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.


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. What sets Rocket Player apart from other 3rd party players? Rocket Music Player is not limited by a trial period, it receives frequent fix & feature updates based on our supporters feedback and has over 100,000 5 star ratings.


Tutorials can be found on our Tutorials page and YouTube Channel

Data Usage

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.

What does the Premium Unlocker do?

The Rocket Player Premium Unlocker gives listeners more advanced features listed here . Download from Google Play, Amazon

How to upgrade to Premium

Download Rocket Player Premium Unlocker from Google Play, Amazon

How much does the Premium Unlocker cost?

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


Rocket Player works with all Android devices. It has been downloaded by our millions of customers, and used with every device. If you have a problem we also have a dedicated support staff to help answer questions!


Read here for more information about Rocket Player’s permissions. If you have further questions on why they are needed after reading, please email us at mumastudios@zipoapps.helpscoutapp.com


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.


Duplicate Songs

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

How to unsubscribe from 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. Try to turn off the sticky shuffle option by going to “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 hear 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.

How to fix audio quality and vibrating on Samsung Galaxy S3

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

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.

Rocket Player pauses when I receive notifications from other applications. 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.

Music that I’ve purchased from the Play Store is not showing up in Rocket Player

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.

How to change Album Art

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”.


What music formats are supported?

Rocket Music Player supports the standard Android Supported Media formats including opus (5.0+). 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 is the EQ range?

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”. View this YouTube tutorial to access control the EQ. Select “Menu - Settings - Audio - EQ Type” to change to the premium 5 or 10 band EQs.

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. We recommend using Foobar2000 to calculate replay gain values of your songs using a PC.

Transitions - gapless playback and crossfading

Our gapless and crossfading features are available to Rocket Player Premium customers. These transitions only work when songs end naturally. Skipping does not invoke the crossfade transition or allow the song to be played gaplessly. Additionally, gapless playback is created to play the music as the artist/album intended, gapless does not mean “no silence”.

I’m an instructor or musician, How can I stop music after each song?

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.

Playlists / Library

Create a playlist

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

Edit playlists

Take a view this tutorial on editing playlists.

Missing Music

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.

How can I see how many songs are in my library?

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 to sort

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?

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.

How can I edit or clear the ‘Now Playing’ playlist?

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

How can I create a playlist with all my songs?

To create a playlist with all songs go to the songs tab and press play from the 1st song, populating the “Now Playing” playlist with all your songs. Then go to the playlist tab, long press the Now Playing playlist, and rename and save it.

What is a 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. Rocket Player comes with live lists built in to give you some examples of what they can do.

I accidentally deleted my

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

How do I create a bookmark?

To create a bookmarks in Rocket Music Player, the file must be identified as a podcast. To create a bookmark, pause any podcast while playing in Rocket Music Player. The next time the podcast is played the player will pickup your bookmark from where it was paused.

How do I create a bookmark on a non-podcast?

Unfortunately, we cannot create bookmarks on non-podcasts but we can easily long press any file and select: Get Info - Mark as Podcast to create a bookmarkable podcast. (Also see: How do I create a bookmark?)

How do I play all, or shuffle all songs?

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.

shuffle turns 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.”

Missing tags on bluetooth receivers

We’ve tested everything on our end as best we can, but with so many different devices the configuration is too difficult for everyone’s use case. Try the following to see how this works for you.

Go to “Menu - Settings - Bluetooth/Headset” in Rocket Player Tick “Obey headset commands”, as well as “High priority mode” Also, select “Begin play on Bluetooth connect”. Go to “settings - sound - audio focus - ignore other apps” is turned off. Turn on your last.fm Scrobbler setting in “Settings - Sound - Scrobbler”. Restart the device Take your device and allow it Bluetooth connect with Rocket Player - do not open Rocket Player, just turn on your device, turn on your Bluetooth receiver. If this doesn’t resolve the AVRCP issue, please refer to our video on Bluetooth/headset settings and toggle these on/off. Additionally, toggling gapless playback on/off as well as changing the lockscreen (settings - operation - lockscreen) has been known to help. If you’re using an Android 5.0 device, please try to turn off 5.0 Android wear support in “Settings - Operations”.