Bose® SoundTouch® Wireless Link adapter
Item # 018STWLNK | MFR # 767397-1110
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Give your stereo a wireless makeover
Ready to get into wireless audio — but not ready to discard your tried-and-true home audio gear? With the Bose® SoundTouch® Wireless Link adapter, you don't have to. This handy adapter connects to your receiver, amplifier, or powered speaker system, letting you stream music wirelessly via Bluetooth®or Wi-Fi®. And the adapter can also make your gear part of a multi-room SoundTouch® wireless music system.
The Bose® SoundTouch® Wireless Link adapter comes with a host of music services built in.
Connects to your home wireless network
The SoundTouch® Wireless Link adapter uses your home Wi-Fi network to access internet radio and popular on-demand streaming music services. You'll have a world of music conveniently available at your fingertips — and playing through your favorite speakers. And because it's Bose®, setup and operation is easy and intuitive. With two or more SoundTouch® components or speakers, you can simultaneously play different music in each room, or have every SoundTouch® system play the same thing. You can even stream via Bluetooth from your smartphone and have it sent to your other SoundTouch® system components
The simple, powerful SoundTouch® app
The free SoundTouch® app from Bose® makes it easy to select music and operate any and all SoundTouch® components in your home, using your smartphone, tablet, or even a computer.
The app lets you choose from music services like Pandora®, Spotify®, and Deezer for a practically unlimited amount of online music (subscription required for Spotify and Deezer). Or, listen to thousands of free internet radio stations from around the world with iHeartRadio. You can use the app to save stations and playlists as presets for instant recall.
The SoundTouch® Wireless Link adapter works with almost any home audio system. Its 3.5mm output can pass analog or digital audio signals. Make a digital connection to your compatible receiver or amp with the included Toslink adapter, or use the RCA adapter for gear with a standard analog audio input. You can also connect directly to powered desktop speakers that have a 3.5mm stereo input. The SoundTouch® Wireless Link adapter also has a 3.5mm aux in jack, so you can hook up a portable music players and use it as source in your multi-room audio system.
- connect to your Wi-Fi network for wireless music listening
- connect wirelessly to other SoundTouch® system components for a multi-room audio system
- built-in Bluetooth lets you stream directly from compatible devices
- free SoundTouch® app lets you control the player and play music with your Apple® or Android device as well as Mac® and Windows® PCs
- support for online music services, including Spotify, Pandora, Deezer Premium, and iHeartRadio for thousands of free internet radio stations (subscription required for some services)
- expand your multi-room system with additional Bose® SoundTouch® system components and speakers
- play the same song through multiple speakers or different songs in different rooms
- six presets offer instant music playback (available through the SoundTouch® app)
- 3.5mm digital/analog audio output
- Toslink adapter for digital connections
- 3.5mm stereo mini auxiliary input for portable devices
- plays MP3, WMA, AAC, and Apple Lossless (ALAC) files
- 3-3/8"W x 1"H x 3-3/8"D
- weight: 3.5 oz.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- SoundTouch Wireless Link
- AC power adapter (attached 5' DC cord)
- 42" Optical to mini-optical cable
- 36" Stereo minijack cable
- 6" Female stereo minijack-to-Male RCA cable
- Quick Start Guide
- Important Safety Instructions
- Warranty Information
Nice adapter to upgrade home stereos for Bluetooth streaming from IPhone
Steve, Columbia, SC
Bose® SoundTouch® Wireless Link adapter Reviews
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SoundTouch Wireless Link: The Bose SoundTouch Wireless Link transforms your existing home audio system into a wireless music system. The SoundTouch Wireless Link gives you access to wireless music through your existing speakers - such as a stereo system, home theater system or powered speakers. It uses your home's Wi-Fi network or your Bluetooth source devices for access to select online music services and saved music libraries. The Wireless Link easily expands & syncs with other SoundTouch speakers to stream music throughout your home. Best of all, its easily controlled from the palm of your hand using the SoundTouch app for Apple iOS, Android, Windows, or Mac.
SoundTouch Wireless Audio: The SoundTouch Wireless Link 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.
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
Built-in WiFi: The Bose SoundTouch Wireless Link offers built-in WiFi (802.11 b/g/n; 2.4/5.0GHz) to wirelessly connect to your home network. The SoundTouch Wireless Link's WiFi network connection can be setup initially from the SoundTouch Controller App on your Apple iOS (7.0+) device or Android (4.1+) smartphone/tablet.
SoundTouch Controller App: The Bose SoundTouch Controller app is required for initial setup and control of the Bose SoundTouch Wireless Link. 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 Wireless Link 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 through the Bose SoundTouch Wireless Link.
