Would really like Roon to be able to random select an album from my library for me

Ref your comment “[quote=“Niccolo_Terzi, post:8, topic:134655”]
that 1/3 of suggestions are repeated.

I find for me it’s more like 60%-80%, as if it’s running out of ideas!

On another thread am trying to understand how Roons algorithm works, apparently it’s called Valence AI.


Maybe a last played field that could be used to sort your album collection in oldest to newest order? Not at all random, but it would help one find albums that are getting overlooked?

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If you dont like an album selected by Random Radio, just erase all current tracks from your queue (including the one playing). This will trigger Random Radio again immediately, no need to do anything else.

Random Radio is a fantastic extension that I cannot recommend enough.


I am not truly interested in random radio.
I really would love to see random selection of MY library, nothing else as per my topic.
I have zero qualms with the radio function tbh, it works well but not what I am requesting.

I second this request. Would be great.

Also, I would like to play the list of tracks in the tracks section from top to bottom, not just shuffle. Also, a very basic Feature. Thanks.

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Random Radio picks from your library and from nothing else. Random Radio is not the same as Roon Radio.

Where do I find random radio function then as that sounds exactly what I want

I use the Random Radio all the time, as I love revisiting my own library of albums. Once installed, it can be enabled/disabled anytime as you wish for any zone you desire. When enabled, it stays enabled and therefore is always ready to queue a random album for you automatically when there is nothing to be played in the queue.

It basically works like Roon Radio, except only for your library and you have an option to select that either full albums or just tracks are randomly queued for you.

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sounds perfect apart from one tiny little detail which screws it up for me!
I am running R.O.C.K and as per the developer it does not run on this.

So with the fact that someone can make it work via extension surely Roon could make the effort!
I mean we do pay $120 a year or $700 lifetime.
I truly do not think it is too much too ask for Roon to implement this extremely simple but very desirable feature.


I total agree. This was something I asked for several years ago. I too have a large library with long forgotten albums and it would be great to be able to randomly access them. Hope to see this function soon


As an ex Roon user, I’d like to ask if this feature made it into 1.8 … it is the one thing that might tempt me back. Thanks.

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An excellent question indeed!
Can’t answer yet as out of state for work.

Looks like our wishes fell on deaf ears…

I vote for this as well. It’s essentially “album shuffle mode” which has been asked for many times on here, but it never seems to get much of a response… To clarify, we want Roon to randomly choose an album and play it straight through in order, and then if we want, do it again and again…

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In my mind it is not rocket science and on a lot of music apps it is a common feature, I just looked at a few FREE apps available for Android phone and at least 50% of them had a random album option and not just the total random track that Roon seems to think we are all ok with.
C,mon Roon, my subscription is due in April, help me make a decision here!

I would definitely use this, so it’s a +1 from me. Particularly if we could focus the selection pool, e.g. “play me a random album that I’ve tagged as progressive rock”.


Great idea on the tagged pool Nick!

Well as a thread I created for the feature request section got merged against my wishes with a dissimilar thread I think it’s time to push this to the forefront again.

Still asking mr.Roon.

Surely it would not be hard to manage this on one of your new build fixes??

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