Plex easily allows multiple users to have their own accounts with their own libraries and statistics. You are right that it streams one per account. Yet, this is an arbitrary limit. All Plex would have to do is rework how TIDAL is linked to accounts. There is little to no computational increase in playing two local audio files vs streaming those same files via Qobuz or Tidal. If someone has a system so underpowered they likely weren’t streaming to 2+ zones at the same time anyway.
Yes, Roon developers would have to put in some work as the databases are not currently designed for this. However, to be viable in the future with all streaming services going lossless Roon is going to have to adapt. This is a simple way to support both themselves and the streaming services that are vital to their business model. Honestly, its really surprising that this is not a feature included with such an expensive service that touts its ability to recommend and curate music while combining streaming and local music. Roon is selling themselves as a home-wide solution to push music to all of your systems and speakers. The functionality of this system is greatly limited by only being fully available to one person at a time (a feature that they tout when purchasing their very expensive NUC).
Don’t get me wrong - I love Roon and wouldn’t give it up (I find it’s very much worth the money). BUT considering the price tag/model, advertising of how features are supposed to work, and the heating competition it seems plain silly to not pick up a feature so integral in making Roon a one stop music workhorse.
I have a Tidal family plan and whilst I and the missus have different Roon profiles this functionality doesn’t really get used as whilst we have a large local library she tends to listen to stuff saved to her Tidal library, so she has to use the Tidal app to do this.
Seems silly to have multiple Roon profiles but all have to use the same streaming account.
Are we really waiting more than FOUR YEARS for this feature?
What’s up Roon? Not enough people interested in this?
I can’t see, why this is sooo hard. SONOS have it… everyone can add his/hers own accounts … we would love to use roon family-wide, but I am the only one My wife and daughter are stuck to TIDAL or SONOS because of this. And NO: Sorry guys, we won’t run three servers and three subs for this. Roon is still made for “old men” listening alone in their “listening rooms” …
All of the new features and the new Tidal section and so many other features correspond to a subscription. ONE subscription.
concerning my wife: I don‘t want Marc Almond nor Depeche Mode - she doesn‘t care about Rachmaninow nor Snarky Puppy.
concerning my son: I don‘t need 2pac. He doesn‘t care about Rachmaninow nor Snarky Puppy.
Come on. Next Build? Or just let us know why not.
+1 this is essential if I continue to subscribe
Please make roon queues profile specific!
Would be great to have feature for supporting family plans for Tidal (and other streaming services) for Roon Profiles → linking for Roon Profile separate streaming services accounts.
Currently my family have Tidal family plan and current scheme is not fine to use because everyone have own library inside own accounts…
Just want to put this much requested feature to attention again now we can vote on features. Hopefully a lot of people can vote for it who haven’t done that yet.
I had kinda given up on this,… where do I vote?
Please,. More people vote for it!
+1 a must have for our family!
Posting +1 is next to useless. Did you cast a vote at the top of the thread?
I did. I can’t see your vote there
I’m about to buy a lifetime subscription for Roon, I’m really into it, but my “wife” listens to a fair amount of Hip Hop which I just don’t want polluting my listening and suggestions etc. Each profile supports a different last.fm account, each profile should also support a different Tidal account cause I’m probably gonna get Tidal Hi Fi Family and ditch Spotify. I don’t understand how this only has 24 votes at the top. If you just posted +1, you should go click Vote at the top!
We have a family of music explorers all going in different directions. Without profile support they just bypass Roon and use Tidal directly. Having a Tidal account per profile would help all develop and track their own tastes - think of it as seeding future Roon customers…
Absolutely must have integration-the more I use Roon. Actually using Roon with more than one profile is useless. All the great functions get absurd when one is „polluting“ a rocker with hiphop, a new wave fanatic with jazz….
I have 2 boys, they don’t want me to pollute their music lists (and vice versa)
Please prioritize this almost 5 years old request
ps other users please vote at the top of this thread. Now less than 50 votes, but hundreds of users are waiting for this request