I have a substantial investment in the soundtouch EcoSystem. An investment i started 12 months ago. Indeed, i have a desire to extend the speaker range further, but before i make any further investment i need to understand if Bose is going to continually ivest in SoundTouch. You have released new products that now compete with soundtouch and do not work alongside. You have removed Internet Radio, and in the 12 months i have been consuming, you have added no additional music services, additional apps have been restrcted to the US, and updates are for minor bug fixes.
This strikes me a a company dropping investment to support. Can you advise of the support policy ASAP please as i erefuse to buy further presnts at xmas time in this area until you clarify
If you read this and think you too may be impacted can you LIKE to raise the profile of this post. We need to make sure we have a commited BOSE to support the investment we have made
Nov 20, 2018
You raise a very interesting point. Same thing is true with 'smart' TVs. You buy it in the expectation that the services provided on it are going to continue to work. On my 4 to 5 year old smart tv, some services are starting to drop off, yet the TV is still fine. You own the hardware, but you dont know the internet based services provided are going to continue to be supported. People like bose, selling $$$$ kit with access to internet services, should provide buyers with a service level agreement, stating the length of time the internet based services are going to be supported. There's a scenario where we woul be left with very expensive bricks, instead of smart speakers.
This is a direct competitor of Sonos - and its already released divergent technology
As owners we need guidance as to how long this is supported for
Thank you for the posts, and I completely understand everyone's concerns.
We're going to support SoundTouch for the foreseeable future.
Joel - Community Support
Thanks Joel - but that is not a statement
As people who invest in Bose - we are looking for a Roadmap for functionality, when, and for how long.
You could start with:
When will Apple Music be added
When will the additional Alexa skills be rolled out to EMEA
When will Spotify Gapless Playback be fixed?
When will you support the product to
When will ST integrate with other Bose internet devices
Bose: You have removed funtionality, we require an answer to these questions. Your community is in meltdown and users need support