Getting Started With ARC

Getting Started With ARC


There are three steps to getting Roon 2.0 up and running on your mobile device.

  • Core Setup - Ensure your core is up-to-date with Roon 2.0 
  • Network Setup - Roon will automatically configure your network so Roon ARC can communicate with your Core from outside your network 
  • Mobile App Setup - Install the new Roon ARC app on your iOS or Android device 

Core Setup

In order to run ARC, you will need to verify that you are running Roon 2.0 on your core.

You can see this information in the About tab within settings.

Network Setup

Roon ARC is designed to connect to your Roon Core from outside your home.

Your home network will need to be configured so that Roon ARC can communicate with your Core from outside your network. In most cases, Roon can automatically configure your network for you. 

Testing Your Configuration

Visit the Roon ARC tab in Settings to confirm your network setup.

If you see the Ready message with the purple check, Roon has automatically configured your network and you’re ready to start using ARC.

If you don’t see the checkmark, please head over to our port forwarding documentation here to learn how to manually configure your network.

Mobile App Setup

Now that your core is setup and we’ve verified your network connections, simply download the ARC app from the app store.

  • Android 9 minimum

  • iOS 12+ minimum

Note that ARC is a completely different and new app from Roon Remote. 

Initial Sync

Once you’ve installed ARC, you’ll log in with your Roon account, select your Core, and begin the initial sync to your phone. Most users should be able to complete ARC’s initial sync in a few minutes. We recommend completing your initial sync while on the same network as your Core. For best results, make sure your phone is plugged in, and not going to sleep, auto-locking, or otherwise putting ARC into the background until the sync is complete.

If you're still having problems completing the initial sync or getting started with Roon ARC get in touch with our support team.
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