I guess that’s gonna the last 10 subscription days for me left with Roon.
Even though I like a lot of the cool stuff it can do. The UX, UI, constant bugs, slowdowns etc and it’s only getting worse. While we get new features like VALENCE which made my library much worse than It was before that Both in terms of context and performance. Everything is getting slower and slower, buggier and buggier. Search is a joke as it was. Recommendations as well. I can’t mix Qobuz and Tidal because It forces me to manually group thousands of albums. Radio is slow 99% of times.
Non existent support with DNS change as the main and only way to fix stuff is ridiculous. Why every other app works lighting fast on my network but Roon? I can stream 50G 4k movies from Plex, listen to music and my gf can watch Netflix etc at the same time without ANY latency problems(I have QoS setup properly and a powerful router with everything important wired). But Roon can’t handle to update album covers, or just add an album to a local (SSD) library. And that’s considering it runs locally with a gigabit link on a Mac that exclusively serves Roon.
So I’d better sacrifice in SQ and just listen to tidal connect MQA, or Qobuz with its own quirks, than in the experience itself of listening to and looking for music. It’s not worth it to pay for Qobuz+Roon with that experience. A product like that must be BETTER than mass market stuff, not worse.
I would be happy to use it again, but unless the core functionality works fine I don’t see how that project can grow and evolve.
I hope some day we’re get proper native apps that just work at least as smooth as any other music streaming app.
Good luck and I wish it really happens.