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Free vs Paid Karaoke Apps for 2021

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A night of singing might be just what you need to let off some steam, and karaoke apps the perfect way to enjoy all the fun without investing in expensive microphones or machines. We put all the top apps from different price points to the test and found the Yokee Karaoke app to reign supreme. Read on to discover all of our great finds, whether you want to become the Backstreet Boys with your friends or just belt out some Olivia Rodrigo jams alone in your bedroom (hey, we're not judging.)

Our Pick

Best overall experience

  • Sing along to millions of songs with music and lyrics.
    4.0 Ratings 1M+ Reviews 50M+ Downloads
    Free Feature Rich Fresh In App Purchases 1M+ Reviews
    Free In-App Purchases
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This app is absolutely the best quality with plenty of bops, and the easiest to use.

Why we chose Karaoke by Yokee:

  • Yokee comes with a free trial for 7 days and costs $19.99 a month after, which is absolutely worth it for the amount of song content.
  • Over 100,000 full, licensed songs and an endless amount of YouTube karaoke videos to choose from.
  • Song backtracks on the app sound just like the original songs. Hard to compete with this audio quality!
  • Users can record their singing and use filters on the video during their performance.
  • This app is mainly for people who want to sing karaoke alone or post videos of them singing, but it is possible to do duets or connect to larger screens for a party.

Yokee had just about every song we could think of, including obscure or lesser-known ones and plenty of both new and old songs hits. Hands down best experience overall.

Read Karaoke by Yokee's Full Review
Runner Up

Like karaoke-only TikTok

  • Sing always in tune! Sing your favorite songs with our karaoke mode.
    4.6 Ratings 4K+ Reviews 100K+ Downloads
    Free Fresh
    Free
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This app is a fun one for not only recording yourself singing using filters and voice editors but also for watching videos of others singing.

Why we chose Cizoo:

  • This is a 100% free karaoke app that has lots of new and classic karaoke songs to choose from.
  • Record yourself singing and use filters to change your appearance.
  • After recording, you can use autotune to change the sound of your voice and clean up the notes.
  • Watch other performers on the app and perform with other users in a duet.

Cizoo is a great app for users who want to have fun with a community of others who love to sing.

Read Cizoo's Full Review
Also Groovy

Best video quality karaoke app

  • Sing when & where you want! Sing alone or together with lyrics & voice effects.
    3.9 Ratings 4M+ Reviews 100M+ Downloads
    Free Feature Rich Fresh In App Purchases 1M+ Reviews
    Free In-App Purchases
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If you're interested in watching the videos on a karaoke app as well as recording some yourself, this one is a great option.

Why we chose Smule:

  • This app comes with a free trial for 7 days. Afterward, it costs $9.99 a week, which would be worth it for those who really like the app and community.
  • This app has a less distracting design than some of the other apps, which makes it easier to use and navigate.
  • Users can watch other people on the app, and the video quality is the best out of all the karaoke apps we tried.
  • Karaoke songs sound like the original songs, so there is great audio quality to match the good video quality.

Overall the library wasn't quite as good as Yokee's, but it was close enough, and with the great recording features and community it's still worth a try for the free 7 days.

Read Smule's Full Review
Also Groovy

Karaoke and more!

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Houseparty has been pretty popular over the last year, so it's likely that you've already tried it. But they only recently added karaoke, so if you haven't used it in awhile it's time to open this one back up.

Why we chose Housepary:

  • This app and the karaoke features are free to use. A good reason to party!
  • Lots of great classic songs to choose from as well as modern hits.
  • It's a video group chat where friends can come and go as they please, much like a real karaoke party.
  • Everything is remote. Great for people who want to connect with people who live far away or who they can't see in person.
  • As you may already know, Houseparty is not strictly a karaoke app. Users can also play other games like UNO and Trivia without other users.

This app is fun for so many reasons, but the addition of karaoke is awesome in our opinion.

Read Houseparty's Full Review
Also Groovy

TV's The Voice App

  • Sing karaoke on the NEW official The Voice Karaoke app
    4.1 Ratings 72K+ Reviews 5M+ Downloads
    Free Fresh In App Purchases
    Free In-App Purchases
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The Voice app is based on the popular singing show, which adds a fun twist to the normal karaoke experience.

Why we chose The Voice:

  • Made by the same Yokee creators of the Karaoke app, this app is just as good and similarly comes with a free trial following with a $19.99 a month subscription.
  • Users can access a feed of other Voice users and watch their videos.
  • Option to sing solo or sing with other users.
  • Like the Yokee Karaoke, the songs sound like the original, and there are thousands of licensed songs in the library.

