Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)
Roon 1.6 (build 416) - MacOs
Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)
Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)
Description Of Issue
The Encore+ is a chromecast device with a display. Every other player that I have tried (eg spotify, tidal, google play music, amazon music) that sends audio to this device as a chromecast target, sends the track name, album art, duration etc. Roon does not.
I would love it if it did. This is my main listening device in kitchen.
Sidenote : I have higher fidelity devices elsewhere and love Roon in general - I applaud the mission and the software — roon is fantastic ! — and that is why I have financially supported with two annual subs - but it is hard for me to stick with it given changing landscape of Amazon HD, Spotify Premium etc all of which offer seamless integration with other hardware. I’ve stuck with Tidal+Roon, with side subscriptions to Google Play Music and Spotify, and I totally get the focusing on niche audio approach of roon but at the same time I would love more embrace of standards, the ability to integrate with my mobile workflow, internet radio, podcasts etc. Perhaps by wanting to listen to my music everwhere using Roon I am not the target audience?
So when niggly things like this still persist after a year and half and work out of the box with new services automatically, it bothers me when I see the only display on my screen as “Roon” - no status, no name of artist, no album art, no duration.
Likewise, another lingering issue is the one whereby my mac roon server will not go to sleep reliably after playing a few tracks to any roon target - it does so the first time I reboot, but then will not wake on lan, so I have to use a separate app to do that The recommendation seems to be to leave the server awake all the time. OK, I guess ? But other software can wake my mac and send it to sleep when it is not playing !
I appreciate that I should have formally logged these issues earlier, so all of this is to some degree on my for not reporting, but…Does everyone that devs on, and uses Roon use other services when they leave the confines of their primary listening room and leave their server on 24/7 ?
p.s. if you team up with tesla I can only imagine how awesome a user experience you might be able to deliver. Right now the combo of slacker radio, spotify, tune in, usb, bluetooth is… a little chaotic and one thing roon does so well is calm the chaos !