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Connect Alexa and Soundtouch 130

    How do you connect the Soundtouch 130 to Alexa. Which app do you suggest to use to beneifit the most from. Thanks.

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Re: Connect Alexa and Soundtouch 130

Hi more drums,

 

Thank you for your inquiry. I'd recommend using the new Bose Alexa skill. Please note, this is currently only available in the United States. 

 

  1. On your mobile device, open the Amazon Alexa app
  2. From the app menu, select "Skills"
  3. In the search field, enter "Bose," then tap the search icon
  4. Select the Bose Skill for Alexa from the search results
  5. Choose "Enable"
  6. When prompted, enter your SoundTouch account username and password

 

Here is a list of common commands you can use:

 

  • Alexa, ask Bose to turn on (or off)
  • Alexa, ask Bose about [system name]
  • Alexa, ask Bose to turn all off
  • Alexa, ask Bose to play all
  • Alexa, ask Bose to list my presets
  • Alexa, ask Bose what's playing
  • Alexa, ask Bose to play preset 1 (or any other stored preset)
  • Alexa, ask Bose to play (or pause, skip forward, skip backward)
  • Alexa, ask Bose to mute (or unmute)
  • Alexa, ask Bose to set volume to 8 [or any level from 1 through 10]
  • Alexa, ask Bose to turn up (or down) the volume

 

Please let us know if you have any additional questions!

 

Best regards,

 

Brian

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Re: Connect Alexa and Soundtouch 130

Thanks for the quick response.
Is a wire needed to connect behind the receiver or the speaker?
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Re: Connect Alexa and Soundtouch 130

Hi more drums,

 

Thanks for your question. It really depends on how you'd like to utilize Alexa with your SoundTouch system. If you'd simply like Alexa to be able to control your SoundTouch music services, no wire would be necessary. However, if you want Alexa's voice to be heard through the Bose speakers, and all other Alexa functions to be heard through the Bose speakers, you could connect with a 3.5mm to stereo-RCA cable (assuming you have an Amazon Echo product that has an audio output, such as an Echo Dot). You'd also need to adjust a couple of the SoundTouch system's settings for the best experience with Alexa:

 

Disable the Automatic Off function:

  • If the automatic-off function is enabled, the system powers off after sixteen minutes of inactivity. This is not ideal for use with Alexa.
    • On the remote control, press the System button
    • Press the down arrow to navigate to "AUTO OFF"
    • Press the left or right arrow to enable or disable the automatic-off function
    • Press EXIT to exit the menu

 

Assign the SoundTouch 130 system's analog input to the AUX source

  • On the remote control, press the System button
  • Press the down arrow to navigate to "13 SET ANALOG INPUT"
  • Press the left or right arrow to select AUX to assign the audio input
  • Press EXIT to exit the menu

 

When using Alexa with a wired connection, your SoundTouch system will need to be turned ON, and set to AUX. 

 

I hope these steps help! Let us know if you have any other questions!

 

Best regards,

 

Brian