Roon 1.8, Core is on MacMini with Catalina OS, Controlled with iPad running Roon app
I use ATT-Uverse wireless for network connections. Both devices show they are connected and you can do other stuff. Also, Tv’s work ok, iPhone works ok.
But Roon software will often say it cannot connect. After several tries, it will connect fine. Sometimes after being connected, it loses connection. It’s very random, so can’t give you anything more specific. But it has gotten worse the last few days. It worked ok right after first install of 1.8. The previous version 1.7 was stable, this one is not.
I’ve also had the iPad app hang several times, again randomly as far as I can tell. I haven’t seen any pattern to it. After it hangs, I’ll keep trying to scroll or press something, and it will quit on it’s own after 5-10 sec, restart, and then everything is fine. Very strange. This never happened on 1.7. I do nothing fancy with Roon Labs. One time it hung just scrolling the display, so it’s simple stuff.
I’ve also noticed play button and others you sometimes have to put your finger on them several times to get it to take. It seems very sensitive to hitting right on the icon. This is just a guess, because it’s hard to tell what’s going on, other than it doesn’t do what you wanted. Again I had no trouble with 1.7.
Hate to complain, but these are pretty annoying “features”, especially after a much hyped update. Not a fan of the new look UI, but can tolerate it. I thought the old one was easier to use and nicer looking, but that’s just my opinion.
It would sure help to have a user manual or something to help you learn the new features. For example, I tried this morning to search for album I have (The Nutcracker - Vedernikov) and I had to type in Vedernikov for it to find it. It came up with all these Nutcracker versions on Tidal. Kind of nitpicky, and I’m guessing there’s a setting somewhere, but it gets frustrating.
I know you all are trying, but you might consider letting us go back to 1.7 until more testing is done. You also might consider some options on look and feel, so perhaps we could opt for a “classic” or 1.7 type look. Just a suggestion,