Fwiw, here’s an email response I received from Roon CS when I enquired long ago.
"Amazon Music HD has been discussed at length on our community site and many Roon subscribers would like to see it integrated in Roon as well. We’ve actually approached Amazon about this, but so far, things haven’t moved very far. Here’s our COO sharing a bit more about this:
That’s fine for what it is. But I have a few thousand albums (MC and stereo) that I would need to integrate into an Amazon based library — since Amazon is unlikely to take second fiddle in a Roon based library. For me, I am satisfied with Roon + Qobuz. Radio Paradise, too, maybe.
I would assume that Roon is using the latest DB technology and the fact that they have already integrated with other streaming services means all the hard work is done. It should be relatively easy to integrate others, after all, bits are bits.
Agreed I still maintain my legacy library in JRiver mainly because I don’t want to play catch up should I need to use it seriously again , apart from the pure interest aspect. I even use it daily as its much easier to find my favourite Mozart to cook breakfast to !!
Software is a precarious business, someone mentioned the graveyard of dead apps the other day.
Roon fits a need at present, we are way too early in the “Streaming Game” to call it yet , remember Jean-Luc “Computer play me Klingon Opera” . Who knows where we will end up . I recall my first serious computer 1981 , 40 years to where we are now what does the next 40 years bring ? I will be 110 !
Have been holding out getting a Roon subscription until support for Amazon Music HD is added. However, with the $1 trial for 3 months I am giving it a try. Even if Amazon HD is not up to par with Tidal or Qobuz in terms of top-tier quality, most of the folks in my house don’t care about that. Amazon HD is sufficient. Heck, they were listening to Spotify until recently.
I don’t think someone’s personal opinion of Jay-Z and Jeff Bezos is relevant to the discussion here, but I guess that’s my non-relevant personal opinion. I certainly don’t loathe someone for being successful. If I didn’t like their product, I wouldn’t pay for it. I have 1043 Tidal albums linked and none are hip-hop or rap. However, I have no problem with the Tidal website, although I use Roon to access Tidal and Qobuz, so it’s a non-issue.
I use the Tidal and Qobuz apps with my iPhone and Sony headphones when walking my dog. I just click on my albums and choose one to listen to. No hip-hop or rap appears.
"Is loathe worse than hate?
Loathe means to hate or detest something. Loathe is much stronger than hate . It implies deep-seated, simmering hatred . … If you loathe someone or something, you hate them very much."
Agree with you Jim. I genuinely dont understand how anyone can hate/loathe/detest another person they have never met. I mean I guess if you are talking about someone who is demonstrably ‘evil’ that’s one thing, but in general it just sounds like school yard nonsense.