Harman acquires Roon to expand music-streaming platform

ATI News Team

The acquisition will enhance its ability to deliver exceptional sound and connectivity to music lovers

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Harman, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., has acquired Roon, a music management, discovery and streaming platform for music enthusiasts. Roon offers a rich interface for browsing and discovering music, compatibility with almost any audio device and a playback engine designed to deliver the best possible sound, the company announced Nov. 27.

The acquisition will allow Roon to operate as a standalone Harman business with its existing team while continuing to serve and grow its community of device partners and customers. Harman is committed to growing Roon's open device ecosystem, which includes collaborating with over 160 other audio brands and delivering audio to over 1,000 high-performance devices.

Roon's dedication to its loyal community and exceptional UI/UX design expertise will continue to expand and flourish with the acquisition.

According to Dave Rogers, president of Harman's Lifestyle Division, the team at Roon shares Harman's passion for bringing exceptional sound and connectivity to music lovers.

Enno Vandermeer, CEO of Roon, expressed excitement about joining Harman, a visionary company that has been leading the audio industry forward for decades while maintaining Roon's independence to invest in the business' growth and future.

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