Apple Music Sing - How to do karaoke on Apple Music

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Apple Music Sing - How to do karaoke on Apple Music
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With iOS 16.2, comes the Apple Music Sing feature which allows you to do karaoke on all compatible iPhone and iPad models as well as the new Apple TV 4K.

Apple Music Sing is integrated into Apple Music’s lyrics experience to enable users to sing along to their favourite songs. That sounds like the perfect party game, right?

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In this guide, we will teach you how to use Apple Music Sing and do karaoke on your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV 4K. Let's get right into it!

How to use Apple Music Sing on iPhone or iPad

Apple Music Sing is available to Apple Music subscribers worldwide. If you are running the latest version of iOS/iPadOS, you will be able to access the karaoke feature.

Assuming you have updated to the latest version, here is how to use Apple Music Sing to do karaoke on your iPhone or iPad:

  • Open the Apple Music app.
  • Play a song from the Apple Music catalogue.
  • Tap the song that’s playing and then tap the Lyrics icon.
  • Tap the Mic icon to sing along. To adjust the vocals, drag the slider up or down.

If you don't see the Mic icon, you're either using an unsupported iPhone or iPad, or Apple Music Sing might not be available for that song. In case the lyrics icon is greyed out, you’re playing a song that's not from the Apple Music catalogue, or lyrics aren’t available for that song.

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How to use Apple Music Sing on Apple TV

To use Apple Music Sing, you need an Apple TV 4K (3rd generation) updated to the latest version of tvOS. Older generations of Apple TV are not supported.

Assuming you are running the latest version, here is how to use Apple Music Sing to do karaoke on your Apple TV 4K:

  • Open the Apple Music app.
  • Play a song from the Apple Music catalogue.
  • On your Apple TV Remote, press the Menu button.
  • If you don't see time-synced lyrics automatically, select the Lyrics button at the bottom of the screen.
  • Select the Mic button to sing along. To adjust the vocals, press the volume button up or down on your Apple TV Remote.

If you don't see the Mic button, Apple Music Sing might not be available for that song. In case you don't see the Lyrics button, time-synced lyrics aren't available for that song. You can report missing or incorrect lyrics by going here.

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Apple Music Sing features

Apple Music Sing - How to do karaoke on Apple Music
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With adjustable vocals and real-time lyrics, Apple Music Sing gives fans more control and even more precise timing while they sing along to their favourite tunes.

Here is a closer look at all the features of Apple Music Sing:

  • Adjustable vocals: Users now have control over a song’s vocal levels. They can sing with the original artist vocals, take the lead, or mix it up on millions of songs in the Apple Music catalogue.
  • Real-time lyrics: Users can sing along to their favourite songs with animated lyrics that dance to the rhythm of the vocals.
  • Background vocals: Vocal lines sung simultaneously can animate independently from the main vocals to make it easier for users to follow.
  • Duet view: Multiple vocalists show on opposite sides of the screen to make duets or multi-singer tracks easy to sing along to.

Now that you know how to use Apple Music Sing on your iPhone, iPad models, or Apple TV 4K, let the many karaoke sessions begin.