Roon Server is software that manages your music library, audio devices, and network connections.

It's responsible for organizing your music collection, accessing and integrating with streaming services like TIDAL, Qobuz, or KKBOX, and controlling music playback on various devices, including networked speakers, connected amplifiers, and mobile devices.

The simplest solution is running Roon on your Mac or Windows PC. Roon Server is built right into the Roon app.
Six ways to run Roon Server

Installing the Roon app on your Mac is the easiest way to run Roon Server on your computer. Roon for Mac bundles everything you need in a single install package.


Installing Roon for Windows makes it easy to have Roon Server on your PC or a dedicated media PC in your entertainment system. Roon for Windows includes everything you need in a single install package.


Designed by the team that built Roon, Nucleus is a dedicated Roon Server based on an Intel architecture and our own Linux distribution: Roon OS. If you're looking for the ultimate Roon experience - Nucleus is for you.

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Roon Optimized Core Kit is a free do-it-yourself build of Roon OS, designed to let you build your own x86-based machine as a dedicated Roon Server.

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The headless Roon Server is available for modern x64 machines running widely-used Linux distributions including Ubuntu, Arch, and Fedora.

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Roon Server is also available as an installable package for users with high-performance x86 network attached storage devices from QNAP, Synology, or Asustor.

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Note: Running Roon on Linux or NAS also requires using Roon or Roon Remote on a MacOS/Windows/Android/iOS system.

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