At the core, the WiiM Pro is a cheap music streamer that packs some high-end features. As a matter of fact, the features that the streamer brings to the table make it get a considerably higher value proposition than others that are in the same price range.
Well, if you own or plan to get one, there’s good news for you. The wireless streamer has just got an upgrade.
It received another high-end feature that you generally find in the premium options. Wondering what upgrade did it receive?
It got Roon Ready certification, which is not something you find in wireless streamers that are this cheap. Now, what does Roon Ready certification mean for the WiiM Pro?
It means that the wireless steamer complies with all the requirements of Roon Labs. With this certification, the WiiM Pro Streamer can offer all the functionality Roon has.
For those wondering, the WiiM Pro enables the hi-res streaming capability to an existing system. In addition, it allows your current setup to be fully ready for multi-room streaming.
Yes, it is pretty much like what you get from a Sonos setup. And as it is a steamer, it lets you fully enjoy your favorite tracks from the best streaming services.
That includes Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music Unlimited, and many others. The wireless streamer is easy to use too. It comes with a control app that takes all the hassles away.
Returning to the Roon Ready certification, you can now use the WiiM Pro as an endpoint for the sophisticated music management and playback software Roon offers.
If you are unfamiliar with Roon’s software, here’s how WiiM describes it: “Roon is a rich and engaging way to browse, organize and listen to music. Artist photos, credits, bios, reviews, lyrics, tour dates, and composers are located automatically, then interconnected by links to build a surfable digital magazine.”
Moreover, the Roon Ready certification will let the WiiM Pro users get multi-room and multi-user networked music playback.
Other features of the platform include DSD and PCM sampling, bit-perfect playback, Signal Path display, and multichannel support.
With Roon, you unlock the ability to get all that high-res streaming services offer. That includes Qobuz, Tidal, and many other internet radio stations.
Also, as it comes with a visually stunning app, you can control the playback with ease. The Roon app is compatible with Mac, Windows, Android, and iOS. So, compatibility is not an issue.
If you already own the WiiM Pro, you should get a notification about the update. It will prompt you to get the firmware upgraded to the latest version.
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