As you all know from all my glowing posts, I love all your work.
And I know from posts buried in other threads that this request is being worked on. But I thought I’d capture it under a Feature Request anyway.
I just woke up to messages from friends asking if I’d heard a new track that dropped overnight and that’s trending globally.
I got up out of bed, put some clothes on, made a coffee, loaded up Roon and to my anguish it hasn’t shown up (did the services refresh and all, like I do every Friday with new Tidal releases).
I had to resort to Audirvana’s Tidal to hear the track - which meant I had to login to my microRendu and change from RoonReady mode to UPnP mode. Not a great experience, especially since it’s a weekly thing every Friday with new Tidal releases.
First world problems indeed so I don’t want to blow things out of proportions too much but Roon is about the best user experience.
Can you please make Tidal new releases appear at least as quickly as Audirvana does.
If Roon is all about the best User Experience, delays in experiencing (i.e being able to play) big releases that are the talking points of millions around the world (maybe not the Roon Community and that’s ok) isn’t the best experience. It’s a weekly thing too
This was a 2-day Tidal exclusive and now Apple Music and Spotify and all the rest have it before Tidal via Roon. And it’s still not up in Roon yet.
Can Roon’s TIDAL database initially allow the album to show and play, like Audirvana, with no metadata initially - and then have all the metadata follow along 2 days (or however long) later if need be.
When millions of people are talking about new releases around the world each week, most of the chatter is to do with listening to the album - much less of the global chatter with these big weekly releases is about the recording dates and links to composers and credits. That’s all GREAT of course but we can wait 2 days for that to show up in Roon.
As per my opening post in this thread, I’m not comparing with the Tidal Desktop App’s speed of new releases showing up - I’m only comparing with Audirvana’s Tidal integration.
I know devs read these threads but I’ll tag @danny and @enno and @mike . I’ll tag @brian too - I know deep inside he’s devastated he still can’t play Beyonce’s latest album
Much respect to the Roon Team as always though. Keep up the great work and please at least consider making this a priority.
There’s a technically unavoidable amount of lag involved in bringing new content into our world. The data delivery system from TIDAL to us has some built-in lag, then our machinery needs some time to crunch the data. Much of the Roon experience is tied up in this process–if we bypassed it, or used a band-aid to get some releases out faster, a whole lot more than credits would be missing. You wouldn’t be able to search for it. It wouldn’t show up on Beyonce’s page or Jay-Z’s, and so on. It’s too confusing a behavior for us to be surfacing.
I am not sure why this album is taking so long to show up–I would have expected it to be there either Sunday or Monday (today), and it still isn’t. We’re looking into it.
I don’t think it’s a stretch for me to say that the number of Roon users listening to the more popular stuff and therefore anticipating popular new releases will grow over time. And therefore the number of these “obvservations” (some might call complaints) will also grow over time.
I know you already know that but if nothing can be done, it is what it is.