It's hard to pick one over the other between Yokee Karaoke and The Voice since the only real difference is the community. Probably a good idea to try both for 7 days first!

Read The Voice's Full Review

Everything We Recommend

  • Our Pick
    Yokee™ is the #1 karaoke app that let you and your friends sing karaoke for free. Sing along to millions of karaoke songs, with music and lyrics, use our special audio and video effects and share what you make with our supportive singers community.

    Join over 100 million Karaoke fans already singing their hearts out on our karaoke app.

    FEATURES

    ✪ Sing from an endless selection of karaoke songs from a variety of genres and themes, find songs sung by your favorite artists. Plus, sing in any language, anytime anywhere!

    ✪ RECORD: Once you’ve chosen a song, record your vocal track as you sing along to the lyrics, add some of our special voice effects like echo and reverb if you like. New! You can now karaoke with video.

    ✪ SHARE your performance with the world, connect with friends, listen to other singers and like their recordings.

    SING KARAOKE FOR FREE

    With new songs added daily, you can find almost any of your favorite songs. Choose from a huge catalog of music genres: Pop, R&B, Rock, Rap, Hip-Hop, Country, Latin, French, Russian, JPop and more!

    Top Trending Songs:
    ✪ Despacito - Luis Fonsi
    ✪ Perfect - Ed Sheeran
    ✪ How far I'll Go - Moana
    ✪ Hello - Adele
    ✪ Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
    ✪ 7 Years - Luke Graham
    ✪ Let It Go - Idina Menzel
    ✪ 24K Magic - Bruno Mars
    ✪ Heathen - Twenty One Pilots
    ✪ Like I'm Gonna Lose You - Meghan Trainor

    Best Karaoke Songs of All Times:
    ✪ Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler
    ✪ My Way – Frank Sinatra
    ✪ Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
    ✪ I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
    ✪ Losing My Religion – R.E.M.
    ✪ Single Ladies - Beyonce
    ✪ Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
    ✪ It's a Raining Men - The Weather Girls

    And we have millions more!


    SOUND LIKE A SUPERSTAR

    Not sure you can sing in tune to the music and lyrics? No worries! Yokee karaoke app will auto-enhance your voice with echo and a little reverb to help you sound just like a star on the radio. You may also choose to enhance your voice with our special effects like Stage and Hall.

    KARAOKE APP FOR YOUR PARTY
    Our karaoke app allows you to easily arrange karaoke or singing party. Simply connect your phone to one of the supported external singing devices and start singing karaoke instantaneously.

    With Yokee™, Karaoke has never been so much Fun. We think it’s better than any other karaoke app, but don’t just take our word for it, download the Yokee™ Karaoke app and see for yourself!

    Love our karaoke app? Rate us on Google Play. We’re always trying to make Yokee™ better. If you have questions or suggestions, please share them with us! hello@yokee.tv

    Sing your heart out with Yokee Karaoke App, anytime, anywhere!
    Cost
    Free
    Free
    In-App Purchases
    $0.99 - $99.99 per item
    $2.99 - $19.99 per item
  • Runner Up
    Sing always in tune on your favorite songs.
    Share your talent and become a star.
    The app is 100% free, no ad, no fee!

    Film yourself singing and share your video with the world. Our finely crafted audio effects make you sound just like your favorite star.

    « Meet Cizoo, a new app that is all about making it easier to sing. » - Tech Crunch

    FEATURES:
    - Sing always in tune with our voice effects
    - Sound like a star with high quality studio effects
    - Discover new talents everyday
    - Tune up your music video with crazy video effects
    - Create featurings and sing with other people
    - Imitate your favorite singers with our special audio effects
    - Chat and make friends
    - All songs are for free
    Cost
    Free
    Free
    In-App Purchases
    No
    $0.99 - $9.99 per item
  • Also Groovy
    Sing the music you love! Record audio & video karaoke performances for FREE. With over 10 million songs from every genre, you’re sure to find your favorite hit songs. Sing with scrolling karaoke lyrics & sound your best with professional-quality audio & music effects. Record a song & have fun singing trending music like “Watermelon Sugar,” “Levitating,” “good 4 u,” “Ocean Eyes,” Disney songs, & more!

    Make music any way you like by singing a duet with friends, joining a group performance to celebrate your favorite band with fans around the world, or recording music solo for private performances. Learn to sing or practice your singing solo! Smule’s supportive global community is the perfect place to collaborate with music lovers like you! Sing LIVE 24/7 with friends & singers around the world with our free Sing Live feature.

