Roon 1.3 : Top Priorities

I’ve been back on the Tidal App for a couple of weeks while at work. While there aren’t many things I don’t like about Roon, these are definitely on my list. It also crops up when other people come round and interact with Roon for the first time (I don’t know anyone who has ever used Sooloos).

I dont particularly like Tidal, or the desktop App to be honest, but going back to a system where if you want to play something you just hover over it and press play and then sound comes out just feels ‘right’ to me. When going back to Roon, things seem long winded in comparison - its always more clicks, and playback not continuing by default is annoying again. I think I’ve acclimatised to the Roon interface, so when Im using it extensively I just accept it and get used to it, but I still think its ‘wrong’. Even right click or long click still needs more clicks subsequently. Anyway, there are other topics where this is already under discussion, and it seems very unlikely it will change.

I dont find this to be ‘geek’ related really though, more just a unique UI. I imagine the server/core side of things and initial setup might be considered a bit geeky compared to simpler systems. I’ve never used LMS, but from what I remember looking at it, it was equally complex, or even more complex to setup. It felt ‘geekier’ to me anyway.

I’ve gotten comfortable enough with the way Roon does things, that when I am in the Tidal app on my desktop or on my phone I have to hesitate before I tap/click something to give myself time to think, “Is this going to screw up my queue?”. Many times when listening to a track in Tidal I get an itch to look up information on another artist or album, and I have to think very carefully before I go do that so as not to accidentally start playing the music instead of just reading about it.

So from a standpoint of Enjoy This, Look At That (ETLAT), I appreciate the way Roon does things.

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I agree… I’ve sort of gotten over it now, but I’d love to see something in Settings that enabled single-click play from here.

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With the release of Roon 1.3 today, the wait is over :slight_smile:

It’s a wrap :wink:

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Yeah as promised in blood :wink:

And signed :wink:

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I was thinking the ‘promise’ was more binding than merely signing
More like cuts to the forearm and agreeing blood brother style!

Top Roon 1.3 priority: release it! :stuck_out_tongue:

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Please, release it!!

Was that Tom Jones singing? Pleeeeease Release me…:notes:

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lol have you ever seen such enthusiasm for a software update :smiley:

Amen brothers - check your messages!

Speaking of which - just checking myself obviously i just said brothers. Not many girls into this stuff! That can’t be a good thing can it… :o)
New thread?

Jeez you guys are slow on the uptake!

I go crazy with excitement every time Windows forces yet another update on me. This is nothing.

The thing is, the Roon boys have got to put on RED suits and fly about. The download comes through the chimney and ONLY if you’ve been good.
You see, Father Christmas is real… if a little on the drag…:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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So, it’s finally happening! :slight_smile:

So we can finally close this thread. Please note this request from Danny in another thread.

dannyDanny DulaiRoon Labs: COO1h
Mystic:
Should I start a 1.4 top priorities thread :slight_smile:
please no… those long threads are painful – id rather see a bunch of little feature request threads, 1 thread per feature
the long threads just result in lost features…
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