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
- Outputs connected to your Roon Server
- Outputs connected to devices or computers that are running Roon as a remote
- Outputs connected to devices or computers that are running Roon Bridge
- Roon Ready devices
- Airplay devices
- Chromecast devices
- Sonos devices
- Squeezebox devices
- 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.
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.
Let's say you have the following devices in your household:
- iMac (running your Roon Server and managing your library)
- USB DAC (connected to the iMac)
- iPad Air 2
- Apple TV
- Windows Laptop
Any of those devices can act as zones in Roon:
- The iMac's default output
- The USB DAC
- The Apple TV
- iPad Air 2
- 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:
- The iMac (running Roon)
- The iPad (running Roon Remote)
- The Windows Laptop (running Roon Remote)
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