Thanks for contacting support, I’d be happy to take a look over this issue with you.
The reason why the “Add to Library” button appears could be because the albums have been added to your TIDAL library but they have not been added to your Roon Library. The tracks must reside in your Roon Library to have the ability to favorite them.
Creating a playlist in TIDAL is different than creating a playlist in Roon, however, you can convert TIDAL playlists to Roon playlist by selecting the playlist you wish to add and then pressing the 3-dot dropdown menu to add them to your Roon Library, this option looks like this:
Thanks for letting me know that this does not fix the issue. Mike discussed the subtle differences when for when a track is actually in your library and when it is not in the following post, please take a look:
This issue you are experiencing is due to the reference for the track still remaining on TIDAL while you would want to add the Library version of the track to a playlist. The easiest way to make sure you have the Library version referenced would be to navigate to your Library from the sidebar like so and then add the tracks to a local playlist:
I hope this helps but please let me know if you have any other questions.
to be clear:
I am into Roon, I add an album from tidal to the library of Roon and then I make a Roon playlist: I can favourite and the album appear in the Roon’s library. Everything is OK.
I am into Tidal. I add an album on Tidal (Roon add into its library too, automatically).
Then I make a playlist from that album into Tidal.
I open Roon so it will sync that album into its library, without any issue.
In Roon I see that playlist but I CANNOT favorite tracks.
In Roon I see that playlist, go into an album of one track of that playlist, but Roon says “ADD TO LIBRARY” in spite of the fact that Roon already has that album into its library.
In Roon I duplicate that Tidal playlist into a Roon playlist.
Then in Roon I CANNOT again favourite any tracks from that Roon’s playlist and also that albums are not recognized to be into the Roon library (but they are).
What I ask is: this behaviour is normal or it’s a only in my software?
Stumbled upon the same “problem”: Tidal playlist copied to Roon playlist. Only the library tracks added afterwards in Roon are able to favourite. It seems the part of the playlist copied from the Tidal playlist stays “freezed” no matter what you do in the Roon library.
Maybe it’s designed this way? If it is, the confusing part is the navigation to the album through the three dots on the right and you see the album is not added the library (which you know it is!)
I can add some screenshots if someone is interested…
This is expected behavior at the moment. If the tracks are from a TIDAL playlist, the playlist refers to the tracks on TIDAL’s servers. You can only favorite tracks which are part of your existing library.
There is some reasoning behind it.
Once it is in your library you can edit it, change the album cover, catalogue number, add a custom genre etc. At which point it isn’t the same as the tidal version any more. So you need someway of distinguishing them.
I think it 's a case of “if we knew now” but we are where we are.