As of today’s release Roon allows you to set preferences for streaming service, explicit content, and MQA handling.
We’ve heard your requests for more control in this area, and it’s become clear that a one-size-fits-all solution isn’t sufficient. So, we’re proud today to roll out a set of preferences that allow you to choose what kind of content Roon favors.
PLEASE NOTE: These changes were implemented to satisfy your feature requests. We aren’t making any qualitative statements about the content these settings effect. Please read the feature description below carefully to understand how these preferences behave, it’s also available in our Help Center. If you feel that the controls aren’t working as described, please let us know.
Also, let’s keep this positive. We’d like to emphasize that we aren’t interested in editorial commentary on one service vs. the other, or your thoughts about MQA as a format. Any posts of that kind will be removed immediately. We appreciate your cooperation. Thanks!
Content in your library isn’t impacted by streaming content preferences.
Roon playlists, or your playlists in Roon?
Streaming content preferences won’t override playlist content that originates from our streaming partners and has been added to your library. Again, library content isn’t impacted by streaming content preferences.
Things seem to be working great, and as one of the folks who was asking for / agitating for this, consolidating requests, asking for upvotes, many many thanks.
I still would like to enable the library use cases “prefer higher-res streaming content over local when available (according to streaming preferences)” or “prefer local over streaming content in all cases” for items in the library, but to me these are less important use cases than the ones you’ve already enabled.
Hi Mike: I’ve never listened to any Roon playlists [eg Stacy’s picks] but would like to know whether these playlists play tracks from both Tidal and Qobuz or from our libraries or from all three and do they skip tracks that aren’t available to a roon user?
Roon’s provided Playlists, either Stacy’s Picks or the daily mixes, do not use local content. If you turn off (Disable) your streaming services, you will notice those sections on the homepage disappear.