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Owner's guide support:

Quick start guide:

Download and install Bose SoundTouch app

Entertainment systems using the accessory SoundTouch adapter will search for updates automatically upon opening the SoundTouch app. If an update is available, the app will prompt you to update.

Download the free SoundTouch app here:

Additional app features:

  • Provides step-by-step instructions to set up your SoundTouch system in minutes
  • Easily browse Internet radio stations, your stored music library and popular music services like Spotify®, Pandora®, iHeartRadio™, SiriusXM, Deezer and QPlay. Music services may vary.
  • Quickly set your favourite music as a preset—so you can access it effortlessly on any SoundTouch system or remote
  • With multiple SoundTouch systems, stream different music in different rooms or play the same music in every room

Manually updating your SoundTouch system

Before you begin

From time to time, updates will be available for your SoundTouch system. When an update is available, the SoundTouch app will prompt you to install the update when you open the app. You can also manually check if an update is available in the SoundTouch app by completing the following steps:

In the SoundTouch app, select Menu (≡) > Settings > Speaker Settings. On desktops and tablets, if the Menu icon (≡) is not visible, the slide-out menu might already be open

Select UPDATE. If the UPDATE button appears greyed out, there is no update currently available for your system.

Note: Updates are released in batches, so not all users receive updates at the same time. It can take up to 2 weeks from a release date before the latest update is available for your system.

If you’re experiencing issues with an update, you can update manually by following the steps below.

Manually updating with a USB cable

You will need a USB-A to Micro USB cable to perform these steps.

Updates for your SoundTouch system can be done through the SoundTouch Wireless adapter.

If you’re not using the adapter, see "Updating the control console only" section below.

Select the link below to download the update file.

When prompted, click SAVE to save the Update.stu file to your desktop (do not rename the file). If you do not see the prompt, the file may have been downloaded automatically. Look for the Update.stu file in the footer or header of your browser’s window, or in your Downloads folder.

Connect a USB cable from your computer to the Micro-USB jack (Setup A) on the back of your SoundTouch Wireless adapter

Using your web browser, go to http://203.0.113.1:17008/update.html

Note: This link will only work if your system is powered on and connected to a USB port on your computer.

On the update screen, select "CHOOSE FILE" (If the button doesn’t work, click the blank field to the right of "CHOOSE FILE").

In the file selection window, find and select the Update.stu file that you downloaded in step two. Once selected, the file name will appear in the field to the right of the "CHOOSE FILE" button.

Click “UPLOAD” and wait while the update is installed:

A progress bar in the browser window will show the update status.

Once installed, your system will reboot

Updating the control console only

If you are not using the SoundTouch Wireless adapter, you can still update the control console. This will keep your system updated with the latest fixes and features and also make sure that your remote control is updated with the most recent codes. You will need a blank USB drive for these steps.

To update the console, follow these steps: 

Plug the USB drive into the system’s console.

On the front of the control console, press Setup.

Use the remote to scroll through the menu, select "Update" and follow the instructions on the screen.

Download the Bose System Updater to your computer using the following links:

Insert the USB drive into a USB port on your computer.

Run the System Updater and follow the instructions on the screen.