Bose® SoundTouch™ 30 Wi-Fi® music system

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Easy wireless streaming meets room-filling Bose® sound

The SoundTouch™ 30 Wi-Fi® music system lets you enjoy Internet radio, Pandora® and your digital music library with just the touch of a button. The system connects to your home network for wireless operation. Internet radio and popular music services are built in, so you'll have a world of music conveniently available at your fingertips.

The SoundTouch™ 30 is compact enough to fit just about anywhere. It utilizes exclusive waveguide technology engineered around a high-performance woofer to produce deep, rich sound that can fill the largest room of your home.

The simple, powerful SoundTouch™ app

The free SoundTouch™ app from Bose® gives you easy control of the music using your smartphone or tablet of choice. The app lets you assign up to six presets from your favorite sources. Presets can be just about anything you want — an Internet radio station, a Pandora® station, a playlist from your own music library, or a favorite artist. Plus, you can use the app to play music from additional stations or services not saved in your presets.

Bose SoundTouch 30 Wi-Fi music system

You can use the six preset buttons to easily select your music source.

Don't have your smartphone handy? No problem. You can access all six presets either with the included remote, or simply by using the control buttons on top of the SoundTouch™ 30.

More listening options with Apple® AirPlay®

The SoundTouch™ 30 is AirPlay-compatible, so you can wirelessly stream from your iPhone®, iPod touch®, or iPad®. Enjoy great sound from your favorite music app, a collection of tunes from your library, video soundtracks or game app sound effects. You can also stream music from your laptop or desktop computer's iTunes® library.

Expand your system into multiple rooms

Add more SoundTouch™ systems to create a wireless multi-room audio system that's simple to use. You can play the same music simultaneously throughout your home, or have each SoundTouch™ system play different music from a different source.

Product Highlights:

  • connects to your Wi-Fi home network
  • Apple AirPlay lets you stream music wirelessly from your iPod touch®, iPhone®, iPad®, or computer
  • exclusive waveguide speaker technology for big, room-filling sound
  • 1-5/8" display shows system status and info
  • free easy-to-use SoundTouch™ control and setup app for smartphones, tablets, and computers
  • stereo minijack auxiliary input for portable devices
  • Ethernet port for connection to a wired home network
  • USB port for step-by-step system setup via your computer
  • AC power adapter
  • remote
  • 17-1/8"W x 9-3/4"H x 7-1/8"D
  • weight: 18.5 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

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  • WiFi music system
  • 5' AC power cord
  • IR remote (CR2032 lithium battery installed)
  • 38" MicroUSB-to-USB cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Warranty/Registration Information
  • "Our Commitment To You" letter
  • Troubleshoot Contact Information

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Features

SoundTouch 30 Music System: The SoundTouch 30 Music System connects to the Internet and your computer via your wired (Ethernet) or wireless (WiFi) home 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 30 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.

Acoustic Wave Guide Speaker Technology: Acoustic waveguide speaker technology produces full, clear stereo sound from a small enclosure by guiding air through two 26" folded wave guides. The SoundTouch 30 Music System employs two precisely positioned drivers for crisp, clear mid/high range notes and a high-power woofer that reproduces deep low notes.

Wireless or Wired Network Connection: The SoundTouch 30 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 can be setup initially from your Apple iOS (5.0+) device, Android (4.0.3+) smartphone/tablet, Windows PC (XP/7/8), or Mac (OS X 10.68+) computer using the Bose SoundTouch App and the included microUSB-to-USB cable.

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 device, 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 on the Bose SoundTouch music system through the Bose SoundTouch Controller app on your Apple iOS/Android device or Windows/Mac computer.

  • 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.
  • For Apple iOS or Android): 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 setup and control the Bose system from your mobile device.

Variety Of Music Sources: The SoundTouch 30 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 iOS 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, Spotify Connect (coming soon), and iHeart Radio (coming soon) online music services. More music services will be added in the future.
  • Music Stored On Your Computer: The SoundTouch 30 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. FLAC compatibility coming soon. 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 Remote app 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 30. 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 Track.

OLED Display: The system'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 system are for setup only. These connectors are not designed to playback or charge smartphones, tablets, thumbdrives, or other similar devices.

AC Power: The SoundTouch 30 Music System operates off of standard household current using the supplied 5' AC power cord.

