Roon Playlists

Playlists

You can access the Playlist Browser by clicking the navigation icon , then Playlists

Playlists created from within Roon and can be edited, with songs being added, removed and reorganized. Roon can also import and play various types of Playlists. Playlists created in Roon are attached to a profile, so each member of your household can have their own playlists. This does not apply to imported playlists, which are Shared Playlists and are available to everyone. When you Save a Copy of an imported playlist, that playlist is saved to the current users Profile. 

Using Playlists in Roon

Creating Playlists

You can add tracks or albums to playlists from almost any screen in Roon. First, select what you want to add by right-clicking if you're using a mouse, or pressing and holding when using touch. A selection bar will appear across the top of Roon:


Click the 3 dots icon and select Add To A Playlist to add the selected songs or albums to an existing playlist, or to create a new playlist. To learn more about the Creating Playlists, with some examples, click here.

Editing Playlists

Playlists created in Roon can be edited by selecting Playlists from the main navigation sidebar. Click the playlist you want to edit. On the playlist details screen, you can make a few different edits:
  1. Select tracks to remove them from the playlist
  2. Click the 3 dots icon at the top of the playlist to rename, change the owner of the playlist or delete the playlist
  3. Use the "drag handle" to reorder tracks (it looks like 3 little blue lines)
You will not be able to edit an imported playlist. You must first Save a Local Copy. To do this, click on the playlist and then click the 3 dots icon and select Edit. Now select Save a Local Copy.

You will now have two copies of the playlist. The imported playlist is still a Shared playlist, seen by all users. The newly created copy will only be available to the user (owner) that created the copy. Once you save a copy of a playlist, there is no connection back to the original, so any edits to your playlist that you want to show up in iTunes must be made there, not in Roon.

As of Version 1.3, Roon now allows you more flexibility editing and displaying Playlist information. You are now able to reorder, sort by various columns, and filter by track name, album or artist. You can also add or delete track fields. For example, you can include Dynamic Range and Number of Plays columns to your Playlist Views.

Only Show Duplicates

If you have a large Playlist, you can now toggle Only Show Duplicates at the top right of the screen. This can help you from duplicating songs in your Playlist.

Filtering

Whenever you see the Filter icon , you can search for specific track names, artists or albums.

Adding and Removing Columns

You can also add or delete track fields. For example, you can include Dynamic Range and Number of Plays columns to your Playlist Views. To do this, click the drop down icon on the far right of the screen. From here, you can add and remove columns. Note: you cannot remove a column if you are currently sorting by it. Sort by track number and try again.

Sorting by Column

To sort by column, just click the name of the column.

Reorder Tracks

To reorder your tracks, simply use the “Drag Handles”. They look like 3 horizontal blue lines to the left of the track number. The track numbers will renumber automatically.

Deleting Playlists

In order to delete a playlist, first select Playlists from the main navigation sidebar. Click on the playlist you want to delete. Click the 3 dots icon and select Edit. From there click Delete Playlist.


Please note the following consequences of deleting an imported playlist:
  1. iTunes Playlist - Not editable in Roon -- it must be deleted in iTunes.
  2. M3U Playlists - The M3U file will be permanently deleted from your hard drive 
  3. Tidal Playlist - A playlist made by Tidal will be unfavorited in Tidal. A playlist you created in Tidal will be removed from your Tidal account.

Playing Playlists

In order to play a playlist, first select _Playlists_ from the main navigation sidebar. At the top left of the screen, you with see the My Playlists dropdown menu. If accessed, you will see Shared Playlists. If Shared Playlists is set to On (blue), it will show all imported playlists and your user playlists. If it's set to Off (white), you will only see your user playlists.

To play a playlist, first click on the playlist to select. There are various options to play your playlist:
  1. Click Play Playlist will allow you to start playing the entire playlist. All songs will be added to your queue in order.
  2. Left click (or tap) a song as your starting point, and that song, plus the following, songs will be added to your queue.
  3. Right click (or long press) a song. Select Play at the top of the screen and only that song will be added to your queue. 

Importing Playlists

Information about importing playlists into Roon from iTunes, TIDAL, and M3U files can be found [here](https://kb.roonlabs.com/Importing_playlists).

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