schneekluth
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Linux support for Bose Soundtouch App

Hey Bose,

 

I love my Soundtouch devices. Multi-Room audio is absolutely reliable and a great pleasure but there is one thing that is really annoying: There is no Soundtouch app for Linux.

 

I have followed this post where people started hacking with wine to get it running but latest releases were not working: https://community.bose.com/t5/SoundTouch-Archive/soundtouch-app-on-ubuntu-linux-with-wine-speakers-n...

 

So what's the deal? I have spend severeal hunded Euros on a nice audio system but I cannot control it from my Ubuntu machine... I am a linux guy and I simply don't have a windows machine at home and every time I want to control my audio system I have to pull my Android out of my pocket or start fiddling with the XML-API. That's really annoying. Please, I beg you... please turn your Soundtouch in a cross-platfrom Electron app and everyone will be happy. Or maybe provide a PPA for Ubuntu. My Laptop is always running but my phone is always laying around somewhere in my house and I really hate searching for it to control my music.

 

Please consider releasing a Soundtouch app for Linux users.

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Jessie_O
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Re: Linux support for Bose Soundtouch App

Hi Schneekluth, 

 

Thank you for your post and welcome to the Community! 

 

Thank you for your feedback and your experience with the SoundTouch application. I'm glad to hear that you enjoy the multi-room aspect of your SoundTouch speakers. 

 

I have marked your post so that the development will be able to review yours suggests. If any other user on the Community are in the same position, we'd love to hear from you!

 

If there is anything else I can do, please reach out to us again!

 

Kindest, 

 

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Re: Linux support for Bose Soundtouch App

Thanks! Meanwhile: @p__8  Did you manage to get latest Soundtouch app running on Linux? If so would you share the required steps?

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Re: Linux support for Bose Soundtouch App

Hi I haven't tried to install the last version recently but the automatic updates were functional till recently.

 

It is very important to use the very last version of wine and not the standard version provided by ubuntu. If you haven't the latest version of wine (at least 2.13), try this "Here is the way to install compiled version of wine for ubuntu: https://wiki.winehq.org/Ubuntu

You can chose the version easily and it is really easy to install. (Choose Staging)

After that you have to configure wine to choose windows 7 or higher and not windows xp, with the "winecfg" app that you have to launch via a terminal."

 

I hope this help!

 

P.

schneekluth
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Re: Linux support for Bose Soundtouch App

Thank your for the detailed instructions. Will try it asap.

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Re: Linux support for Bose Soundtouch App

Well i am one of those Linux users who would really love to be able to run the soundtouch app on my laptop(s) which run on Linux Mint..

and i am sure there is a growing crowd of Linux users ever since Windows XP and Windows 7 were no longer supported by Microsoft.

So yes, a big please for a Linux application for the soundtouch app

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Re: Linux support for Bose Soundtouch App

+1 for a linux app!! 

 

annoying to have to reach out to the phone every time.

Vicky_W
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Re: Linux support for Bose Soundtouch App

Thank you everyone for posting. 

 

I have added your names to the list of users who would like this as a feature. 

 

Have a good day. 

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Re: Linux support for Bose Soundtouch App

hi @jgk , in my spare time I develop a small GTK client for Soundtouch API. You can find the source files here: https://github.com/syfds/soundy

 

For now there is no possibility to download the app as package, you can compile everything by yourself and try it out. Contact me if you are interested. @schneekluth probably also interesting for you?

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Re: Linux support for Bose Soundtouch App

Great Work! Will it support Multi Room Audio in future releases?