Some people are born with great singing talent and for others there are karaoke apps for Android. While technically the good singers can also use these apps and enjoy but I find them godsend for people who have absolutely no music sense like me. Even though they are no match for actual karaoke machines, they do a good enough job to entertain a party and that is good enough for everyone. Surely, you cannot expect a smartphone to replicate a karaoke machine but these apps do come a lot closer to the genuine experience than I expected.
Not a lot of Android smartphones come with powerful speakers to give a great karaoke experience however, you can easily hook up a Bluetooth speaker to fully immerse yourself in the songs. We already have an article up for the best speakers for Android, so do check it out as well. Another thing that you can do to enhance your experience is use a dedicated microphone, this will kind of make sure that you don’t sound really awful. At the end of the day you need a great karaoke app for Android just to have fun and these are the apps that can easily deliver that.
Note: the best karaoke apps for Android were tested on a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Sony Xperia Z smartphone. I used a Xiaomi Bluetooth speaker as well as the standard Samsung hands free as a mic. While the experience didn’t scale up to actual karaoke machines, it did come close and the apps are surprisingly fun to play around with.
This app is all in the rage these days because it is the mobile version of autotune. Well, it’s not exactly autotune but it does modify your voice to make it more interesting. With this Karaoke app for Android you will be able to sing your songs and not only use audio effects on them but also make a video out of it. So, if you are trying to impress someone but only have a passable voice, the app allows you to use different audio effects to make it seem amazing. You can choose from millions of songs, sing to them, make a video and share it with your friends. Overall, I give this app a big thumbs up, not because it is the best karaoke app around but, because it is so much fun to mess a song with a friend who is not even in the room. The app also offers pitch correction and reverb to give real time feedback of how you are singing.
Karaoke Online is a simple and straightforward app that lets you sing almost all of your favorite songs with ease. The design in traditional and hence is easily navigable, all the features are presented on the main screen and allow you to get straight to singing in no time. There are new songs added in consistent updates and you can sing karaoke online with video. There is also a handy voice search feature that makes it easier to locate your favorite song. The app also comes with a recording feature so you can save the disaster you made for a later laugh; I’m just going on my personal experience here, and yours may vary. There is even a karaoke online score feature that allows you to compare your performances with friends.
Magicsing Karaoke is a relatively new app that says it’s made by Entermedia, the number 1 company in personal home karaoke entertainment. While one can argue about the company’s ranking in this genre, you will agree that this is the closest authentic karaoke experience you can get on your Android smartphone. As a matter of fact, I used this app a lot more than the others because of its in-song interface. There are more than 200,000 songs available and the best part is, there are multiple languages included. All you need to do is select the country you want and bam, you have all the songs you can sing. The app also gives you in depth control over how you want to sing the songs, from controlling individual instrument volume to tune and speed controls, everything you would want is already thought of. I also like how the app uses very little data despite streaming high quality audio, this is because they use their own format instead of traditionally bulky standard ones.
As the name suggests, SingPlay allows you to sing to your own MP3 tracks. The app reads the existing music files on your device, just like any of the best music players on Android would do, and allows you to sing along it. So the real question is how can that happen? The app takes the track and downloads a lyric file automatically and then converts the track into a karaoke one in real time. Does it work well? To be honest, it works Ok for the most part but there is something missing in tracks with multiple vocal artists or fast paced music. It’s not that the app doesn’t do a good job, it just lacks a certain jazz that is seen on streaming tracks. Is it better than MIDI files? Oh yes, definitely! And you should give it a go because sometimes you need an on the go karaoke app for Android that works with any track you have on your smartphone.
Bollywood is one of the biggest movie industries in the world and a ton of people love the songs featured in Bollywood movies. So, if you are interested in singing to your favorite tunes from B-Town this is the app for you. I’ll be honest, the quality of the app can be improved immensely but it is a good app for what it offers. That’s not all though, the app also offers songs from Tollywood as well as regional tracks including Telugu, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali etc. Even if you don’t understand what the lyrics are, it is still one of the most entertaining experiences and a must try at parties, especially when you don’t know the languages.
Singing songs is a great way to release stress and singing them with a great karaoke app for Android is even better. Not only you won’t actually notice how out of tune you are but the music will mask any tone deficiencies. While the experience is certainly not on par as the one found on actual karaoke machines in bars, it doesn’t disappoint.
If you have any suggestions or questions about the apps, feel free to compose us a comment below, we would love to hear your voice.