How do I set up my Bose SoundTouch speaker?
Set up your Bose SoundTouch.
In a few steps, we'll set up your Bose SoundTouch speaker. Before we start, we'll briefly list the steps here:
Step 1: turn on your smartphone or tablet.
Step 2: connect the device to a socket.
Step 3: install the Bose SoundTouch app.
Step 4: open the app.
Step 5: connect to the Internet.
Step 6: connect to WiFi.
Step 7: name the speaker.
Step 8: create an account.
Step 9: add streaming services.
Step 1: turn on your smartphone or tablet
It's important that you keep your smartphone or tablet on during setup. Make sure its battery is charged to at least 60%.
Step 2: plug the device into a socket
Plug the Bose SoundTouch speaker into a socket with the included power cord. The input for the cord can be found on the rear of your speaker. Now press the power button on the Bose SoundTouch speaker. This button is located at the top of your speaker.
Step 3: download the Bose SoundTouch app
Find the App Store or Google Play Store in your smartphone or tablet's menu.
Step 4: open the app
After it has been downloaded, the app will appear in your smartphone or tablet's menu. Open the app on your smartphone or tablet and then click on get started.
Step 5: connect to the Internet
The app will ask you how you want to connect the speaker to the internet. You can do that in 2 ways: via WiFi or Ethernet. Choose the WiFi option.
Tip: Turn Bluetooth on on your smartphone or tablet to make the setup of the speaker go faster.
Step 6: connect to WiFi
Go to the WiFi settings on your smartphone or tablet. Select the temporary WiFi network Bose SoundTouch. If you can't see the network, tap on "I don't see this network". Next, press the 2 and the volume button for 5 seconds. The picture shows you how to do it. Can't connect your speaker to the WiFi network? Read the article below to find out what each WiFi symbol means.
If the Bose SoundTouch network is visible in your WiFi settings, tap on it. Next, you'll be taken to a screen where you select your WiFi home network. Tap it. Now enter the password of your WiFi home network.
Step 7: give your speaker a name
The app will ask you if you want to rename the speaker. You don't have to, but we recommend it. If you're planning to use multiple Bose speakers, it's a good idea to give each speaker a name that refers to its location. The advantage is that you can easily play music at different locations, remotely from the Bose SoundTouch app.
Step 8: create an account
The app will now ask you to create a Bose account. Fill out the empty fields. If you already have a Bose account, tap on "Sign in to existing account" and log in using your current Bose account.
Tip: write down the login details you've created. You'll need these if you want to install the app on a different device.
Step 9: add a music service
Setup has been completed. Your screen will now welcome you. Next, you can add a music service like Spotify or Deezer on the left. The service will now be added to the Bose SoundTouch app. You can also select radio stations in this menu. Playlists and radio stations can be saved under the preset buttons on your speaker. Click on the article below to find out how to do that.