Our picks for 5 best karaoke apps for iPhone and Android 2016 will ensure you always have the tools to shake a lame party or just have some fun with your friends.
Although not everyone was born to be a singer, we all sometimes have the urge to sing our favorite tunes, no matter how bad we sound. That’s the great thing about karaoke, enabling people to make a fool out of themselves without anyone judging them. You have the music and you can’t miss the lyrics. The worst thing you can do is sing out of tune, but no one will care. If you are still worried you will sound bad, check out our 11 best karaoke songs for people who can’t sing.
Some may say that karaoke are deeply forgotten, and you can only find them in the suburb clubs. Well, that may have been the case before, but thanks to the smartphones, karaoke are once again cool. Now you are able to find numerous smartphone apps both for iPhone and Android that offer a respectable catalog of songs you can sing. As a bonus, most of them enable you to record yourself while singing, so you can check your vocal abilities later. Although, when we think about it, it may not seem like a good idea.
To get the list of 5 best karaoke apps for iPhone and Android 2016 we took the most recommended apps by I Geek Blog, 3nions, Rogers, Phone Arena and Pop Sugar. We browsed through the lists and found 7 karaoke apps that are available both for Android and iPhone smartphones. Each of those apps received a point for each list it was featured on. As the final piece of methodology, we checked the ratings on iTunes and Google Play for the apps, calculated the average 1 to 5 rating and awarded extra points based on the rating. Now let’s find your new favorite karaoke app.
5. Karaoke Anywhere
This is the poorest rated karaoke app on our list, being rated 3.5 on Google Play and 2.5 on iTunes. Still, it has some charm, for which it deserves to be mentioned. The app offers more than 5,000 streaming songs that can be accessed through their Club Karaoke. Also, there is a catalog of 40,000 songs that can be individually purchased and included in the app.
4. Sing! Karaoke by Smule
This app has some better rating on iTunes, where the users gave it 4.5 out of 5, while Android users gave it 4 stars. Sing! Karaoke by Smule enables you to use audio effects, video record your singing, but also to duet with various music stars. Your recordings can be shared publicly as well.
3. StarMaker – Sing Karaoke
Just like the previous app on our list of 5 best karaoke apps for iPhone and Android 2016, this one got the same rating on iTunes as well as Google Play. Besides various audio effects, you can feel like a true music star by using the provided auto tune. Everyone does it, so why wouldn’t you? This app also enables recording and publishing your performance. New songs are constantly added and can be unlocked by singing previous ones.
Google Play version of Yokee’s karaoke app is called Karaoke Sing & Record and has a 4 star rating from obviously demanding Android users. iTunes version got a 4.5 rating and is called Free Karaoke! Sing karaoke on YouTube with Yokee. What makes this app different from other ones is the ability to use YouTube’s library of music videos to find the song you want to sing. The rest is basically the same.
1. Red Karaoke Sing & Record
Red Karaoke Sing & Record closes our list of 5 best karaoke apps for iPhone and Android 2016, being the top pick for the demonstration of your singing skills. The app has 4 stars on Google Play but 5 stars on iTunes. It was also the app with most recommendations from our source lists. The package of features includes a 70,000+ library of songs, audio effects, recording and sharing among others. The cool thing about Red Karaoke app is that you can use it on your smart TV that supports apps. Just like the other apps on the list, this one also features a mix of free and paid content.