I’ve got an old 3rd gen. iPad that I’m trying to retire gracefully by sticking it on my bathroom wall and using it as a music control center / cover art display.
Priority one: use it to access my music library (preferably Roon) and control what music comes out of my bathroom speaker, currently an Audio Pro Addon T10 with a Chromecast Audio that my Roon core can stream to.
Priority two: have the iPad set ut as a passive Roon display, so I can see the cover art of the currently playing track.
However, because the iPad is limited to iOS 9.3.5, I haven’t been able to get any of these scenarios up and running. The Roon app requires iOS 11, and both my fallbacks of Plex and Tidal, though installed, fail to let me log in and play anything at all.
I have Safari, Chrome and other webkit-based browsers installed on the iPad, and though it sees my Roon Display landing page just fine, the iPad doesn’t show up in Roon’s settings as an available display, leading me to believe that both browsers need updated versions to support Roon Display.
The only music app that lets me do anything is Apple Music, and while it’s a decent enough service, all of my personal collection lives in Roon. Both the selection of available music and the streaming quality are less than optimal.
As far as I can see, that leaves me with one last option with my available hardware: jailbreaking the iPad and installing… something else that will let me do what I want.
Do any of you have any experience with this? Any apps, tips or tricks that could help me out? Any way to make Roon Display work on this old workhorse?