Update: In part, issues have settled down, and in part I’ve learned a few things that I will share both with support and with other, maybe frustrated users.
First, if the remote can’t find the Roon core ---- wait. While mine has been better i learned that it will often still say “cannot find Roon core, please select an a new core” (or something similar). WARNING: DON:T FALL FOR IT. if you DO select a new core, you are lost and it may take forever to re-establish contact. But rejoice! It lies like a rug! Probably within 5 sec of telling you to go select a new core it will, 95% of the time, magically reconnect. But should you “touch that dial” - no such luck. This issue is the interface giving us all really bad advice. Apparently its on some stupid arbitrary timer. Who thought that was a good idea?
As to finding core/ROCK in general, the best advice I can give, and this should not be the case, is use an android/fire tab as a single app device. If you switch to another app, like Silk or Outlook, the reconnect time lengthens disturbingly.
On any Apple device, new or old, its pretty seamless. But they cost, oh 10-15 times as much as a heavily discounted Fire.
So — great improvement. Some is simply working better (why? who knows), some is simply recognizing that the interface communications are not your friend. Ignore them.
Note, back to that old red herring, this is, and always has been, on the same AP despite the fact that i have several both the core and and the remotes are always on the same AP when i report back - and they almost never connect to other APs anyway since those are at far ends of the house.
On the “other topic” - Live radio starting and stopping, I’ll make two quick comments:
- it has been far less frequent
- There is a consistent issue that if a remote grouped device, a laptop, awakes and connects, it stops everything. I have no idea why. I have a very old MacBookPro that is by “bridge” int he main music room, which is remote from my ROCK. Bring it online, bring roon to a stop. But at least its predictable and therefore acceptable.