After having set up Roon with different endpoints around my apartment, I now want to take the next step. I have already built a passively cooled ROCK and now want to have displays in different rooms to automatically turn on whenever something is playing in the currently selected zone.
I did have a Chromecast connected to a monitor and apart from the fact that it never really turns off, it’s exactly what I’m looking for. However, the never turning off part is a big issue for me because it’d require me to turn off the display manually whenever I stop listening to music and don’t want the display to stay on.
RoPieee Display sadly only works with the small RPi touchscreen via the ribbon cable, so that’s a no go with HDMI monitors from what I’ve read.
What I’m trying to achieve:
Have different TVs / monitors around my apartment that are tied to my several Roon zones and will automatically turn on / off whenever I start / stop playback.
I don’t want the display to do anything other than display album / artist art and the track progression. I have read through the web display option, however I’m not too familiar with the possibilities regarding automated, fullscreen displays.
Anyone with ideas and / or experience able to chime in?