Roon 1.6 (Build 475) Is Live For macOS (Catalina Fixes)

Hi everyone,

We’re happy to finally release a fix for our storage issues on macOS Catalina.

Resolving this issue took significantly more effort than we anticipated, and we are implementing some changes to our development process to ensure this never happens again. We’ll also be crediting Roon members affected by this issue – affected Roon members should receive an email with more details.

We appreciate how frustrating this has been for some of you, and we also appreciate everyone’s patience as we worked through these issues – we’ve been working around the clock for weeks to get this resolved, but we’ve also heard the feedback and fully intend to do better.

If you run your Core on macOS 10.15 Catalina, you may be prompted (on the Core machine) after you update to grant access to files stored in the Desktop, Documents, and Downloads folder as well as files stored on attached external drives.

You may also need to give permission (or reset permissions) to ensure Media Keys are working properly. You can do this in macOS by navigating to the Settings > Setup screen, looking for the “MacOS Media Key Support” item, and ensuring that appears in the “Accessibility” list in System Prefrences…

The only other change in this release is the end of our support for Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, which was necessitated by the Catalina changes.

Thanks everyone for your patience and feedback as we worked to get this resolved.

The Team At Roon Labs

Roon 1.6 (Build 475) Release Notes

Roon Build 475 is now rolling out for macOS. There are no changes for Windows, Windows (64 Bit), Linux, Android, iOS, or Roon Bridge at this time.

All apps should update automatically.

Improvements and Bug Fixes for Build 475:

  • Resolved storage/playlists access & media keys issues on macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • Ended support for Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion