Roon’s policy announced today – no non-certified devices can be connected after 21 Sept 2020 – is a simply terrible idea. Linn users are particularly badly affected, because any new Linn kit we add (or potentially kit which we reconfigure/move and needs to be added again?) will be barred from using Roon.
Roon + Linn is, or rather was, a world-class solution for controlling and hearing music. What now?
Roon’s policy is anti-competitive, hostile to its customers, and short-sighted. See other forums for non-Linn-specific posts: anger is growing.
UPDATE: Roon has now issued a correction in the forum. Their email said “If you purchase a device that is not certified as Roon Ready, you will not be able to Enable it for use after September 21st” but that is not what they meant to say. We have now been told that this applies only to devices that CLAIM to be Roon Ready but aren’t certified. Devices that do NOT claim to be Roon Ready are still ok. At least that seems to be what is happening.