SoundTouch 30 wireless speaker
Get the music you love, easily—and anywhere
When it comes to what you want to hear, you have so many options. With Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® and Apple AirPlay 2 compatibility, you can wirelessly stream whatever you want, however you want. Browse your favourite music services, like Apple Music or Spotify® or play anything from your phone or tablet. If you can get it on your device, you can hear it through the SoundTouch 30. Music services may vary.
Fast, simple control of all your music
Experience your favourite music from your SoundTouch speaker with the SoundTouch app. SoundTouch lets you take total control of your listening experience, right from your smartphone or tablet. Browse popular music services like Spotify® and Deezer, Internet radio through TuneIn or your stored music library. Easily personalise presets for one-touch access to the music you love, and control one or many SoundTouch speakers around your home.
Bose + Voice. Now you’re talking.
Play music. Turn it up. Or even ask what’s playing. Without lifting a finger.
Enjoy hands-free voice access to your music on SoundTouch speakers using any Alexa-enabled device—like the Amazon Echo Dot. Just open the Alexa app. Search for “Bose” under the Skills menu. Then follow the simple one-time setup.
So, what can you do? Plenty. Start your funk playlist in the kitchen. Turn the volume up or down. Change tracks. Find out what’s playing. And even control where it’s playing—from the speaker in your kitchen to the speaker in your bedroom.
Proprietary technology for
Can a single speaker reproduce music with the power and emotion you want from your favourite songs? Ours can. The SoundTouch 30 speaker uses a proprietary waveguide and high-performance drivers to fill your biggest rooms with deep, rich, true-to-life sound.
One system for a world of music
SoundTouch speakers give you wireless access to popular music services like Spotify® and Deezer and your stored music library.
Made for the way you live. And the way you listen.
Fill an apartment with sound or flood a home with music. SoundTouch speakers are made for the way you live—and they’re made to grow with you, too. Once you have one, you can add more at any time. They all work together. So as you go from room to room, your music goes along with you. Use them to play different music in different rooms or the same music in every room.
Only SoundTouch lets you save your favourite music with six preset buttons for instant listening, so you don’t have to waste time searching for your favourites. Assign a preset for your best Spotify party playlist, another for the Internet radio station you recently discovered through TuneIn and a third for all of the tracks ever recorded by that artist you love. You can set presets to your music library, podcasts, albums etc.
Is the speaker compatible with products from the Bose Home Speaker family?
The products cannot be grouped together through a Bose app. SoundTouch products use the SoundTouch app, while the Bose Home Speaker family uses the Bose Music app. However, Apple device owners can use Apple AirPlay 2 to group the SoundTouch 30 speaker—Series III with Bose Home Speaker family products for multi-room synchronised playback. Apple AirPlay 2 requires a Wi-Fi connection.
What is needed to set up my SoundTouch speaker?
All you need is a home Wi-Fi network and a smartphone or tablet. Everything else required is included in the box.
What Internet streaming services can I play?
SoundTouch speakers let you play Internet music services like Spotify®, Pandora®, iHeartRadio™, Deezer, TuneIn, Sirius, and Amazon Music. (where available)
Can SoundTouch speakers 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 set-up process. SoundTouch products are designed for use at home, not on the go.
Can I play music stored on my computer?
Yes. SoundTouch speakers can play music stored on your computer that is managed by iTunes or Windows Media Player.
How many speakers 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 speakers connected wirelessly. For more than four rooms, we recommend using Ethernet wired connections to some of them.
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 customise zones to play what you want where you want.
What operating systems are compatible with the SoundTouch app?
The app is compatible with Windows® 7, 8 and 10; 64-bit Macs running OS X 10.8 and later; any iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 8.2 and later; and Android devices running Android 4.4 and later.
What are the differences between the SoundTouch 10, 20 and 30 wireless speakers?
Even though the SoundTouch 10, 20 and 30 all offer Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Apple AirPlay 2 compatibility and effortless one-touch presets to access your favourite music-streaming services, they each provide different levels of performance to suit different-sized rooms in your home. The SoundTouch 10 is our smallest SoundTouch speaker that delivers full, rich sound and Bose performance that seem to defy its size. The SoundTouch 20—Series III is a compact, wireless speaker that delivers clear, room-filling sound. The SoundTouch 30—Series III is our best-performing, one-piece wireless speaker with Bose waveguide speaker technology that produces deep, rich sound to fill your largest room. Another difference is that both the 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 four LEDs on the front of the product.