    Features
    • Every song you love, 10 million+ songs from every genre. Karaoke anytime, anywhere
    • On-screen scrolling karaoke lyrics
    • Sing solo, in a duet or group, sing acapella, or just enjoy another singer’s show
    • Add audio & music effects to help you sound like a vocal pro
    • Sing Live! Perform LIVE 24/7 with friends & music lovers around the world whenever you feel like singing
    • Record songs with your camera off for audio-only recordings or get creative with video effects
    • Share your performances to Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter, WhatsApp, Snapchat & more
    • Create music & practice your performances solo or collaborate with millions of global singers
    • Join in new Smule challenges & contests every month & get noticed
    • Sing side-by-side in a recorded duet with top artists like Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo, Charlie Puth, Demi Lovato, the Princesses in classic Disney songs, & more
    • Search songs & sing just your favorite part with Moments
    • Learn to sing or improve your singing with Smule Tutorials
    • Record a song & create your own music with instruments in Freestyle; invite others to join you on your original song
    • Create musical messages, personalized for family & friends!
    • Record yourself voice acting scenes from movies, musicals & more
    • Keep all your karaoke performances in one place on your Smule profile

    LET'S MUSIC TOGETHER™

    With new songs added daily, you’ll find your favorite songs & karaoke hits. Choose from a songbook of Pop, R&B, Rock, Rap, Hip-Hop, Country, K-pop, & more!

    SING POP HITS & BALLADS
    * Despacito - Luis Fonsi
    * Hey There Delilah - Plain White T’s
    * Sweet but Psycho - Ava Max

    SING NEW CLASSICS & KARAOKE ESSENTIALS
    * I Want to Break Free - Queen
    * I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
    * Greatest Love of All - Whitney Houston

    SING MUSICALS & SOUNDTRACKS
    * How Far I’ll Go - Moana (Moana by Disney)
    * Let It Go - Idina Menzel (Frozen by Disney)
    * Part of Your World - The Little Mermaid (Disney)

    Is your karaoke song missing? Upload songs & trending music to the Songbook:
    https://www.smule.com/support/upload#songbook

    CONNECTING THE WORLD THROUGH MUSIC™

    We believe music is about more than just listening—it's about creating, sharing, discovering, participating, & connecting. It’s the original social network with the power to break down barriers & bring people together.

    Join our global community of music lovers. Sing songs that express who you are!

    Get discovered & get fans! Create & record your own choreography while you sing. Connect with Facebook to make music with friends! Integrate your singing journey with your social media.

    FIND YOUR VOICE

    Whatever kind of singer you are, you can sound great on Smule. Use music effects & video filters to smooth over imperfections.

    If you love karaoke, like to sing along to radio songs, dream of singing a duet with pop stars, or simply love music—try Smule free now!

    FOLLOW US & keep up with new major artists & featured singers on Smule
    http://www.smule.com
    http://www.facebook.com/smule
    http://www.youtube.com/smule
    http://www.twitter.com/smule
    http://www.tiktok.com/@smule
    Have questions? http://www.smule.com/support/sing#android
    Cost
    Free
    Free
    In-App Purchases
    $0.01 - $99.99 per item
    $2.99 - $9.99 per item

    0.0 Ratings + Reviews
    Cost
    Free
    Free
    In-App Purchases
    No
    No
    -- THE NEW OFFICIAL KARAOKE APP FOR THE VOICE TV SHOW WORLDWIDE --

    Sing karaoke to millions of songs on the NEW official The Voice Karaoke app. Sing solo, with friends or duet with singers from all over the globe. Perfect your recordings with our studio quality vocal and visual effects and share your creations with our large supportive community.


    ◆ KEY FEATURES ◆

    - SING KARAOKE for free from a huge library of songs.

    - RECORD your favorite songs with our amazing voice and visual effects.

    - SHARE your creations with 100M+ singers on our platform.

    - DUET with singers from all over the globe.

    - WATCH amazing covers, like, comment and interact with other singers.


    ◆ SONGS ◆

    With the large selection of karaoke songs, you can always find your favorite song whether it's a top hit or an old classic.

    Not sure what you feel like singing? Checkout the highly curated karaoke playlists made by our editorial team. We have Pop, Rock, Love Songs, Kids, R&B, Rap, Hip-Hop, Country and many more!

    Can't find a karaoke song you like? shoot us an email and we'll make our best to add it.

    Need our help? We are here for you! Contact us at support@thevoice.app
    Cost
    Free
    Free
    In-App Purchases
    $4.99 - $99.99 per item
    $7.99 - $19.99 per item
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