Roon Core 1.8 (build 884) running on
Mac Mini - Big Sur 11.1
Networking Gear & Setup Details
Core is hardwired to Comcast Xfinity Router via Cisco Router
Connected Audio Devices
Sending to multiple endpoints
Core connected via HDMI to Marantz receiver
Wireless to B&W Wedge & Flex; second Mac Mini for MCH music in living room via Marantz receiver; several Google endpoints
Roepieee w hifiberry via RCA to amplifier for outdoor listening
Number of Tracks in Library
Description of Issue
I often use my Samsung 21 as a Roon Remote. When my phone is locked, I can use controls on the locked screen to start/stop/skip but the hardware volume buttons no longer work. They worked until recently, but stopped working with the 1.8 release. I now have to unlock my phone and go to Roon Remote for the hardware buttons to control the volume.
Hi @Scott_Seiler. We are sorry for being so late.
We’d like to know what’s in Settings → Setup → Enable Lock Screen controls value?
Do device hardware buttons work in case you try to use to control volume them while app is in the foreground?
What happens in case toggling the switch, see if that helps?
Any OS related update received recently?
Thanks! I do have the controls on lock screen to on and I can use the forward/back button on the room widget and it works fine. The phone and apps are up to date. If the app is in the foreground the volume buttons do work. I basically have to open/go to the app to have volume buttons work. Thanks!
Thanks. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the latest version of the app and it still won’t work. As long as I have the Room app open and visible, the volume works, but if it’s in the background or on the lock screen, the volume won’t control it. It looks like the volume button controls the media volume of the device but the Room volume is seen as the display volume (or some secondary device). I can’t reassign the hardware buttons to see it differently. See my attached picture. The blue arrow is what the volume controls, while the green line is the Roon volume control.
See my attached screen shots for more detail. From the locked screen, you see Roon widget/controls. The player buttons work but the hardware volume buttons don’t. In fact, I have no volume control here. When I tap the “media output” in the top right of the Room widget it opens the media control panel, but not that it shows no media playing. So, of course, no volume control. Only when I open the Roon app and have it up will the hardware buttons work (see Roon player screen shot).
It may be but I haven’t seen the Roon team confirm and it appears they believe it should still work. Disappointed if it’s been disabled due to a patent dispute, it kinda distracts from the feature. Thx
I have the same issue, also S21. This was a relatively new feature, that I really enjoyed for a shirt while, and the gone. My guess, a a non tekkie, is that its an Android issue that see room not as Media but more like a cast.
I’d really like it back