Roon is offered in a variety of software packages to accommodate your setup. Whether you are running Roon on one computer, or need to stream audio to multiple rooms across several devices, you can use this overview to find the right versions of Roon for your configuration.
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Roon Server is the brain of your Roon system, which can run on Windows, Mac, RoonOS, or Linux. This machine will still manage music libraries and audio outputs, but because it has no graphical user interface, it requires another device for control. After installing Roon Server on your headless machine, you can install Roon Remote on your mobile device or laptop to control Roon Server. You can read more about Roon Server here.
Roon runs on your Mac or PC, allowing you to configure Roon Server, set up your audio devices, and browse your library using Roon's rich, immersive browsing experience. When you install Roon on your Mac or PC, you’ll connect to Roon Server running on your network. This can run on a different device (like a Nucleus) or you can run Roon Server right on your Mac or PC.
Installing Roon Remote on a supported iPad or Android tablet allows you to control Roon or Roon Server using Roon's rich, immersive browsing experience. Roon Remote does not include server functionality, but it can connect to a Roon or Roon Server on your network. You can read more about using Roon remotely here
Roon Bridge can be installed to add audio outputs to your setup over the network, perfect for multi-room configurations. You can read more about Roon Bridge here
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Roon ARC is our mobile app built for on-the-go listening. The app gives allows you to access your at-home Roon library - and Roon’s most powerful features - no matter where you are, and it lives right on the phone in your pocket. Roon ARC also features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration – designed to make choosing the soundtrack to your next roadtrip a breeze.
Operating Systems covered in this article: macOS Windows Linux iOS and Android Minimum Requirements See the FAQ: What are the minimum requirements? for more information about the hardware and software platforms supported by Roon. Installing Roon on ...
What is Roon Bridge? Roon Bridge is a software package that extends Roon's audio playback capabilities to other devices or computers in your home. It runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, including inexpensive embedded platforms like the Raspberry ...
Roon Server on NAS
Roon Server requires a more powerful processor than most media servers due to our architecture. Historically, most NAS devices have not been powerful enough to deliver a first-class experience with Roon, but an increasing number are becoming capable. ...
Installing Roon on Linux
Overview Two packages are available for Linux: Roon Bridge and Roon Server. There is no real purpose to running Roon Server and Roon Bridge on the same machine, since both provide identical access to audio devices. That said, doing so should not ...
Roon Server Not Running Error
If you’re seeing an error telling you Roon Server is not running, there are some simple troubleshooting steps you can try. Click "Start Roon Server" If you run Roon Server on Windows or Mac, you may see a “Start Roon Server” button, which will start ...