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How to Get AirPlay 2 on Your Old Bose Speakers


March 1, 2020 Tech By

If you have an older Bose speaker, there’s a good chance that it could now support AirPlay 2. The company recently announced that it was rolling out a firmware update (24.0.7), now through February 25, that would add AirPlay 2 to all Bose SoundTouch speakers. This includes five of the popular SoundTouch speakers:

    • Bose SoundTouch 10, ($200 $160)
    • Bose SoundTouch 20 Series III, ($331+)
    • Bose SoundTouch 30 Series III, ( $499)
    • Bose Wave SoundTouch Music System IV, ($589)
    • Bose SoundTouch 300 soundbar, ($699 $399)

(The AirPlay 2 update will also be available for some of Bose’s older home entertainment systems, too.)

If you have one of these speakers, you can check for the update by logging into the SoundTouch app and accepting the update.

As for AirPlay 2 support, it comes with a couple of advantages. It allows you to integrate the Bose SoundTouch speaker with other speakers that support AirPlay 2 in a multi-room sound system; this means you could potentially link it up with Apple’s HomePod or newer Sonos speakers. AirPlay 2 also makes it easier to play music straight from your iPhone or iPad, by swiping down and accessing the iOS control center. It also means you can more easily stream from Apple Music or iTunes.

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Tucker Bowe

Tucker Bowe has been on Gear Patrol's editorial team since 2014. As a Tech Staff Writer, he tracks everything in the consumer tech space, from headphones to smartphones, wearables to home theater systems. If it lights up or makes noise, he probably covers it.

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