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When is Sonos a full Roon-ready network partner?

  • 15 February 2017
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Roon v1.3 is good.. but are Sonos + Roon working together on getting the Roon Advanced Audio Transport enabled for Sonos? Bluesound has it and I want to keep my investment in Sonos..

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Roon has a tiny niche market. Sonos dwarfs them in terms of products shipped and customer base. Doubt Sonos is spending any time at all helping them. If Roon is smart, they will use the published Sonos API.
Another "broken record" reply. There was also a time when you could have said the same about Sonos vs. Spotify, but no more. As a Sonos and Roon user, I'd call both "niche markets." It might be in Sonos' best interest to work with a few more of the up-and-coming players.
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Am I missing something or does Roon not already support Sonos?

https://kb.roonlabs.com/Sonos

Edit: Never mind, that's only their software.


As of a couple of weeks ago Roon allows playback through Sonos, using the Sonos API rather than the Roon RAAT system referenced above. That makes it a bit of a kludge that isn't fully Roon capable. Even so, in my opinion, it works pretty well (a few glitches for me so far, but they'll be fixed) and is a great addition to both Roon and Sonos.
Roon has a tiny niche market. Sonos dwarfs them in terms of products shipped and customer base. Doubt Sonos is spending any time at all helping them. If Roon is smart, they will use the published Sonos API.
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Am I missing something or does Roon not already support Sonos?

https://kb.roonlabs.com/Sonos

Edit: Never mind, that's only their software.