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Roon ARC with Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto

With the help of the Roon ARC app, you can access the contents of your own media library directly from your smartphone, anytime and anywhere. With the latest update to Roon ARC 1.0 Build 128, Apple CarPlay is now also supported under Apple iOS and Google Android Auto under Google Android.

Story Highlights
  • From now on, the Roon ARC app can be used directly via Apple CarPlay and via Google Android Auto.

With Roon ARC, Roon Labs LLC. significantly expanded the possibilities of the media management and multi-room audio streaming software Roon, because for the first time, the option was open to use one’s entire media library not only within one’s own four walls, but also on the go and thus always and everywhere to the full extent and including all functions that Roon offers in principle. Roon ARC is thus considered a kind of personal streaming service.

Roon ARC 1.0.9 now with Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto Support

With the latest available version of the app Roon ARC 1.0.9, Roon Labs LLC. implements an option requested by many users since the introduction of Roon ARC, namely the direct support of Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto.

Of course, it was still possible to use Roon ARC to play music from one’s own media library at home via Bluetooth in the car, but this only becomes really convenient with direct integration into the car entertainment system via Apple CarPlay or Google Android Auto.

With Apple CarPlay, the smartphone with Apple iOS or Google Android Audio in the case of Google Android can essentially be completely controlled via the car entertainment system, first and foremost via the display, of course, but also via various function keys on the steering wheel, for example.

With the latest version Roon ARC 1.0 Build 128, which is available now, Roon ARC is now directly accessible as an app via Apple CarPlay as well as Google Android Auto and can thus also be used very comfortably.

Roon 2.0.9 – Another service release

It should be mentioned at this point that with Roon 2.0 Build 1193 or Roon 2.0.9, a further service release is also available for Roon itself. This is primarily intended to solve a problem with uninterrupted playback via Google Chromecast, as the software company Roon Labs LLC. informs us.

Also new is the Roon Remote App for Google Android and Apple iOS, which is now available as Roon Remote Build 1192.

Prices and availability

The new apps are of course available to subscribers free of charge in the Apple App Store and Google PLAY Store.

Getting to the point

It was clearly the most requested feature since the introduction of Roon ARC, the direct integration into in-car entertainment systems via Apple CarPlay or Google Android Auto. This is exactly what Roon Labs LLC. now offers with the latest update of the app.

PriceUSD 12,49 per month with annual billing
USD 14,99 per month with monthly billing
USD 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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