Here at Roon we have the immense challenge of developing software that plays nicely with a multitude of network topologies. From the crusty 12-year-old router with 8 daisy-chained switches, to emerging technologies like a mesh network from Eero, Roon must work flawlessly in any configuration. These 5 tips will help you set up a robust network ready for WiFi audio streaming.
Roon delivers an unparalleled experience for music lovers, and we want you to have the opportunity to fully explore Roon during your free trial. With a small amount of understanding and preparation, we can help you get the most out of your free trial and make the transition to Roon as pain-free and seamless as possible.
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We’re very excited to announce that Roon 1.3 is going live today! This is our most ambitious release ever – in the works for nearly nine months – but we think it’s been worth the wait. With new streaming hardware support, audio processing, DSP, file handling, metadata management, and social sharing, there are new features and improvements in almost every area of the product.
We’ve incorporated hundreds of suggestions from you, and thrown in a few of our own:
The Roon ecosystem includes rich control apps for iOS and Android, and allows streaming to many different types of audio hardware. The one thing we keep hearing is that users wish they had more options for where to run their Roon Core. Today, we’re proud to announce Roon Server for compatible QNAP and Synology NAS devices, which means you can enjoy the Roon experience without a PC!
We’re very excited to announce that Roon 1.2 is finally live! This is our biggest release yet, with new platform support, new apps, new features, and lots of refinements based on the feedback we hear from our members every day. There are over 600 new features and improvements in all. Here are some highlights:
If our experiences at Sooloos and Meridian taught the Roon team anything, it was do what you know. In our case, that means music and software. Sure, we’ve built hardware and shipped mass-market apps, but when your heart’s not in something, it shows.
If we had launched Roon according to our original plan, this post might have been called “The First Ten Days of Roon”. Our intention was to release in September as a feature-complete, mature product with the benefit of complete alpha and beta test cycles, but that isn’t how things played out.
Fifteen years ago, some friends and I started thinking about how listening to music was going to change. That was 1999, before streaming services or even the iTunes Store, so music collections were made up of CDs and files downloaded from early peer-to-peer networks.
It was a time of tremendous promise. Music, which had long been bound by the physical discs on which it was sold (and the broadcast media which promoted it), was going to become massively accessible. It was an intoxicating thought that all the music in the world might actually be something we could see and hear in our lifetimes.