Roon identifies your music and finds photos, bios, reviews, lyrics, and concert dates, and makes connections between artists, composers, performers, conductors, and producers. What you get is a searchable, surfable magazine about your music. It also enhances it with the latest metadata. It's compatible with TIDAL and detects your devices to stream the optimal resolution to each one.
Roon software can be used on many platforms, including Mac, Windows, and Linux PCs, as well as NAS devices and a variety of media servers. Each of those platforms has its benefits and shortcomings, but none of them achieves a perfect balance between ease of use, raw performance, and audiophile design.
Based on feedback from audio dealers and custom integrations, Nucleus was designed to do just that: provide the best Roon experience in each of these areas.
Roon has enjoyed tremendous success among computer audiophiles and other tech-savvy enthusiasts, but Nucleus was created to reach everyone who loves music. It is a product which requires nearly no computer knowledge or networking skill. You literally take it home, plug it in, and control it with the Roon Remote app for iPad, iPhone, or Android device (and of course the Roon app for Mac/Windows). Because it's running Roon, Nucleus finds the audio devices on your network and makes it easy to stream to them.