I am thinking about using roon with Qobuz as backend in my family.
But I’m not sure about what will happen, if I play via profile 1 on roon and someone start playing via profile 2 and 3 as they are all using the same qobuz account in the backend… Will they kick each other out?
What I was wondering is if Qobuz sees this scenario as multiuser (e.g. Family plan). Frankly I expected that only one stream from Qobuz (through one endpoint or one group) would be allowed through Roon on the regular Qobuz plan.
No, family plans as such are not supported. There are feature requests for this so that each Roon profile would use its own profile on a Qobuz family plan (and have separate Qobuz favorites). But this is not possible yet.
However, as stated, within Roon you can use a regular Qobuz account for multiple streams to your heart’s content
Sounds great and I don’t understand why roon should implement the possibility to link family-Qobuz-plans.
I mean, ok, possibilities are great in general but buying ONE Qobuz account and managing the favorites in roon makes much more sense for me as buying several accounts waste more money and manage the favorites in the backend (Qobuz).
Family plans and server based systems are not feasible due to api restrictions of the authentication system at this time.Only way around this would be to have one main Roon account and for each user to have a sub accounts which is linked to each profile which is overly complicated.
This is how Plex manages to get round it. You have one master library account user and they share this library with other users in the family. But each user needs their own Plex account. If they want streaming they can’t use the master serves account ans it’s not feasible so they have to link their family plan login for each of their own Plex accounts and only use their own account for playback all the time.
Sonos is the only system that manages family accounts in a reasonable way as there is no central server each Sonos app on the users phone/tablet is authenticating and instigating the streams not the Sonos devices themselves. It then sends on the url and token to the player. You have to choose which account to use before playing. I imagine this does stop that family member from playing on other devices if you used their account by mistake.
For Roon to achieve this would be a huge change to how it works currently and not sure it’s really feasible with how family accounts work.
Also the added strain on the core would be quite significant as it would need to manage multiple databases remember Roon core hosts and manages the library regardless of its streaming or local they are all treated the same so this would increase processing, syncing and minimum requirements no doubt.