I’ve been disappointed with Roon Radio lately and I’m not sure what’s wrong. Yesterday afternoon it played some music. Then I stopped it. That night at dinner I resumed and for 20 minutes, Roon Radio played four tracks it had played earlier in the day. This isn’t a unique experience. I can’t tell you how many times Roon Radio has started playing this album. Surprisingly it didn’t come up yesterday.
Roon Radio also likes to play the “Main Title” from Star Trek II a lot. Fine, I like James Horner, but it always picks the album version from Qobuz, despite the fact that I have this track in my local library and from a better sounding album I produced last year! And this behavior isn’t limited to my roon account. I was at an audio retailer listening to an album via roon and it ended and what started playing? The “Main Title” from Star Trek II.
What’s going on with this? I have a large local library and subscribe to Qobuz. I’ve never had access to more music in my life and yet invariably I keep hearing the same things. I like the idea of Roon Radio and it has exposed me to music I wouldn’t have otherwise found, but I find myself using it less because it frequently picks the same tracks/albums.