Roon 2.0.30 and Roon ARC 1.0.47 – Optimisations and enhancements for playlists

Roon Labs LLC. is now making Roon 2.0.30 and Roon ARC 1.0.47 available and promises even easier handling of playlists with these new versions. For example, a revised sidebar is now available, family playlists can be shared and the 2-way playlist sync function is also new to improve the connection to services such as TIDAL and Qobuz.

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  • Above all, the handling and management of playlists is said to have been improved with the now available updates Roon 2.0.30 and Roon ARC 1.0.47, as Roon Labs LLC. states.

Roon Labs LLC. has decided to refocus its development on the needs of its customers. Of course, it is essential to advance the Roon software platform from a technical point of view, but it is important not to lose sight of the interests of customers, which has sometimes been the case in the past, as the company self-critically admits.

The fact that the latest versions Roon 2.0.30 and Roon ARC 1.0.47 are now being followed by several updates in quick succession within a few weeks is a sign that the company is taking this intention very seriously, especially as it is gradually working to fulfil the demands and wishes of its own community, which were determined with the help of surveys in the user community.

Playlists are a central element for many users

All the surveys conducted by Roon Labs LLC. show that playlists are a central element in the management of music data for many users and are used intensively. Making improvements here fulfils the wishes of many users, and this is exactly what the new versions Roon 2.0.30 and Roon ARC 1.0.47, which are now available, are intended to offer.

“Getting to the point that playlists are just as important as albums for many users, and with today’s release we are taking the first big steps to ensure that Roon offers first class playlist handling. While the current changes are significant, we have a number of improvements planned for future releases that will make Roon the leading solution for those who consider playlists as one of their paths to music enjoyment.”

Roon Labs LLC.

New sidebar with a section for playlists

The most striking new feature of the latest version of Roon is a redesigned sidebar, which now has a much more extensive section just for playlists. Not only are all the playlists already available here for direct access, but new playlists can also be created with a single click.

Other improvements include the ability to create folders in the playlist browser, which should enable powerful, flexible management of the collection. Power users can now create all genre, mood, artist, era, theme or any other folders, and Roon will present them neatly and coherently, the developers promise.

New search and filter functions should also make the handling of playlists easier and more convenient, and playlists of all users should now also be available to all users via access to family playlists.

Direct connection to TIDAL and Qobuz – 2-way playlist sync

The 2-way Playlist Sync function is a very important new feature, as it fulfils the wishes of many customers, as Roon Labs LLC. explains. The aim of this function is to improve the connection to the TIDAL and Qobuz services, provided that Roon users have the corresponding subscriptions.

It is now possible to add titles from the local media library or from other streaming services to streaming lists. Roon compares these titles with the available content of the service and then updates the playlist in the user’s streaming account. The so-called 2-way Sync has now been expanded to include all the possibilities that result from analysing Roon’s metadata. This should provide a particularly flexible, powerful tool for playlists.

With these new features, users can now copy an entire playlist to a streaming service and Roon will try to find all the tracks, tell you how many tracks were found and then create the list on the streaming service – all with a single click, as Roon Labs LLC. promises.

Pricing and availability

The new versions Roon 2.0.30 and Roon ARC 1.0.47 are available now, with the special nomenclature of Roon Labs LLC. being Roon 2.0 Build 1382 and Roon Server 2.0 Build 1382, Roon 2.0 Build 1378 for Apple iOS and Google Android, and Roon ARC 1.0 Build 242.

Getting to the point

Roon Labs LLC. is currently showing a great thirst for action, with one update following the next, with particular emphasis being placed on optimising and expanding the Roon software to meet customer requirements. The latest updates are also intended to achieve this, with a number of improvements in connection with playlists in particular.

PriceUS$ 12,49 per month with annual billing
US$ 14,99 per month with monthly billing
US$ 829,99 Lifetime licence
ManufacturerRoon Labs LLC.
Distribution AustriaAudio Tuning Vertriebs GmbH
Distribution GermanyRoon Labs LLC.
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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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