ARC Build 116 is Live!

Android ARC build got stuck in Play Store review, feel free to use APK to get Android Auto support immediately

Hi All,

We’ve been hard at work polishing Car Play support for ARC and are excited to announce that we’ll be releasing Android Auto support with this early access build as well. Happy holidays :slightly_smiling_face:

This build includes a number of fixes and polish for CarPlay! We have made some real progress here and believe that the logout issue alongside several categories of crashes should be in the past now. We don’t declare victory yet and are open to your feedback

Android Auto is still in early development and we want to be sure to get real-world feedback as that will help drive our development efforts. Please note that as it’s the holiday season, our response time and development turnaround will be much slower than usual. Think of this as an opportunity to test things as they are now, and we will plan to ramp up our iterations in early 2023.

How can I test Android Auto?

Simply update your Android device to the latest earlyaccess build. Build #116. Once updated, connect your phone to a car or head unit which supports Android Auto and select Roon ARC from your list of apps.

Here are a few questions which might help guide your feedback:


  • Does it feel stable?
  • What happens when you change connectivity states when connected?
    • How does it feel on slower networks?
  • What happens with interruptions from other apps? (Navigation apps, phone calls, alarms)
  • When playing audio in another music app, does ARC pause? Vice versa?
  • Does everything play as expected? Streaming content, local, transcoded, etc?
  • Do things load in a reasonable amount of time?


  • Is it missing anything?
  • Is there anything extra you don’t need?
  • Is the music or data you care about presented in a sensible way?
  • Were you able to find what you were looking for?
  • How did the layout/navigation feel to you? Did the menus do what you’d expect?

There are a few issues we’re still nailing down, so please ignore them from testing concerns:

  • Offline mode support
  • Error handling
  • Placeholder images and icon polish

For Android users, if you are having trouble with the latest changes, you are always welcome to switch back to the latest production build using the instructions in the Help Center.

Thank you,
The team at Roon Labs

What’s new in this release?

Build Numbers

Application Version
Roon ARC 1.0 (build 116) earlyaccess


  • Introduced Android Auto support
  • Resolved an issue where in certain cases users could end up in logout state while using CarPlay app
  • Resolved several issues that led to CarPlay crashes
  • Resolved an issue where in certain cases app will not resume playback on the previously set DAC volume


Cores, remotes, and ARC installations already running earlyaccess should update automatically. If you need to reinstall, the latest earlyaccess builds can always be found at the following links.

macOS: Roon RoonServer
Windows: Roon RoonServer
Linux: Easy Installer Full Package
Nucleus / ROCK: See Help Center
Android APKs: Roon Remote Roon ARC

Information on loading Roon on Linux can be found here. Please use the files linked here in place of those from the help center article when loading earlyaccess.