Roon 1.8 (Build 748/756/763/764) Feedback

I’m sure I’ll get used to it quickly. I quite like the new look

However I always still get the top and bottom with play actions not the full screens shown in all the marketing mails that were send . Also when changing orientation on ipad Pro there’s this strange flicker …
and unfortunatly still no widget for quick access

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Haven’t looked around much yet but everything installed and works correctly. No problems with any of the items other people seem to be having so far.

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Love the new look, much better than before. Great update!

Anyway two things I noticed immediately which were better before:

  • Discover is now under Home menu and you need to scroll way down to get there. This is one of the best functions in Roon and definitely deserves its place in the main navigation menu, not under Home.

  • Waveform navigation bar while playing tracks is super small now, it was better before. Now it’s more difficult to see the waveform.

Everything else looks superb this far, thanks Roon.


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Not seeing that here on iPhone 11/ios 14.4

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Not at all happy. The album icons are far too big 6 wide instead off the old 13. Vertical scrolling is crap. Horizontal is far better when using a 16:9 screen. The general appearance is awful compared to the 1.7. I will be seriously considering not renewing my subscription in October.

Sorry guys but you’ve got this update all wrong


Hi guys, the only gripe I have now is that if I scroll down my albums on the Windows App, click on one and then return to my albums it scrolls all the way back up to the start of my albums and I have to scroll all the way down again… Don’t know if there is a setting to change but its frustrating.
Edit: I see this happens in my “Bookmarks” not on my “Albums” view.


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Interestingly the new version appears to be less memory hungry than 1.7 which is a nice surprise. Also a lot snappier running on my NAS. Well done, Team!
PS: I’m sure I’ll get used to the new interface :wink:


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Only just downloaded the update an hour ago but my first impressions are:

  • New look and feel is clean a fresh. A nice improvement on an already great UI.

  • The new Discover feature is awesome! It has already introduced me to some great albums I had previously missed.


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Auto update on OSX didn’t work, didn’t work for the last 1.7 bug fix either though, may be because my core is on an M1. I had to manually download from the website and guess that it was the new version based on a different file size even though the site still had the “1.8 is coming banner up”

In the end core OSX update and remote OSX update and iOS/android went fine though and its all working perfectly. Discovered two new artists in about 10 minutes of listening already.

Loving the look, also changed the icons on my endpoints with the new custom ones!

Wow, there’s a lot to discover.

First impressions:

  • Settings menu is incomplete in the desktop version (but Roon is aware of that already). I want to tweak some settings, but I guess I’ll have to wait until it’s fixed.
  • Much better perfomance on the iOS apps, although I already had a few crashed too.
  • Portrait mode on the iPad, yay!
  • It’s not possible anymore to show track numbers in the iPhone app? (That would be a bummer).
  • Great to see that it’s now possible to filter by bootlegs or live recordings. Lots of options for ‘focus’ in general. Have to play around with it a bit more :slight_smile:

I need some coffee now…


Same Issue here

All installed quickly and easily (iPhone and iPad Remote apps, plus Roon Core on NUC and Mac app used as a remote).

As for usin, so far so good. I like the new look and feel, and already took advantage of the new Valence suggestions. 1.8 seems a lot closer to realizing the vision of Roon.

I’m not ready to say it’s a homerun, but it was worth the wait.


Assuming I can post in this thread even though the build installed on my machines is 753, first of all I totally love the new interface and possibilities!

On my MacBook Pro, the app crashed a few times when trying out “Focus” to find versions of Beethovens “Große Fuge” (I use the Mac App to access a Roon Core on an Intel NUC). No crashes of the iPad version which is great to use in the new portrait mode.

I wish the “Focus” feature had more options though. For example, looking for versions of the classic tune “Ain’t misbehavin’” (there are hundreds"), it would be great to be able to limit the search to certain years or decades instead of only “Format”, “Source”, “Performers”, “Composers” (obviously some nonsense turns up here too), “Producers”, “Genre” and “Label”.

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748 my Ipad. 753 my Sonictransport.