Hello all, I’ve been messing around with Roon on a free trial since Sunday. It’s impressive to say the least. I installed the core on my media server PC in my office and streaming wirelessly to my living room set up via a Raspberry Pi w/ a HiFiberry pro + dac with Volumio (was pleasantly surprised that it worked with a Volumio client out of the box, I was expecting to have to flash a roon client app and boot the Pi with that). Sound is amazing, and it works flawlessly. The Radio feature is very good. The whole thing is very intuitive and easy to use yet offers a lot of control if you want to delve into it. Tidal integration is totally seamless. In fact, everything is seamless. I love it. I’ve tried everything and this really is the ultimate digital music experience.
But - yes, unfortunately there is a “but”. Android remote apps. The app does work and is nicely laid out with a pleasing UI. But on my phone, the app crashes whenever the screen goes off and has to fully re-launch - see this thread for more. I tried it on an old tablet. Again works good. The tablet does not have the app crash issue. But it does not have portrait/screen rotation, and strangely it was stuck upside down (i.e. I had to hold the tablet upside down, home button on top). I was hoping to be able to edit, and use Focus, if not on a phone then at least on a tablet. The focus is such a cool feature to go on a music adventure, and editing - not that Roon doesn’t do a great job, but it’s those quick little edits that are more idiosyncratic personal preferences that I want to do that I’ll never remember once I’m sitting in front of the media PC.
Can any Roon devs or other staff comment on these issues, or as far as a roadmap for the Android apps going forward. I want Roon. No, I need it. I don’t wanna go back! But it’s a lot of money. Before committing it would be great to get confirmation that these bugs will get looked at and fixed, and that enhanced functionality for the Android app would be on tap in the reasonably near future. Thank you!