HomePods mini won't always play using Roon

Roon Core Machine

  • NUC8i5BEH
  • Intel® Core™ i5-8259U CPU @ 2.30GHz × 8
  • 15,5 GB RAM
  • Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS
  • System : Transcend 512Go NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 MTE220S M.2 SSD Solid State Drive TS512GMTE220S
  • Storage : Samsung SSD Interne 860 EVO 2.5" (1 To) - MZ-76E1T0B/EU

Networking Gear & Setup Details

Nuc is wired connected to my orange livebox 4 router
Orange livebox uses 2.4 GHz and 5GHz Wifi

Connected Audio Devices

wired : Cambridge 851N
wireless : Chord Poly and 4 HomePods Mini

Number of Tracks in Library


Description of Issue

When i try to launch music to the HomePods Mini using Roon, it often fails to start the music, play button is switched but the time count stays at 0:00.

And for some reason sometimes one HomePod Mini works and another at the same time no … It’s not always the same that is not working.

No problem to use them all with Airplay directly from the iphone (no Roon).

It seems like since i autorised a lot of ports on the ufw firewall it works better …
It would have been great that the effective required ports had been listed in the Roon manual for linux.

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