What is Rocket Music Player?

Rocket Music Player is a music player application for Android devices with a wide range of features unavailable to the stock Android music players.

Why do I need this app, my device already comes with a stock player?

Rocket Music Player is more powerful than the stock player in several ways: a customizable equalizer, album art management, advanced library scanning, tag editing, batch operations, colorful themes, metadata recording when used with iSyncr for iTunes to Android options and much more all for free.

Where can I find tutorials to help me use all of the features in Rocket Music Player?

Tutorials can be found at www.jrtstudio.com/RocketPlayer/Tutorials.

Does Rocket Music Player use any of my mobile data?

Rocket Music Player and Rocket Player Premium Unlocker will use a very small amount of your mobile data to download album art and use other features that require a connection. However, it does not require a mobile connection to play your content.

How can I upgrade to Rocket Player Premium Unlocker?

Upgrade to Rocket Player Premium Unlocker over Google Play, the Amazon Appstore or PayPal.

What is the cost of Rocket Player Premium Unlocker?

Rocket Player Premium Unlocker is a one time payment of $3.99. You can purchase the application from Google Play, the Amazon Appstore or PayPal.

Will Rocket Player work for my device?

Yes! Rocket Player has been used by every Android device; by our millions of customers. If you have a problem we also have a dedicated support staff to help answer questions!

What do other people think about this app?

Our supporters are ecstatic about Rocket Music Player! Listeners have rated us with 4.3 out of 5 rating since the first release of Rocket Music Player. Don't take our word for it, read what they have to say.

I wonder if I can get this service for free somewhere else?

We allow our listeners to download this app for free! As far as we know there is not other app available with the unique and powerful features that Rocket Music Player displays anywhere else. Sure, there are some apps that allow you to try their features, but as far as we know, ours is the only one offered for free with these features.

What does the Rocket Player Premium Unlocker allow me to do?

The Rocket Player Premium Unlocker gives listeners more advanced features listed here . Download from Google Play, Amazon or PayPal for $3.99

Do I have to purchase Rocket Player Premium Unlocker if I change devices or use two devices?

No! Your app purchases are tied to your Google account. View this tutorial to download previously purchased apps to a new device.

I'd like some video tutorials to get me started with Rocket Music Player.

Check out our YouTube Channel .

What permissions are used in Rocket Player, and why are they needed?

Rocket Player's permissions and why they're needed is available here. If you have further questions on why they are needed after reading, please direct them to [email protected]


I have duplicate playlists in Rocket Player?

Please try going to "Settings - Library and Scanner Settings - Hide Playlists with Missing M3U8 Playlists" to remove duplicate playlists in Rocket Player. If this does not work, please refer to the tutorial on removing duplicate songs found here.

I have duplicate songs in Rocket Player?

Please review this YouTube tutorial on finding and deleting duplicate directories using Rocket Player and a file management application.

How do I unsubscribe from Rocket Player cloud features?

You can unsubscribe from cloud features by going to "My Apps - Subscriptions" in the Play Store application on your device. Here's a tutorial video on how to do this.

My playlist order is shuffled. The song I selected is not playing?

Shuffle is toggled on unless manually turned off because of the "sticky shuffle" setting in Rocket Player. Please try and turn off the sticky shuffle option by going to "Menu - Settings - Operation - Sticky Shuffle".

After updating to Rocket Player Premium, some of my songs no longer play?

Go to "Menu - Settings - Audio - Open SL" to try and resolve this. If this does not work, email support.

I'm hearing a pop sound when Rocket Player starts/stops?

Try turning fade in/out "on" by going to "Settings - Audio - Fade in/out". If this doesn't work, contact us.

I am missing my albums/artists/playlists in Rocket Music Player?

First try rescanning in Rocket Music Player using folder support. If you are missing only playlists, try refreshing your device's media database.

