Roon ARC 4+

Your Roon library, on the go

Roon Labs

    • 3.4 • 119 Ratings
    • Free

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*** Roon ARC requires a valid Roon subscription ***

ARC puts the best possible on-the-go music experience in your pocket and lets you enjoy your Roon library and all of Roon's immersive features wherever you are in the world.

ARC is a custom-built streaming service powered by your Roon system at home. Explore your complete collection of artists, albums, playlists, and personal music files, plus TIDAL, Qobuz, and KKBOX streams. Discover added content from Roon's music experts and smart features, such as staff-curated playlists, Daily Mixes, New Releases for You, personalized recommendations, and Roon Radio. You can add albums to your collection, build playlists, set favorites, create tags, and more, just as you can in Roon.

Offline listening lets you download your personal music files to keep the music playing wherever your adventures take you – even if you're off the grid entirely. ARC offers remote access to Roon's captivating library of in-depth artist bios and album articles, revealing the stories that take us deep into the heart of our favorite music. And there's more…

Ready to hit the road? Your Roon library is too! Roon's browsing and discovery features fully integrate into your car's controls for safe and convenient playback. With ARC within easy reach of the wheel, every road you take is a journey in sound. ARC makes the driver's seat feel like your listening chair at home.

ARC is designed to look and feel just like Roon. You get the same intuitive, aesthetically rich Roon interface you know and love, fully optimized for your phone. No more switching between streaming apps; ARC compiles all your music in one place for easy access and maximum enjoyment.

And now, Roon's audio shaping suite and pristine sound quality have arrived in ARC - with bold styling never before seen in a mobile app! MUSE delivers the precision audio control of Roon when you're on the go or running a streamlined mobile setup with ARC. It places radically unique EQ handling, optimized balance control, precision volume leveling, FLAC, DSD & MQA support, crossfeed, headroom management, and sample rate conversion in the palm of your hand.

You can customize sonic qualities to your specific tastes with MUSE, then save or apply them with a few clicks. To top it all off, MUSE even remembers your presets and reapplies them when you reconnect to a known device. The MUSE Signal Path display provides complete audio signal transparency as the music flows through your device - from source media all the way to your speakers.

ARC offers artful design, sound quality, and a music listening experience unmatched by any other music app. Best of all, it's included free with your Roon subscription.

What’s New

Version 1.0.55

Our latest release includes several of our customers’ most requested additions, download improvements, and new smart features that make ARC better than ever! Now, you can play, shuffle, or download everything in your browser view and use favorites, tags, filters, and sorting for even more ways to rediscover and enjoy your collection.

We’ve also introduced a number of improvements to downloads - they’re now twice as fast, and you can customize download quality from Original to space-saving OPUS. Or, let our revolutionary new Smart Downloads feature select music from your local library for you - it creates a menu of listening possibilities from your most played favorites and newest discoveries, your go-to playlists, and forgotten gems that you haven’t spun in a while. And, it’ll rotate your choices frequently to keep things interesting. Smart Downloads is only available in ARC - included free with a Roon subscription!

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

sklemow ,

Out of home connection is spotty, no MQA and iPad is awful

Tried out of home connection once with the first software release, and was unable to connect, despite my having a UPnP router and it showing that it was reachable. Haven’t tried it with the second release, will do so and report back.

There is no dedicated iPad app, so you’re stuck with the low-res limited window view using the iPhone application on your tablet. Perhaps another iPadOS version will be forthcoming but for now this is really an iPhone based app.

I wouldn’t bother with this unless you use Qobuz, because Roon didn’t pursue the MQA first unfold for Tidal and you’ll be stuck with 48khz rendering maximum, even if you use an external DAC attached to your phone (there’s no MQA passthrough). 😡

EKD Photo ,

Needs work, but still the reason I finally switched to roon

I previously tried roon over a year ago and loved it except I could only listen at home and I go out often which was a problem. When I heard about roon arc I immediately reactivated a 15 day trial and it was good enough for me to finally convert. It still isn’t perfect, I occasionally get poor connection warnings when my connection is fine, multiple times a week the app has auto signed out of my account although it doesn’t always happen. And on top of that the downloads sometimes show a download symbol wheel when nothing is downloading. I also think the interface needs a bit of work but is simple and easy to use as is. Most of the time I’ve managed to get it to work just fine for my daily commute and has been a suitable replacement for plexamp with much better stability. I hope development continues and bugs are fixed over time because I will continue to use this app daily.

sangyeij ,

Unreliable, and needs Apple Watch app

Roon is great when it works. That’s equally true for Roon Arc. There’s no good reason why it can’t work behind CGNAT. At the *very* least it should work when the devices have Tailscale or another method of NAT traversal, but really it should handle NAT traversal itself. But even without CGNAT the connection can be unreliable.

Once those issues are addressed, please consider adding an Apple Watch app. I’d love to give up my Apple Music subscription and switch to Roon for all my music listening, but that isn’t happening without a Watch app.

Otherwise, the app is a joy to use on iPhone, and like I said— everything’s great when it works! Even with the aforementioned issues, I’m glad I bought a lifetime subscription for ~$700.

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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.

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