Apple today unveiled an update for Apple Music – Apple Music Sing – a karaoke-like feature which allows users to sing along to their favourite songs with real time lyrics and adjustable vocals.
“Apple Music’s lyrics experience is consistently one of the most popular features on our service,” said Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice president of Apple Music and Beats.
“We already know our users all over the world love to follow along to their favourite songs, so we wanted to evolve this offering even further to enable even more engagement around music through singing.
“It’s really a lot of fun, our customers are going to love it.”
Apple Music Sing lets you take control of a song’s vocal levels which means you can sing along with the original artist or turn them down and take the lead.
This will be available on millions of songs in the Apple Music catalogue.
Users can also see real-time lyrics to ensure more precise timing with the words appearing at the exact moment they are supposed to be sung.
Background vocals will even be animated independently from the main vocals to make it easy for any of your backup singers to get involved.
And if it’s a duet, the vocals will appear on opposite sides of the screen to make those multi-singer tracks easier to sing along to.
Apple Music will release more than 50 dedicated companion playlists that includes all the epic songs, duets, anthems and choruses that have been inspiring people to sing around the world.
And those songs have been fully optimised for the Apple Music Sing experience.
Apple Music Sing will launch later this month to all Apple Music subscribers worldwide and can be enjoyed on iPhone, iPad and the new Apple TV 4K.