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simple sound

Written By Anonymous, Brookline New Hampshire on Saturday, November 08, 2014

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My wife and technology are at constant odds. She embraces it but doesn't have the patience to deal with the learning curve that comes with it. This system sounds great and is easy to use. As she wanted more features it was just a simple step to learn. She now uses her phone to find the music she wants and has adapted to this technology. Ours is coupled with the outdoor speaker system and is amazing. I could not be happier.

Pros: Ease of use and versatility

WOW Must have for your home!

Written By CandaceR, Long Beach, CA on Friday, August 29, 2014

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I had the small one before and it pales in comparison to this unit. I would highly recommend to anyone who needs music in their home. It's a great system. Bigger footprint than I was expecting but so worth it. Love using my iPhone to control the music and volume.

Pros: iPhone compatible, more than loud enough, Bose sound quality is hard to beat.

Cons: Large footprint, unit is HEAVY.

Another amazing Bose product

Written By Steve, Retiredville on Thursday, August 14, 2014

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I purchased the Sound Touch 30 for my wife's birthday and it is fantastic. I use all Apple products and it took about 10-15 minutes to create an account, connect to WiFi, and get the software downloaded and updated. A very simple process; the sound is amazing. We had a SoundDock and this SoundTouch 30 blows it away. So much sound out of a small package, we love it.

The SoundTouch iPhone app is not bad, but not great. Bose needs to include Spotify, which blows away Pandora on every level. The good thing is you can use AirPlay from the Spotify app on the iPhone and it works great. Overall, very easy setup and amazing sound. I would buy again without hesitation.

Pros: -Easy Setup. -Amazing sound. -It's a Bose. -WiFi use so you can keep your iPhone on you while you play music.

Cons: -Slightly pricey (but worth it).

Bose Soundtouch 30

Written By GeorgeS, Spokane WA on Monday, February 10, 2014

Great product from Bose. Works as expected and setup is really easy. The sound quality is excellent. I have this in my living room and got a sound touch 20 for my kitchen. I love the ease of just hitting a button on the remote for my favorite pandora station. Also love the app interface and the ability to control both systems from my phone and ipad. This is a product that should get even better as bose develops the app further and adds more services.

Pros: Great sound quality, great design, easy setup, one touch music playback, nice OLED screen, easy to expand the system to multiple rooms.

Cons: Little pricey, not enough music services yet (I'm sure this will get better),

Bose® SoundTouch™ 30 Wi-Fi® music system

Written By Michael A, Woodstock Ga on Saturday, February 08, 2014

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Sounds great and functions as listed.

Pros: Small with great sound, lives up to the Bose name.

Cons: Price is too high.

Bose wifi30

Written By Joe r, Wantagh NY on Saturday, November 09, 2013

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This is a great product. It is easy to set up. It is easy to use and the sound is terrific. What more be said Bose has a winner.

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2 questions already asked

The socket that the plug wire plus into on the unit says "120V". Given that my assumption would be that it is not compatible. I would contact Bose to ask specifically. [ Lizabeth  Aug 28, 2014 ]
I am really depressed as I bought this to take with me overseas and was expecting a universal voltage on this new model. Sadly , Bose makes this with only 110 VOLT for sale in USA It will not work with 220 volt ! I have no option to buy a step down transformer and pray it does not burn up . A really expensive speaker should have 110/220 v . Tell Bose to learn from Apple ! [ Karan  Aug 28, 2014 ]
yes, it fiils my formal dining room and formal living room which is approximately more than 700 sq ft [ JASON  Mar 10, 2014 ]
More than enough power to fill 400 sq ft, and more. [ ALLAN W  Mar 10, 2014 ]
Thank you, yes, it helps. [ May  Mar 10, 2014 ]
Define toy and with great sound [ JOSEPH R  Mar 10, 2014 ]
My apartment living room is about 250 sq ft (I have 12' ceilings) and the sound is more than powerful. At a comfortable listening volume, meaning, the volume not even halfway to highest, it sounds terrific. I'm not a music "tech-y", but I love great-sounding music and am very happy with the Bose SoundTouch. [ Zenaida  Mar 10, 2014 ]
Yes, it is moe than enough to generate sound to fill a 400 sq. ft. room. I am using my SoundTouch 30 between my kitchen and family rooms. The area is more than 1000 sq. ft. Hope it helps. [ Thomas  Mar 10, 2014 ]