- For Apple iOS or Android: You can download the free SoundTouch Controller app (from Apple's 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 SoundTouch Wireless Link 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 Wireless Link from your Windows PC (XP/7/8/10) 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 wireless audio ecosystem 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: Bose SoundTouch lets you play Internet radio stations from around the world. You also get access to the Pandora, Spotify Connect, iHeart Radio, and Deezer (coming soon) online music services. More music services will be added in the future.
- Music Stored On Your Computer: Bose SoundTouch 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 system.
- Bluetooth Music Streaming: With built-in Bluetooth, Bose SoundTouch 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 (via SSP or NFC) with one actively connected.
Aux Input: In addition to wireless WiFi & Bluetooth connectivity, the SoundTouch Wireless Link is fitted with a 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting almost any portable audio device with a headphone jack or analog output. An available firmware update lets you distribute the aux input for multiroom audio.
Analog & Digital Outputs: The Bose SoundTouch Wireless Link is equipped with a minijack (3.5mm) output that can serve as an analog or digital output. Only 2ch PCM audio signals are supported (does not support Dolby Digital/DTS).
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 Amazon Echo, 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.
Mounting Options: For best performance, set the SoundTouch Wireless Link on its rubber base during use. To avoid wireless interference, place the SoundTouch Wireless Link outside and away from metal cabinets. Within a non-metal cabinet, place the SoundTouch Wireless Link away from direct heat sources (such as other audio/video equipment) to avoid impact to performance.
microUSB Port (Setup Only): The SoundTouch Wireless Link's s microUSB port is for setup only. The microUSB port is not designed to playback or charge smartphones, tablets, thumbdrives, or other similar devices.
AC Power: The SoundTouch Wireless Link operates off of standard household current using the supplied AC power adapter.
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Why did you buy this?
I chose this product because I had help from a Crutchfield rep who received specific details about my audio setup and my goals. [ Emerson Aug 29, 2018 ]
I already have great audio equipment and did not want to get rid of it for pennies on the dollar simply because the way music is accessed has changed from CDs to streaming. The Bose SoundTouch wireless adapter allows me to access all of my music (stored on a NAS drive in FLAC format, or streaming) using the Bose SoundTouch app on my smartphone. I already have two Bose SoundLink speakers that work VERY well with this setup and wanted to link in my old stereo system that offers more sound. [ James Aug 02, 2018 ]
Want to stream music to my Arcam Solo from NAS drive (w/my CD collection ripped to high bit rate AAC) attached to wireless router AND via Bluetooth from my iPhone. (AirPlay ability would have been even more awesome as Apple does not support aptX but this is close enough for Rock'n Roll !) [ Andrew Jun 18, 2018 ]
set up wireless audio control to house speakers [ Scott Jun 11, 2018 ]
Stream music to older Bose system and a separate Yamaha system [ Joe May 01, 2018 ]
I have a Bose Sounddock 10 that sounds great, but is long in the tooth. I'd like to experiment with multi-room playback using the Soundtouch 300, the Soundtouch link adapter and the ol' Soundock 10. [ R Apr 30, 2018 ]
to hook it up with my bose 3-2-1- [ Starship Apr 30, 2018 ]
I was looking to link my existing Lifestyle 50 system to more speakers, wirelessly [ John Dec 27, 2017 ]
Add BeoPlayer a8 to soundtouch network [ thomas Dec 16, 2017 ]
I have the Bose 300 system so now I can play music in 2 different places [ Paul Nov 28, 2017 ]
Still have my Bose system that I purchased from Crutchfield years ago and it works great. Just need the wireless link to bring it up to 2017. [ DANIEL Nov 28, 2017 ]
I choose this unit for it's price and flexibility. I want to be able to control my music outside as well inside without having to run in and out of the house. [ CHRISTOPHER N Nov 16, 2017 ]
Because I have a portable Bose SoundDock and want to listen to Spotify from my IPhone7 [ Patrick Aug 24, 2017 ]
Want to listen to Pandora through my Home Stereo system - - - an older JVC Receiver will be the input target. [ Steve Jul 19, 2017 ]
To allow control of existing home theatre polks and computer Companion 5 systems. [ Kevin Jun 04, 2017 ]
I already own this adapter it does an excellent job - with the new technology on our phones and computers set up is a breeze! [ R Jun 03, 2017 ]
