While I love Roon, I hate the ios app. It has a set of issues that have plagued my music listening experience since I moved over from iTunes/Music…
I am running Roon on a QNAP TS-473, which runs perfectly on the NAS and on every other device - MacBook, Mac Pro, etc
- It crashes. A LOT. Restarting resolves it for an indeterminate amount of time, but it always resurfaces.
- Whenever I try to use the camera, it stops Roon from playing. Why? The Music app does not do this, so it’s clearly not an ios issue.
- If I take out an earbud for longer than a few seconds, when I put it back in, it doesn’t autoplay, and when I try to press play on the lock screen, it loses all the data for the song that way playing and just shows “Roon Labs” with no ability to play music. I have to log into my phone, go to the Roon app, and click play there.
- It often loses the iPhone “zone.” When this happens, I go into the app and look at zones, the only thing that shows up is the Naim Atom. I have to force quit the app, which sometimes resolve the issue, sometimes not. If not, I have to restart the phone.
Simply put, the app is extremely frustrating to use 90% of the time. I often end up using Music when playing it at home, and while I love the idea of running it over VPN, I can’t even get reliable connectivity on the same network.