Roon Labs Announces New Roon Devices & The Latest 1.8 Update Features!

Today, Roon Labs announced several new brand partners and update features:

New updates include-

  • A completely redesigned “Versions” view, making it easier to compare different editions of your favorite albums in your own music library, Qobuz and Tidal.
  • Native control of Roon from your smartphone, even when the screen is locked. You can access essential controls (play, skip, pause, volume control) without going into the Roon Remote app

For more information see below…

The following press release is courtesy of Roon Labs:

28 October 2021 – Roon, the innovative music management, discovery and streaming platform, continues to deliver an exceptional digital music experience to a wide range of audio devices.

NEW BRAND PARTNERS, ROON READY & ROON TESTED DEVICES
It’s been a busy quarter (July – September 2021) for Roon with an impressive array of over 25 new Roon Ready and Roon Tested devices from audio heavyweights Arcam, Astell&Kern, Bluesound, JBL, Mission, Rotel and more. 

Additionally, the brand welcomed 5 new partners into the Roon family, including British loudspeaker pioneers Mission, whose new LX Connect all-in-one hi-fi system is Roon Tested. Other new partners include Argon Audio, Avik, Silent Angel and Zidoo (featuring three 4K UHD media players that are Roon Ready).

New devices that are Roon Ready include: 

  • Astell&Kern SE200, SE180 DAP and KANN ALPHA portable audio players – Astell&Kern now have seven Roon-compatible devices
  • Arcam ST60 is the company’s first-ever dedicated hi-resolution audio streamer with MQA
  • Bluesound Soundbar+ is an audiophile-grade soundbar with Roon Ready
  • For JBL’s 75th anniversary, the JBL SA750 is a modern-retro Class G amplifier with streaming capabilities.

For the full list of Roon partner brands and every Roon Ready and Roon Tested device available, visit: roonlabs.com/partners

To learn the difference between Roon Ready and Roon Tested, visit: https://roonlabs.com/roon-partner-programs

1.8 UPDATES: NEW FEATURES, BETTER EXPERIENCE
Roon is continuously refining and adding features to improve the user experience of the 1.8 release. New updates include a completely redesigned “Versions” view, making it easier to compare different editions of your favorite albums in your own music library, Qobuz and Tidal. Whether you’re looking for an expanded edition with bonus tracks or want to listen to an even higher-quality version, Roon lets you do this in a couple of clicks. 

Also new is one of the most requested features from the Roon community: native control of Roon from your smartphone, even when the screen is locked. You can now access essential controls (play, skip, pause, volume control) natively from your Android or iOS device without going into the Roon Remote app. Gesture controls for iOS users have also been implemented.

Other updates released over the summer are Daily Mixes – six new personalized daily playlists based on your TIDAL and Qobuz listening history; redesigned TIDAL experience featuring top charts and staff picks; and improved search interface with predictive auto-complete (across artists, albums, tracks, genres, composers and compositions) to make it even easier and faster to get to the music you love.

Roon provides the largest and highest-performance ecosystem for listening to high-resolution music on the widest range of audio equipment. 

Roon plays with everything – audio products as varied as network streamers, DACs, wireless speakers, all-in-one systems, and A/V receivers – at prices ranging from $100 to $100,000. Roon’s versatility and widespread compatibility mean users can have the best music experience with every audio product in their homes, regardless of manufacturer, product type, or price.

Now working with nearly 200 audio brands – including globally recognized names such as Bowers & Wilkins, Denon, Devialet, KEF, Harman, McIntosh, and Naim Audio – and supporting over a thousand individual products, Roon has fast become an essential feature in the listening rooms of music industry heavyweights, music collectors, and audiophiles.

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