Roon 1.8 Build 943 is another update from the software company Roon Labs LLC. This time, it is a service release that, in addition to various performance optimisations and improvements in details, will especially delight users who rely on a tablet from the Apple Corporation, an Apple iPad, to control their streaming solutions. The main innovations of Roon 1.8 Build 943 revolve around the Apple iPad and the corresponding operating system Apple iPadOS.
Roon 1.8 Build 943 delivers support for Apple Magic Keyboard
Until now, Roon as an app on an Apple iPad behaved as if it were a smartphone. Sure, the user interface was adapted to the larger display, but that was it. Control was exclusively by tapping and swiping on the display, any peripherals, which are available for the Apple iPad in various versions, were not supported.
Roon 1.8 Build 943 finally supports all the possibilities offered by Apple iPadOS in combination with additional peripherals, above all of course the Apple Magic Keyboard, which is connected to the Apple iPad via Bluetooth and has a touchpad in addition to a keyboard.
For example, the touchpad can now be used for scrolling, as can a mouse or trackpad connected to the Apple iPad via Bluetooth. Those who are used to using such peripherals with their Apple iPad will have sorely missed these possibilities so far, but will now find them with Roon 1.8 Build 943.
By the way, details such as a right mouse click and keyboard shortcuts are now supported on Apple iPadOS, for the sake of completeness. In short, it can be said that the user guidance in Apple iPadOS now corresponds to that which one is used to from the app under Apple macOS.
Detail improvements and performance optimisations
As already mentioned, the latest update once again provides improvements to the performance and stability of Roon. Among the most significant changes are improvements to the TIDAL authentication update process, which fixes a number of common playback errors, as well as fixing a bug where Apple iOS zones could freeze in the activation state, according to the description from Roon Labs LLC.
Pricing and availability
Roon 1.8 Build 943 contains a number of bug fixes that also affect the Roon Bridge. In contrast to the last service releases, this update is also available for the Roon Bridge and not only for the apps for Apple iOS, Google Android, Apple macOS and Microsoft Windows or Microsoft Windows 64 Bit.
Getting to the point
Hardly a week goes by without the software company Roon Labs LLC. coming up with a new service release of its Roon software. In contrast to the last updates, the present Roon 1.8 Build 943 does not only bring bug fixes and performance optimisations, but actually important innovations, at least for all those users who rely on an Apple iPad and corresponding peripherals such as a keyboard or a mouse or trackpad. All of these can now be used completely with Roon.
|ROON 1.8 BUILD 943
|US$ 9.99 per month with annual billing
US$ 12.99 per month with monthly billing
US$ 699.99 Lifetime Licence
|Roon Labs LLC.
|Audio Tuning Vertriebs GmbH
|Dynaudio Germany GmbH
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