I guess it would have downloaded automatically if I closed it and started it again. But going to about forced it.
Now for the MQA issue. Its all over the place, in Roon forums and other forums its in 1.3. So I went back to look at them and I was correct. BUT in some, and only some, some further posts did say:
‘No it hasn’t and “1.3” could mean the initial 1.3 release or a subsequent update. MQA decoding in Roon is going to happen, but timescales have not been published. Obviously though, we all want this to happen as soon as possible.’
OK, people are jumping their gun here and not being clear in what they say so confusing people like me - not Roon’s fault but it does create false expectations. So can someone from Roon do a DEFINITIVE post about it that stays at the top of some part of the support forums. That would help a LOT.
What I can say is this. I was with a very experienced audiophile and speaker maker of some repute here in Australia (Mike Lenehan for those that know the scene out here in Aus). He has recently set up a new reference system, with the new best speakers he now makes, at his factory. He individually tunes every speaker for flattest response and I was there when he did that for his new system. This guy is NOT easily impressed or fooled. The system and speakers are VERY high end. His ears are amazing - I have seen him listen to a speaker and say its one DB down here - them measure it with Clio - and its one DB down just where he said. I will not bore you with similar feats I personally witnessed or heard about such as walking out of a room, have 5 power cables jumbled up and walking back in and picking which was which blind. Suffice to says if he says something - its very likely true.
We listened after the system set-up for the first time to masters (first time he heard it - did a jury rig at my place but that was sub-optimal without going into details) via the Tidal app - he was simply gob smacked - he couldn’t believe how good it was. I was too, but my ears are like lead compared to this guy. MQA is the real deal and support for it will be a big step forward, especially as more titles become available.
Anyway he was so impressed he went home and tried it on his home system. He was equally impressed with the sound quality but got dropouts. Hopefully the better Tidal integration of Roon will possibly fix it but if not the community here is likely to be able to help.
He has no interest at all in internet streaming except for MQA.
I am getting an MQA DAC and will see what that does - but as of now mighty mighty impressed and can hardly wait for decoding in Roon to use any DAC - my main one is the Direct Stream but have others.