On my Samsung Galaxy S3 after downloading the premium unlocker, my audio sounds horrible and the phone vibrates. How do I fix this?

On the Samsung Galaxy S3, turn off "Auto haptic" for Rocket Music Player and Rocket Player Premium Unlocker. Do this by going "Settings - Sound and Effects - Auto Haptic - Off". You can turn this off only for Rocket Music Player with this tutorial.

I'm missing Rocket Player Premium Unlocker features after I paid for it?

Here's how to fix it:
1. Uninstall Rocket Player free
2. Open Rocket Player Premium Unlocker
3. This will prompt you to download Rocket Player Free - follow the prompt to the store to download the free version
4. Reinstall Rocket Player free from the prompt
5. Now that both version are from the same store, Rocket Player should be unlocked
If you're using an Android 4.4 device and your music has been migrated to the package folder (Android/data/com.jrtstudio.AnotherMusicPlayer/) back up your music before you do this.

How do I quit, exit, or stop Rocket Music Player?

To turn off Rocket Music Player just press pause and then the home button. It's main process will shut down in approximately 1 minute. Rocket Music Player has one service (Tiny Headset) that is required to be "running" so that it can begin playing whenever a headset is inserted (See begin to play on connect with headphones). You can also swipe away Rocket Music Player from recent apps on your device. For more information on stop buttons in Android apps view our blog post

How can I make Rocket Music Player the default Music Player?

To make Rocket Music Player the default music player, we need to disable your stock music player (Google Play Music). Starting in Android 4.1 disabling applications is allowed. To do this go to: "Settings - Applications - Downloaded - Google Music - Uninstall Updates", then select "Disable". You can re-enable the stock application at any time. Here's Google's tutorial on this.

What is scrobbling? How do I enable scrobbling?

"Scrobbling a song means that when you listen to it, the name of the song is sent to Last.fm and added to your music profile" (source: last.fm/FAQ). To enable scrobbling, open Rocket Music Player's settings and navigate to "Audio Settings - Scrobbler Settings".

Rocket Music Player's widget is missing?

It could be that the application is installed to the SD card and not the internal memory. This will not allow the widget to be displayed. To resolve this select "Menu - Settings - Applications - Manage Applications - All - Rocket Music Player" then select move to internal. Then try attaching the widget again.

How do I remove/add large notifications?

Large notifications are added in 4.1 and later devices. To view the large notification, place two fingers on the sides of the notification and drag down. This motion is also used to remove the notification by dragging up.

I have ringtones and notifications that are displaying in Rocket Music Player's library. How can I remove these?

Rocket Music Player will scan files/folders within your device for media files that are selected. Unselect these folders by using Rocket Music Player's folder support.

When I receive notifications from other applications, Rocket Music Player pauses. How can I change this?

When Rocket Music Player's audio focus is lost, it will default to "pause". You can change this temp focus action by going to "Settings - Audio - Audio Focus - Temp Focus Action - Duck". Duck will allow Rocket Music Player to continue playing, but duck the new audio so that you hear the notification.

I am worried about sharing my information over the internet and my device.

Google has the following information on applications purchased on Google Play, here. Amazon has the following information on apps purchased in the Amazon Appstore, here.

I have music that I've purchased from the Play Store, but it is not showing up in Rocket Music Player. Why's that?

Google Play purchased music is natively stored in the cloud and can not be played in any other music player other than Google Play Music. Download your music from Google's Music Manager onto a computer and then copy the music to your phone using this tutorial.

I have album art that is not showing up in Rocket Music Player the way I want. How can I fix this?

Album art can be embedded in the file, or located in the album art.jpg file that comes when syncing with iSyncr, or can be selected from the device using an album art downloader. Rocket Music Player currently selects the art that your device's media scanner selects. If your desired album art is not displayed, long press on the album art, select "Manage Art" and change the art. You can also prefer embedded art by selecting the "Prefer ID3 Artwork" option in "Settings - Album Art".

