After announcing its fun new karaoke feature yesterday, Apple Music Sing is live with the iOS 16.2 RC build. Follow along for a hands-on look at how to use Apple Music Sing karaoke including adjusting vocal volume, seeing the Duet view, and more.
However, if you don’t want to wait for Apple Music Sing and other great features like a customizable always-on display for iPhone 14 Pro, major end-to-end encryption update, and more, you can learn how to install the free public beta in our full explainer:
What Apple Music Sing offers
- 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 catalog.
- Real-time lyrics: Users can sing along to their favorite 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.
How to use Apple Music Sing karaoke feature in iOS 16.2
- Make sure you’re running the iOS 16.2 RC
- On your iPhone, open Apple Music and find a song you want to listen to
- Apple Music Sing is also available on iPad and the Apple TV 4K (apparently not on older Apple TV hardware)
- After starting a song, tap the lyrics button (quotation mark icon) in the bottom left corner
- Now look for the microphone + stars icon (non-compatible songs won’t show the icon)
- After tapping the mic, Apple Sing is turned on
- Now you can drag to adjust the vocal volume and sing along with the beat-by-beat lyrics
- Tap the Sing icon to turn the feature off
Here’s how it looks to use Apple Music Sing:
For songs that include duets, you’ll see the special view automatically kick in with the different parts on the left and right sides of the screen:
What songs work with Apple Music Sing?
- Apple hasn’t shared exactly what songs are compatible with Apple Music Sing
- But the feature is launching with support for “tens of millions of songs”
- For now, you’ll have to listen to a song and tap the lyrics button to see if it works with the Apple Music Sing karaoke feature
- The feature is a bit buggy for some users at the moment with the pre-launch in the iOS 16.2 RC – e.g. the button showing up and disappearing for songs
Are you excited to use the new karaoke feature? Share your thoughts in the comments!
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