Roon Labs, the new venture from the minds behind the landmark Sooloos product, has announced a software update to its music subscription service that will open the platform up to a wealth of third-party devices.
Roon Version 1.1 is said to turn Roon from an "all-in-one, single-device software experience" into "a flexible, multi-device platform," said the company. That initiative will be enhanced by the releases of RoonServer for Mac and Windows, and RoonRemote for iPad.
"Until this release, all of the elements of Roon have been in one app, on one device... from heavy database computation, to user interface, to audio output," said Roon CEO Enno Vandermeer. "Now we are giving users new flexibility by offering a system approach, by breaking the app up into components that can run on separate devices."
RoonServer "is the software hub of a platform that will let you pick and choose, mix and match among computers, tablets and audio devices from a variety of manufacturers, said Vandermeer.
The new release also allows for the merging of user-created metadata with Roon's own metadata.
Roon 1.1 software will be available for download on the Roon website on August 25th, 2015. RoonRemote for iPad will be available pending app store approval, for 64-bit iPads (iPad Air 1/2 and iPad Mini 2/3).