose product.

Connecting your product to a wireless network lets you access streaming music services, group multiple Bose products, control your product and settings from the Bose app and more. Find out how to connect your product to a network using the normal or alternate method and how to update the network name and password stored by your product.

Find out how to listen to audio books downloaded or added to an iTunes Music Library linked to your SoundTouch account.

Playlists let you to customize a queue of music to be played when that playlist is selected. Find out how to create a playlist or delete tracks from an existing playlist.

Custom URL streaming lets you enter the web address of an Internet radio stream that you want to play. This is useful if you cannot find an Internet radio station by searching the music services available in the SoundTouch app. A custom station can only be entered if the station offers a web address to access the station stream via a web browser. Some music services do not provide web addresses to streams of stations they own and instead offer those stations only through a music service website or app.)

The Bose SoundTouch app lets you control your product, select music, change settings, and more. This lets you easily configure your product to work best for you.

The free Bose SoundTouch app lets your setup and get the most out of your SoundTouch system. Use the app to add music services, group multiple systems, access advanced settings and more. Find out how to get the app for your Apple mobile device

Presets let you quickly recall your favorite music stations, playlists, artists or albums. Once set, you can easily get back to frequently played content at any time.

Find out how to safely connect your product to a power source.

If you have two or more speakers, you can create groups of speakers. This is useful if you want multiple speakers to play the same sound together.

The universal remote control for your system can control other devices, like a cable box or Blu-ray player that is connected to your product. Learn how to program the universal remote to control a connected device.

The free Bose SoundTouch app lets you setup your product, stream music and easily adjust other product settings from your mobile device. Find out which products work with the app and how to get it.

The free Bose SoundTouch app lets your setup and get the most out of your SoundTouch system. Use the app to add music services, group multiple systems, access advanced settings and more. Find out how to get the app for your Android mobile device

You can tell iTunes where your music is stored on your computer. This lets iTunes find your music, which you can then link to your SoundTouch account.

Speaker placement can affect how your system sounds in the listening area. Get tips on positioning your speakers for the best sound quality.

In the Spotify app, you can use Spotify Connect to stream audio to a Bose speaker. This lets you use the Spotify app as normal while hearing your Spotify app selections on your Bose speaker.

Find out how to check the types of audio files you are using with your system. This can help determine if the file type is compatible.

Adding your music library to your SoundTouch account lets you easily enjoy the music you own on your SoundTouch speakers. You can access music stored on a computer or on a NAS drive. One of the benefits of NAS drives is they are always on and accessible—and so is your music. Find out how to access music stored on a NAS drive or on a computer that uses iTunes or Windows Media Player.

Note: A music library stored on a smartphone or tablet cannot be added to the app.

Computers have their own volume control. Learn how to set the volume level of a computer for use with your Bose system.

A computer remembers Bluetooth devices that were previously connected so it can quickly and easily reconnect to them. Removing this device memory forgets all currently stored devices and allows you to start a new list by connecting only the devices you want remembered.

Firewalls in the operating system of your computer can block network connections from certain networked apps and devices. Be sure the Bose app and systems on your network are not blocked so they can access the Internet and operate properly.

Your Bose system can display photo files (.jpg or .jpeg format only) from a USB storage device connected to the USB jack on the console. When selecting the USB source, folders appear at the top of the list on the left followed by single image files. Selecting a folder displays its contents. Use the following controls for viewing digital photos.

Find out how to wirelessly pair your product to a Bluetooth device, like a smartphone or computer. This lets you control the sound you hear from your product.

Determining the operating system running on your computer helps you understand compatibility with other products.

Computers let you select where you want sound play from, like a Bluetooth® speaker, headphones, internal computer speakers, or abother connected audio device. Find out how to select the audio output device you want to hear.

A computer can show a list of Bluetooth devices that were previously paired and stored to memory. This memory helps the computer quickly reconnect to remembered devices.

Learn how to a connect other audio sources to your system.

Connecting your computer to your wireless network lets you use the Bose computer app with your Bose Wi-Fi systems. For example, you can access music stored on your computer and control your systems from the Bose app.

