Roon 2.0.20 and ARC 1.0.41 are live!

Hello Everyone,

This week we’re releasing a sweeping set of performance improvements for ARC, improvements to the user login experience, and a number of bug fixes and improvements.

This ARC release is the result of a long campaign to speed up playback start, improve UI performance, and make the app generally snappier. You should notice ARC taking less time to start, playback starting faster, and you should feel the UI is responding better with faster page loads.

Hand-in-hand with ARC performance improvements, we’ve also brought Single-Sign-On to Roon’s full product suite. Rather than entering login credentials within the app, the ARC and Roon login pages now open to a browser where users can securely sign into all Roon services. A single-point login for all Roon services saves time and reduces confusion, it also greatly enhances the security of our Roon user accounts, paving the road for future conveniences surrounding account authentication.

Within Roon, we’ve merged several fixes for longstanding issues, including addressing some cases of choppy vertical scrolling behavior in iOS, and fixing a possible cause for UI hangs on Windows machines.

Finally, this update also marks the beginning of our efforts to improve Artist Discographies by reserving the Main Albums section for an artist’s canonical releases. This is distinct from opportunistic catalog mining releases and out-of-copyright reissues, duplicates, and compilations, all of which are being moved to the new “More From” section.

As always, please see the Change Log below for the specific list of fixes in Roon and ARC.

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 1303) production
Roon ARC 1.0 (build 209) production
Roon Remote (Android / iOS) 2.0 (build 1303) production

Updated versions for Android and iOS have been submitted to their respective App Stores and will be available soon.



  • Added Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • iOS scrolling improvements (improved behavior when drag motion included a significant horizontal component)
  • Fixed an issue that can cause UI hangs on Windows devices
  • Resolved display issue on Overview tab for artists with missing metadata
  • Fixed an issue with some icy:// radio stations causing playback to be stuck
  • Fixed issue with lock screen controls on Pixel/Samsung Android devices
  • Added “More from” section to Discography
  • Miscellaneous fixes and enhancements


  • Added Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • Improvements to buffering/playback start in ARC
  • Removed unnecessary error popups interrupting ARC playback
  • Potential fix for an ongoing ARC crash induced by certain USB DACs
  • Backend implementation improvements for overall ARC performance
  • Miscellaneous fixes and enhancements


Cores, remotes, and ARC installations already running Roon 2.0 Production should update automatically. If you need to reinstall, the latest builds can always be found on the downloads page.