Do you like to sing a bit of karaoke? Well, Apple is introducing a new feature, dubbed Apple Music Sing, that aims to make sure you can have a bit of fun this festive season.
What Is Apple Music Sing?
If you happen to be an Apple Music user, you’ve already been able to see the lyrics of any song as it plays. This is a great feature if you want to sing along to whatever song is playing.
Apple has introduced Apple Music Sing as a way for you to create a karaoke-like experience.
“Apple Music Sing offers multiple lyric views to help fans take the lead, perform duets, sing backup, and more — all integrated within Apple Music’s unparalleled lyrics experience. Coupled with an ever-expanding catalog that features tens of millions of the world’s most singable songs, Apple Music Sing makes it fun and easy for anyone to participate, however and wherever they choose.”
When enabled, Sing lets you use the on-screen slider to either lower, or completely remove the vocals for the song you are listening to.
Users will even able to perform a duet, provided that the song has multiple vocal areas.
Though the feature will support karaokes for many popular songs, Apple says it’s launching 50+ dedicated companion playlists that include epic songs, duets, choruses, and anthems people already can’t stop singing.
Apple Music Sing Features
1. Easy vocal adjustment
Users now have control over a song’s vocal levels by turning up or down the device’s volume. They can sing with the original artist vocals, take the lead, or mix it up on millions of songs in the Apple Music catalog.
2. Real-time lyrics
Users can sing along to their favorite songs with animated lyrics that dance to the rhythm of the vocals.
If a song supports multi-singer, separate lyrics show up on the opposite sides of the screen, so its easier to sing along for both folks.
4. Background vocals
If two vocals are simultaneous, the background lyrics animate independently from the main ones, so you can follow along easily.
Sing Compatible Devices
This new feature is only compatible with iPhone models going back to the iPhone 11, along with select iPad models, and only the 2022 Apple TV 4K.
(I wonder how Sing works on Apple TVs. They don’t have mics, right? Perhaps you’ll need your AirPods to use that.) 🤔
Here’s the full list of the devices that will support Apple Music Sing:
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 13 mini
- iPhone 13
- iPhone 13 Pro
- iPhone 13 Pro Max
- iPhone SE (third-generation, 2022)
- iPhone 14
- iPhone 14 Plus
- iPhone 14 Pro
- iPhone 14 Pro Max
- iPad 9
- iPad 10
- iPad mini 6
- iPad Air 4
- iPad Air 5
- iPad Pro (M1)
- iPad Pro (M2)
- Apple TV 4K (2022)
How To Use Apple Music Sing
In order to use the new feature, you need to make sure you’re using a supported device running the latest version of iOS, iPadOS, or tvOS.
At the time of this writing this article, Apple Music Sing is only available for those who are testing out Apple’s beta software.
The feature is available as part of the iOS 16.2 Release Candidate. However, the final version should be rolling out to more users soon.
Here’s how to update your iPhone or iPad to the latest version:
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Tap General.
- Tap Software Update.
- If an update is available, tap the Download and Install button.
- Enter your passcode to confirm.
With the iOS 16.2 update installed, you now should be able to use Apple Music Sing on your iPhone or iPad.
- Open the Apple Music app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Locate the song that you want to listen to.
- Tap the song to start playing it.
- Once the song is playing, tap the lyrics button in the bottom left corner of the Now Playing window.
- Look for the microphone button, which should be above the progress bar on the right side.
- Tap the button to turn on Apple Music Sing.
- Drag the slider up and down to adjust the volume of the vocals of the song that you are listening to.
- Start singing along with the song.
- If you want to stop using Apple Music Sing, tap the microphone button to turn this feature off.