Roon 2.0.36 and ARC 1.0.53 are live!

What’s new in this release?

For ARC, we are very excited to announce a few updates which will make your in-car music experience much more awesome, easy, and safe. Both Carplay and Android Auto now feature Voice Assistant support. Separately, for those of you with ARC connectivity troubles, we have put together a guide on how to use Tailscale as an alternate way to connect to ARC that will bypass port forwarding. Click here to read our blog!

Voice Assistant Support

You can now use Siri and Google Assistant to search for and control your music in the car. Voice assistant works with tracks, albums, artists, playlists, and genres. Dig through your Roon library, search through your favorite streaming catalogs, and fully control your music without lifting a finger from the steering wheel. For more info on how to set up Voice Assistant for ARC read here.

Connecting to ARC with Tailscale

We know that many of you have had difficulties connecting to ARC for a multitude of reasons—complicated router setups, ISP woes, or tricky commercial-grade networks. We are happy to say that after much testing, we have put together a guide for those of you who’d like to bypass port forwarding and are seeking a simple and free alternative. If you’ve had any ARC connectivity issues check out our guide to this workaround—Tailscale. Read the guide here.

Happy listening,

The Roon Team

Build Numbers

Application Version
Roon / RoonServer 2.0 (build 1413) production
Roon ARC 1.0 (build 272) production

Changes

  • Implemented ARC voice control for CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Improved UI for Android Auto
  • Added Search/Browse tabs to Carplay and Android Auto
  • Fixed a bug where Roon’s iOS and Android remote apps could freeze
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when pressing the login button in Roon
  • Fixed an issue where the album details page failed to load in certain KKBox browser categories
  • Implemented various minor fixes and enhancements

Installation

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.

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