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I was happy to hear about this new feature from Apple.  Apple Music is about to release a karaoke feature just in time for all those Christmas and New Year’s parties.  My family loves to gather around the TV on Christmas Eve and sing karaoke to Christmas songs on the screen.  We also have a talent show on Christmas Eve and many family members sing karaoke.  Karaoke always gets the party going!

The company unveiled Apple Music Sing, and explained in their blog post this new feature will allow subscribers to manually adjust the vocal levels on tens of millions of songs and read along to real-time lyrics. In addition, Apple will release lyric videos “to help fans take the lead, perform duets, sing backup, and more,” per the release.

The feature also includes backup vocals and a duet view, the latter of which allows for multiple vocalists to sing FaceTime style with their friends.

This offering will also come with 50 companion playlists “featuring all of the epic songs, duets, choruses, and anthems that have been compelling people all around the world to sing,” per the release.

Apple Music Sing is set to be released later this month for subscribers. It will be accessible on the iPhone, iPad and the new Apple TV 4K.

– Maryann Morgan

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