***Roon for Mac, PC or Linux required***
With Roon installed on your Mac or PC, Roon Remote will let you browse your library from your iPad or iPhone.
Roon is the music player for music lovers and 1.7 is our best release yet, with our new Sleep Timer feature, an all-new Live Radio directory, better metadata and handling of classical music, and all-new discovery features and recommendation powered by Valence, our proprietary synthesis of machine learning, Roon's knowledge of music, and the experience of thousands of expert music lovers.
Roon allows superior management of your music collection using playlists and tags. Roon also includes powerful DSP features, and supports TIDAL, MQA, Sonos, Linn DS hardware, iOS devices, Devialet AIR, Audeze headphones, KEF LS50 Wireless loudspeakers, and Chromecast devices.
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Amazing Most of the Time
What Roon delivers on in terms of a listening experience is beyond amazing. I can stream music to all the systems in my house. In my theater room, I stream it to an Oppo UDP-205. I stream to my kitchen and patio on a NAD C 388. In my bedroom on an Onkyo receiver connected to a Chromecast Audio. Because the core is a Synology Diskstation, the Roon Remote acts just like a remote. You don’t have to stay in range of the device like you would with Bluetooth. You can transfer audio from one room to another without a hitch. You can join zones of Roon Ready devices so you have the same audio playing throughout the house which is great for parties. It all plays in the highest possible quality available, including MQA. It integrates files you have on your hard drive seamlessly with streaming services such as TIDAL and qobuz. It has transformed my listening experience in profound ways.
Why four stars? There are times the service glitches. Not enough to be too annoying but it happens. And the user interface is not the best UX. With any other product, these hiccups would be enough for me to give it three or two stars, but WOW! What Roon does best is really good quality listening all over my house. In that one area, the one that counts the most, Roon hits a grand slam.
Best way to navigate one’s music collection
Since the first time Roon was available, I fell in love with it’s interface. I like the way it reports on the DACs, streamers status. Now with the interface updates with a better playback experience, use of more Roon ready devices, addition of iPhones and iPads interfaces plus to crown their updates; Chromecast and MQA compatibility. It’s been a truck load of enjoyable added features. The software has been extensively enhanced and it just gets better with age. Just a warning if your Core is at the latest, make sure you load the latest release to your other devices. The Audio settings will crash your app otherwise. To be honest, with all of the plethora of software programs available out there, specially the ones related to Audio, this one is worth every penny, you won’t be disappointed. I would suggest you build your Core on Intel NUC using fast memory, PCIe M.2 drive for holding Roon Core and attached USB 3 drives for music storage, with simple Windows desktop operating system (Win 10 home or Professional) and you’ll be running trouble free with future proofing your storage. For me it has made Roon rock solid. If you’re like me with a sizable music library, this is one of the best ways to tame it.
Please add Apple Watch support!!!
App works great but needs improvement in some areas. I notice that the app “reboots” if I switch to another app then back to Roon. I don’t see an option in system preferences to enable background refresh so maybe this can be added? Also, other platforms like BluOS offer Apple Watch support - ideally this would include track info, play control and volume, but I’d initially settle for just the ability to skip tracks...
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.