Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)
Innuos Zenith Mk III/Roon V1.7 Build 710
Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)
ASUS RT-AX88U Etherrnet
Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)
Description Of Issue
I have been using Roon Remote on my LGv30 which runs Android 9 and wanted to add it to my Sony NW-A100TPS but the option to download has been removed and I was wondering why?
The Walkman uses Android 9.0 and uses an ARM Cortex A-53 processor. I haven’t found out from Sony if there is support for OpenGL ES 3.0 so don’t know if this is a factor.
The Roon Customer Success Team suggested I post this in the Support category for an answer
Are you able to manually install the Roon.apk from our Downloads Page?
Here is a direct link to the download: https://download.roonlabs.com/builds/RoonMobile.apk
I can install app that way and Roon now shows in my app list
When I launch the app I get the Roon splash screen and then the screen goes white and returns to the android app screen
The Roon app appears to be open when I goes to the close apps view but it is just a black blank screen
Let me know if you need anything else
The CPU-Z android app will tell you if the device can run OpenGL 3.0. As far as I’ve read, it is not straight up Android 9, it is tweaked by Sony.
I installed CPU-Z and the report says that the OpenGL ES is 2.0
Isn’t v3.0 backwards compatible to v2.0?
The OpenGL 3.0 is a requirement because Roon uses video features which exist in 3.0 to display content. Features which don’t exist in Open GL 2.0.
At least you have a definitive answer on why it will not work.
Thanks for checking that (and for @Rugby suggesting that app)!
Yes, since your device does not support OpenGL 3.0, it will unfortunately not work with Roon.
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