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How Roon works

Roon is architected differently than most audio systems out there.

Roon consists of a single core and as many controls and outputs as you need. This means you get the same Roon experience whether you're running on a single PC or on devices around your home.

The Core

A Roon system starts with a core – it’s the traffic cop, the housekeeper, and the brains behind the operation.


The core manages your music collection from many sources, and builds an interconnected digital library using enhanced information from Roon.

The core can be your Mac or Windows PC, or a server from one of our hardware partners.

Learn more about why Roon requires a core.

Controlling Roon

You browse and play music with Roon apps on all your devices – Mac, Windows, iPad, iPhone, and Android devices.

Audio outputs

Roon streams to all the audio gear you have, and makes it all play nice together.

Any Mac or Windows PC can be an output, as can Airplay, Squeezebox, and Meridian network players. For the ultimate in performance audio, use network players from our Roon Ready partners.

Example configurations

The simplest configuration is Roon on a computer. Just download the Roon app and you’re ready to go.

Roon with remote control

Control Roon with the same rich user experience on all your devices. Available for phones, tablets, and PCs!

Multi-room music

Finally – high-resolution, multi-protocol, multi-room streaming for your whole home.

Roon streams formats up to 384kHz/24-bit PCM and DSD256 to Roon Ready devices, and intelligently converts audio to the optimal resolution for other devices.


What's next?

  • Start a Free Trial

    The best way to learn about Roon is to just use it! Roon is free for 14 days.

  • Community Site

    The Roon community site is packed with discussion from the Roon team as well as thousands of Roon members.

    This site is also is where our support team hangs out, and is the fastest way to get answers to your questions.

  • Architecture

    Even more information about Roon's architecture.

  • Roon Knowledge Base

    Organized, curated, and very in-depth. The Roon Knowledge Base is the definitive source for all things Roon.

  • Roon Partners

    Roon software works with most major HiFi brands. We've collaborated with many of those brands to provide the best user experience, while maximizing audio performance.

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