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Roon Adds KKBOX Hi-Res Streaming Expanding Your Listening Options to Over 40 Million Lossless Tracks

Roon has added KKBOX as one of its available streaming platforms and that’s great news for those who desire access to hi-res music from Asia.

Roon KKBox on Laptop

It may not be Spotify, but Roon has added support for KKBOX expanding its online streaming options to over 40 million lossless tracks from the East and West with metadata in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and English.

KKBOX features the world’s largest selection of Asia’s newest music, plus tens of millions of Western tracks licensed exclusively for playback in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, and Macau.

The release of Roon ARC; a mobile version of the platform that allows you to connect to your Roon Core anywhere in the world was a boon to those of us who use a music server like the Roon Nucleus as the core of our digital playback system.

The recent Roon MUSE update for the mobile ARC app was a definite upgrade but it did not give users access to any additional music.

The addition of KKBOX will certainly broaden the appeal of the platform in Asia and with audiophiles who enjoy listening to Asian music in North America and Europe but have to struggle to find it outside of TIDAL and Qobuz.

“Our collaboration with KKBOX marks a significant and exciting milestone for Roon,” said Enno Vandermeer, CEO and Founder of Roon Labs. “Both companies have a shared dedication to music creators and audio integrity, which makes this an ideal partnership. We’re enthusiastic about offering a stellar streaming experience to KKBOX users while also enhancing the diversity and quality of our music selection for existing Roon subscribers.”

What is Roon? That’s a very good question. 

For a detailed breakdown of Roon and how it works and integrates your existing digital music collection and streaming platforms like TIDAL and Qobuz, please read our primer.

Access to KKBOX is available now on Roon.

For more information: roon.app

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2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. ORT

    July 25, 2023 at 12:40 am

    I must be something of a music listening anachronism. I put a CD in and hit either “Play” or “Random”. I put a record on and listen to the entire side and if I am still interested, I then turn it over and listen to the other side.

    I select a music service and choose my music MYSELF and hit “PLAY”. I am not the highest IQ around and yet…I do not neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed “ROON”. And I do not want it. It is roonacy for roonatics that for whatever reason feeeeeel, not think they need this software because it is too hard to operate their hardware. As Mary Poppins would say, “Pish-Posh!”

    Roon is not genuinely needed anywhere but that fetid, foul company of cronies has indeed convinced more than a few they are in desperate neeeeeed of their brand of “order” and more to the point, these people “want” their brand of order.

    To me they are the MQA of uselessness. FTN.

    ORT

    • Ian White

      July 25, 2023 at 12:53 am

      ORT,

      We could have used you today in the Knesset. To smack some sense into people. You’re starting to convince me which is depressing.

      MK Weisshaus

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