Share, Inspire, and Enjoy with the Roon Referral Program

Our aim is to build the best platform for listening to and exploring the music you love, and we want to help you share your excitement and experiences with others.

The new Roon Referral Program lets you do just that, while earning rewards! Simply share your unique referral link with friends and family and you both get an extra month of Roon for free* when they activate their subscription

So while you’re spending a bit more time at home, visit your Roon account page to start sharing your referral link and help us grow our amazing community.

On another note, we’re still looking to fill 7 open roles on our development team. Check out our jobs page for more information, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you or anyone you know is interested.

*Unique referral link available to paid subscribers only, terms and conditions apply

Roon in the time of coronavirus

In the last century, there have been more than a few events that have shaken the world. It’s hard to think of another one, though, that has touched the lives of every person on the planet simultaneously. We’ve each had a unique and deeply personal experience to navigate, but as I reflect, my overwhelming feeling is one of gratitude – for the Roon team, our community of subscribers, our family of partners, and the very nature of our business.

New York City is Roon’s spiritual home – it’s where the founding crew met and first collaborated back in ancient times – and we feel deeply connected to the city as it struggles. But we’ve always worked remotely. Our Slack workspace is our office, and the company is now spread over four continents. Fortunately for us, that means that as we grow our team, we’ve been able to prioritize domain expertise and product passion over geography. From Bangkok to Paris and Toronto to Montevideo, we’ve always been a “pants optional” operation, meeting on Skype, and passing the baton from time zone to time zone in a kind of global relay.

For most of our team, the biggest change we’ve had to handle is having significant others and kids at home. That hasn’t always been easy, but it’s a cakewalk compared to the challenges faced by our friends and colleagues in other sectors. The last few months have felt largely like business as usual for us, which seems surreal because we’re growing even as startups are closing their doors. If you know a developer with a passion for music who has been affected by the downturn, please ask them to check out our jobs page.

All of this is to say that we feel extremely fortunate for the opportunities we have today. In these times of social distancing, there has been a surge in the consumption of streaming content; music and movies have had to stand in for the social activities of simpler times. Roon is a product that people enjoy in their homes, and we’re happy to find that our subscribers seem to be doing more of that than ever. We’ve actually seen a sharp increase in people trying Roon for the first time, and an uptick in the number of listening hours per week among all users.

We’d like to thank every subscriber, every contributor to our community site, and everyone who engages in the always-lively debate about what could make Roon a better product. We’re grateful to be able to sustain our growth plans and we look forward to smoother sailing ahead.

Discover even better music recommendations and “Auto Sleep” with the latest version of Roon 1.7

Since the success of the 1.7 release in November, we’ve received tons of great feedback from our community, and we have been listening.

We’ve implemented a number of features in this release (version 1.7 build 537), including improvements to the “New Releases for You” and “Now Playing” screens, as well as a number of other changes to improve the way you discover and listen to the music you love.

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Roon Partner Update: September 2019

As our partner program continues to grow, the Roon Ready and Roon Tested offerings from our partners become even more diverse. September was one of those months that covered the whole spectrum. From a thumb-sized USB DAC to a stunning digital upscaler, check out these new products from Audioquest, Cambridge Audio, Chord Electronics, and Stack Audio.

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Roon Partner Update: July 2019

We’ve always admired the timeless nature of the audio industry – from vintage tube amps to modern streaming DACs, we’re spoiled by such a broad spectrum of gear. While it’s not uncommon to see some hardware manufacturers come and go, this group of Roon partners has an average tenure of 63 years!

July brought us new Roon Ready and Roon Tested devices from Onkyo, Pioneer, Integra, Cambridge, ELAC, Opera Audio, and McIntosh. For a full list of the brands we’ve partnered with, and every Roon Ready and Roon Tested device, visit our website.

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Roon Partner Update: April 2019

April was a family affair as a number of complete families of devices passed through our QA department, with a total of 33 Roon Ready and 5 Roon Tested devices joining more than 350 other devices in our partner programs. It’s hard to believe the first Roon Ready devices shipped only 3 years ago!

Enjoy these offerings from Bowers and Wilkins, Bluesound, cocktailAudio, Waversa, Bel Canto, Nagra, and Holo Audio.

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