***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 Roon 1.6 is our best release yet, with a completely new Roon Radio experience and support for high resolution streaming from Qobuz!
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.
This release also includes bug fixes and performance improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
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.
Mostly annoying Remote App for an expensive music player
Already when connected the Remote App is below expectations for a remote of a music player that is this expensive. It feels as if Roon has tried to port every single option from the Core software to this remote and has made the final product counter intuitive and an outright pain to use. The worst part however is connecting. The connecting when everything is ok is about as slow as the Apple Remote App but when either the Core or the Remote App is connected to a wifi extender the connecting process is extremely frustrating, involving multiple manual retries to forced shutdowns of the App to get it to connect. At this price point (of the Core) this should be better.
Beware - Dangerous and amateurish support
In my personal opinion: Non intuitive interface supported by documentation written to contain as few words as possible. Roon loaded Tidal My Collections with thousands of suggestions that aren’t remotely close to what I listen to and then tells me I have to delete them one at a time to avoid deleting my music that i purchased that is located on my hard drive. They even go as far as to prevent you from recovering your own music that you might delete trying to get rid of the junk they loaded into your Tidal, or Roon account. How do they prevent this? Be bypassing your deleted items folder. Genius! How did they come up with that idea? Google it.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.