FAQ: Which zones can I control remotely?

FAQ: Which zones can I control remotely?

What kinds of outputs can I control remotely in Roon?

You can use Roon to remotely control anyzone, including:
  1. Outputs connected to your Roon Core
  2. Outputs connected to devices or computers that are running Roon as a remote
  3. Outputs connected to devices or computers that are running Roon Bridge
  4. Roon Ready devices
  5. Airplay devices 
  6. Chromecast devices
  7. Sonos devices
  8. Squeezebox devices
  9. HQPlayer
  10. Meridian devices
The only zones that cannot be controlled remotely are zones that have been made private. Private zones can only be controlled when Roon is running on the same machine as the audio output hardware.

Roon Bridge

The Roon Bridge software package allows you to set up additional outputs (or "zones") around the house on a variety of devices. These zones function like other supported network zones, and can be remotely controlled from any device on the network running Roon.

Example Setup


Let's say you have the following devices in your household:
  1. iMac (running your Roon Core and managing your library)
  2. USB DAC (connected to the iMac)
  3. iPad Air 2
  4. Apple TV
  5. Windows Laptop


Any of those devices can act as zones in Roon:
  1. The iMac's default output
  2. The USB DAC
  3. The Apple TV
  4. iPad Air 2
  5. Windows Laptop
You'd may want to make the iPad Air 2, and Windows Laptop private zones to prevent other people from making changes to queue or volume while they're in use. See Private Zone for more details.
In this setup, the following devices could function as remote controls:
  1. The iMac (running Roon)
  2. The iPad (running Roon Remote)
  3. The Windows Laptop (running Roon Remote)

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