I was curious with this behaviour so did some testing on my system. This is my workflow (in this case Roon is on Windows 7 Laptop):
The starting point is with nothing playing:
Radio Mode Disabled
From the Album Browser, Focus on a some albums
Click the blue “Play All” icon.
Click the “Play Now” icon.
Roon flashes up:
@support I think this maybe misleading, as it’s not really radio play as we now it, it’s shuffle play. Perhaps it should flash up "Started Shuffle Play"
Roon now starts playing random tracks from the albums that were focus upon.
Looking at the queue screen, it reports:
Clicking the shuffle icon:
As expected (as we are in shuffle play mode) does not appear to affect the play order, … and Roon still reports
Clicking the blue X (above), cancels shuffle mode and displays:
Then once the current track completes, Roon stops playing.
So other than maybe an adjustment of some prompts, this to me is working as expected.
Radio Mode Enabled
1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 same behaviour as above.
- Clicking the blue X (above), cancels shuffle mode and displays:
Then once the current track completes, Roon switches to radio mode (seeded from the focus) but not constrained to it.
Again other than maybe an adjustment of some prompts, this to me is working as expected.
@hshrader, does your workflow differ from what I did? Can you try out my work flow and see if your results differ.