Roon 1.8 Summer Release is the latest version of Roon Labs LLC’s software solution, Roon 1.8 Build 806, which promises an “all-new TIDAL experience”, improved search and delivers “Your Daily Mixes”.
The software company Roon Labs LLC. presents its latest update in a slightly different way, because the latest release is not simply called Roon 1.8 Build 806, but Roon 1.8 Summer Release.
Maybe this is an indication of how updates will be handled in the future? Maybe they will make them available quarterly, we don’t know…
Roon 1.8 Build 806 with exciting new features
In any case, the current update is much more than those service releases that have been made available in the last few weeks. With Roon 1.8 Build 806, there are some innovations that are quite exciting.
In the latest update to Roon 1.8, some exciting new features have been implemented, according to Roon Labs LLC, including personalised daily compilations, smart search and a completely new TIDAL interface to further enhance the way music can be discovered and listened to in Roon.
Roon Labs LLC’s goal has always been to make it as easy as possible for users to find the music they love and want to play on all their audio devices. For this reason, the present Roon 1.8 Summer Release has been used to further optimise the “intelligence” of Roon in the form of Valence, in order to improve the search and discovery of music in Roon. Valence combines the expertise of the Roon Labs LLC. community with modern computer science and machine learning to deliver a music player that understands users’ listening preferences like no other.
Your Daily MIxes
Every day, Roon now brings you six new Daily Mixes, designed to give you something new to discover. Each playlist is dedicated to an artist from your listening history and includes 25 picks from artists you love and some you haven’t discovered yet.
The genres and artists in your playlists are created with a new Valence algorithm and change daily, but you can expect a wide selection of music that reflects your library, your listening habits and what you’ve been playing lately, Roon Labs LLC promises.
To make it easy for you to find music that fits your mood, the company said it has named each mix after a “headlining” artist, with music by him and similar artists and genres it thinks the user will find interesting.
According to Roon Labs LLC., this release contains the first of many planned advancements to the search function, in the form of an improved user interface with a predictive completion feature.
Previously, Roon only auto-completed words from the library when a search was entered, but now it matches people and music across all known artists, albums, tracks, genres, composers and compositions.
Valence plays a big role in this, he says, because this algorithm serves to deliver the right suggestions. The Roon Core now saves the search history with the respective user profile, so that old queries can serve as a basis for new ones at any time, even across different controller apps.
All-new TIDAL experience
The implementation of TIDAL has been completely reworked and is now presented with a completely new design.
Here you can now find top charts, TIDAL Staff Picks and current MQA playlists and more. In addition, the feature “Mixes for you” can now also be found in Roon.
Numerous detail improvements and bug fixes
Of course, Roon 1.8 Build 806 also offers a multitude of further detail improvements, such as the support of forward-backward gestures under Apple iOS. In addition, there are also numerous bug fixes, which the company lists in the support section of the website in the proven manner.
Roon Build 806 is rolling out now for Apple macOS, Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Windows 64 Bit, Roon OS and Linux. Updated versions of Roon for Google Android and Apple iOS have been submitted to their respective app stores and will be available soon.
Version 806 of Roon Bridge is also available for Microsoft Windows and Windows 64 bit, Roon OS as well as Linux. All platforms and apps should update automatically.
Getting to the point
It looks like Roon Labs LLC. will offer updates on a quarterly basis. will offer updates on a quarterly basis in the future, at least those releases that actually bring innovations and are not just service releases. Roon 1.8 Build 806 is now available, which comes up with some innovations and is advertised as Roon 1.8 Summer Release.