SoundTouch® 20 Series III wireless music system​

SoundTouch® 20 Series III wireless music system​ is rated 3.8947 out of 5 by 19.
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Room-filling sound. Wireless music. Easy.

There’s a world of music out there. And the SoundTouch® 20 wireless music system is a great way to play it throughout your home—wirelessly. It connects directly to your home Wi-Fi® network, so there’s no complicated equipment to worry about. You can even play your favorite music instantly. Simply press one of six presets on the speaker or remote, and the music starts.

Place this compact system just about anywhere around your home and enjoy clear, room-filling sound. The SoundTouch® 20 system is part of an entire family of wireless speakers and systems for every room of your home. From one-piece music systems, to outdoor speakers, to home theater, each one delivers the kind of audio quality you expect from Bose.

  • Play music throughout your home easily and wirelessly
  • Sets up and connects to your home Wi-Fi in minutes
  • Powerful app transforms your phone into your music remote control
  • Add SoundTouch® systems to play the same music throughout, or different music in different rooms
  • Bluetooth® connectivity for even more music options
  • Rate your music (thumbs up or down buttons) as you listen.

Exploring music with SoundTouch®

With SoundTouch®, you can discover and enjoy music more effortlessly than ever before. Wirelessly stream millions of songs through Spotify®, Pandora ®, iHeartRadio ™ and Deezer®, as well as Internet radio stations and your own music library. The SoundTouch® app lets you control your music from anywhere in the house with your phone or tablet. And six easily programmable presets let you play your favorite music from the app, the system or the included remote control.

Grow your system

Start with one SoundTouch® system and add more whenever you want. They all work together to play the same music in every room, or different music in different rooms.

Free app puts you in control

The SoundTouch® app lets you explore music services like Spotify and Deezer. It also gives you access to thousands of Internet radio stations and your stored music library, so you can always find the perfect soundtrack. The app also transforms your phone into a powerful remote so you can control your music from anywhere in your home.

SoundTouch®—truly different

Set up six custom presets. Make one a Pandora station and another a Spotify playlist. Set them through the app and your remote and SoundTouch® speaker will automatically remember them.

So when you want to use your phone or tablet to control your system, you can. And when you don’t want to power up, swipe and put in a passcode—you don’t have to. Just use the remote or press a preset button on your speaker, and your music starts in an instant.

Bluetooth built in

SoundTouch® systems now feature Bluetooth connectivity to stream music from any compatible device—whenever you want. This allows you to listen to even more sources, like YouTube.

Two color options

SoundTouch® 20 is available in Black or White and will look right at home in any room.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I am from Southeast Asia, A friend of mine got me from US (bought it ofc). I wanted to buy Soundtouch 30 but it is a bit heavy so he could not bring it so got me 20 instead. I wanted to get BOSE, and i got one. Had no difficulty setting up, and the sound is amazing. I have fallen in love with my BOSE system. the only trouble is non of the online music channels (spotify etc) work in my country. any suggestion?
Date published: 2015-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My First Bose I have heard that Bose is the best so I bought what I wanted and brought the SoundTouch 20 (Series III) home, plugged it in and downloaded the app on my IPhone, Android tablet and my laptop. I had read complaints about difficulty with the app but have encountered none so far, except that for Spotify, it requires premium, but if I Bluetooth from my phone, I can avoid the need for Spotify premium at this time. I thought I was doing pretty good when I bought Advent speakers, but Bose has completely blown me away with the clarity and quality of sound that this tiny speaker can produce. I also always thought that a Bose speaker was out of my reach financially, so I am glad that I could get such a great sounding wireless speaker at a price that I could actually pay and not skip a month on the mortgage. I will buy a 30 next time. Or more 20s!
Date published: 2015-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Enjoyable! I've had mine for over a year and a half. Other than a goofy message on Pandora along with an occasional freezeup (also Pandora ) we LOVE THIS THING! Had a couple of issues during updates, contacted Bose by phone and some of the BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE I've ever received! Doesn't matter whether it's Pandora or my library, the sound and operation is great! Looking to buy one for my son's new house for Christmas. The 20 is great for outdoors on the deck or anywhere indoors. If you like to rock outdoors consider the 30! If I had mine to break or something else I would probably look at the 30 myself. Just because I'm an old rocker that still likes it Loud... from time to time!
Date published: 2015-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I went to a Bose store to hear and try this system (I do recommend you doing that...). It blew up my mind in terms of sound quality and how easy it is to operate. I was previously going for the Soundtouch 30, although I am still living in a small apartment therefore the sound strength of 20 was good enough... actually more than I expected. In summary, I spent almost the whole afternoon listening a compilation of songs from my library and the internet radio. Great system and I look forward to purchasing the Soundtouch 30 once I move to a bigger place...
Date published: 2015-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT Love the sound along with quality but yet a convenient size.
Date published: 2015-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bose Got It Right!!! Replaced an old Beats Box that I had hooked to a turntable to play vinyl. Sound is absolutely fabulous. Have a 7.1 surround system and this little box is almost comparable. Play mostly jazz and R&B and the sound is incredible. Lows are just right. Still playing with the app. Would like Bose to include an equalizer with the app.
Date published: 2015-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Sounds great, I put it in an unubtrusive corner, and let it play. Easy set up, it took about 5 minutes to download the app, set it up, choose my music and press play. Couldn't be better.
Date published: 2015-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My wife loves her new Bose system I just finished installing a 20, a portable, and a wireless adaptor for our Bose sound bar. WOW!! User friendly installation. iPad controls. Wireless wholesale house sound. Great sound. Who could ask for more? (Okay, spotify is a little bit of a pain--just enjoying Pandora)
Date published: 2015-09-12
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  • System:7.4" H x 12.4" W x 4.1" D (7 lbs)
  • Remote:4.5" H x 1.75" W x 0.5" D (1.76 oz)

