Roon does not stream to Samsung Q900A Soundbar

I have the same issue with a Samsung Q800a sound bar. ROON thinks it’s playing but it is not. The Soundbar senses the airplay signal and switches to airplay. I can control the volume with the rune volume control. However no audio is coming out. I tried to mess around with the device volume or fixed and the channel down mixing thing but this did not work. It would be great if you guys could “borrow” a Samsung soundbar from Best Buy and see if you can get it to play through AirPlay. Run also will not detect or play through Samsung TVs through AirPlay. It would be great if you guys could fix this as well. IPhones can play to all these devices without issue through AirPlay so they are on the network properly. I only have 1 subnet also. I reported the Samsung TV issue on the air play forum a while ago and nobody commented from roon. What I would love even more to see a roon client on Samsung TVs.

I’m using Chromecast connected to TVs now but would like to be able to use these devices that support AirPlay with my purchased roon software that is supposed to work with airplay. I have tried to use it with the above-named sound bar as well as nu8000 nu7000 and tu8000 series Samsung TVs without success and all those TVs work from an iPhone

Dennis Brenner

Here is some more info. Roon will stream properly to Apple TV devices both wired and wireless on my network

Hey @dennis_brenner,

Thanks a lot for sharing the behavior you’re experiencing with the sound bar… we’re sorry.

I wonder, is there a firmware update available for your sound bar? Could you please check?

Also, would you be able to share the details of your setup?

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As far as using the TV as an output, I am afraid that at the moment this is not possible; the reason is that this function is only supported via AirPlay 2 and Roon only works with AirPlay at the moment:

this is the same problem, Roon looks like it’s playing to the soundbar, but no sound, regardless of volume settings.

I have the same problem, Roon looks like it’s playing to the soundbar, but no sound, regardless of volume settings. Only silence when I set the output zone direct my soundbar. Also when I set the output zone myiPad and then link my iPad to my soundbar via Airplay it works. A little crazy…