Best Karaoke Apps for Android
For some, singing is a way of life, and I don’t blame them. Singing relieves stress and makes the singer and the audience feel great (if the singer is good!). Which is the reason as to why Karaoke is not only popular in Japan, but in other countries as well. The downside of loving Karaoke? You’re often bound to the Karaoke machine and you can’t take it anywhere unless you’re willing to haul equipment with you. However, since almost everyone has a smartphone and an internet connection, you can actually bring Karaoke with you!
Yes, I’m talking about Karaoke apps. And though there are tons of these apps on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, some are indeed better than others. So I went and looked for the 10 Best Karaoke Apps. With these apps on your phone, you have a mobile Karaoke machine that you can bring almost anywhere. I say almost anywhere because, for most of these apps, you’ll need an internet connection.
I’m sure you’re dying to start singing out loud and belting some songs. So let’s get started with the list. Please do note that these apps are in no particular order.
Sing! Karaoke by Smule
Never have I seen a Karaoke app that is as customizable as Sing! Karaoke by Smule. Smule has a massive song library full of both new and old songs. And that library will take you hours upon hours to sing. The best part? You can change the key of a song to match your vocal range. I have a very low vocal range myself and I enjoyed this feature.
Once of the issues that some of you might also dislike is the subscription fee. Don’t get me wrong, we should definitely support the apps that we like, but I firmly believe that there could possibly be other venues to earn money for the developers. If you don’t subscribe, you’re tied down into singing duets. However, it’s all worth it because the app also identifies your pitch. Smule can basically help you become a much better musician overall!
The Voice, Sing and Connect
Karaoke by Yokee
Of all the apps I’ve reviewed today, Yokee has probably the biggest library of them all. It also has a social component where you can follow and favorite your favorite singers. You’ll find both amateur and professional singers in the Feed and you can even sing along together with them. Social media and Karaoke has never blended so well like this before.
The downside? This also another app with a subscription cost. However, if you’re willing to pay for it though, the subscription actually has a lot of benefits. From unlimited singing to a fully formed community, Yokee is a great app to have on your phone. With this, you can have those singing sessions with your friends even if you’re miles away from each other.
Don’t let the basic UI fool you. Midifun is simple and that’s one of its best points. You won’t be badgered by any ads and you won’t have to go through the process of logging in to start singing. Just download the app, choose a song and you can begin straight away! It’s got a fairly large song library that includes those from the Carpenters and NSYNC, and also includes the latest tunes as well.
The only downside of using Midifun is the accompaniment is basic as well. On other apps, you have a full orchestra playing along to your singing but for Midifun, you just have a midi player accompanying you. But if you’re used to how most Karaoke machines accompany you (it also uses midi), then you won’t have that much of a problem with this app. And oh yeah, did I mention that this app is free and has zero subscription fees?
WeSing by Tencent has a certain wow factor that compels you to sing. The way that the UI is set up and how easy it is to sing songs is a really big plus. You have a very large song library for you to sing so you’ll never repeat the same songs. On top of that, you can even download songs so that you can bring the experience anywhere while offline.
It does require you to either log in to Facebook or create an account with them, though. But it’s still a great app that allows you to sing songs Solo or as a Duet. A must download for all singers.
Sing Karaoke Record Karaoke
Though the name is quite uninspired, one thing is for sure. Sing Karaoke Record Karaoke is one of the best Karaoke apps in the Play Store right now. The main reason why I say that is because it’s absolutely free. Yep, you have access to all features without paying any money to the developers. It also has the ability to record yourself singing which is not found in other free apps. Sing Karaoke does borrow song content from YouTube, so some songs might not be available.
However, the caveat is that you’ll be showered with ads and to remove them, you’ll have to pay a fee. But even with that said, it’s a great free app that you can use as a pastime. Try it out and see for yourself!
Red Karaoke: Sing and Record
Red Karaoke is actually a really good karaoke app. It doesn’t get its data from outside sources so you won’t have any fears of your favorite song being unavailable. What I loved about it the most is it asks you which music you like the most. On most karaoke apps, the only songs that you can choose from are pop songs and for an audiophile like me, it’s not enough. The library is quite large as well so you won’t run out of songs to sing.
The UI could use some work though because the backgrounds and layouts are not that inspiring. But one of the redeeming factors here is that the lyrics, speed and accompaniment is spot on. You won’t have any jumping songs and you definitely won’t have wrong lyrics showing onscreen. In my honest opinion, it’s a must download for any singing enthusiast. Having this app on your phone will definitely exercise your vocal cords, and even help you with your rhythm and timing.
StarMaker is one of the leaders of the pack in terms of Karaoke apps. It’s got a tone of features that you can make use of. You can sing solo, as a collaboration, or as a chorus. It’s one of those apps that really value the social aspect of singing and it gives you a sense of euphoria singing with others.
The main issue that I had with this app is that most of the content is locked behind a paywall. Meaning to say, you’ll have to pay for a subscription fee if you want to take advantage of all features. The collaboration feature is free when I tried the app for myself. If you’ve got money to spare and you’re itching to sing, try this app out!
Free Karaoke – Sing Karaoke Record
This little app by astudio (Viet Karaoke) is more of a Video Player App than a Full blown Karaoke app. But it’s not without its merits. For one, it’s absolutely free. You have access to the entire catalog of songs without needing to pay any money. I also would like to mention that the catalog is quite large because the songs are taken from various sources and played to you.
The downside is that some songs are not available, and there’s no indication whether the song is available or not. So you’ll have to do a little bit of trial and error. However, since you’ve got all content unlocked from the beginning, it’s just a minor inconvenience.
YouTube, which is pretty much the TV of today, actually has a very large library of Karaoke songs. You can see the lyrics on screen and even have an accompaniment that is not limited to MIDI. Meaning to say that in some songs, you would have a full orchestra backing you up while you sing. The downside of using YouTube during Karaoke sessions is it eats up a lot of data. If you’re on a limited data cap, then veer away from using YouTube to sing. But if you’re at home on WiFi, then you’ve got no problem. You can also save videos on the app for the full mobile karaoke experience.
You’ve got a lot of options to choose from. However, remember that some these Karaoke Apps do have subscription fees. They do offer high-end content and large song libraries in exchange for that small fee. But if you don’t have money to spare for Karaoke, you can just go with the free alternatives like YouTube.
But whichever app you choose, just have fun and sing!
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