Roon 1.8 (Build 806) is Live!

Hey everyone!

Our aim has always been to make it as simple as possible for you to find the music you love and play it on all of your audio gear. That’s why in our summer release, we’ve pushed the boundaries of Valence even further to improve how you search and discover music in Roon. Valence combines the expertise of our community with modern data science and machine learning to deliver a music player that understands your listening preferences like no other.

In the latest update to Roon 1.8, we’ve implemented some exciting new features, including personalized daily mixes, intelligent search, and a totally new TIDAL interface to improve the way you discover and listen to music in Roon.

Your Daily Mixes

Some days you want a little extra inspiration in the morning. For TIDAL and Qobuz users, every day Roon will deliver you six new Daily Mixes designed to give you something new to explore. Each playlist is themed on an artist from your listening history and includes 25 picks from artists you love and some you have yet to discover.

Created using a completely new Valence algorithm, the genres and artists in your playlists will change daily but you can expect a wide variety of music that reflects your library, listening habits, and what you’ve been playing lately.

To make it easy to find music to suit your mood, we’ve named each mix after a “headliner” artist featuring music from them and similar artists and genres we think you’ll find interesting.

Find a playlist you enjoy? Save it so you can listen to it later.

Evolving search

Over the last year, we’ve doubled the Roon team to over 50 people across five continents, which allows us to be more ambitious in the scope and number of engineering projects running in parallel. One great example is search, which is now being improved on an ongoing basis by our data team. This release features the first of many planned search developments: an improved user interface with predictive auto-complete.

Previously, when typing a search, Roon would auto-complete using only words from your library, but now it matches people and music across all known artists, albums, tracks, genres, composers and compositions.

Valence plays a big part in helping Roon make the right suggestions to you – predicting what you’re looking for as it’s being typed – whether the music is in your library or not. By clicking on any of the recommendations, you’ll get taken directly to what you are looking for, making it easier and faster to get to the music you want to play.

Your core now preserves your search history with your profile, so it’s easy to get back to the music you were looking for, even if it’s on a different day or device.

All-new TIDAL experience

We’ve worked closely with our friends at TIDAL to design a completely new TIDAL experience in Roon. The page has been redesigned to include many of TIDAL’s latest features and content, including top charts, TIDAL staff picks and latest MQA playlists and more. As well as all of this, TIDAL’s popular “Mixes for you” feature is now available for you to enjoy from Roon!

We hope you enjoy the new update and look forward to hearing what you think. For more information on the new release, head over to our Community.

The full list of changes is below. Thanks everyone!

The Team At Roon Labs

Roon 1.8 (Build 806) Release Notes

Roon Build 806 is now rolling out for macOS, Windows, Windows (64 Bit), Roon OS, Linux. Updated versions of Roon for Android and iOS have been submitted to their respective App Stores and will be available soon.

Version 806 of Roon Bridge is also available for Windows, Windows (64 Bit), Roon OS, Linux.

All platforms and apps should update automatically.

Improvements and Bug Fixes for Build 806:

New Features:

  • Your Daily Mixes
  • Improved search interface with predictive auto-complete
  • All-new TIDAL experience
  • Support for back / forward gesture on iOS
  • Added support for Thai localization (beta)

Changes and bug fixes:

  • Improved application memory management on Windows and Roon OS
  • Updated Dropbox API
  • Added Bootleg section to “From My Library” on Artist Overview
  • Scroll position fixes:
    • Scroll position is properly restored when navigating back to Albums, Artists and Composers browsers, including cases with active focus bookmarks
    • Resolved issue where clicking “Focus” wouldn’t scroll browser to the top on Android
    • Resolved issue where clicking “Focus” wouldn’t scroll Composition details to the top
    • Fixed case where picking focus criterion on browser’s page would scroll to the top
    • Home: Scroll positioning is properly saved for View All pages
  • iOS:
    • Fixed a bug where duplicated network interfaces on iOS could trigger Roon crash
    • Fixed iPad layout to ensure seeking doesn’t interact with iOS home bar
    • New iOS Settings for troubleshooting (iOS Home → Settings → Roon)
      • Added ability to wipe Roon Remote data
      • Added ability to locally save Roon Remote logs
  • Fixed playback failures for local tracks accented chars in file path
  • Resolved startup hang due to file corruption
  • Improved calculation of CoreAudio and WASAPI buffers to prevent audio samples from being cut off at start of playback.
  • Fixed crash when clicking in Signal Path for Roon Ready USB Bridge
  • Resolved missing options when selecting a TIDAL or Qobuz playlist
  • Fixed spurious “Limiting Radio To Library” messages
  • Fixed layout of ‘In Their Prime’ header at certain screen sizes
  • Album Details: Fixed case duplicated ‘Live / Bootleg/ Compilation’ text when album doesn’t have a review
  • Android: Fixed bug preventing volume control for local zone when Now Playing is open
  • Resolved UI issues on Onboarding screens