Apple Music Sing gives you the real-time lyrics you need to sing along to your favorite tracks. The upcoming feature will show the words to songs so you can easily join in. It will even adjust the volume of the original singer so you take the lead.
It’s coming in December to Apple Music subscribers worldwide. The feature will work with millions of songs in the streaming service’s catalog, Apple said Tuesday.
Don’t just listen – join in with Apple Music Sing
“We already know our users all over the world love to follow along to their favorite songs, so we wanted to evolve this offering even further to enable even more engagement around music through singing,” said Oliver Schusser, VP of Apple Music and Beats, in a press release. “It’s really a lot of fun; our customers are going to love it.”
Apple Music Sing is an enhanced version of the time-synced lyrics feature already available for subscribers. It adds control over a song’s vocal levels. Users can sing along with the original artist’s vocals, take the lead or mix it up.
And it’s not only for lead singers. Background vocals animate independently from the main vocals to make it easier for users to follow. For duets, separate lyrics show on opposite sides of the screen.
Coming very soon
Apple Music Sing will be out before the end of the year, which means it’ll almost certainly be part of iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2, both scheduled to launch in December.
Sorry, Mac users — the feature is only for iPhone, iPad and the new Apple TV 4K. At launch, anyway.
An Apple Music subscription — which offers an “ever-expanding catalog that features tens of millions of the world’s most singable songs,” according to Apple — costs $10.99 per month for individuals or $16.99 per month for families. Students can subscribe for $5.99 per month. A Siri-only Apple Music Voice Plan subscription runs just $4.99 per month.