Roon 1.8 arrives: Powerful, user-driven software update brings a visually stunning interface, sophisticated music discovery, and deeper personalization

February 2, 2021 – Roon Labs, the world’s most innovative music discovery and streaming platform that offers users a way to engage with their music collection in a whole new way, has made significant improvements with its latest software release. 

Roon 1.8 brings an immersive new experience that delivers even more from the Roon features you know and love, in a powerful and beautiful new way.

Refined and redesigned
In its latest release, Roon becomes a captivating gallery of music for you to browse and explore your collection on a much deeper level.

Roon 1.8 presents a fresh, modern design with bold typography that looks visually stunning and is a pleasure to use. But the changes made are more than skin deep. Each of Roon’s newly designed layouts, from the new Home and artist screens to the composer and genre pages, are curated just for you.

The new vertical scroll makes it quick and easy to find the music that you’re looking for, no matter what device you’re using – meaning your Roon experience is consistent and seamless across desktop, tablet and smartphone.

Intelligent and powerful music discovery
Roon 1.8 brings extremely powerful new browsing capabilities and recommendations that understand your music collection like no other. By combining Roon’s deep metadata and learnings from how you and Roon’s community of 100,000 expert listeners use the platform, suggestions are made with uncanny insight and is tailored to each individual listener.

Whether you have an extensive music collection you’ve built up over years or you’re just starting out, your own music collection is always just the starting point. Roon helps you rediscover your own music collection and find new music outside it. And by connecting TIDAL or Qobuz streaming services to your Roon account, you have access to a vast world of high-resolution streamed music and the possibility of making endless new discoveries.

Focus: far beyond “search”
Roon’s Focus feature has long been the most powerful way to explore your own music, but the newly-expanded 1.8 release goes beyond your library. Focus can now be used to find music anywhere in Roon – even across Qobuz and TIDAL – giving you a 360-view of your favorite artists, genre, performers and composers.

Browse and filter your favorite artists’ most significant albums, their top collaborations, their influences and connections to the artists you already love – to find exactly the music you’re looking for.  Not only can you browse a variety of new Roon-powered recommendations, but the new Discography view makes it easy to browse even the most prolific artist’s catalog.

Classical music reimagined
Roon understands that how you explore certain genres of music is different. That’s why the 1.8 release features a completely new visual style and information layout for classical music, bringing advanced discovery and an educational experience like no other service.

Whether you’re a connoisseur or just getting introduced to classical music, Roon guides you to explore the genre from the perspective of the composer, performance, period or more. It also provides tighter links between albums and composers, as well as simpler browsing and intelligent recommendations based on the composer, performer, composition or conductor you’re listening to.

The new Discography feature also includes a comprehensive new “performances” view, where you can use Focus to find the exact performance you’re looking for. Interested in hearing Martha Argerich performing Chopin? Maybe a Nocturne? All Bach recordings by Glenn Gould? In just a couple clicks, Focus will get you there.

Introduction to Roon 1.8 by Enno Vandermeer, CEO and founder of Roon Labs

An experience tailor-made for you
Ever wondered what your most listened to artist or genre is? The updated Home screen in 1.8 includes an all-new dashboard of your listening habits over time, broken down by top artists, albums and genres. This can be switched to show data for the last week, month, year or all time.

You also get a calendar view of what music you’ve been listening to over the last four weeks, and clicking on each section offers even deeper insight into your listening habits down to the minute.

There are now also quick links to the Roon Community within the app, so you are always just one click away from support from Roon and its music experts.

Roon users are expert listeners, which means they mine their favorite subgenres fanatically. The data about that listening, in turn, is what makes Roon’s music suggestions feel so human. It’s the Roon community that makes these innovations possible.” said Roon founder and CEO, Enno Vandermeer.

Roon 1.8 goes live on February 9, 2021.

