What makes the SoundTouch™ 20 system so special? Just press one button, and you're immediately enjoying your favorite Internet station. Or an iTunes playlist. Stuff that usually takes clicking or tapping and scrolling just to access. Now it's right at your fingertips—like having your favorites on speed dial. No computer, tablet or smartphone needed. Plus, you'll be treated to rich, full-range sound that brings your music to life.
Wireless connection via your home Wi-Fi network for Internet radio, music services and your music library
One-touch access to your music with six personalized presets
Clear, full-range sound not commonly found in a speaker this size
Free SoundTouch™ app for your computer, smartphone or tablet
Customize zones for different music in different rooms, or play the same musicin every room (with additional SoundTouch™ products)
Yes, it's compact. But rest assured, the SoundTouch™ 20 system delivers sound way beyond its size. Custom-designed transducers produce surprisingly clean mid and high frequencies so vocals and instruments sound lifelike, while an advanced ported enclosure gives the sound sufficient punch to easily fill a room. Meanwhile, proprietary digital signal processing keeps the performance evenly balanced, whether you crank the volume or play it at late-night bedside levels. Go ahead and compare it to any other Wi-Fi speaker this size. We think you'll find there's no comparison.
Welcome to the world of streaming music
This is not just another speaker
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 favorite music for years to come. We’re excited by the possibilities and dedicated to making it a great experience. System setup 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 iHeartRadio® and Deezer™, in the second half of 2014. If you have an Apple device and want to listen to iHeartRadio or another music service now, we recommend using AirPlay, which is built into this SoundTouch™ system.
Music is one touch away
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 favorite 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.
Free SoundTouch™ app
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 favorite Internet station, playlist or artist—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.
Built for multi-room audio
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 theater. Start with any one SoundTouch™ system, and keep adding them whenever you’d like. These systems work together to create our most powerful multi-room listening experience ever. You can stream different music in different rooms, the same music in every room or customize zones to play what you want where you want—even outdoors.
More features: SoundTouch™ 20 system
OLED display provides source and song/station info, no need to peek at your smartphone or tablet
Infrared remote for choosing presets and volume, play/pause/skip functions
Aux input enables audio connections from other sources, increasing versatility of system
USB port for connection to computer, enabling guided product setup with free SoundTouch™ app
Ethernet port for wired connection to home network, if preferred
Height: 7.4 in (18.8 cm)
Width: 12.4 in (31.4 cm)
Depth: 4.1 in (10.4 cm)
Weight: 7.0 lbs (3.18 kg)
Height: 4.5 in (11.4 cm)
Width: 1.75 in (4.4 cm)
Depth: 0.5 in (1.3 cm)
Weight: 1.76 oz (50 g)
Wireless network compatibility: 802.11 b/g
Supported audio formats: MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless
To find additional views and connection instructions, see the manuals section below.
If you have a computer and a home Wi-Fi network, you have all you need for setup. 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 personalize presets using the SoundTouch™ app 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.
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. Where available, you can also play Pandora®. We plan to integrate other popular music services in the second half of 2014, like iHeartRadio® and Deezer™, and will continue to add new ones that become available.
Can I stream iHeartRadio and other sources?
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 more of the world’s most popular music services, like iHeartRadio, Deezer and others. Stay tuned!
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.
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 setup 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.
Can I stream different music to different rooms?
Yes, if you have multiple SoundTouch™ products, you can stream different music in different rooms, the same music in every room or customize zones to play what you want where you want.
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 4.03 and later.
Can I play stored music from an NAS drive on SoundTouch™ systems?
Yes, SoundTouch™ systems are compatible with select NAS drives, including Synology’s DiskStation and Western Digital’s My Cloud™, so you can stream your personal music library even while your computer is off.
What audio formats are supported by SoundTouch™ systems?
Right now, MP3, WMA, M4A, AAC and Apple Lossless formats are supported. We plan to add FLAC as part of a software update in early 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 AM/FM radio or TV audio from one room to another?
No. SoundTouch™ systems are designed to stream Internet radio, music services like Pandora or music stored on a computer (or NAS, as planned for 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.
Premium remote control makes accessing your streaming music as enjoyable as listening to it. Use with any one SoundTouch™ system to play a preset, pause or skip a track, control volume and power on/off. The OLED display shows you what playlist or station you’re listening to on your preset. You can also preview the music on your other SoundTouch™ presets. Controller can be placed almost anywhere or mounted to a wall. Powered by four AA batteries.
This is the same remote control that comes in the box with your SoundTouch™ 30, 20 or Portable system. Use it as a replacement should the original become lost or broken. The remote enables the same functionality as the system's button pad (power, volume, set/play presets, auxiliary mode) plus additional music features: skip backward/forward and play/pause.