Roon 2.0.2 and ARC 1.0.3 are live!

Hello Everyone,

The team has been working diligently to refine the performance and stability of Roon and ARC. This week’s release includes a number of changes under the hood which will improve the overall user experience. While most changes are minor there are a few bigger items worth noting.

Several changes were made to ARC to better handle data usage when switching between cellular and WiFi networks while downloading content. This is especially consequential for those users who do not want downloads to use up any of their mobile data plan.

There are a number of minor changes to the ARC user interface which should make the overall experience feel more polished. One item of note is that it is now possible to call up the iOS output selector from the Now Playing screen.

Within Roon the major change impacts the way that ARC port forwarding is handled in situations where the router supports NAT-PMP. Past releases contained a bug which could prevent automatic configuration from succeeding in certain situations.

Furthermore, this is the last release from which a downgrade to Roon 1.8 Legacy will be possible without restoring from a Roon 2.0.2 (or earlier) backup or starting with a fresh database. Should this be a concern you should ensure that you have a good backup of your database prior to the next Roon release (scheduled for November 8). This change only impacts the ability to downgrade from a Roon 2.0 installation to a 1.8 Legacy installation. We will continue to support Roon 1.8 Legacy beyond this date.

Thank you for your continued support,
The Team at Roon Labs

What’s new in this release?

Build Numbers

Application Version
Roon / RoonServer 2.0 (build 1143) production
Roon ARC 1.0 (build 64) production
Roon Remote (Android / iOS) 2.0 (build 1141) production


  • ARC is now better behaved when the user has downloads limited to WiFi networks
  • ARC on iOS now provides the output device selector on the Now Playing screen
  • Roon’s automatic port forwarding configuration process no longer fails with certain port number ranges
  • Roon no longer fails to mount exFAT folders on macOS Ventura
  • Liberal application of UI polish and bug spray throughout Roon and ARC