Apple on Tuesday announced Apple Music Sing, a karaoke experience that will be built right into the Apple Music app. With Apple Music Sing, you can follow Apple Music’s real-time lyrics and adjust the volume of the vocals so that you can better hear your singing voice. (I personally will keep the vocals as loud as possible to hide my imperfections.)
There are a few features designed to make it easier to sing with others as well. Backing vocals can appear independently of the main vocals, Apple said, and there will also be a duet view if you want to sing along with a friend. Apple will have over 50 “special companion playlists” of karaoke-ready songs for you to choose from.
This is what the new Apple Music Sing experience looks like. Image: Apple
A closer look at the experience on an iPhone. Image: Apple
“Apple Music’s lyrics experience is consistently one of the most popular features of our service,” said Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice president of Music and Beats, in a press release. “We already know that our users around the world love to sing along to their favorite songs, so we wanted to develop this offering even further to enable even more engagement with music through song. It’s really fun, our customers will love it.”
Apple Music Sing will launch “later this month” for Apple Music subscribers.