Harman acquires Roon – here’s what that means for subscribers

Harman International, owned by Samsung, has added music management platform Roon to its family of brands, which includes Harman Kardon, AKG, JBL, Mark Levinson, Revel, Infinity and Lexicon.

Having begun life in 2015, Roon is a $150/year music library platform that organises all of your streaming services, audio files and internet radio in one place and allows you to send it to hi-fi devices on your network, controlled via the dedicated computer, phone or tablet app. Essentially, Roon is the brain which tells your music what to do and where to do it – ‘the policeman directing the traffic’, to borrow a rather neat metaphor from our Roon explainer.