As a music enthusiast, you’re streaming new songs and favourite artists all the time. Now you can do it with better sound, easier than you ever imagined. The SoundTouch™ 30 Wi-Fi® music system is powerful enough to fill the largest room in your home with rich, clear sound. It’s our best one-piece Wi-Fi® music system, with access to Internet radio and access to your music library built right in. If you have a home Wi-Fi® network, you have all you need to stream your music at the touch of a button.
Press a preset … and listen. You’ll hear why this is our best performing one-piece Wi-Fi® music system before you reach the bridge of the very first song. A high-power woofer reproduces the soul of bass notes with depth and clarity. Two precisely positioned drivers tackle the mid/high range notes with crisp, vibrant definition. Exclusive waveguide technology is also key to delivering the stout performance that pours from the SoundTouch™ 30 system. Make it your main audio system, and let the power of your music shine through.
SoundTouch™ is an entirely new way to stream music wirelessly around your home, easier than ever before. And it’s the way we’ll all enjoy our favourite music for years to come. System set up is straightforward—the SoundTouch™ app provides guided instructions on your computer or laptop. In minutes, you’ll be enjoying the music you love.
SoundTouch™ systems are designed to take advantage of the expanding world of streaming music. We’ll add more of the world’s most popular music services, like Deezer™ and iHeartRadio®, in the second half of 2014. If you have an Apple® device and want to listen to Deezer™ or another music service now, we recommend using AirPlay®, which is built into this SoundTouch™ system.
When it comes to music, you know what you like. That’s why SoundTouch™ Wi-Fi® music systems feature six presets that can easily be set (and changed) directly on the system or with the free SoundTouch™ app. Just like that, your favourite music is ready at the touch of a button. It’s a revolutionary approach that makes streaming music as easy as turning on a light—only much more fun.
The SoundTouch™ app gives you all the control you need to access music on your system. Use it to drag and drop any music source—a favourite Internet radio station or a playlist—to your six presets. Now they're just a touch away. But when you want to venture beyond your presets, use the app with your computer, smartphone or tablet to explore other music. Browse the online musical universe or your own music library to your heart's content. And with more than one SoundTouch™ system in the home, you can use the app to play the same music everywhere or play different music in different rooms.
If you truly love music, you want it to flow through your home. That’s why there’s a SoundTouch™ system for every room in the home—from small and portable speakers to home cinema. Start with any one SoundTouch™ system, and keep adding them whenever you’d like. These systems work together to create a multi-room listening experience, so you can play the same music everywhere or listen to different music in different rooms—even outdoors.
What is needed to set up my SoundTouch™ system?
If you have a computer and a home Wi-Fi® network, you have all you need for set up. Everything else required is included in the box.
Do I need a smartphone or tablet to use the system?
No. You can use a computer to explore music and personalise presets using the SoundTouch™ app. And you can access your presets directly through the system's buttons and remote control, without having to use a tablet, smartphone and, once set up, a computer.
Can I play music stored on my computer?
Yes. SoundTouch™ systems can play music stored on your computer that is managed by iTunes® or Windows Media Player.
Can I stream from apps or music stored on my smartphone?
You can stream music from an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to SoundTouch™ Wi-Fi® music systems via AirPlay®. You cannot stream music stored on an Android™ phone or from apps on an Android phone.
Are SoundTouch™ systems Bluetooth® compatible?
No. SoundTouch™ systems are designed for use in and around the home on your Wi-Fi® network. Bluetooth® technology is best-suited for mobile on-the-go applications where close-range connections are generally preferred.
What Internet streaming music can I play?
SoundTouch™ systems let you play Internet radio stations from around the world. We plan to integrate popular music services in the second half of 2014, like Deezer™ and iHeartRadio®, and will continue to add new ones that become available.
Can I stream Spotify or Deezer™?
Not at this time. There are so many music services we’d like to include right now. However, our focus is ensuring we deliver the experience we’re promising, which is the easiest access ever to streaming music at home. Rest assured, we’ll add the world’s most popular music services, like Deezer™, iHeartRadio® and others. Stay tuned! You can always use your IOS device to stream these services via AirPlay®.
Can SoundTouch™ systems be used in a public Wi-Fi® spot (airports, coffee shops, etc.)?
No. Although most of these networks are free to use, their sign-up/sign-in processes differ from the SoundTouch™ app set up process. SoundTouch™ products are designed for in-home use, not on the go.
How many systems can I have on my network at one time?
It depends on the bandwidth of your home Wi-Fi® network. For most homes, we expect you can have up to four systems connected wirelessly. For more than four rooms, we recommend using Ethernet wired connections to some of them.
What operating systems are compatible with the SoundTouch™ app?
The app is compatible with Windows® XP, 7, 8; 64-bit Macs running OSX 10.6.8 and later; any iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS5 and later; Android devices running Android 4.0.3 and later.
Can I play stored music from an NAS drive on SoundTouch™ systems?
Currently, no. But in the second half of 2014 we will qualify certain brands or models of NAS drives to ensure a reliable experience with SoundTouch™ systems.
What audio formats are supported by SoundTouch™ systems?
Right now, MP3, WMA and AAC formats are supported. We plan to add Apple® Lossless and FLAC as part of a software update in the second half of 2014.
Can I stream music from multiple computers using SoundTouch™ systems?
Yes, as long as each computer has the SoundTouch™ app installed on it. Each computer appears as a separate library on the app's source list.
Can I stream video?
No. SoundTouch™ systems are designed for audio only.
Can I use the SoundTouch™ controller with these systems?
Yes. The SoundTouch™ controller (available early 2014) is an optional remote that can be used with any SoundTouch™ product.
Can SoundTouch™ systems stream DAB/AM/FM radio or TV audio from one room to another?
No. SoundTouch™ systems are designed to stream Internet radio or music stored on a computer (or NAS, as planned for in the future).
Can I set the presets on the system itself?
Yes. Just press and hold a preset (either the buttons on the system or remote control) to save whatever you're currently listening to. Note that you can also use the SoundTouch™ app to drag and drop presets from your computer or smart device.