Can I play stored music from a NAS (network-attached storage) drive on SoundTouch speakers?
Yes, SoundTouch speakers are compatible with selected NAS drives, including Synology’s DiskStation, Passport + and Western Digital’s My Cloud™, so you can stream your personal music library even while your computer is off.
Can SoundTouch speakers stream AM/FM radio or TV audio from one room to another?
Yes. SoundTouch speakers can stream Internet radio stations through a TuneIn app integration.
Does the speaker support Bluetooth?
Yes. Users can wirelessly stream music from a Bluetooth device to listen to even more sources, such as YouTube.
Can I stream music from multiple computers using SoundTouch speakers?
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.
Do the speakers support near-field communication?
No. SoundTouch speakers support Bluetooth connectivity pairing via the physical buttons on the speaker or the controller app.
Does the speaker support AirPlay?
Yes. The SoundTouch 30—Series III has Apple AirPlay 2 compatibility, allowing access to Apple Music and other music services via a Wi-Fi connection.
Can SoundTouch speakers be used together?
Yes. Any one of these systems can be used with another system (from the current series or from a previous series) to create a multi-room audio system.
What can I do with the Bose Skill?
With Bose Skill, you can play music on your SoundTouch speakers by talking to any Alexa-enabled device like an Amazon Echo Dot. For example, say “Alexa, play my jazz playlist in the Kitchen”, and the playlist will begin to play on the SoundTouch speaker named “Kitchen”. You can also control the music that’s playing—for example, say “Alexa, pause the music in the Kitchen”, “Alexa, resume the music in the Kitchen”, “Alexa, turn up the volume in the Kitchen”, “Alexa, skip to the next song in the Kitchen” and so on.
Which SoundTouch products are compatible with the Bose Skill?
The Bose Skill is compatible with all current generation SoundTouch speakers (SoundTouch 10, SoundTouch 20 Series III, SoundTouch 30 Series III, the SoundTouch 300 soundbar, Wave SoundTouch IV, the SoundTouch SA-5 amplifier, the SoundTouch Wireless Link adapter and the Lifestyle 600 and 650 home entertainment systems) and previous SoundTouch speakers/systems that support Bluetooth connectivity.
What music services work with the Bose Skill and SoundTouch?
The music services that currently work with the Bose Skill are Amazon Music, Pandora, TuneIn, SiriusXM and iHeartRadio.
Do I always have to say a speaker name with the Bose Skill?
Yes. Alexa will not know where to direct your commands unless you include the speaker name in your requests/commands.
Does the Bose Skill let me play music on multiple speakers at the same time?
No. There is currently no way to play music on multiple speakers using just your voice with the Bose Skill. However, you can still create groups in the SoundTouch app as normal, even if the music was started through the Bose Skill.
What is the Bose SoundTouch Control Skill for Alexa-enabled devices?
The Bose SoundTouch Control Skill for Alexa-enabled devices enables Bose SoundTouch customers to control elements of the SoundTouch experience through Alexa by speaking to an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Tap or any Alexa-enabled device.
What can the Bose SoundTouch Control Skill do?
With the Bose SoundTouch Control Skill, you can ask Alexa to:
Play music set to a SoundTouch preset. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose to play Preset 1”.
Play content in a specific room. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose to play Preset 1 in the Living Room”.
Play/pause/resume and skip tracks. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose to pause”.
Adjust volume. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose to turn this up”.
Play the same music everywhere. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose to turn this up”.
Find out what’s playing. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose what’s playing”.
Turn a system on or off. For example, “Alexa, ask Bose to turn off”.
How will existing customers be able to access the Bose SoundTouch Control Skill?
The Bose SoundTouch Control Skill will be available to all existing SoundTouch owners through a free software update. The Skill itself is free, and it is enabled through the Skills section of the Amazon Alexa app. An Alexa-enabled device like an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot is also required to use the Skill.
Which SoundTouch speakers are compatible with the Bose SoundTouch Control Skill?
The Bose SoundTouch Control Skill is compatible with all Bose SoundTouch speakers.