I want to be able to connect to my Roon server and listen on my phone while walking.
But there is no GUI for Linux, and accessing the Settings on, say, my MacOS client has no Accept remote connections item.
I installed Tailscale on my Linux machine. And on my Android phone. But how do I configure the Roon app on my phone to find my vpn server’s ip? If I turn wifi off on my phone, it says I must be on the same wifi network as the server.
In normal situations, Roon on android means you must have WiFi. If you have cellular data only, it would never work in-home. There is a thing in the code that explicitly checks for non-cellular connection, and shows that screen that you are seeing if you lack it. We do this because it greatly improves the experience when one lacks WiFi but does have cellular coverage.
Unfortunately, VPN software breaks the assumption that cellular data + Roon can’t work. We will have to figure out if/how to support this situation, and that’s real product evaluation work, not just a quick fix. I’ve brought it up with the team, but they have their hands full with proper mobile access of Roon, so I can not even begin to predict when this will get done…
I think that’s recent-ish, as I definitely did use my iPhone as an audio device via Tailscale in the past. I was on 4G though and it was too slow to work. I have 5G now which I believe should be plenty, so I was hoping to try it - but it seems you have disabled this sort of access at some point in the past few months.
I have to ask - why? I am able to use my iPhone as a Roon remote over cellular VPN (via Tailscale). So why disable the functionality to make it work as an audio device as well? If I have the bandwidth from my home network and cell network, why should Roon stop me from playing music?