My question is not here. How do I find the answer? I found a bug.

E-mail us at [email protected].


What music formats are able to be played in Rocket Music Player?

Rocket Music Player supports the standard Android Supported Media formats. Rocket Player Premium Unlocker also supports: ALAC (Apple Lossless) files, APE (ape), Musepack (mpc), Free Lossless Audio Codec (flac), True Audio (tta), Waveform Audio File (wav), WavePack (wv) and Windows Media Audio Non-Lossless (wma).

What are the decibels that Rocket Music Player uses?

The decibels that are used are (+ or -) 12. Rocket Music Player has a limiter feature which restricts the decibels used. This way Rocket Music Player does not blow speakers nor allow distortion. You can turn off the limiter by going to "Settings - Audio Settings - Limiter".

How can I access Rocket Player's EQ?

Access Rocket Player's EQ by going to "Menu - Equalizer". This will give you access to the bands of Rocket Player, as well as R/L balance control. Select "Menu - Settings - Audio - EQ Type" to change to the premium 5 or 10 band EQs.

What is replay gain? How is it calculated?

Replay Gain, is a measure of the perceived loudness of audio in computer audio formats. Rocket Music Player uses replay gain values, but does not calculate them. We suggest a program like Foobar2000 to put replay gain information into your music files.

How do I enable replay gain?

You can enable replay gain by going Rocket Player's "Menu - Settings - Audio Settings - Replay Gain". Note that your music must have replay gain information, Rocket Music Player will not calculate the values. (See: What is replay gain?)

I'm an instructor or musician, How can I have greater control over playback?

Instructors and musicians can use the "Stop After Each Song" feature in "Settings - Audio" which will pause after each song in a playlist so instruction can be given, or you can speak with your audience. Additionally, when learning a song, you can toggle playback speed using the "Music Playback Speed" setting.

I would like to add custom times for my music?

Rocket Player Premium customers can use iSyncr for iTunes to sync start/stop times. Start/Stop times are created in iTunes, but sync with iSyncr to Android and can be used with Rocket Player Premium.

Library & Playlists

How do I create a playlist using Rocket Music Player?

Take a look at this tutorial on batch operations in Rocket Player.

How do I edit a playlist using Rocket Music Player?

Here's a tutorial on how to edit a playlist in Rocket Music Player.

How do I backup my playlists with Rocket Music Player?

If you'd like to backup your playlists in Rocket Player, open "Settings - Library/Playlist - Export Playlists". This will save your playlists in the internal storage of your device as .m3u8 files. You can view/move this to another drive/device by using a file management application like ES File Explorer.

I have music that is not showing up in Rocket Music Player. What can I do?

Music that is not showing up in Rocket Music Player can be due to the SD card not being scanned properly. Try using Rocket Player's folder support to scan for media.

I have ringtones and notifications that are displaying in Rocket Music Player. How can I remove these?

Rocket Music Player will scan files/folders within your device for media files that are selected. Unselect these using Rocket Player's folder support.

How can I see how many songs I have listed in Rocket Music Player?

If you'd like to view how many songs you have in Rocket Music Player, go to the "Songs" tab and select a song to play. Next, go to the "Playlists" tab and select the "Now Playing" playlist. This will display how many song you have in Rocket Music Player.

How does Rocket Music Player sort through Artists/Albums/Songs/Playlists/Folders/Podcasts/Genres and Videos?

Rocket Music Player will sort numerically then alphabetically all tabs.
However within these tabs, there is some additional sorting:
Artists - sorts by album year.
Albums - sorts by track number
Playlists - sorts by playlist edit (User assigned)
Folders - sorts alphabetically by folder
Podcasts - sorts alphabetically in tab, then by release number (if included in title) else, alphabetically.
Genres - sorts alphabetically by album (See also: Can I change the way Rocket Music Player sorts?

Can I change the way Rocket Music Player sorts?