Additional details

  • Built-in Wi-Fi®
  • OLED display
  • Wireless network compatibility: 802.11 b/g/n
  • Supported audio formats: MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless
  • Bluetooth


  • AUX input
  • Ethernet port
  • USB ports

In the box

  • SoundTouch® 20 Series III wireless music system
  • Power cable
  • USB cable
  • Remote control


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.

Do I need a smartphone or tablet to use the system?

No. Once you've set up the system, you can access your music directly using the six presets on the system's button panel or remote. You'll use the SoundTouch® app on your smartphone or tablet when you want to explore more music or reset some presets.

Does the system support Bluetooth®?

Yes. Users can wirelessly stream music from a Bluetooth device to listen to even more sources, such as YouTube.

What Internet streaming music can I play?

SoundTouch® systems let you play Internet radio stations from around the world. You can also play Internet music services like Deezer and Spotify.

Can I play music stored on my computer?

Yes. SoundTouch® systems can play music stored on your computer that is managed by iTunes or Windows Media Player.

What are the differences between the SoundTouch® 10, 20 and 30 wireless music systems?

Even though the SoundTouch® 10, 20 and 30 all offer Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth® connectivity and effortless one-touch presets to access your favorite streaming music, they each provide different levels of performance for different-sized rooms in your home. The SoundTouch® 10 is our smallest SoundTouch® system that delivers full, rich sound and Bose® performance that seems to defy its size. The SoundTouch® 20 is a compact, wireless music system that delivers clear, room-filling sound. The SoundTouch® 30 is our best-performing, one-piece wireless music system with Bose® waveguide speaker technology that produces deep, rich sound to fill your largest room. Another difference is that both SoundTouch® 20 and 30 display in-depth song, artist, station and connectivity information on an OLED screen whereas the SoundTouch® 10 displays simple connectivity information via 4 LEDs on the front of the product.

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.

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 4.03 and later.

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 I set the presets on the system itself?

Yes. Just press and hold a preset (either the buttons on the system or remote control) to save whatever you're currently listening to. Note that you can also use the SoundTouch® app to drag and drop presets from your computer or smart device.

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.

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.

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 or music stored on a computer.

Does the system support AirPlay?

No. Current systems no longer support AirPlay. However, previous generation SoundTouch® 20 and 30 systems will continue to support it.

What is the acoustic technology in the SoundTouch® 20 wireless music system?

The SoundTouch® 20 system has an acoustic architecture with a ported-box design and two custom-made drivers in front. Experience clear, room-filling sound from a compact system you can place just about anywhere in your home.

What is the difference between SoundTouch® 20 and 30 Series II and Series III?

The Series III uses a new dual band wireless platform that improves Wi-Fi performance in order to achieve faster speed, better range and less interference with other Wi-Fi products. Series III systems can also wirelessly stream music from Bluetooth devices. Additionally, the Series III has a new color treatment. Series III systems do not support AirPlay.

Does the system have a battery?

No, it does not have a battery.




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