US: Jaclyn@starscreamcommunications.com
UK: Kash@starscreamcommunications.co.uk


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Roon: The biggest music listening innovation in years

Roon offers music lovers an immersive music discovery tool, compatibility with the gear they already own, and the ability to listen to music in the highest sound quality possible

New York, NY – Roon Labs, the world’s most innovative platform for listening to and exploring the music you love, offers users a way to engage with their music collection in a way not available anywhere else. Working with over 1,000 audio devices from over 200 different brands, Roon is an established heavyweight in hi-fi. But for those learning about Roon for the first time, its vast offerings can be distilled into three key offerings: An immersive user experience, compatibility between your music sources and the gear through which you choose to play it, and the ability to extract the best possible sound quality from your audio gear.

The ultimate music expert
Roon brings all of your music together, files and streams, in one easy to use interface, and provides an immersive experience tailored for everyone in your home. Artist photos, credits, bios, reviews, lyrics, tour dates, and composers are located automatically, then interconnected by links to build a surfable, searchable gallery of your music collection. Unlike the predictable feedback loop that so many services follow, Roon is different. The more you use it, the better Roon understands your listening habits, across your streaming sources, to present the world of music through a lens personalized just for you.

Roon plays all of your music on every device
Roon connects your entire digital music library to the gear through which you choose to play it, offering seamless interoperability. It joins the disparate dots of your listening ecosystem and gives you the convenience to control everything in a single app.

With Roon, you are not confined to a single brand family, but rather it integrates all of your disparate audio gear with support for thousands of Roon Ready, AirPlay, Chromecast, and USB devices—it is the only solution available to those seeking to multi-room their assorted streamers and wireless speakers.

Those that do have Roon Ready devices—available through hundreds of partner brands including Cambridge Audio, Bowers & Wilkins, Elac, and Bluesound—will find simple setup, reliability, and support for the highest level of digital audio performance in the industry. Roon is a transformation in the way music lovers engage with and listen to their music. Instead of being locked into the limitations set by each streaming service or piece of gear, Roon uniquely gives its users full control over how they navigate through the otherwise staggering volume of music available in today’s digital universe.

Get the best possible sound quality from your audio gear
Anytime you play music through the Roon app, Roon works as a conduit that ties all of your inputs (i.e., music files and streaming services) and outputs (i.e., streamers and speakers) under one app, dramatically streamlining and optimizing the signal path and sound quality. Without Roon, the user would need to individually adjust the limited settings of each input to correspond to the particular tolerances of their output devices and never really know if the result was optimized. With bit-perfect playback, exhaustive format support and powerful DSP, Roon gets the best possible sound quality from your audio gear. It is also the world’s only end-to-end MQA (high-resolution streaming) support, even those without MQA-capable hardware.

“We created Roon to delight people with a passion for music and sound. By combining a browsing experience designed for music lovers with support for high-resolution playback on over a thousand audio products, Roon is the music player that definitively meets the need of music fanatics,” said Roon founder, Enno Vandermeer.

US: Jaclyn@starscreamcommunications.com
UK: Kash@starscreamcommunications.co.uk


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Roon Labs Announces New Referral Program  

New York, USA – May 15​th​ 2020 – for immediate release. ​Roon Labs, creators of the ultimate  music browsing experience, is delighted to announce its new Referral Program.

The new referral  initiative is designed to encourage its loyal community to share their love of Roon with their  friends and family, while earning rewards.  
To start taking part, existing subscribers simply have to visit their Roon account page to find their  unique referral link and start sharing.

When a new customer signs up for Roon using a referral  code sent to them from an existing Roon user, both users will get an extra month of Roon for free  when they activate their subscription. 

Enno Vandermeer, founder and CEO of Roon Labs comments: ​“Our subscribers have long been  asking for an easy way to let others know about Roon, and we’ve finally cracked it. Now with a  personalized shareable link, you can give value to friends in addition to receiving rewards for yourself.”     


US: Jaclyn@starscreamcommunications.com

UK: Kash@starscreamcommunications.co.uk

About Roon Labs  

Roon transforms the experience of browsing music. Artist photos, credits, bios, reviews, lyrics,  tour dates, and composers are located automatically, then interconnected by links to build a  surfable, searchable digital magazine about your entire music collection.  
Roon also links all of your personal files with the millions of tracks available on TIDAL and Qobuz,  so you can start with the music you know, then explore and discover new music from the world  beyond your collection. Roon runs on most Mac, Windows, and Linux PCs as a server, with an  Android or iOS smartphone/tablet used as a control point.