Bose_Lover_AMP
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Amazon Echo with Alexa (or Google Home) and Bose Wave SoundTouch III or IV

I am aware that I can plug in the Amazon Echo or Google Home via the Aux port of the unit for the sound to come out of the Bose sound system.  

 

My question is: How can I operate (turn on/off, change the volume, switch CD/Aux/Radio/etc., stream music via Pandora, iHeartRadio, etc.) the sound systems using Alexa?

 

If you already have that information available, please send me the link to it.

 

Thanks and Kind Regards,

AMP_Loves_Bose

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Re: Amazon Echo with Alexa (or Google Home) and Bose Wave SoundTouch III or IV

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Hi AMP_Love_Bose,

 

Thank you for your post. The new Bose Alexa skill will accomplish many of the tasks you mentioned (currently only available in the United States). 

 

You will certainly be able to turn the system on/off, adjust the volume, and switch between SoundTouch sources using the SoundTouch presets. Switching to non-SoundTouch sources (e.g. CD, aux, AM/FM) will not be possible. 

 

For more information on this skill, please see this post

 

Please let us know if you have any additional questions!

 

Best regards,

 

Brian

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Re: Amazon Echo with Alexa (or Google Home) and Bose Wave SoundTouch III or IV

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Hi AMP_Love_Bose,

 

Thank you for your post. The new Bose Alexa skill will accomplish many of the tasks you mentioned (currently only available in the United States). 

 

You will certainly be able to turn the system on/off, adjust the volume, and switch between SoundTouch sources using the SoundTouch presets. Switching to non-SoundTouch sources (e.g. CD, aux, AM/FM) will not be possible. 

 

For more information on this skill, please see this post

 

Please let us know if you have any additional questions!

 

Best regards,

 

Brian

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Re: Amazon Echo with Alexa (or Google Home) and Bose Wave SoundTouch III or IV

That's awesome! Thank you!

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Re: Amazon Echo with Alexa (or Google Home) and Bose Wave SoundTouch III or IV

Awesome if you’re in the US. How about the rest of the world?
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Re: Amazon Echo with Alexa (or Google Home) and Bose Wave SoundTouch III or IV

Hi nype,

 

Thank you for your post. Please see my response HERE

 

Best regards,

 

Brian - Bose Support

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Re: Amazon Echo with Alexa (or Google Home) and Bose Wave SoundTouch III or IV

Hoping to see Google Home integration into the Bose Soundwave IV. Otherwise it becomes pretty obsolete moving forward. Get on board asap. It's where the world is going
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Re: Amazon Echo with Alexa (or Google Home) and Bose Wave SoundTouch III or IV

I`m not expecting my BOSE Soundtouch IV Wave radio to get an Alexa skill anytime soon. And what of Google Home?  Why wait on Amazon to spread skills beyond the US? I`m in Canada and on the fence deciding whichh assistant to buy. Get with GOOGLE - get GOOGLE Home on board. 

Meantime, my Wave won`t play my network music from my RAID drives because BOSE doesn`t support enough media server types. Twonky? Really? My QNAPP dropped Twonky support years ago - except for some quirky workarounds that require an MIT degree.

At least I can use the internet radio in Soundtouch reliably - now that the APP has been thoroughly brought into 2018.