Roon on the go? Maybe the next best thing

(Eric Adler) #61

I’m curious if anyone has tried Emby for mobile music?


Was unaware of Emby, Eric, checking now, looks similar to Plex. Another interesting option for sure. I found Plex was very good off bat, just paid my subs and it integrated via cell network, without configuring firewalls, ports, etc. That’s a big + for me.

Any other remote streamer Ive tried just never worked out. Im a bit short tempered in that regard :slight_smile: - maybe Emby is like Plex in this area.

(Eric Adler) #63

I have heard that Emby is more customizable. I am playing with it now and it seems nice. However, I do no like the GUI on the android app much. Ill try Plex next.

(simon arnold) #64

I tried Emby for a year it was not as mature as Plex so went back to Plex.

(Mike Ormerod) #65

An interesting development:

(simon arnold) #66

It is just playing with it.


I noticed this today…

(Wayne Bull) #68

Thanks for that :+1::+1::+1:

(simon arnold) #69

Still too expensive. I get 1TB and office with onedrive for £5.49


Got that too but can’t see a way to get any more that that from Microsoft? Im greedy :wink:

(nate lynch) #71

Do we have any confirmation of future functionality for this, or at least a feature request? For me if I had the singular Roon interface anywhere, complete with some offline capabilities through tidal and local storage on the phone i’ll be totally happy. I’ve been looking for years and not found an app as great as Roon for my needs and setup, and it is only missing this one feature as far as I can tell right now. I happily bought a lifetime license already.


Yes that’s my exact same requirement. Exactly what you’ve requested.

Also, syncing playlists and tags to the offline storage (and goes without saying to tidal content on the mobile device) should be entirely possible. It works with parallel desktop setups; ie if one takes copies of the same (music) files and uses them for roon to point at from a restored roon backup on a different pc entirely, then roon will apply existing tags/playlists to them.

This, coupled with Roon/Tidal syncing on mobile device would be major. Not even DNLA remote streaming would be needed, at least in the first instance.

In fact this could be an initial solution… “Export Roon Lite”; create a “Lite” backup to restore on the Roon Mobile App as a file to copy over to one’s phone.

Or even I wouldn’t care too much if I had to start from scratch on a mobile version, new playlists, new tags and such. I’d be basically happy with any proper mobile roon solution which allowed for detailed tagging of tidal and locally stored content, lol :slight_smile:

PS… In answer to your question… No i don’t know… just got carried away with the dream of it. I hope it’s high on the priority list. It’s sorely needed.

PPS… If i get time I might start a thread for it… brainstorming can be fun… beat me to it, no problem! I must spend less time on here dreaming and more time working :rofl:

(nate lynch) #73

seems this could be a winning change. I hope it is their strategy.