Roon 1.3 : Top Priorities

This has already been discussed at length here.

Thanks philr! As you probably guessed, I had missed that one. OK, problems with providing a ‘road map’ are duly noted and understood. However, I would still say that there is a general lack of feedback from the Roon Guys through this thread. OK, point taken that this needs to avoid being specific to timeframes, specific future issues of Roon, but even something suitably vague would be useful I think.

I was just going to link to that same thread. I am on the “for” side regarding roadmaps, though fully respect the counter-arguments and the decision of the team. From the feedback from the devs already posted elsewhere, I’m fairly confident that the team are aware of my main issues, though extra feedback is never a bad thing :smiley:

I’m not sure if these constant requests for roadmaps, in any form, or ‘more feedback from the developers’ is helping anybody.

First of all, Roon is a rather small company, and I’d rather have the team work their beep off to deliver ‘what’s next’. What some people expect from ‘a little bit more interaction’ actually costs a lot of time. Second, it is part of their work to figure out what should be ‘next’ and I’m pretty sure they are aware of all our (individual) wishes.

My 2 cts.



I fully agree with your top priorities, thank you for putting them on a topic !!

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Here is an easy fix:

In Roon - Tidal - Your Favorites - Albums…Can you please provide the normal sort options. In Tidal-Roon-Your Fav.-Albums it is only listed ALPHABETICALLY. In other spaces we can sort by:

Could this sort functionality be incorporated in Tidal-Your Fav- Albums please?


The single biggest priority for me is offline play for mobile devices, preferably with integration of music that has been offlined within the Tidal app.

For practical reasons, most of my music listening (6 - 8 hours a day) takes place at work or while travelling via the Tidal app on a modified Samsung Galaxy S4 with a 512GB SD card through a Chord Hugo and Sennheiser HD800 headphones. The sound quality is wonderful, but the user interface is terrible.

I bought Roon specifically to address the limitations in Tidal’s user interface, and on the rare occasion that I listen at home, Roon addresses my needs completely. Unfortunately, because of the mismatch between my use case scenario and Roon’s current features, I don’t really use it enough to justify its price. If offline support was available, Roon would be perfect for all my current listening needs.


A simple equalizer, or tone control.


A QNAP package for easy installation of RoonServer would be very nice!

  1. Rating songs with 5 stars including Tidal songs, like iTunes.
  2. Smart playlist based upon stars and recent play. Local songs and Tidal songs should be treated seamlessly.
  3. iOS playback.

On OSX Roon has the option to launch at startup. The actual functionality is to launch at login. If my headless Mac Mini is rebooted I have to login for Roon to be is started. It would be nice to have Roon configured to automatically start on reboot.

@frankg - Why not just have OSX login automatically on reboot? System preferences > Users & Groups > Login Options > Automatic Login > ON

Yes, that’s what I have now. Two problems with that. One - it’s a security issue to enable automatic login and I don’t think everyone would be comfortable enabling it, Two - the functionality does not match the description.

Unless you have security concerns over the other people in your house, I’m not sure why it’s a security concern to have automatic login, but I don’t know your setup so can’t really say. If it launched at startup rather than login, wouldn’t it then have to run as root, which in itself would be a larger security issue? But just thinking out loud, am not an expert.

If someone steals a computer with automatic login they have access to everything on it even if the owner has gone to the trouble of encrypting the drive.

OS X allows the UserName parameter to run as a user other than root.

It’s very easy in OS X to have a user just for media and roonserver with access to nothing much else. Do that and you’re golden.

That is an excellent idea.


and most of all EBU R128 both dBPoweramp and JRiver has that option.

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I’m still interested in playlist functionality. A star rating system which when combined with genre is powerful for creating playlists. As a related item, since many of us play our music elsewhere, the ability to export one of our painstakingly created playlists is important. The Roon system now, unless I’m missing something, requires a song at a time building of playlists. All that work and we should be able to use it on another system. The cloud based idea may solve the issue and I would endorse It if it solves the issue.

Otherwise, SQ is top priority for me. You all have done such a spectacular job there as well as the great, intuitive interface. Please don’t sacrifice anything in the SQ area! Thanks again.

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  • option to view additional album artwork (including .pdf files)
  • allow more than 1 parent genre in the genre editor (i.e., Synthpop = Electronic + Pop)
  • additional releases categories (including, at least, Albums, EPs, Singles, Compilations, Live Albums, Bootlegs, V/A Compilations, Soundtracks)