I’m 3 days into my 14 day trial and enjoying things so far. Critical for me is that Roon and iTunes communicate. Thus far, the entire Playlist and Smart Playlist import activity seems to have worked. And, I’ve seen new music that was added in iTunes (and playlists) later appear in Roon as if it’s quietly and continually auto-checking for updates (good!). How often is that happening, btw?
But, does Roon push info back to iTunes in any ways? After day 1, playing music solely via Roon, I saw that the “last played” time stamps updated in iTunes when I checked the following day. However, they didn’t today. But then… they did, because:
I’m noticing that the credit for these updates appearing back in iTunes is more due to the way I use different apps (iSyncr and LastFM Scrobbler) to keep my Android phone and iTunes (Windows 10) in sync. I’m feeling lucky, since were Roon “last played” and “play counts” not making it back to iTunes, it’d probably be a “game over” moment for me, given how much I rely on last played dates to curate my Smart Playlists.
So, does Roon just not push anything back to the iTunes Library XML file? It is a pull relationship, only? This would answer many yet to be asked questions, if so.