SoundTouch Wireless Music System: The SoundTouch 20 III is part of the
Bose SoundTouch wireless music ecosystem which allows you to play music
throughout your home. The SoundTouch ecosystem is able to stream music
wirelessly throughout your house over your home's WiFi network; it even works
with your Bluetooth devices. With SoundTouch, you can stream Internet radio,
select music services, and your music library throughout your home. A free Bose
app transforms your Apple iOS or
Android mobile device into the system's remote control.
SoundTouch 20 III Wireless Speaker: The SoundTouch 20 III
wireless speaker can
be used by itself in one room or paired with other
Bose SoundTouch wireless speakers to create a multi-room audio system.
- Custom Engineered Sound: The SoundTouch 20 III speaker
employs two custom-designed transducers to produce clear mid and high
frequencies, so vocals and instruments sound lifelike. The SoundTouch 20
III's advanced ported enclosure helps it produce punchy bass. Proprietary
digital signal processing keeps the performance evenly balanced at high or
low volume levels.
- Mounting Options: The SoundTouch 20 III wireless
speaker has been designed to simply sit on a flat table-top surface. There
are no wall-mount options available. The rear-firing port doubles as a carry
Multiroom Audio: For most home networks, you can link up to
four SoundTouch music systems together for a multi-room/multi-source audio
experience. For more than four rooms, Bose recommends using Ethernet wired
connections to some of the SoundTouch systems. You are able to play the same
music source or different music source on each SoundTouch system, using the
SoundTouch app on your Apple iOS/Android device or Windows/Mac computer.
Compatible sources include -
- Internet radio & online music services
- Bluetooth & computer audio
- Aux input
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The SoundTouch 20 III
offers a wired (Ethernet) or wireless (WiFi) connection to your home network.
The system features a rear-panel Ethernet R-J45 port and built-in WiFi (802.11
b/g/n; 2.4/5.0GHz). The system's network connection can be setup initially from the
SoundTouch Controller App on your Apple iOS (7.0+) device or Android (4.1+)
smartphone/tablet. You can also use a microUSB-to-USB cable (not included), along
with the SoundTouch Controller App for system setup from your Windows PC
(XP/7/8) or Mac (OS X 10.68+) computer.
SoundTouch Controller App: The Bose SoundTouch Controller
app is required for initial setup and control of the Bose SoundTouch music
system. The Bose SoundTouch Controller app can be downloaded on your Apple iOS
iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC, or Mac computer. Now
you'll be able to setup and control the SoundTouch system from your Apple iOS or
Android device, or from your Windows or Mac computer. Once initial setup is
complete, you can use this app to explore Internet radio, select online music
services, or browse your music library from your home network and computer for
playback on the Bose SoundTouch speaker system.
- For Apple iOS or Android: You can download the free
SoundTouch Controller app (from
App Store or
Google Play Store) onto your Apple iOS (iOS 7.0+) or Android (4.1+)
device so you can setup and control the Bose system from your mobile device.
- For Windows PC or Mac Computer: The SoundTouch
Controller app for Windows & Mac lets you setup and control the Bose
SoundTouch system from your Windows PC (XP/7/8) or Mac computer (OS X
10.6.8+). Simply install the
SoundTouch app onto your Windows PC or Mac computer.
Variety Of Music Sources: The Bose SoundTouch 20 III supports
a variety of music options; including Internet Radio, select online music services,
music files stored on your computer, as well as stored music & music apps on
your Apple iOS or Android device.
- Internet Radio & Online Music: The SoundTouch system
lets you play Internet radio stations from around the world. You also get
access to the Pandora,
Connect, iHeart Radio,
and Deezer (coming
soon) online music services. More music services will be added in the
- Music Stored On Your Computer: The SoundTouch 20 III can
play back MP3, WMA, AAC. and ALAC music files that are managed by iTunes or
Windows Media Player on your Windows or Mac computer. You computer must be
connected to the same wired or wireless home network as the SoundTouch
- Bluetooth Music Streaming: With built-in Bluetooth, the
SoundTouch 20 III can wirelessly plays back stored music and music apps from your
Bluetooth-enabled Apple iOS iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet,
Windows Phone/PC, Mac computer/laptop, or other Bluetooth compatible device. You
can pair up to eight devices with one actively connected. You will need to setup
the SoundTouch 20 III on your
WiFi network and perform all system updates before you can pair your
Bluetooth device and stream audio.
Note: All music sources can be streamed to multiple
Six Presets: You can personalize six presets to your
favorite streaming music services and Internet radio stations, or playlists,
artists, albums, and songs from your computer's music library. The presets can
easily be set, changed, and accessed directly on the system or with the free
SoundTouch app on your Apple iOS/Android device or Windows/Mac computer. You
cannot set presets for Bluetooth or the Aux input.
Aux Input: In addition to wireless WiFi & Bluetooth
connectivity, the SoundTouch 20 III is fitted with a rear-panel 3.5mm auxiliary
input for connecting almost any portable audio device with a headphone jack or
audio output. An available firmware update lets you distribute the aux input for
IR Remote: The included IR remote provides basic wireless
operation of the Bose SoundTouch 20 III speaker. You are able to Power the unit
on/off, adjust volume up/down, select between Bluetooth or Aux sources, or
choose between the six music presets. You also get basic playback functions,
such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track. You even get to rate your music
(thumbs up/down) from the remote as you listen.
Alexa Skill (via Firmware Update): The new Bose Skill for
Amazon Alexa is available through a free network firmware update and is enabled
through the Skills section of the Amazon Alexa companion app on your Apple iOS
or Android device. The update enables you to control certain elements of the
SoundTouch experience through Alexa by speaking to an
Echo Dot, Tap,
Echo Show, or other Alexa-enabled device. Simply say "Alexa, ask Bose
to...". Voice control functions include-
- Play music set to a SoundTouch preset.
- Play content in a specific room.
- Play the same music on all SoundTouch devices (everywhere).
- Find out what's playing.
- Play/pause/resume and skip tracks.
- Adjust volume.
- Turn on/off.
OLED Display: The wireless active speaker's OLED display
provides source and song/station information.
USB Ports (Setup Only): The USB (type-A) and (type-B)
connectors on the back of the speaker are for setup only. These connectors are
not designed to playback or charge smartphones, tablets, thumbdrives, or
other similar devices.
AC Power: The SoundTouch 20 III wireless speaker operates off of
standard household current using the supplied 5' AC power cord.