Using Roon is fine and all, but it is a compromise in sound quality in my opinion. To get the best of Tidal, i.e. Tidal Masters, you must use the Control app. Now, if Master (MQA) doesn’t float ones boat, so be it. Then I would say, use whatever is most reliable. The Control app did push an update about a month ago. I am not sure it has improved reliability at this point - too early for me to say.
I have used my iPad and still experienced the dismal reliability with the Control app. I am not sure what Macbook Pro Core refers to, but aside from using the ConversDigital Control app, there is no other way to get Master streams on the DirectStream DAC. This is because the MQA processing occurs on the Bridge II and that is a ConversDigital product. Now there may be some “hack” to use another software product through the Control app, but I have no experience with such. I do know that Tidal played via the software on a Mac or PC will not fully unfold MQA.