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.
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....