Roon 1.8 (build 778) Feedback

The two ZFS users must be doing cartwheels.


I am still missing:

  1. on iPad the Search is too small. Hard to do update on search criteria for renewed searching

  2. On iPad the scroll bar at the right side on History page.


Totally agree. Like you, I couldn’t give a toss about popular tracks or how many times I’ve played them. No way should this data be right at the top of the artist page.


Not for me, it wasn’t. Back to the beginning of my albums every single time.

With this new release I’m not able to see:
Covers,I see only a blacksquare,play,ff,stop buttons any more.
Win10 last update.

Hi, there are a number of users effected by this issue, and Roon are aware:

I would suggest also posting in that topic so Roon have a better understaning of the number of users effected by this issue.

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I’m grateful to the Roon developers for build 778, particularly the genre/composer/album fixes. Along with restored amenities like composition/performance counts and composition indentation, 1.8 is now a more useful release for me than was 1.7.

Broken discovery page. This is on MBP, latest OS, Qobuz. In the previous version it was just grey boxes instead of the jazzy new broken images.

The best part of 1.8? The wonderful, WUNNDERFUL “Recent Listening” box. Not only does it take up a lot of space on the Home page, it also allows you to see at a glance how much you use Roon, so you can quickly decide, “Hell, I’m not using this much. I’m dropping my subscription.”


Pretty funny, Bob. I figured it was there because so many Roon users suffer from memory problems!

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There is a best part?

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I love this function as I can just click back to something I want to enjoy again. I have to agree though, if your not using Roon, why pay for it? Equally, why criticise it and trouble the forums… Time to move on perhaps…


This attitude bugs me. First of all, I’m a lifetime subscriber and I love Roon because it works. When people complain about something they hope for a change, because they don’t want to leave Roon.

For my taste Roon 1.8 and even 1.7 had not enough personal settings. This is with 1.8 so much more annoying, because 1.7 was closer to my personal taste. I think it’s nice that Fans of Classical Music get their Classical Composer View, but why am I forced to use it too?

To see only 2 of 3361 composers as standard drives me nuts. Why is there no simple setting for such stuff. :frowning:

Personal settings are a simple solution for so much stuff. The recent listening box, the round pictures, the fonts, the dead space and so on.

My personal favorite using Roon in the last weeks was the discovery of rooDial, so I can simply hear music, without being upset about the Roon UI.


Do you not only have to change the composer setting once and then it remembers the last setting?


I believe so it can be set to classical only or all music if I remember.

@Sloop_John_B and @CrystalGipsy
You’re both right, I didn’t recognized this because i used 99% of the time the links on the home screen. Thanks for the hint.

So there is only the composers link in the home screen hardwired to classical composers. Still annoying. :wink:


Yup, it’s a visual pun (the C-clef = Classical) put in as a nod to those who listen to Classical music. For those who don’t, it’s pretty much irrelevant.

Bob till you drop, Bob.

Irrelevant? Honestly? In my musical world are Composers Producers and they are a lot, but definitely not irrelevant. :frowning:

I’m digging for music just because J Dilla, Pete Rock, DJ Premier, etc. was a Producer. The great thing about Roon was the easy way to find connections between artists/bands in your local music and suggestions what to buy next.

As I say - it’s hard-wired to display Classical Composers, not composers of other genres.

From the link on the Home page, you will only see Classical Composers:

However, once you set the Composers Browser to display ALL Composers, this setting is “sticky” and every time you return to the Composers Browser, you will see ALL composers…