Roon 2.0: From Rumors To Reality

Didnt even know this was a thing lol

We can already set up profiles for family members. Perhaps there should be a way of giving each profile a different ARC password, plus settings for whether they can modify the library, etc.

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I think this is the better approach for something like Roon rather than the Plex method of sending a code for someone to log in. Roon is more geared towards people living in the same household.

That way I get a warning that one of my devices (core or controller) is not Legacy version. In my case it is the Core, there is no update available as I mentioned above.

We have links to the Roon Legacy App on the same Migration FAQ, if you wish to remain on 1.8 or 2.0 is not compatible please install the Legacy edition of Roon:

Download Links for Roon Core 1.8 (Legacy):

MacOS All-in-one / MacOS Remote

MacOS RoonServer

Windows All-in-one / Windows Remote (x64)
Windows All-in-one / Windows Remote (x32)

Windows RoonServer (x64)
Windows RoonServer (x32)

Linux RoonServer Install Script (Instructions)

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9 posts were merged into an existing topic: What does ARC stand for?

Not young but feels like sitting in original Emaes next to my porsche parked in my living room.

I got it, thank you!

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There’s still only one Core machine, so from that perspective it’s having multiple endpoints playing different things all in use at the same time

Actualice MacOS Mojave a Monterrey y roon 2.0 se actualizó solo.
Funcionando perfectamente en iPhone , iPod y Huawei con Android

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Not true. You could tether your dac to your iphone to get wifi connection and then airplay to your dac to get cd quality or render at even higher resolution using an app like mconnect

We’re talking about Roon 2.0 and Roon ARC here. I said high resolution, not CD quality.

So a big push for roon remote was to have all your music in a familiar interface, so the big question, can you download tidal/quboz within roon?

An exciting development!

I only have a handful of my own music files saved to my Roon core to plug holes in the Qobuz catalogue. I’d been hoping it would be possible to download Qobuz files to listen to offline, whilst my Qobuz subscription remains active. I appreciate this is a Qobuz licensing restriction but is this insurmountable? Do Roon have any plans to work with Qobuz (and Tidal) to overcome this?


In answer to my own question, no you cannot download tidal content, so from my perspective no further forward really, when out and about without network, I would need at least one other app, tidal.

I understand why, but makes it a moot point for me, may as well stick with tidal.

Works well though.

Why? Is it bad?

I guess I’m going be a naysayer here… this release bores me to death. Why o why would you spend precious engineering efforts on such a thing that already exists in multiple ways. I have Plexamp… I’m never using ARC. What I want from roon is for it to be half the price because I don’t feel like I’m getting good value from it and this is the “major update” .NET Core does native mac silicon and something got ported… wow cool story bro, that’s not an update. I still struggle mightily with music discovery on Roon… I know there’s a lot going on but it feels so static to me.

This release has solidified that I’m taking a year off from Roon and flashing Volumio to all my devices. It’s literally half the price of Roon and does almost all of the same stuff. My year renewal is coming up soon… will check back in with yall in 2023.


Depends where you are, but can be very bad yes, even along train tracks in the east, for instance, and not every train has working on-board wifi. Doesn’t just affect ARC though

Do let us know how the year went! Volumio looks nice but missing too many of my favorite Roon features.

Is Roon Arc available on Apple Carplay? Nope.

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