Who doesn’t love a night out with friends, throwing back a few cold ones, and singing your heart out at a karaoke bar? Those are tough to get to these days, but there is no reason for karaoke lovers to despair.
Thanks to the combined technological advancement of mobile apps and the widespread love of all things karaoke, there are loads of apps to select from to sing along to your favorite tunes in the comfort of your own home.
There are a few things better than to have a company of close friends over and sing your hearts out to your favorite karaoke tunes, no one caring how bad they sound in the company of like-minded shower singer superstars.
To make the choices simpler for those who can’t wait to get going on their next karaoke party, we have compiled a list of the best 15 choices for karaoke apps you can download for either the Android or the iOS platform today. So put your headphones on, crank the volume to 11, clear your throat, and let’s belt out our favorite tunes with these fantastically convenient karaoke apps.
Developed by well-reputed music app developer Smule, Sing! Is a fun app with a wide range of hit song selections. The app lets you perform songs solo, as a duet with a friend, or even with a group of people. You can even record videos of your singing exploits.
Don’t have karaoke-loving friends, but love it anyway? Rest assured you are not alone. There are karaoke lovers all over the globe who are happy to join your singing by connecting with you. If your natural singing is best left unheard, don’t fret, as Sing! features many musical effects to help you sound way better than you have any business sounding.
The app is free to download and to use, but if you want to swing open the doors to their massive song library, you might need to pick up the premium version with a membership with the lost cost of $10 annually.
2. The Voice Karaoke
Download: The Voice Karaoke for Android | iOS (Free)
The Voice? Like…the show? You got it! The companion app allows you to pretend you are a contestant on the voice by singing along to some of your favorite songs. The app allows you to search for your favorite artist, and sing their hits with this simple, yet entertaining karaoke app.
The best part is that the tracklist for available songs grows daily. You can even record yourself on video or audio singing your favorite tunes, then share it on social media to show off your skills (or…attempts) with friends and family.
SingPlay is one of the more recent additions to the mobile karaoke world. It’s modernized with many contemporary features like sharing your recorded versions of songs with friends and a stacked library with a wide collection of songs to choose from to sing along to.
If you can’t find your favorite song in the vast collection, the in-app purchases will allow you to convert those music files on your Android devices (the only platform this app exists for currently) into a karaoke version.
It does this by stripping out the vocal track and allowing you to contribute to it in your own voice. You can control the volume of the music, your voice, or the reverb, and the music delay for the ultimate you want. Proud of your singing? Save it for posterity or share with friends with the recording feature in the app as well.
SongPop 2 takes karaoke fun and layers in a game aspect to it. You can easily play a guessing game with friends or take musical quizzes, competent with people around the globe.
You can listen to clips from today’s top artists, and if you beat everyone else to a guess, you win the game. If you are a music trivia whiz, challenge your friends in a contest to see who knows music better. You can even enter Practice Mode, where you are guided by Melody, the app’s mascot, and consult an extensive musical playlist to sharpen your music quiz skills.
5. Karaoke by Yokee
Download: Karaoke by Yokee for Android | iOS (Free)
Karaoke by Yokee is another choice in the karaoke app realm that allows you to sing along and record videos of yourself performing your favorite songs. You can easily search from a huge list of tracks spanning various genres and decades, then record your voice over the music for your own spin on the track.
Want to get very modern? Apply many fun sound effects to really alter and liven up the original tune in a style that is unabashedly yours.
6. Sing Karaoke by Starmaker
Download: Sing Karaoke by Starmaker for Android | iOS (Free)
Sing Karaoke by Starmaker is one of the top karaoke apps that’s out there today thanks to its large track listing and easy search mechanism that helps you find the song that is just right for you.
Record your vocal performance, store it, and share it with family, friends, or even strangers. You can make yourself sound pretty great with many options for vocal adjustments. The app is free to use, so what is stopping you from singing with it already?
You can easily find a song you want to sing with a list of over 80,000 high-quality songs with karaoke lyrics to choose from. No need for expensive karaoke equipment or sneaking over to a karaoke bar.
Now the singing platform you’ve been after is in the palm of your hand, and it’s free to use. Love singing a particular song? Add it to your singlist and sing them over and over. Need a pitch or volume adjustment? Easily make the alterations to take yourself from a good karaoke vocalist to a great one.
Has your child seen you sing karaoke and fallen in love with it too? Do they just go around singing songs around the house? Well, now there is an app specifically geared at karaoke-loving kids.
Baby Karaoke provides a wide variety of songs every kid knows and is happy to listen to. The display features fun images and easily readable lyrics that young singers can keep up with reading. You can even record the child singing and replay it to them to show them how great they sound.
Solely available for iOS, MyVoice is an app that is fun for Karaoke lovers but is also a must-have for any amateur or professional singers due to its ease of use and extensive features.
To use you will simply search for your preferred song, turn down the vocals on it with the app, tap the lyrics button, and start singing. You can even personalize your playback background with an image of your selection.
If you want you can save the audio of yourself singing directly to your preferred cloud storage service. You can record an unlimited amount of recordings and share them with loved ones on social media.
10. Magicsing Karaoke
Download: Magicsing Karaoke for Android | iOS (Free)
To say that Magicsing Karaoke is loaded with song choices would be understating it quite extremely. The app features more than 200,000 song choices from different countries in a litany of languages. The song selection is straightforward and the app sports an easy, intuitive UI to get you from entry to singing in no time.
11. Singing Machine Karaoke
Download: Singing Machine Karaoke for Android | iOS (Free)
This Stringray Group-produced app is another fun karaoke app selection that will give you plenty of musical choices, along with the ability to record, edit, and replay the tracks you sang at varying audio qualities.
If you wish to use it for a more musically collaborative project, the app will let you do so as well, as often working with other artists, help elevate the talents and skill of all involved.
Staying true to its namesake, this simple app will let you find a song you want to sing, strip out its vocal tracks, and just leave the musical one for you to layer with your own brand of performance.
The music collection is respectable and searching for your favorite track to sing is simple. If you are not thrilled with your first take’s performance, there are a variety of voice adjustment effects that can improve on various aspects of how you sounded.
The KaraFun app helps you find the perfect blend of karaoke and party. Working for both iOS and Android platforms, the app is loaded with more than 25,000 songs ready for karaoke singing. As with most other apps, it maintains the cocmmon function of letting you record yourself singing right to your smartphone device.
Select from a large selection of karaoke-ready songs and sing along to your favorites with WeSing. Available for both iOS and Android platforms, every performance can be recorded.
The app integrates with Twitter, Facebook, and WhatsApp, so it is easy to quickly share your singing prowess with friends and strangers alike. If you only like one part of the song, the ‘section’ feature can let you sing just that portion. If you want to work with another artist or karaoke sing with a friend, the ‘duet’ feature can let you tag team the song from any number of music categories you love.
The more you karaoke, the more the app learns your musical preferences and begins to recommend other choices you may not have thought of.
Voloco stands apart a bit from other karaoke apps as they take a bit of a different approach to the karaoke formula. It is actually a real-time voice-processing tool. It analyzes your performance and then can apply the needed effects to make it sound exquisite by use of tuning effects, mixer and equalizer adjustments, as well as a variety of vocal effects.
You can add any of those effects on your own in post-production if you wish. The performances can be shared in audio or video format through social media or various texting apps. If you have another app that you use for mixing your karaoke tunes, you can simply export your saved files from Voloco and get started.
Whether you have an iPhone or Android phone, these karaoke apps will let you live out your passion for singing the way you want.
Now over to you, which app are you going to try out? Will you perform solo or with your friends? Anyway, let us know in the comments section below.