Apple Music just got a cool new upgrade for wannabe pop stars

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If you're an Apple Music user who loves a good sing-a-long, the newly announced Apple Music Sing will be music to your ears. It's a new feature in the Apple Music app that enables you to sing solo or with friends, and it's coming later this month to iPhone, iPad and Apple TV 4K.

Sing isn't just the lyrics feature of the Apple Music app given a lick of digital paint. It's designed specifically for multiple people to use at once, and I think it makes most sense on the big screen.

Apple Music Sing on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV

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Why Apple Music Sing isn't just a lyrics view

Apple Music Sing has four key features: Adjustable Vocals, so you can reduce the levels on the original to hear yourself or your friends more clearly; Real-time Lyrics that in the best karaoke tradition bounce along in time to the track; Background Vocals, to differentiate the backing vocals from the lead one; and Duet View, which enables you to have multiple views on the same screen so everybody can see their bits.

In addition to the new features Apple will also publish more than 50 dedicated Apple Music Sing playlists featuring "all of the epic songs, duets, choruses and anthems that have been compelling people all around the world to sing". All together now: Sweeeeeeeet Caroline, woah woah woah....

Apple Music Sing will launch worldwide in December 2022 and will be available to all Apple Music subscribers on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV 4K.

Carrie Marshall

Writer, musician and broadcaster Carrie Marshall has been covering technology since 1998 and is particularly interested in how tech can help us live our best lives. Her CV is a who’s who of magazines, newspapers, websites and radio programmes ranging from T3, Techradar and MacFormat to the BBC, Sunday Post and People’s Friend. Carrie has written more than a dozen books, ghost-wrote two more and co-wrote seven more books and a Radio 2 documentary series. When she’s not scribbling, she’s the singer in Glaswegian rock band HAVR (