Unfortunately it seems Bose are completely uninterested in this feature, a real shame. I gave up trying to disable my auto-shut off and instead have set up a system where the output from my echo dot is via splitter connected to an old ipod nano which plays an inaudible 'click' every 15 minutes. Solved the problem for me and sound quality doesnt appear to be affected.
Overly elaborate solution though - I too wish Bose would just sort this very simple problem out. It has lost them customers already and will continue to do so..
Nov 5, 2017
Just chiming in here to say that disable auto off via telnet on the Soundtouch 20 definitely still works, and it sticks 100% of the time except for when you manually unplug the Soundtouch 20 or lose power in your home.
***macOS users: Apple has infuriatingly decided to disable native telnet support in High Sierra, but you can still re-enable native telnet support via home brew or you can use a 3rd party telnet client such as ZOC
LOL! I respect the ingenuity though. Bose HAS to pickup this feature... I actually saw some promising stuff in this article (granted it's 4 months old), about Amazon releasing new APIs and SDKs to make it easier for wi-fi speakers to work with Alexa.
Until then, I think I'm going to try your solution. Just curious... how'd you get an inaudible "click" sound on your ipod?
Cool, thanks DRU. I'm an ultra newb when it comes to this stuff. Like... literally first time I ever opened a terminal on my mac was to try this out. Is there a step-by-step for dummies I could follow to try this?
IT WORKED!!! Thank you!! I installed Homebrew then followed the instructions you posted -- https://ntotten.com/2017/01/19/disable-auto-shutoff-on-bose-soundtouch/. Aux always on! WOO HOO!!
Thanks for the advice!