How to use the very addictive Sing karaoke feature in Apple Music

Did you know you can turn your iOS device or Apple TV into a karaoke machine thanks to the Apple Music app? Here’s how to get the Sing feature working as easily as possible.

Sing improves upon Apple Music’s existing lyrics feature by adding adjustable vocal levels allowing you to turn down the original artist’s voice. There are also independently animated background vocals and a duet view that displays two parts of the song on opposite sides of the screen. 

If you’re an Apple Music subscriber follow the instructions below and you’ll be singing along in just a few short steps.

What you’ll need: 

  • An iPhone or iPad running iOS 16.2 or later or the Apple TV 4K (2022) running tvOS 16.2 or later 
  • An Apple Music subscription

The Short Version 

  1. Open Apple Music 
  2. Choose a song to sing
  3. Tap the lyrics button 
  4. Tap the Sing icon
  1. Step

    Open Apple Music

    We’ll be using screenshots from the iOS app, but you can also access the feature on supported iPads and Apple TVs. How to use the Sing karaoke feature in Apple Music

  2. Step

    Choose a song to sing

    You can find compatible songs in the search tab under the Sing category, or by diving into one of the Apple Music Sing playlists. How to use the Sing karaoke feature in Apple Music

  3. Step

    Tap the lyrics button

    You can find this in the bottom left corner of the iOS app. How to use the Sing karaoke feature in Apple Music

  4. Step

    Tap the Sing icon

    This icon will look like a microphone. You can also tap and hold it to drag the vocal level slider up and down. How to use the Sing karaoke feature in Apple Music


Which devices is Apple Music Sing available on?

Apple has only confirmed that Sing will be available on the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV 4K so far, though that doesn’t mean more devices might not be added in the future. 

We’ll have to wait and see whether it launches on other TVs or macOS.

Can I use Sing with an Apple Music Voice plan?

No, you’ll need a full Apple Music subscription to access Apple Music Sing. This includes the Individual, Student and Family plans.

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