I often use Tidal for discovery but prefer to buy important albums, both for use on devices that don’t have network connectivity and as protection for the future – in case Tidal goes belly up I don’t want to have to chase around to remember my favorites.
So a suggestion:
Add links in Roon to buy albums, at HDTracks for downloads, or Amazon for physical media.
Amazon will even give you a kickback!
The immediate gratification of online purchasing is very empowering. My wife is making fun of me for the Sunday morning habits: I read the New York Times and anything interesting I see in the Book Review or Music sections is immediately ordered.
Just to add more voices, I actually would not mind having a very smart recommendation system that allows users to purchase and download new music that they will enjoy. It does not have to be in your face - may be another option in the side menu?
The same system that allows Rune to build playlists based on customer usage can also be used to help the users discover and purchase/stream new music.
Agreed. I’ve no objection to seeing similar artists and similar albums listed within Roon, however, acquiring music is a separate endeavor to listening and enjoying it and I’ve no interest in turning my listening into adware sessions. Tidal integration enables you to listen on demand and should you then decide you want to own a copy it’s a simple matter to head over to whatever online store takes your fancy.