Top 10 Feature Requests

Could have a long list, but if I would have to pick only one, then…
I am in love with Roon without, would be crazy for it with!!!


I already got some of my wishes fulfilled. :+1:

My current list is:

  1. Roon mobile
  2. Apple TV app working is a Roon endpoint capable of multichannel streaming.
  3. Add other streaming options (Apple Music, Spotify)
  4. Move library from from one streaming provider to another with a single click :slightly_smiling_face:
  5. Better metadata editing functionalities (esp. wrt grouping into compositions)
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I wonder if anyone in authority even looks here

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Twice a week.


That’s what I’m keen to know! I understands that the team are not keen on releasing the “blueprint”, but it would be nice to know whether we are talking to the void or not!

Danny has posted that they go over these in team meetings.
There is also this.
It’s not a void. But there are a LOT of requests (just scroll through three months to get a sense), and there is stuff to do (like fix bugs, improve infrastructure, add features).

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Requested, but (probably) never ever happening:

  • folder browsing
  • upnp support
  • wake on lan built-in
  • iso file support
  • CPU temp monitor
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  • Show audio quality / format on Roon web display
  • Show “signal path” on Roon web display
  • Input static IP of core/server on clients (this will help to many users having problems with multicast discovery over VPN)
  • Android app the same functionality as PC app
  • Integration of Tidal automatically generated playlists for user (“Mixes for you” etc)
  • Let Tidal creates radio based on song, not Roon (Roon song radio is not so accurate as Tidal for me)
  • prev/pause/next on Android app notification (currently working only if audio is played on mobile device, if mobile is used as control for another device, this is not available)
  • prev/pause/next on Android “always on” display notification (no need to turn the screen on, open Roon app, wait 2 sec. for Roon connection, press next, turn off the screen)
  • buffering next playlist tracks from Tidal, analyze dynamic range and show dynamic range progress bar same as from local library
  • analyze dynamic range of Tidal songs added to library (download, analyze, write to library, erase song)
  • I’ll come back later to update this list there is so many missing features… :thinking:

You missed one …

6 - Alphabet slider on the edge of the interface on the phone remote apps.

I so completely agree with you. For anyone who organises their collection by album and likes selecting what to play next by browsing through their albums this makes the iPhone app pretty much unusable for even my relatively small 700-ish album collection. Yes, one can search, but being forced to pull up a keyboard on a phone screen isn’t a great experience either.


I agree the iPhone app needs an alphabetical slider. This would make it much more usable as a control device.

  1. Roon Mobile
  2. Star ratings for tracks (not every song I like I absolutely love)
  3. More complete metadata with options to add my own album reviews or band/album information
  4. CPU temp and other server info in a tab somewhere in the interface
  5. Individual track star ratings (because sometimes I want to rate a song as one that I don’t like by giving it one star, not one heart)
  6. Star ratings for individual songs that can be used to sort them for playlists (you have star ratings for albums, so it can’t be against your “vision” for the software so why not add it and make a bunch of people happy?)

Could you please share how you did that?

I do this also. I have my Music Folder and it is shared in the DropBox app. So it is physically on my HDD but also in the cloud. Nothing fancy.

In DropBox preferences, go to the Last tab (SYNC), select selective sync and choose the folder. That’s it

See here:

If your Roon Core is not on the PC or Mac where your OneDrive is, then you’ll also need to set the Roon backups folder as a network shared folder so that Roon can access it as a network share.

  1. Roon Mobile Full - remote access to my library via phone app
  2. Roon Mobile Lite - playlist and underlying songs only stored on my mobile phone. It might be as “simple” as a checkbox in playlists that says store copy (or sync) on mobile app.

Mobile ( with carplay supoort)
better user interface
vertical scrolling
sacd iso capability
faster and more intelligent search
Artist / album artist distinction while browsing
better classical composition browsing experience

Sleep Timer and Alarm Clock
One Down!

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  1. Making the primary version of an album dependent on the capabilities of an audio zone. E.g. it would be great to have the DSD version to be the primary version for my USB headphone DAC but the 5.1 version for my main multichannel system.
  2. Have the favourite tracks (heart) selector and history tab also in the (Android) mobile app.
  3. More lyrics, and better tracking of different versions a song for better synchronization.
  4. Wave instead of flat line and dynamic range analysis for Tidal songs (so completely source independent).
  5. DSP volume adjustment combined with the device volume normalization (i.e. not as a convolution filter, not as two seperate signal path calculations).
  6. Direct control of Android audio devices (sound of USB Audio Player is better) or, if impossible, integration with USB Audio Player.
  7. Selection (focus) of Live Radio stations e.g. based on bitrate.
  8. Video clips through Chromecast.
  9. Mobile version (through dedicated and automatic (no user fuss) VPN).
  10. DSD albums as format focus results also when DSD is not the primary version (see also 1.).
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Very good, competitive requests. One point more:

  1. Advanced AI integration (Assistant/Alexa/Siri). Not only basics, but vocal interface for all things. Roon support now mic devices (Sonos, Apple, Google), you could do this w/out smart speakers too (handhelds), a lot of possibilities. Every PC have mic also. So use your voice to full control and menagement yours own collection, find new ones and more…
  1. An option to use a simple text library UI, without the huge thumbnails and wasted space. One line for each track. Album Artist - Album - Track. Whole library display with filters, etc.

I appreciate the image-heavy UI is great when used on a remote display, but when used on a Mac to control another player it’s just cumbersome. I’ve looked around for other apps with this UI and found a few but they’re lacking DSP features.

Please add this - I’ll be 100% happy with Roon. At present I like it for its functionality despite the interface.


edit: I see a lot of this is already there in the Tracks list. Is there any reason that genre isn’t there as a column? Can I edit this somewhere? If so, I’m happy!