Leaving Roon after price increase

I have been wondering whether to keep my Roon subscription in the current economic climate.
A 25% increase in the subscription price has made that decision for me.

I’m out and heading back to LMS. Roon just doesn’t offer me enough for the money.

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Well guess I’m back to looking for Roon alternatives. Completely mental value proposition at even the current pricing, but this is just ludicrous.

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why was my comment moved from the main thread?

Well as a pensioner on the bottom on the list this will probably make have to cancel roon. 30 $ more each year will not be possible for me to pay. I did not ask for any of the updates implemented after I started with roon. So from May 2023 I will be forced out of roon.

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I’m out.
25% increase says all I need to know about how much the CEO of Roonlabs cares when the world is in post covid economic meltdown.

I was initially going to leave but after taking a look at Audirvana and Volumio I decided a $30 a year increase is worth it considering what Roon offers and the competition doesn’t. ARC has been improving and the competition is godawful.

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At first I agreed with you, but after taking a look at the alternatives I think it’s worth sticking with Roon. $30 a year isn’t such a huge increase. Costs are rising everywhere and I’m sure even the lost of labor for Roon has risen in the past two years. Complex software like this requires skilled engineers to create and better engineers command a higher salary. I understand why they do this. My only annoyance is that I wish ARC were a little more stable. It really does crash way too much. I hope that by the time the price goes up in January it is much more stable.

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Why was my post moved to an hidden category ??

When I started with roon it cost 350 for live now… THANKS NOW I STOP
My Media - Velkommen til mysqueezebox.com!

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As an annual subscriber I’m now thinking of parting ways.

But….

I look at my NUC ROCK and wonder if there is something comparable that can live on a OS-less NUC and deliver the NAS music libraries wherever desired?

All the “competitor” music utilities I’ve tried either need an always on Mac or Windows computer or don’t offer a server type option.

Then I rethink it and go “what’s another year and an extra $24?”

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a few cups of coffee a year…dunno what all the fuss is about myself

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One less coffee a month and I have my roon subscription paid. I’ll just brew at home a little more. I was upset at first but thinking it though they’ve never raised the annual subscription in their entire existence. This really isn’t a huge deal. Lifetime has always been a bad deal, with a subscription model it locks you in at a high price and takes years to pay off. Even at the initial $499 it doesn’t make sense. Pay annually and if the service goes downhill someday go somewhere else.

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I sympathize but are you seriously suggesting that you “bought into” software with no expectation of change, , new features ,improvement of current features , bug fixes etc

Just my thought !

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Cutting down on coffee now there is a REAL cause for concern and panic

Better get another before the power goes off again :smiling_imp: :smiling_imp:

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Lol, and the software is full of bugs.

As of this moment, with MacOS Ventura I can’t play a single track without my Mac’s entire audio going haywire. I left a detailed complaint on Saturday in the Support section. Someone else confirmed also having the problem, and not a single support representative from Roon has responded.

This is what you want $150/per year or 15$ per month for? Nah, I’m not paying that for a software with bugs throughout the year.

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Been an annual Roonie for I think 5 years now. Bought a Nucleus. No way with inflation can I afford almost a thousand dollars in one go. Which means my annual price goes from 119 to 149 dollars. And lately I can’t play music without a hassle and still waiting for support to reply to my last post for a week now. Guess I will pay for Plex or Audivarna and let Roon go. Too bad as I feel I have put a lot of heart and soul into Roon, and have shared it to so many people in so many places. Feels like a stab in the back from an old friend. Oh well. P.S. never received an email either.

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An increase of almost 25 percent is far too much - especially since the information in Roon database is all too often false. I will get out of this service.

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Agree 100%.
I love using Roon but for over 7 months have not been getting what I’m paying for.

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Two years ago there was a increse of 20%, Last year for me the prices went up by 15% due to the exchange rate of dollar/euro and now another 25%. Sorry you’ve lost me.

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I’m also thinking about leaving Roon due to the price increase. I don’t need the latest features of Roon and I don’t think Roon is worth $15 a month. The current price was about the max I was willing to pay. A lite version with the old features only would be an option (at a lower price).

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Just cancelled my subscription as of December 15th. I liked Roon but can easily do without.

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