ARC Folder browsing arrives

Our latest release is another testimonial to Roon’s unique versatility and flexibility. It delivers benefits across all our products and offers something for everyone. Roon’s new Playlist Improver relieves an irritating pain point for our playlist enthusiasts. Roon ROCK DIY’ers now have expanded connectivity options with the addition of HDMI and Thunderbolt support on NUC 12 and NUC 13. And ARC continues to grow and resemble Roon with today’s Folder Browsing feature addition.

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Playlist Improver arrives, your virtual playlist assistant for Roon

When we rolled out our initial batch of playlist feature improvements in February of this year, we hinted at more great things to come. Today, we’re excited to deliver the goods and a solution to one of music streaming’s biggest annoyances. In the spirit of naming a trusted, reliable tool after its job, we’ve branded our new playlist feature Playlist Improver. It’s short, simple, direct, and awesome. It’s also a dream come true for Roon’s dedicated playlist creators.

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Introducing ARC Voice Control for Android Auto and CarPlay

We’re back with an exciting new update full of ARC improvements, including one that many of you have eagerly anticipated: Siri and Google Assistant voice control for CarPlay and Android Auto! Now, it’s easier than ever to “keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel” and enjoy safe, easy, hands-free access to your favorite music while you drive. All you have to do is tell ARC what you’re in the mood for, and it’ll do the rest.

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Discovering the Magic of Mandoki Soulmates with Roon

Every year, around March, a low buzz builds in the Hi-Fi community and gradually intensifies until it overwhelms all other sounds in early May. That buzz, of course, is the excitement generated by High-End Munich. It’s the undisputed apex of all things audio and an absolute wonderland of gear and music, showcasing more than a thousand unique brands. All the latest sound delights are spread across 30,000 square meters of exhibition space, drawing over 20,000 audio enthusiasts annually.   

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Hell freezes over: How folder browsing came to Roon

2024 has been an exhilarating ride at Roon, and we’re only four months in!

We’ve announced two new Nucleus models and certified more new partner products than in the first quarter of any other year. We’ve added dynamic features and customer-requested enhancements to Roon and ARC every few weeks. The $499 Nucleus One crushes our long-standing goal of creating the best budget Roon server ever made. We removed Roon’s continuous internet requirement. And today, we’re doing something we said we’d never do – adding folder browsing to Roon.

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Roon’s Latest Software Release Enhances Performance, Stability, and Efficiency

We have some exciting details to share about several changes we’ve made to improve your experience while using Roon at home and ARC on the go.  

But first, we’d like to thank you again for your candid responses to our user survey. Your input has given us valuable insight regarding new features and needed fixes you’d like to see. We appreciate your help pointing out areas that need attention, and we’re committed to addressing each of them to ensure you have the best experience possible with Roon.  

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Nucleus One, the best budget Roon server ever made

It’s always exciting to encounter something that challenges belief and expectations simply by existing. Stress testing objects from Too Good to Be True Avenue and having them stand up to scrutiny is gratifying, inspiring even. 

Especially when they’re items that typically demand a bit of money to exhibit quality, like finding a well-made but affordable musical instrument. Another example is the trove of incredibly high-value, low-cost Hi-Fi gear that has sprung up over the last few years. Many of those devices are from Roon partners who have perfected the art of making great sound affordable. 

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