Hands-On With Apple Music Sing in iOS 16.2

With the iOS 16.2 release candidate that came out today, Apple added the new Apple Music Sing feature that was announced earlier this week. We thought we'd check out the new karaoke feature to see how it works.


‌Apple Music‌ Sing is available on modern iPhones and iPads, as well as the newest Apple TV 4K. It's built in to the ‌Apple Music‌ app, and therefore limited to ‌Apple Music‌ subscribers. Note that you need to have a full ‌Apple Music‌ subscription, as it is not included with the more affordable voice-only plan.

If you've used ‌Apple Music‌'s built-in follow along lyrics feature, you know how to use ‌Apple Music‌ Sing. The feature basically uses the lyric functionality, while also adding a toggle to turn down the vocals of a song to replace them with your own.

Just pick a song, turn on the lyrics, and then use the little microphone icon to adjust the vocals. ‌Apple Music‌ Sing is not available for every song, and it's not entirely clear which songs Apple is limiting it to.

Apple is going to provide playlists for ‌Apple Music‌ Sing, which will be filled with popular songs to sing along to. ‌Apple Music‌ Sing will be available to all users with the launch of iOS 16.2, and as we already have a release candidate, iOS 16.2 could come out as soon as next week.

‌Apple Music‌ Sing is available on the iPhone 11 and later, the third-generation 11-inch iPad Pro and later, the fifth-generation 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ and later, the fourth-generation iPad Air and later, the ninth-generation iPad and later, the sixth-generation iPad mini, and the new third-generation ‌Apple TV‌ 4K.

Related Roundups: iOS 16, iPadOS 16
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Top Rated Comments

Mansu944 Avatar
9 weeks ago
The amount of snark when apple does something fun amazes me. If you don't like it or think it is stupid don't use it. smh...
Score: 38 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
9 weeks ago
Pretty impressive! Perfect for road trips. Who's going to try this out with their friends and family?
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PsykX Avatar
9 weeks ago
I just tried it and I'm simply AMAZED by this feature.
Maybe I should stop reading all these rumors, I just got reminded of what it's like to be surprised and it feels good ;)
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fwmireault Avatar
9 weeks ago
Was fully expecting Dan to sing, kind of disappointed… Maybe in the next MacRumors Show episode
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Graphikos Avatar
9 weeks ago

I would have preferred they concentrate on improving Siri... but hey, this works too I guess?
You want the Music people working on Siri? You know Apple is a large company that has multiple teams working on different stuff all simultaneously right? Should they all stop until the Siri team makes some improvements?
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cole82 Avatar
9 weeks ago
I would have preferred they concentrate on improving Siri... but hey, this works too I guess?
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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