The all-new Roon Radio
Roon has always been great at reconnecting you with the music you’ve collected over the years, but now we’ve completely reimagined how Roon creates your personalized radio experience. Designed from the ground up using our new machine learning technology, Roon Radio will automatically play a mix of your favorites, along with relevant selections from beyond your library.
Based on more than a year of research and development and several months of alpha testing, Roon Radio makes recommendations based not only your own music preferences but also those of other Roon subscribers with similar tastes in music.
As you listen and interact with Roon Radio over time, it learns more about what you like and helps you discover new music by curating great recommendations.
Roon Radio considers metadata-based relationships, listening history, overall popularity, and significance of content, to build a model that predicts the affinity between radio picks and your Roon profile. Internally, Roon Radio will also consider dozens of expert-opinion dimensions–the classical-ness of content, whether it is holiday music, and so on. It uses a variety of techniques to avoid irrelevant picks, excessive repetition of the same content, inappropriate/irrelevant content playback, etc.
Roon Radio can be started on any content that our cloud services know about, including tracks, albums and artists that are in your library or on Qobuz or TIDAL.
Roon Radio requires an internet connection and an active streaming service. If these conditions are not met, Roon will fall back to “Offline Radio”, which will operate within your library as in previous releases. Roon will also fall back to offline mode if the content you’ve chosen is that is unknown to our cloud services.
After skipping a radio pick or pressing “thumbs down”, Roon Radio will ask users for additional feedback, which will help us tune the algorithm over time, as we learn which picks tend to be rejected, and which tracks aren’t appropriate because they’re skits, audience applause, intros, etc.
Roon Radio will also allow you to skip explicit content. Note that this filtering will only be as good as the data Roon has access to, meaning we can filter explicit streaming content when streaming services denote it as such. For local content, we’ll be dependent on the explicit tags in your files, and Roon’s automatic identification.