I have an old stereo hooked into amplifiers which power wired speakers throughout my house. I would like to be able to input music from sources connected to my home wifi network. Hopefully this product will do the trick. [ Beth Jun 01, 2017 ]
To utilize with my current analog audiophile system [ Mark May 11, 2017 ]
Plan to connect this to a Bose wave radio [ Gregg Apr 29, 2017 ]
I wanted to stream music thru my existing wired receiver/speaker system to other rooms [ RAJ Apr 16, 2017 ]
Dolly [ David Mar 07, 2017 ]
Utilize existing audio system to use with wireless, Bluetooth and other streaming audio sources [ Robert Mar 01, 2017 ]
Good fit for need - recommended by your online consultant Marshall [ Doug Jan 12, 2017 ]
I have several Bose SoundTouch systems in my home. I am going to use this device to tie in to my non-Bose system so I can enjoy SoundTouch playback in yet another room. [ Robert Jan 02, 2017 ]
I have a couple bose wave radios so this is an easy way to get wifi music around the house without having to buy new speakers. Will update this when I see how easy this is to use [ RAHUL Nov 08, 2016 ]
7 questions already asked
You don't connect this to a speaker you connect it to whatever is powering the speaker. In my case I connected this Soundlink to my Onkyo 8050 receiver. I connected it to the "game" input in the back of receiver (as suggested). Then you use your phone to connect it to your house Wi-Fi. The Bose 500 is already wi-fi ready so you don't need this soundlink adapter would be my educated guess. This adapter is to make non wi-fi gear wi-fi ready. [ Steven Oct 28, 2018 ]
Works on WiFi just like other SoundTouch devices. It's purpose is to adapt non SoundTouch equipment to work with SoundTouch. [ Robert Aug 30, 2018 ]
I'm not sure about that I got it because I have a lot of music on my iPhone and I have a bose system but it's an old system so I need something to transfer my music to the system so I wouldn't have to buy a new system. Doing that could be pricey. So I got this device and with Bluetooth it was the best and cheapest move I ever made . I listen to all my songs through this and Bluetooth. I know Bose might not like but too bad make your system a little bit more affordable and will buy it , but until then I'm happy ... [ Lyle Aug 30, 2018 ]
I stream Spotify on my device and the music streams directly from the WiFi. Your mobile phone/device just controls what streams thru the WiFi. WiFi music streaming is higher resolution than Bluetooth so the music quality is much better quality. [ Donald Aug 30, 2018 ]
The Bose SoundTouch wireless Link adapter does have built-in Bluetooth but it does not support the aptX Bluetooth codec. For more details or to discuss further, please feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks! My bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/advisors/larry [ Larry Aug 09, 2017 ] Staff
I'm afraid this Bose SoundTouch Wireless Link adapter is designed only to work with other Bose SoundTouch wireless speakers and components; it would not offer compatibility with Sonos speakers. For more details, or if you would like to discuss further feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. Thanks! My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/advisors/larry [ Larry Jun 06, 2017 ] Staff
Hi. I believe so. The Sound Touch can be connected via rca, optic, and Bluetooth. If it does work, you'll love it. The Bose app allows for seamless streaming of SiriusXM, prime music and many others. I'm a huge fan. [ MARK Jun 01, 2017 ]
Yes, I can control the sound from the system remote and/or the device volume control... I'm going from my I-Pad to an older Bose wave system. [ Rodney May 30, 2017 ]
Yes you can control volume. In fact if you have multiple SoundTouch Devices you can control each volume separately using the app. [ Casey90 May 30, 2017 ]
Yes. There is a volume control interface in the app [ Glendon May 29, 2017 ]
Yes, you can. If you have more than one device you can control de volume individual for each one. [ Luis May 29, 2017 ]
Yes. [ Gregg May 29, 2017 ]
yes also through the volume buttons on your iphone [ GARY S May 29, 2017 ]
2 answers Wireless range says "30 feet" - from what? Is this just referring to the Bluetooth range? My Wifi is further than 30 feet for streaming through my router, but I have plenty of signal. I do not plan to use Bluetooth. Will this work standalone, Wifi only (unlike Sonos Connect). [ Steve May 12, 2017 ]
Wifi connection depends on your system. I constantly use mine with phone in my pocket, and walk around the house without streaming interruption. If not connected to Wifi signal, w/ BT, you get about 30-40 ft of clear music. This is mostly use when someone else wants to connect to your system without giving up your Wifi password. Hope this helps. [ Gustavo May 12, 2017 ]
Definetly will work! I bougth 2 of them and have them over 40 ft placed working no problem! even from different floors! Bose is the best! [ Jose Rivera May 12, 2017 ]