Yes, you can change the way Rocket Music Player sorts within its tabs using this tutorial.

How can I use Rocket Music Player playlists with other apps?

Going to Rocket Music Player's "Settings - Scanner Settings - Android Manages Playlists" in Rocket Music Player will allow you to use the Android media database that is accessed by other applications. WARNING: This will not be as stable as Rocket Player's playlists. If the media database on your device becomes corrupted, the playlists will be deleted.

I am missing my albums/artists/playlists in Rocket Music Player?

First try rescanning in Rocket Music Player using folder support. If you are missing only playlists, try refreshing your device's media database.. Contact support if you're unable to resolve this.

How can I edit or clear Rocket Player's 'Now Playing' playlist?

The now playing playlist is a dynamic playlist that cannot be edited. Here's more information on this playlist.

What is a Rocket Music Player live list?

Live lists are playlists that are created from rules that will change based on the rules created. Live lists are similar to smart playlists.

How can I create a new live list in Rocket Music Player?

Here's a tutorial on how to create a new live list in Rocket Music Player.

I accidentally deleted my "recently added" live list in Rocket Music Player. How can I get this back?

Instructions on how to delete the "recently added" live list is available in the dynamic playlist Android tutorial.

After I sync my iTunes with iSyncr, old playlists still show up in Rocket Music Player. How can I fix this?

Try to toggle "Hide Playlists With missing M3U Files" in Rocket Music Player's "Library and Scanner" settings. Then rescan in Rocket Music Player by going to "Rescan for Media" in the same setting.

How do I create a bookmark in Rocket Music Player?

To create a bookmark in Rocket Music Player, the file must be listed in the Podcast tab, and identified as a podcast. To create the bookmark, pause your podcast in Rocket Music Player. The next time the podcast is played the player will pickup your bookmark from where we paused. (See: How to bookmark non-podcasts)

How do I create a bookmark for a file that is not a podcast?

To create a bookmark in Rocket Music Player, the player must identify the file as a podcast. To force Rocket Music Player to identify the file as a podcast, move the file to the 'podcast' folder on your device using a file management application like ES File Explorer. If there is not a 'podcast' folder, create one, then populate it with your file. Then rescan in Rocket Music Player and your file will be able to be bookmarked from the podcast tab.

How do I play all, or shuffle all songs in Rocket Music Player?

To play all go to the "Songs" tab then press play. To shuffle all from the "Songs" tab long press on a song and select "Shuffle". Here's a video tutorial on using shuffle in Rocket Music Player.

Why does shuffle turn off when I make a selection?

Shuffle in Rocket Music Player means, randomize. e.g. Do not play a specific song/selection. When you select in Rocket Music Player, it means that you're playing a specific song/selection. The "shuffle" feature is turned off. Shuffle can be toggled on/off from the "Now Playing" screen.

Headset & Bluetooth

How do I use the headset controls and what do they do?

Headset controls are available in Rocket Music Player's "Settings - Headset Settings." They allow you to toggle whether or not Rocket Music Player obeys headset commands, or whether Rocket Music Player begins to play when you connect your headphones. It's recommended that new users view this tutorial video on headset controls.

What type of headset support does Rocket Music Player have?

Rocket Music Player works with Bluetooth and single button headphones. When using single button headphones, use the following as a guide:
1 button press - Pause/Play
2 button presses - Previous/ Start of song
3 button presses - Next song
You can enable the "Two Clicks Next" option in the "Headset/Bluetooth" settings to change 2 button presses to be next song.
You can also enable "Support Volume Controls" in the same setting to support volume up/down with your headset. Note: this setting will disable other headset controls.

Why does Rocket Music Player begin to play when I connect my headphones? How do I stop this?

This is because of a setting in Rocket Music Player called "Begin Play On Connect." To turn off this setting press "Menu - Settings - Headset/Bluetooth Settings - Begin Play On Connect."