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Description

Roon lets you rediscover old favorites and find new music you love. Explore the world of music as you listen, precisely tailored to your tastes.

***Roon subscription required***

With Roon installed on your Mac, PC, Linux or Intel NUC, Roon Remote will let you browse your library from your iPad or iPhone, using the same rich interface as desktop.

New to Roon? Sign up for a free trial: roonlabs.com

The ultimate music expert:
Roon brings all of your music together, files and streams, in one easy to use interface, and provides an immersive experience tailored for everyone in your home. Artist photos, credits, bios, reviews, lyrics, tour dates, and composers are located automatically, then interconnected by links to build a 360º-view of your music collection. Filter and sort virtually any music in Roon by performer, producer, composer, label, and a wide variety of other parameters.

Roon goes far beyond the “algorithmic recommendations” you’ll find in mass-market streaming products. Using its deep metadata and an understanding of over 100,000 expert listeners from Valence, Roon surfaces and suggests music with uncanny sensitivity and insight.

Roon plays all of your music on every device:
Roon connects your entire digital music library to the gear through which you choose to play it, offering seamless interoperability. It joins the disparate dots of your listening ecosystem and gives you the convenience to control everything in a single app.
With Roon, you are not confined to a single brand family, but rather it integrates all of your disparate audio gear with support for thousands of Roon Ready, AirPlay, Chromecast, and USB devices. Roon also allows you to enjoy your music everywhere with multi-room playback on every platform or device.

Get the best possible sound quality from your audio gear:
Anytime you play music through the Roon app, Roon works as a conduit that ties all of your inputs (i.e., music files and streaming services, such as TIDAL and Qobuz) and outputs (i.e., streamers and speakers) under one app, dramatically streamlining and optimizing the signal path and sound quality. With bit-perfect playback, exhaustive format support and powerful DSP, Roon gets the best possible sound quality from your audio gear. It is also the world’s only end-to-end MQA (high-resolution streaming) support, even those without MQA-capable hardware.

What’s New

Version 1.8.00831

In Roon 1.8 you’ll experience a completely new immersive experience, including a new look, new intelligence, and new features.








A completely new look & feel:
Roon 1.8 has a fresh visual design that takes its inspiration from the idea of the museum – an airy, neutral environment in which to display things of beauty. We also took cues from classic music magazines, using bold typography and innovative layout to bring music to life. Along with innovations in data presentation, Roon is now a joy to use.




Context and meaning, powered by Valence:

Roon goes far beyond the “algorithmic recommendations” you’ll find in mass-market streaming products. Using its deep metadata and an understanding of over 100,000 expert listeners from Valence, Roon surfaces and suggests music with uncanny sensitivity and insight.



Focus: far beyond “search”:
Roon’s Focus feature has long been the most powerful way to explore your own music, but now it goes beyond your library, giving you a 360º-view of artists, genre, performers, and composers. Filter and sort virtually any music in Roon by performer, producer, composer, label, and a wide variety of other parameters.



Classical music reimagined:
The way you explore classical music is different; that’s why we’ve come up with a completely new visual style and information layout, designed to make it easy to find the classical recordings you’re looking for. Valence identifies relationships between composers, conductors, and performers – and helps weed out the no-name releases – so you can find well-regarded performances of any composition.



An experience tailor-made for you:
Valence now makes suggestions based not only on context (what you’re looking at and what you’re listening to) but also on your taste. Right on Roon’s brand new Home page, you’ll see a dashboard which lets you explore your listening – both the fine-grained history of the last few weeks, and the statistical view of your listening over time.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

That Marwood Chap ,

Decent, but lots to fix

The look & feel, functionality and design is great, but strongly hampered by crashes and a lack of true multi-tasking. This makes it far more frustrating to use than it should be - especially because when it works, it’s wonderful. I’m subscribed and really hope to see this app reach its potential.

Flume67 ,

Will need to get serious eventually

I’m glad the enthusiastic amateurs of Roon persist with updating their app and underlying system but it is quite Mickey Mouse. Current update promises chromecast support but they’ve obviously not sought google approval and so, surprise surprise, it doesn’t work. Ditto for airplay on Sonos. That’s not even out of beta on Sonos’ system so why even try?

The bits that work, work well. Parts of the ui remain about 5 years behind the times - queuing up tracks on the fly, for instance. They need to start charging more and hiring more staff.

As a side note, the desktop app regularly becomes “corrupt”, at least in Apple’s eyes and seems to cause issues with syncing your iPhone until you delete it. That’s not really on either.

splodge60 ,

Splodge60

If you’ve built up a good music playing system and either rip your music or stream this is my go to toolbox for replaying my choice with the ease of calling up my preferences from the comfort of my arm chair.
Take the offer of a trial, compare to the alternative programs available, then if you decide it’s for you go for it.
I paid for one year originally then after a few more days managed to change to a life time membership and I’ve never regretted it.

App Privacy

The developer, Roon Labs, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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