Roon 1.8 Build 903 is available

The latest update, which is now offered by Roon Labs LLC. in the form of Roon 1.8 Build 903, once again focuses on various bug fixes. The company specifically mentions performance optimizations.

Roon 1.8 Build 903 is another update available for download for existing customers of the media management and hi-res audio streaming software from Roon Labs LLC. Once again, this is a pure service release, which does not bring any new features, but is limited to various optimizations and bug fixes.

In the case of Roon 1.8 Build 903, it is specifically an update that is dedicated to optimizing the performance, as the software company Roon Labs LLC. states.

Roon 1.8 Build 903 with performance optimization

First and foremost, the development team for Roon 1.8 Build 903 cites an improvement in performance, especially in connection with scrolling on Apple iOS devices, but also other platforms.

Data processing has also been addressed once again, with Roon Labs LLC. citing the algorithms for buffering, chaching and fetching around streaming media playback.

Performance has also been improved in connection with some streaming offers, such as TIDAL and various Internet radio stations.

Optimizations in Valence and search function

The way in which the underlying “intelligence” Valence interprets albums and establishes corresponding relationships to other recordings, whether in the own media library or via streaming services such as TIDAL and Qobuz, has also been improved.

The improvements in the search function, which Roon Labs LLC. also lists as improvements in Roon 1.8 Build 903, should also be seen in this context.

Another important point is that the network interface of the Linux version has been optimized and “excessive DNS traffic”, as the software company calls it, is now avoided.

Prices and availability

The new Roon 1.8 Build 903 is available immediately for the platforms Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows 64 Bit, Apple macOS, Linux and Roon OS. The apps for Apple iOS and Google Android will also receive updates, whereas no update would be necessary for the Roon Bridge.

Getting to the point

Once again, Roon Labs LLC. now offers an update that is supposed to bring some bug fixes, but first and foremost a performance optimization. Roon 1.8 Build 903 is supposed to offer a faster operation especially for the user, because the navigation through the media library has been optimized, so the promise of the software forge.

PriceUS$ 9,99 per month with annual billing
US$ 12,99 per month with monthly billing
US$ 699,99 Lifetime License
ManufacturerRoon Labs LLC.
Distribution AustriaAudio Tuning Vertriebs GmbH
Distribution GermanyAudio Trade Hi-Fi Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH
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Michael Holzinger

Michael Holzinger, founder and editor-in-chief of HiFi BLOG and, has been working for years as a journalist in the fields of IT, photography, telecommunications and consumer electronics.

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