(now wearing snowshoes on my asymmetrical isolation feet)
I wouldn’t hold my breath on this.
As reported above, they tried it and couldn’t make it work well enough to release it.
Note that the recent “Roon Partners” update mentions Onkyo, Pioneer, and (something else) are now Roon-tested via their Chromecast integration. Google is leaning on this integration, Roon has a protocol that works well with it, so why hare off to Alexa when Google is easy? And the rumor mill suggests the next iteration of the Google Home Mini, which will be Nest-branded, will incorporate the functionality of the now-defunct Chromecast Audio, but now operable via the Google Assistant.
Exactly. With a google home assistant like those fantastic Insignia ones with speakers., if you start the roon stream to it, you can use your voice to pause/play/and skip tracks, as well as raise and lower volume.
In all seriousness, why don’t we email Jeff Bezos so he can send our requests to other executives and we can have the new lossless capable Echo Studio & Echo Show devices become roon ready? Just throwing it out there, it could be possible.
I have Alexa voice commands working with Roon, not sure if anyone has tried this before so I am reporting in case it is useful. It is bit of a hack.
I recently got a Fire HD 8 and the show mode stand. I had already setup a Harmony hub and used the Deep Harmony extension for use with a harmony companion remote. The deep harmony extension emulates Roku device so volume, play pause, skip forward, rewind and few other commands work with the remote,
I then linked the Harmony hub to Alexa but be sure to use something other than ‘Roon’ as the friendly name (Alexa confuses it with ‘room’). Alexa does not like ‘Music’ either as it will start playing Amazon HD so choose something like ‘Jazz’, ‘Tunes’ etc.
Voice commands such as play, pause, volume up, down , skip forward work. I have setup Harmony hub to control the volume of my DAC.
Alexa and Google Assistant integration is a must have for me. Plex fully supports this no reason Roon can not. The integrations to add are fairly straight forward to build out. The people who do not want it should simply turn off the feature.
(Pragmatic Minimalist - Roon Lifer X 2)
There is no reason Roon can not except it might not be in their product “vision.” Personally, I hate voice activated commands and would be one who turns off the feature, as you suggest. I guess it really depends on how many customers want this feature and where Roon puts it in their priority list. They don’t share that information.
There’s a very capable Alexa skill for controlling Logitech Media Server called ‘MediaServer’ that also allows casting audio from LMS to an Echo device as audio sink. If it can be done for LMS then why not for Roon? The excuse that Alexa hears badly when music is playing and that ‘Roon’ sounds too much like ‘Room’ is rather lame - who ever said Roon had to be in the invocation name?
Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)
Innuos Zen Mini iii
Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)
Gigabit wired Ethernet
Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)
Description Of Issue
I have given my 12 yo daughter the Roon app and her own profile which all works well with her Sonos Move. We have a rule of no screen based devices at bedtime and I’d like to enable her to select Roon playback (playlists and Tidal) from either her Echo Dot or Alexa voice services in the Sonia itself.
Sonia doesn’t seem to allow either Tidal or Roon as a Music service in its app and I can’t see how to get Alexa to recognise Roon
Is there a way of achieving voice control over Roon from an Alexa enabled device?