AirPlay Setup

AirPlay Setup

AirPlay 

Roon has excellent support for most AirPlay devices out there. Sometimes we must make small adjustments to our implementation to cope with new devices as they reach the market. If you are having trouble with a particular AirPlay device, take a look at our troubleshooting page here, or visit our community site and let us know.

Set Up

Start by opening Roon on your Windows or macOS computer, or Roon Remote on your iOS or Android device. In Settings, click the Audio tab -- in the Networked section, you should be able to see your AirPlay devices. Sometimes Roon has trouble discovering AirPlay devices that are sleeping, so if your device isn't showing up in the list, try waking it up first. Finally, enable the device (or devices) you want to use, and play some music!

Sound Quality


AirPlay only accepts CD-quality (44.1kHz/16bit) audio. Furthermore, some AirPlay devices (notably, AppleTVs) convert the audio to 48kHz/16bit internally--not a very nice thing to do. As a result, you will often see rather complex format conversions in Roon's Signal Path, like this one:


As such, while AirPlay can be a very convenient and easy to purchase solution, for the primary listening areas in your house, we recommend using a more quality-conscious option.

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