Not sure if I’m imagining – since restoration of Roon Radio service from yesterday’s outage, it’s giving me much greater variety than I’ve experienced over the last few months (playing from Qobuz). I haven’t had a single repeated artist today, whereas previously repeats would start within 15-20 tracks, as other threads have discussed in detail.
[EDIT: And this was before today’s Build 710 updates]
@CrystalGipsy – I did wonder whether the RR outage was due to the Google outage(s), but mostly I was thinking that whatever Roon did on their end to fix the outage might have helped RR selection variety.
But in any case, sadly, I was mistaken in thinking that there had been a sudden change in RR variety at all. Today, RR is back to playing less variety. Must have been the (unusual-for-me) album I seeded from yesterday when starting Roon Radio that caused the greater variety. I’ve definitely had this feeling in the past, and the feeling is getting stronger now. If I pick as a seed an album in my listening comfort zone: less new discovery. Pick an album less in my comfort zone as the seed: more variety and new discovery.
I to have found Qobuz to be really bad with Radio. When I had Tidal as well it was so much better at picking more varied stuff even though the same music appears in Qobuz. I looked back at my history and saw that most of the variance came from Tidal. Since stopping Tidal it’s taken a real downturn. Making me regret leaving Tidal but I cannot justify both any more.
@CrystalGipsy – Hmm – that’s interesting. I think I may be seeing the same thing for variety via Qobuz vs Tidal.
[I’ve been trying Tidal (via the Black Friday 3-month deal) because I was having trouble with Qobuz stability. For a period I disabled Qobuz and streamed only via Tidal (still in Roon), but just a couple of days ago concluded that there wasn’t much stability difference, so yesterday I disabled Tidal and started playing only from Qobuz. But after your post just now I went back and looked at history, and I think I may be seeing greater variety in the Tidal-only period than in the Qobuz-only period.]