SoundTouch 20 Music System: The SoundTouch 20 Music System
connects to the Internet and your computer via your wired (Ethernet) or wireless
network. Once you are connected, you can choose from select Internet radio and
music services, and play music files stored on your computer. You also have the
option to control the SoundTouch 20 from your Apple iOS or Android device,
via Bose's free SoundTouch Controller app; and even stream music directly from
your iOS device via AirPlay.
Note: You can link up to four SoundTouch music systems together
for a multi-room/multi-source audio experience. You are able to play the
same music source or different music source on each SoundTouch system, using
the SoundTouch app on your computer or iOS/Android device.
Custom Engineered Sound: The SoundTouch 20 Music System employs
custom-designed transducers to produce clear mid and high frequencies, so vocals
and instruments sound lifelike. The SoundTouch 20's advanced ported enclosure
helps it produce punchy bass. Proprietary digital signal processing keeps the
performance evenly balanced at high or low volume levels.
Wireless or Wired Network Connection: The SoundTouch 20 Music System
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. The
system's network connection must be setup initially from your Windows or Mac
computer using the Bose SoundTouch App and the included microUSB-to-USB cable.
SoundTouch App (for Windows/Mac computer): The SoundTouch app for
Windows & Macintosh is required for initial setup of the Bose SoundTouch
music system. The SoundTouch app 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 computer on your home network and use the app
to setup the Bose SoundTouch system to your wireless or wired home network. Once setup is complete, you can use this
app to explore Internet radio, select online music services, or your music library from your
home network and computer on the Bose SoundTouch music system.
SoundTouch Controller App (for Apple iOS/Android): Once you've
completed the setup using the SoundTouch app on your computer, you can download
the free SoundTouch Controller app (from the
iTunes Apps store or
Google Play Store) onto your Apple iOS (iOS 5.0+) or Android (4.0.3+) device
so you can control the Bose system from your mobile device. You'll be able to
control music streaming from Internet radio, available online music services, and your
Variety Of Music Sources: The SoundTouch 20 Music System
supports a variety of music options; including Internet Radio, Pandora Radio,
music files stored on your computer, and stored music/music apps on your Apple
- Internet Radio + Pandora: The SoundTouch system lets you play
Internet radio stations from around the world. You also get access to the
Pandora Radio online music service. Currently Pandora is the only online
music service available, but more music services will be added in the
- Music Stored On Your Computer: The SoundTouch 20 can play
back MP3, WMA, and AAC 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 system.
- AirPlay for iOS devices: You are able to stream stored music and
music apps from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to the SoundTouch Wi-Fi
music systems via AirPlay. You can also stream your entire iTunes music
library on your laptop/desktop computer using Apple's free
for iPod touch/iPhone/iPad. Your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad must have iOS
4.3 or later installed and connected to the same wireless home network as
the SoundTouch music system.
Note: You cannot stream music stored on an Android
phone or from apps on an Android phone to the Bose SoundTouch system.
Six Presets: You can personalize six presets to your
favorite streaming music services (Pandora) 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 computer or iOS/Android device. You cannot set
presets for AirPlay or the Aux input.
Aux Input: In addition to WiFi network connectivity, the SoundTouch
20 is fitted with a rear-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting almost
any portable audio device with a headphone or audio output.
IR Remote: The included IR remote provides basic wireless operation of
the Bose SoundTouch 20. You are able to Power the unit on/off, adjust
volume up/down, select the Aux source, or choose between the six music presets.
You also get basic playback functions, such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next
OLED Display: The system's OLED display provides source and
USB Ports (Setup Only): The USB type-A and type-B connectors on the
back of the system are for setup only. These connectors are not designed
to playback or charge smartphones, tablets, thumbdrives, or other similar
AC Power: The SoundTouch 20 Music System operates off of standard
household current using the supplied 5' AC power cord.