Learn how to create, export, delete and import playlists in iTunes. This helps you organize the music you own so you can easily find and play your music on your SoundTouch systems.

Determining whether your computer is 32-bit or 64-bit is useful to understand compatibility with 32 or 64-bit apps.

If you own more than one Bose Bluetooth speaker or headphones, find information about connecting them together.

The Bose Skills for the Amazon Alexa voice assistant are available to enable voice control of your SoundTouch systems. This allows convenient hands-free control of your system from wherever your Alexa device can hear you.

You can connect headphones to your system for situations when low volume listening is needed. This can be useful, for example, to listen to audio at night without disturbing others in your home with the sound from your speakers.

Find out how to use the Bose app to wirelessly pair your product to a Bluetooth device, like a smartphone or computer. This lets you control the sound you hear from your product.

If you don't know the name of your network but you have a computer that is connected to that network, you can find the network name using the computer.

The Bose Skills for the Amazon Alexa voice assistant are available for voice control of your SoundTouch systems. This allows convenient hands-free control of your system from wherever your Alexa device can hear you.

If you forgot or need to find the password for your Wi-Fi network, you can retrieve the password from a computer that is connected to that network as long as you have adminstrator access to the computer.

Audio compression evens out the volume level heard through your system by decreasing loud audio and increasing the level of quieter audio. This is useful if you frequently have to adjust volume while listening to sound on your system—or if louder sections of audio are interrupting people nearby.

Find out how to log in or log out of an account using the Bose SoundTouch app.

You can remove a system that you previously added to your SoundTouch account. This helps organize your app by removing system you no longer use.

Set-top Box Overscan is helpful if you notice video artifacts at the edge of the picture on your TV. Turning this setting on can reduce or eliminate problems at the edge of the image.

Your product remembers the last several Bluetooth devices it was connected to so that it can quickly and automatically reconnect to them. Removing this device memory forgets all remembered devices and allows you to start a new list of devices by connecting the ones you want remembered.

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® capabilities of your product can be simultaneously enabled or disabled. This is useful for situations where limited system functionality is needed (i.e. if you only need the auxiliary input).

The SoundTouch music server that runs on your computer provides access to a stored music library on the computer. Closing the server can be useful for troubleshooting purposes (i.e. to restart/refresh server so it can re-index the contents of your library).

There are multiple different languages you can choose from to display your system menus so you can view information in your preferred language.

Your system can accept different video formats (i.e. NTSC or PAL). This is useful, for example, if the system is moved to a region that uses a different format.

The bright or dim setting of the system display is adjustable. This is useful to make the display more or less noticeable in bright or dark environments.

Since devices (i.e. cable box or phone) can send different volume levels to your system, the audio input level adjustments can compensate to make levels among sources a more consistent volume. This is useful if, for example, the AUX source is heard louder than the CBL/SAT source. By evening the volume with the input level adjustements, you can avoid changing volume when you switch between the connected audio devices.

The Bose SoundTouch app lets you control your product, select music, change settings, and more. This lets you easily configure your product to work best for you.

Your system's video resolution is adjustable. This lets you match the resolution from your Bose system with your TV resolution for the best image quality.

The A/V Sync option in the system menu lets you adjust the audio delay. This can be helpful if the video you are watching does not appear to play in sync with the accompanying sound.

The Image View setting in your system menu is used to resize the video displayed on your TV. For example, if there are bars above and below or to the sides of the image, you can stretch or zoom it to fill the TV screen.

Sound settings in your system help optimize audio for the content you play. Learn which settings are available and applicable to your setup.

Game mode optimizes the audio and video performance of your system for gaming. This is useful for timely processing so the audio and video stays synced while gaming.

The System Information screen provides information about your system, like serial number, software version, remote control information and more. This information can be useful when registering or getting support on your product.

Your system can be set to play from 2, 3 or 5 speakers. This is useful, for example, to play stereo audio (i.e. a CD) on two speakers as it was originally intended. It is also useful in situations when you cannot connect all five speakers to your system.

The Repeat play mode automatically restarts the same content from the beginning once it finishes. This is useful for repeatedly playing the same content over and over, like an album or playlist.

A reset can reboot your product or it can clear all product settings and return your product to its original out-of-box state. Find out which option is available to reset your product.

