Dec 5, 2016
You're very welcome!
I would suggest to keep an eye out on the community here for future updates.
As for Google Play Music integration, there have been no updates on if this will be added as a source. I will pass this idea along to development for you.
Jul 31, 2018
Mar 24, 2018
It means December 62, 2019 or earier.
Usually when a company states sometime before the next year it means they are expecting it in the second HALF of the year and not before.
Company code-words usually go like this:
The above list is not a joke. It is usually what the code words mean.
Note that the code word "available" may mean in Beta testing, or with limited functionality or for only certain models, etc. The word "available" doesn't commit to full functionality or a full release.
The code word for a full function release will be words like: "Full support for XXXX is expected in" or "Release" or "Shipping".
So what Bose is committing to is a best effort to work it into their 2019 development goals, sometime, and even they probably don't yet know. It will probably happen only after they develop other products.
From all of the signals I have read, they are developing the Bose Home product line on a priority basis, and it is prempting other development efforts. This is a new code base and a new product line for them, and all of their resources are dedicated to this product.
Then, once they have completed this (including Apple AirPlay 2) they will look at the code that they have developed and see if it will directly port back onto the SoundTouch hardware. If it does, then it will be easy to bring SoundTouch products up to the Bose Home software functionality. But if the software is too large or doesn't fit into the SoundTouch hardware they will probably need to butcher the Bose Home libraries to wedge them into the (now mature) SoundTouch code base. They will make it work, but then th SoundTouch products will be declared to be at "End of Life" and they have fulfilled their obligation.
I have no inside track here. But I believe the above is what they are trying to sinal, but of course cannot at this point directly say. I've worked with product development enough that it is a well educated guess.
Jul 20, 2017
Jul 8, 2017
I am about to launch into music streaming for the first time and have an existing but old Bose Wave AWRC3P which I want (maybe wanted depending on your answer!) to use in addition to purchasing a Soundtouch 10 or 20. I was then looking at getting a Soundtouch wireless link adaptor to stream the music held in iTunes on my Mac to either, or both of these speaker set ups, in different rooms.
However, a lot has been said in the 20 pages of chat on here and my head had dropped thinking this would not work but then I saw your 11-08-2018 post 'that Airplay 2 will be coming sometime in 2019. It will be for the Soundtouch systems that have Bluetooth capabilities and as well as our new Smart Home products.' My first frustration was that although I liked the Home Speaker 500 it was not compatible with Soundtouch, meaning I couldn't go down the wireless adaptor route described, hence I turned to the 10 or 20 but I would ask you to clarify whether my proposed system would work with Airplay 2 when it does come in please, or indeed if you have any other configuration ideas enabling me to continue to make use of the Wave. Is the wireless adaptor up to handlig Airplay 2?
I have looked at Sonos and the good thing is that they would work now with the music on my Mac and their App is very good but the Bose sound is superior and if possible , I would like to pursue that route. Hope you can help. First post on here, thank you.
Jan 6, 2019
IMHO Bose will not be developing any further enhancements to the SoundTouch range.
They are now pushing a new non-compatible home streaming device, it will take all their resources to develop/support that in a timely manner if the last 3 yrs of SoundTouch support and updates is anything to go by.
Accept that SoundTouch is what it is, nothing more...
Just look at how many promises made by Bose over the last 3 yrs have come to fruition, close to zero....
Move on now before you spend big on soon to be discontinued/archived product.
Many of us here are tied into this system that doesn’t work with no options to get out.
Would stongly advise you to not get into the same situation...