Software update: Roon 1.6




Roon is a modern and extensive music player that requires membership on the underlying service. You can try it for fourteen days and then opt for an annual or lifelong subscription. On the basis of the music files, it seeks information about, among other things, the artists, concerts and producers, and also places a layer of connections over it. So you can easily discover new information about the music. It works together with numerous audio devices from Antipodes, Audio Alchemy, Brinkmann Audio, JBL Synthesis and Krell to deliver the ideal listening experience. The developers released Roon version 1.6 a few days ago with the following announcement:

Roon 1.6 is here!

What better way to kick off the new year with our biggest update yet? Version 1.6 introduces the brand new Roon Radio, integration with the Qobuz music service, and improved user experience in various areas of the application.

The NEW Roon Radio
Roon has always been great at reconnecting you with the music you have collected over the years, but now we’ve completely reimagined how Roon creates your personalized radio experience. From the ground up with new machine learning technology, Roon Radio can play a mix of your favorites with you from your library, using the fixed catalog of music from TIDAL and Qobuz. To get started, click the Roon Radio button on any album, artist, track, or genre from your library, TIDAL, or Qobuz! Roon Radio makes recommendations based on music and music. Use the thumbs up to craft a personal, one-of-a-kind radio experience. As you listen to and interact with Roon Radio over time, it learns more about what you can do.

Lossless high-resolution music from Qobuz
These days there are many ways to get your music – streaming services, digital download stores, and internet radio stations – and Roon supports them all. We’re committed to giving Roon subscribers more choices, which is why we’re excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Qobuz to integrate their streaming offering into Roon! Now you can access the entire Qobuz catalog in Roon, allowing you to take advantage of Roon’s metadata with all your favorite Qobuz content. Seamlessly sync your Roon and Qobuz collections, use Roon’s Versions to replace your lossy content with lossless versions from Qobuz, and fire up the new Roon Radio to start discovering more of what’s available from Qobuz.

A fresh new look
We listen to feedback from our subscriber community, and we really have tasks that feedback to heart when redesigning several key areas of Roon 1.6. Check out our new Now Playing, Search, and DSP screens for some examples of how Roon is easier and more fun to use than ever. Roon’s metadata takes the spotlight on Now Playing, displaying a high resolution artist image, Real-Time Lyrics, credits, review, bio, and streaming resolution. Search prioritizes the most relevant content in an easy-to-read layout, and you can use it in your own library, or including results from TIDAL and Qobuz. Our DSP engine has been simplified to be more approachable and easy to understand, with a simple preset system that works across devices, including your phone or tablet.

We want to hear from you
Many of the updates and features are available in the Roon community site, where our product, design, and engineering teams hang out with Roon subscribers on a daily basis. We always receive tons of great feedback from our customers, and when there is a clear consensus about a proposed change, our team works hard to make it a reality. Join the conversation on our community site, we’d love what you think about 1.6!
Version number 1.6
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, macOS, Windows 8, Windows 10
Roon Labs
License type Paid


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