EarlyAccess: Roon 2.0 Build 1389 and ARC Build 253 is Live!

Hello Everyone,

Our latest update represents a major step forward in performance, with changes designed to ensure a smoother, more responsive experience across both Roon and ARC.

For Roon, we’ve implemented major system-wide performance upgrades aimed at boosting startup speed, import efficiency, and overall responsiveness to ensure a seamless experience as you browse and play your music.

This release also includes a number of bug fixes for Roon, including fixes for issues related to sorting on the artist page and Roon’s ability to properly link recommended content back to your library. Elsewhere, we’ve resolved issues related to media source synchronization and the use of secondary displays.

Turning our attention to ARC, this update also brings a series of performance improvements designed to ensure smooth operation even across connectivity changes. This release also includes a number of other bug fixes and improvements to ensure a more stable, efficient, and enjoyable experience on the go!

Thank you for your continued support,
The Team at Roon Labs

Build Numbers

Application Version
Roon / RoonServer (build 1389) earlyaccess
Roon ARC (build 253) earlyaccess

Updated versions for Android and iOS have been submitted to their respective App Stores and will be available soon.



  • Implemented a fix to correct an issue where Roon would crash in certain situations when moved between displays on Windows machines
  • Resolved an issue where the user was receiving notifications that the Metadata Improver was paused
  • Resolved an issue where release date settings were ignored for library content on the Artist details page
  • Addressed slowness when using Roon tags with large tags
  • Removed duplicated focus items when opening a bookmarked browser page
  • Fixed non-library album links in many recommendation features
  • Introduced general performance improvements around app startup and import processes
  • Resolved the volume setting getting out of sync when switching between media sources with lock screen controls enabled
  • Resolved an issue where sharing via imgur was not functioning correctly
  • Various minor fixes and improvements


  • Fixed a case where ARC was not detecting the Banned status
  • ARC now remembers the sorting order of the discography tab
  • Corrected the display of the download icon on the Home screen in the absence of active downloads
  • Addressed an empty Recently Added section shown in CarPlay
  • Fixed the display of “Credited on” in the album’s Credits tab when it should be empty
  • Resolved issues with missing album covers in CarPlay
  • Fixed the absence of Gboard suggestion bar on the Search page
  • Various minor fixes and improvements


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
Windows: Roon
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.


Looks like a few changelog items got lost as the release notes were passed between team members. I’ve added them (marked in green to note the change from Vova’s original post).

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