Out of the blue, Apple announced the inclusion of a karaoke mode in Apple Music, called “Apple Music Sing”. The feature is coming to all Apple Music subscribers worldwide in the second half of December 2022 on iPhone, iPad or Apple TV.
You can sing along to your favorite songs with adjustable vocals and real-time lyrics. Here’s everything you need to know about Apple Music Sing.
What is Apple Music Sing?
Apple Music Sing is an Apple Music feature that lets you sing along to your favorite songs with real-time lyrics and adjust vocal volume. It uses on-device machine-learning algorithms to differentiate vocals and background music in real time.
While the song is playing, you’ll need to open the lyrics and tap the mic/karaoke button to access the volume slider for the vocals. Note that this doesn’t completely remove the vocals but lets you set it to the lowest possible volume.
Apple Music Sing is launching later in December 2022 alongside iOS 16.2. It will be available for compatible iPhones, iPads and Apple TVs. Unfortunately, Apple Music Sing isn’t available to Apple Music Voice plan subscribers, so you’ll need to decide which Apple Music plan is best for you if you want to use the feature. Also, Apple Music Sing is not available on Mac at the time of writing.
What do you get with Apple Music Sing
Along with Apple Music Sing, Apple Music is also launching a suite of 50 dedicated playlists that go well with Apple Music Sing.
Apple is taking the lead with Apple Music Sing
Spotify has always had a lyrics feature that you could use across apps, but it wasn’t until late 2021 that the company launched real-time lyrics. There were rumors that Spotify was working on a karaoke feature that could rate your vocals.
However, Apple went ahead and quickly launched its own version. As a result, many Spotify customers may switch to Apple Music. In addition to Spotify, this feature also affects some of the best karaoke apps that rely only on karaoke.
Apple Music Sing is like an extension of the existing Lyrics experience on Apple Music. In 2022, Apple will hike the prices of Apple Music, Apple TV+ and Apple One, so the company needs to add value to all its subscriptions if it wants to retain its subscribers. Luckily, Apple Music Sing can do the trick.
Get ready to sing your heart out with Apple Music Sing
Apple Music Sing will be available to all Apple Music subscribers, adding more value to your subscription. While not all subscriptions will be able to access this feature, Apple Music Sing is still a great addition to Apple Music that will help users get the most out of their subscription.
Whether you’re just getting started with Apple Music or have been a loyal listener since day one, there are a lot of things that aren’t obvious at first glance.
With so many subscription services available, you’ll want to make sure you’re getting the most out of the Apple Music service. These tips can be used to ensure that you enhance your experience with the platform.
1. Import your existing data or preferences
Apple Music was late to the music streaming game, and there were already enough players on the market like Spotify, Google Music, Rdio, Pandora, and others. If you’ve used one of those, you’ve probably set up a playlist or already added songs to your collection. Instead of doing all that again, you can use third-party tools to import your data from a music streaming service into Apple Music.
You should now have your data transferred from your old music service to Apple Music, which means you won’t have to rebuild your playlists.
2. Use Apple Music’s Hidden Equalizer
Your speakers or headphones might not be ready for the type of music you’re listening to. The software equalizer lets you adjust the audio output to suit the type of music you listen to most.
Unfortunately, Apple Music’s equalizer is hidden, but it’s still there. You just need to find it and choose the setting that best describes what you listen to most often.
Having an equalizer in use can greatly improve the quality of your audio and give you better control over how you listen to music, enhancing your experience on Apple Music.
3. Get high quality audio on mobile
By default, Apple Music will change the audio file’s quality or compression to a lower setting if you’re using your mobile data plan. Whether or not the low bitrate audio is noticeable is still debatable as it largely depends on the sensitivity of your headphones or your own ears.
That said, if you want high-quality audio even on the go, there’s an option in Settings to do so.