Oct 13, 2019
I'm trying to (re)set up my Soundtouch 10 over USB. When trying to connect via USB I keep getting the message "Multiple Speakers Discovered" while there is really only one connected. Tried factory reset, different cable orders (plugin first, after etc) but to no avail. Setting up with the mobile app doesn't work as it seems that it won't continune to the next screen on iOS13 after connecting to the Bose WiFi network...
Thanks for posting and welcome to the Bose Community. This is a very strange issue and not something that I have seen before, however I would love to assist you in resolving this.
I would highly recommend that you attempt to set the speaker up via the Alternate Setup method that is listed here if you are unable to set the speaker up via Wi-Fi or USB. As you are also unable to update the speaker via these methods please attempt to update the speaker via this method here. Please also perform a standard reset on the speaker by turning off your product and disconnecting the power cord for 30 seconds.
I look forward to hearing back from you regarding the result of these steps. If any other community members are also experiencing this issue please do let us know.
Hector B - Community Support
I have tried all options available however I too am still unable to (re)connect a SoundTouch 10 to my system. It seems that ever since I updated to macOS Catalina 10.15.1, I have had major issues with my SoundTouch system (2x Soundtouch 10, 1x Soundtouch 30).
In addition to the above, I cannot add my iTunes (now, Music) library to the app prior to all the connection issues. I could only listen to the streaming services via the app. If I wanted to listen to my own library, then I had to connect via Bluetooth.
Thank you for posting and welcome to the Bose Community! Sorry to read that the steps above did not resolve this for you.
Does this same issue occur on every device or only on the Mac? If you haven't yet tried can you please test this on a different device to see if the same issue happens. Please can you also delete and reinstall the Bose SoundTouch Application from your device and attempt to set up the speakers again.
In regard to the issue that you are having with the music library on your computer, can you please let me know if they are stored on Mac or onto a Nas drive?
I look forward to hearing back from you with the answers to the questions above.
With regards to the devices, I only have Mac products at home (iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, iPad, iPhone). The SoundTouch app is on each device, and they are connected to 3 Speakers. Two of the speakers are connected without issues. The third, a 10, is not connecting at all. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling plus all the setup and alternate setup methods across devices, to no avail. I've decided to take the speaker into the Bose service center, to see whether they can fix it.
With reference to the music library, it is on the Mac hard drive. This problem occurred after OS was upgraded to Catalina. It just won't allow me to click onto add 'My iTunes music library'. I can only play the library (which is filled with music that my Spotify account doesn't have) via Bluetooth, which is not ideal. I read in another threat or two of some other people having similar problems, but I haven't seen any solutions as of yet.
Thanks for getting back in touch.
There were changes made to Mac OS Catalina (the removal of iTunes, the introduction of the Apple Music app) which prevents music libraries from functioning properly. You can read more about this here.
Please find below a workaround that has worked for us and our call center teams.
Note: This isn't a final solution and we hope there will be a way to streamline this in the near future.
To add a music library using macOS 10.15 (Catalina) or later:
Note: Any changes to the content of your library will not automatically sync. To sync after updating to Catlina:
With your SoundTouch speaker, I would recommend fully resetting the speaker (hold preset 1 and Vol - together for around 10 seconds or until the LEDs start to blink.) On the SoundTouch app go to Menu > Settings > Speaker Settings and ensure the SoundTouch 10 speaker is removed from the list of devices. Once the reset has completed on the speaker, you will see a steady amber light and setup can commence.
I hope this information helps!
Feb 1, 2020
Hello, unless I'm missing something, Bose should really get working on a proper solution for the multiple speakers found issue with OS X 10.15 Catalina. The OS has now been out a sufficient period of time for the bugs to have been worked out. While the 'workaround' that was proposed is welcome, it is very complicated and most customers are casual users and will NOT feel comfortable doing it. I was fortunate, I still have a Mac that is running 10.14 Mojave, and the setup worked well on it. PLEASE make updating the Mac version of the SoundTouch app for use with Catalina a priority. It needs to be easy and straightforward to use.
Feb 15, 2020
I also have the same problem.
I only have one SoundTouch 10 and I'm running Catalina on my computer. I've been having this speaker for almost 4 years and it's a really great unit, but I've never been able to setup it up, regardless of the OS. I don't know, maybe the app is just not tested properly before being released. I am a software engineer and I am very comfortable with installing software or hardware equipment, but this app-speaker combo is just driving me crazy.
The "multiple speakers discovered" message that you are encountering is caused by the Mac Catalina OS update. They introduced extra security software in the update that has caused issues when trying to connect the speaker to Wi-Fi using the Mac version of the SoundTouch app. At this time, it is not possible to perform a USB setup on a Mac running Catalina.
You will, however, still be able to connect your speaker to your Wi-Fi network using either the SoundTouch IOS/Android app, or the Alternate Method.
If you have any trouble with those setup methods, let us know and we will be happy to help troubleshoot that with you.
I hope this helps.