Basic problem statement: I don’t want to have thousands of Tidal favourites cluttering up my library when I don’t use Roon (eg directly in the Tidal app on iPhone or within a manufacturer’s control app like Naim), but I do want to have much more Tidal content available within Roon so that the recommendations and indexing can help me with new music discovery.
In my early test experience with Roon, I used the Tidal Collections for this: the “pre-loaded” Tags feature enabled easy addition and deletion of hundreds of albums in a given genre. I would add them to my Roon collection (and thus they were automatically marked as favourites in Tidal) while at home… then delete them as a single group when I wanted to use a different interface or I got tired of exploring that genre or whatever.
As our family use of Roon is also expanding, I thought that a similar approach to “person specific tags” might help filter our individual views of a single large family collection: my wife and I like many things in common, but not everything… and I see that others who use Tidal Family are hoping to link different Tidal login / collection information to different Roon Profiles, which has a similar “customized user” flavour to it.
I noted this morning, in trying to go back to that “temporary collection experience” that Tidal Collections (still referenced in the Knowledge Base) are no longer offered in Roon Release 1.6. I went to the Tidal Browser page in Roon, searched for an available genre and got a few dozen hits. I can select each one and add it to my collection; but I don’t seem to have any “actions” available if I use the “select all” command.
What I’d like to do, but can’t see any menu options for, is to select multiple albums in Tidal (eg as revealed by a “search”) then add them all to my collection and mark them all with a custom tag.
Is this sort of “pre-collection” management function available in the Roon interface? I was working directly within the Mac Roon App (rather than on iPad as normal), so I don’t think it’s a limitation of my interface choice. Any help appreciated, and thanks in advance if you read this far and can point me in the right direction!