What’s better than relaxing in your back garden, by the patio or pool? Listening to your favourite music while you’re there, and enjoying deep, full stereo sound. With the SoundTouch® outdoor speaker system with 251® speakers, you can stream the Internet radio station that you recently discovered through TuneIn and your music library outside—all at the touch of a button. The system works with your home Wi-Fi® network, Bluetooth®, and Apple AirPlay 2, this will make hanging out even more fun.
- With Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, and Apple AirPlay 2 compatibility, you can wirelessly stream whatever you want, however you want outdoors
- Our best wall-mounted outdoor speakers deliver rich sound and clear performance, for extremely wide sound in larger outdoor areas
- Rugged speaker construction designed to withstand snow, rain and extreme temperatures
- SoundTouch® app transforms your phone or tablet into a powerful remote that keeps you in control of your music
- Add SoundTouch® systems to play the same music throughout your home, or different music in different rooms
Most speakers can’t deliver sound evenly over a large outdoor area. But our outdoor speakers are uniquely engineered to give you full stereo performance across a much wider space. Bose 251 environmental speakers deliver our best performance outdoors from two 2.5 " full-range drivers and a 5.25 " woofer.
This SoundTouch® outdoor speaker system includes the SoundTouch® SA-5 amplifier. The SoundTouch® app also transforms your phone into a powerful remote so you can control your music from anywhere in your home.
SoundTouch® is your key to an expanding musical universe. You can save your favourite stations and iTunes playlists to six presets on the app and remote, so they’re always a touch away. And Bluetooth® connectivity and Apple AirPlay are included so you can play music wirelessly from your smartphone or tablet, too.
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 stations 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.
- AC power
- USB connector for setup
- Ethernet connector
- Speaker outputs
- 3 aux input connectors (2 RCA pairs, 1 3.5 mm mini-stereo)
Is the system compatible with Bose Home Speaker family products?
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 system with Bose Home Speaker family products for multi-room synchronised playback. Apple AirPlay 2 requires a Wi-Fi connection.
Can I mount the speakers horizontally and vertically?
What conditions and temperature extremes can these speakers withstand?
Our outdoor speakers are designed to withstand:
- Sun, high humidity (rain and snow), salt and fog
- Temperature extremes (-40°C to 70°C; -40°F to 158°F)
- Permanent outdoor installation
What is needed to set up my SoundTouch® outdoor speaker system?
If you have a computer and a home Wi-Fi network, you have all you need for setup. Everything else required is included in this package.
Do I need a smartphone or tablet to use the system?
No. You can use a computer to explore music and personalise presets using the SoundTouch® app.
What Internet streaming music can I play?
SoundTouch® systems let you play Internet radio stations through TuneIn. Where available, you can also play 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.
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.
How many systems can I have on my network at any one time?
What operating systems are compatible with the SoundTouch® app?
The app is compatible with Windows® XP, 7, 8 and 10; 64-bit Macs running OSX 10.6.8 and later; any iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS5 and later; and Android devices running Android 4.1 and later.
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.
What audio formats are supported by SoundTouch systems?
MP3, WMA, M4A, AAC, FLAC and Apple Lossless formats are supported.
Does the system support AirPlay?
Yes. Apple AirPlay 2 compatibility allows access to Apple Music and other music services via a Wi-Fi connection.
I already own speakers that I’d like to use to stream music. How can I do this?
You can use your own speakers to easily stream music with the SoundTouch® SA-5 amplifier. The SA-5 amplifier works with your existing home Wi-Fi® network, so you don’t need any extra equipment.
What can I do with the Bose Skill?
With the 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.
Which 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 play this everywhere”.
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.