iPhone Roon app


(on247) #1

Bitching alarm! :skull_and_crossbones:

I’m really enjoying my music — with the Auralic Lightening remote app on my iPhone. The frustration of usin the Roon app on iPhone just got to much. Seems I spend more time on the forum than enjoying my music. Roon has many nice features, like the incredible flexibility of remote control choices, but I’ve been using it for a couple of months now and the weaknesses are beginning to show. The lack of intuitiveness on the iOS app on iPhone being a prominent problem. Also it loses connection all the time on my network, something the Auralic Lightening app doesn’t do at all.

For my use (I own an Auralic Aries) the Auralic Lightening app for iOS spins circles around the iOS Roon app. Specially on the iPhone.


(Andrew J Shepherd) #2

No true Roonman relies solely on a cellphone for his remote.

Use a tablet or laptop for a much better experience.

AJ


(Brian ) #3

I find the opposite my lightening software takes sometimes about 30 seconds to connect or it says it can’t find my Aries, where as Roon connects instantly and never hangs.
BUT your forgetting one thing and that Roon sounds superior over the lightening app


(on247) #4

Hello Brian, bizarro me.

Funny how it is. There´s many things that are different from setup to setup and from one person´s personal preferences to another.
But the sound is by no matter better, in ANY cirumstance, coming from Roon than from Auralic Aries. If anything the opposite is more true.

Have a nice one, bizarro me. (The opposite of me.)


(on247) #5

Agreed. That´s my experience also. But I prefer the iPhone, so there´s the problem.


#6

I can’t say what’s causing the technical issues you’re mentioning (dropouts) offhand, but I handed back my auralic aries after half a year after I could never get it to work without intermittent dropouts in the connection to the app, plus a myriade of teething problems. Swapped it for a Moon Mind 2, and with Roon it’s been rock solid.
Are all major components cabled in your network?
The instability issues can easily be fixed by running an ipad or a WIN/Mac roon client.


(on247) #7

Agreed. The iPad and desktop apps works better. Yes, all my connections are wired, except the iPhone ofcourse. As mentioned I have the opposite experience from you and other users; Auralic Aries Lightening iOS app works great, butt Roon iOS/iPhone does not.

There are many things in my setup that could be the weak link and could be updated for a better Roon experience. I’m sure, but the iPhone UX/UI design is not possible for me to do anything about. That is really my main concern.
I like the iPhone as a remote, and unfortunately that’s Roons weak point. Otherwise I could say a lot of positive things, like controlling Roon from my laptop is a absolute dream. But that’s not my preference for when I’m “really” going to relax and listen and enjoy my music.


#8

I opted for a Microsoft Surface as my control point. Without the keyboard it’s basically just a tablet with all the perks of the windows roon app. Looks gorgeous in fullscreen mode😄


(on247) #9

A little update.

After turning off the Roon Core computer Wifi (Mac Mini), the drop out problem has been eliminated. I have testet it for some time now, and it seems to be solved!

Seems like having both the wifi and ethernet cable connection active somehow created the problem.

:+1:


(Kevin Owen) #10

Downloaded the updated iPhone app to my iPhone XS MAX running the latest firmware. The app opens then closes immediately. Anyone else having this issue with the latest version?

Reboot had no effect. I’ll try an uninstall and report back.

Reinstall seems to have fixed it.