Serial numbers contain important information about your product, including model number and DOM (Date of Manufacture). The serial number can be found on your product, product packaging or app (if applicable).

Entering Setup mode lets you connect a device to the Wi-Fi network broadcast by the Bose system. This is useful for system set up and diagnostics.

Software and firmware updates improve product features and stability. Install any available updates to keep your product working at its best.

Installing the latest product and/or app updates ensures you experience the latest features and stability enhancements. Find out how to check the version of your product.

Your system can receive IR commands from other remote controls. This is useful, for example, if you want to program a third-party universal remote to control multiple devices in your home, including your Bose system. Find out how to control your system with another remote.

The Gesture Remote is a product by Bixi that can be used with a number of products, including Bose SoundTouch systems. The gesture controls available with the Gesture Remote can be used to control your Bose product. Learn about using the Bixi Gesture Remote with your Bose systems.

If you are setting up your remote control for the first time—or if you received a new remote—find out how to link it to your system console so it can control your system.

Presets let you quickly recall your favorite music stations, playlists, artists or albums. Once set, you can easily get back to frequently played content at any time.

The universal remote control for your system can control other devices, like a cable box or Blu-ray player that is connected to your product. Learn how to program the universal remote to control a connected device.

Your system can receive or ignore IR commands. This is useful to receive controls from a programmable remote or to ignore commands from a remote that is unexpectedly controlling your system.

Certain music services are available for use in specific regions around the globe. Learn which music services you can listen to in your area.

In certain regions, Alexa or the Google Assistant is available to let you control your Bose product using your voice. If integration with a voice assistant is not available in your country, you cannot link that assistant to your Bose product. Similarly, if a desired language is not supported, it cannot be used to communicate with the assistant and your Bose product. Find out which languages and countries support integration with Alexa or the Google Assistant and your Bose product.

The Bose smart home skills for Amazon'a Alexa voice assistant allows you to start playback of a music service using your voice. The chart below shows which music services are available in regions that support Alexa.

If you need to use a power inverter with your product, note the following:

If you have both Bose SoundTouch and Bose smart speakers in your home, you have some options for ways to use both types of systems together. This is useful to control or play the same content on both system types at once without opening multiple apps.

CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) is a feature of many HDMI devices that allows devices connected via HDMI to communicate with each other. This is useful, for example, to control multiple devices from one remote control. CEC might need to be enabled in each device menu to work. Find out how different brands might refer to HDMI-CEC in device menus.

An FM antenna can be connected to your system to improve the FM radio reception. This is useful for setups in locations with weak or poor reception.

You can use your system to listen to the different FM, AM or DAB (where available) radio stations available in your area. Find out how to use the seek and tune functions to select the stations picked up by your system.

Your system can store radio station presets so you can quickly switch to stations you frequently listen to at the press of a button. Find out how to save presets to your system.

Directions on how to connect an external AM antenna to your Bose product.

You can use the audio equalization controls on your product (i.e. bass or treble) to adjust the sound quality to your liking. Learn how to access the available EQ settings.

The volume level of both rear surround speakers can be adjusted independently of the front speakers. This is useful, for example, if you want to make the ambient audio from the rear speakers louder or quieter.

By default, audio heard from an Alexa-linked system is not muted when you make a voice request to Alexa. If the Bose system volume is too loud for Alexa to understand you, you can have the Bose system mute when you say "Alexa" by following these instructions.

You can turn up or turn down the volume of the center speaker audio. This can help, for example, to increase or decrease clarity of voices in the sound you are listening to.

The automatic power off setting lets your product automatically turn off and enter standby if it is not in use for a period of time. This is useful, for example, to conserve power in case your product is accidentally left powered on.

Find out how to safely connect your product to a power source.

Find out what the LED indicator light on your product tells you about the status of your product.

This article outlines software and firmware release dates. It includes release features and bug fixes.

The Amazon Alexa assistant is available for integration with non-Amazon devices, like Bose smart speakers. However, some Alexa features that are supported with Amazon Alexa devices are unsupported with non-Amazon Alexa devices. Learn which features are unavailable when using Alexa with a Bose smart speaker.