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Owner's guide support:

Quick start guide:

Download and install Bose SoundTouch App

Lifestyle systems using the accessory SoundTouch adapter will search for updates automatically upon opening the SoundTouch app. If an update is available, the app will prompt you to update.

Download the free SoundTouch app here:

Additional app features:

  • Provides step-by-step instructions to set up your SoundTouch system in minutes
  • Easily browse Internet radio stations, your stored music library and popular music services like Spotify®, Pandora®, iHeartRadio™, SiriusXM, Deezer and QPlay. Music services may vary.
  • Quickly set your favorite music as a preset—so you can access it effortlessly on any SoundTouch system or remote
  • With multiple SoundTouch systems, stream different music in different rooms, play the same music in every room

Manually updating your SoundTouch system

Before you begin

From time to time, updates will be available for your SoundTouch system. When available, the SoundTouch app will prompt you to update upon opening the app. You can also manually check if an update is available in the SoundTouch app by completing the following steps:

In the SoundTouch app, select Menu (≡) > Settings > Speaker Settings. On desktops and tablets, if the Menu icon (≡) is not visible, the slide out menu might already be open

Select UPDATE. If the UPDATE button appears grayed out, there is no update currently available for your system

Note: Updates are released in batches, so not all users receive updates at the same time. It can take up to 2 weeks from a release date before the latest update is available for your system.

If you're experiencing issues with an update, you can update manually by following the steps below.

Manually updating with a USB cable

You will need a USB A to Micro USB cable to perform these steps.

Updates for your SoundTouch system can be done through the SoundTouch Wireless adapter.

If you're not using the adapter, see "Updating the control console only" section below.

Select the link below to download the update file

At the prompt, click SAVE to save the Update.stu file to your desktop (do not rename the file). If you do not see the prompt, the file may have downloaded automatically. Look for the Update.stu file in the footer or header of your browser’s window, or in your Downloads folder

Connect a USB cable from your computer to the Micro-USB jack (Setup A) on the back of your SoundTouch Wireless adapter

Using your web browser, go to

Note: This link will only work if your system is powered on and connected to a USB jack on your computer.

At the update screen, select "CHOOSE FILE" (If the button doesn't work, click the blank field to the right of "CHOOSE FILE")

In the file selection window, find and select the Update.stu file you downloaded in step 2. Once selected, the file name appears in the field to the right of the "CHOOSE FILE" button

Click "UPLOAD" and wait while the update installs:

A progress bar in the browser window will show the update status

Once installed, your system will reboot

Updating the control console only

If you are not using the SoundTouch Wireless adapter, you can still update the control console. This will keep your system updated with the latest fixes and features, and also make sure your remote control is updated with the most recent codes. You will need an empty USB thumb drive for these steps.

To update the console, follow these steps: 

Plug the USB drive into the system's console

On the front of the control console, press Setup

Using the remote, scroll through the menu, select "Update" and follow the onscreen instructions

Download the Bose System Updater to your computer using the following links:

Insert the USB drive into a USB port on your computer

Run the System Updater and follow the onscreen instructions