SingOn for PlayStation


You may or may not be aware but PlayStation recently launched their new karaoke service for the PS3, which is an app that be downloaded for free from the PlayStation Store.  Provided that you have a USB microphone to plug in (we have 2 from owning SingStar), you can sample 10 free songs to try out as many times as you like.

SingOn is karaoke service that allows you to stream songs over the internet to your PS3.  It’s a similar to the Wii U version “Wii Karaoke U”, which I have also played.  The benefit of a streaming service is that you can choose what you want, when you want.  For £2.99 you can have access to thousands of songs for 3 hours (very convenient for one night when you’ve got friends round) or you can pay £5.99 for 48 hours access)  For those who do nothing with their time but sing karaoke, you are well catered for with a year’s subscription for £47.99.

I’m afraid that those days of paying £40.00 for a physical disc full of songs you’re unlikely to sing are long gone.  As long as you have a PS3, a USB microphone and and internet connection, you’re in business!  The beauty of being an internet service is that you can update your software and not inconvenience the end user.  So with a very attractive price scheme, this is a sure fire way to make games like SingStar become obsolete.

Even if you’re not sure on the quality of the karaoke covers, you can still enjoy 10 free songs before you buy, which are:

Robbie Williams – “Angels”
Lady Gaga – “Bad Romance”
Michael Jackson – “Black or White”
Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody”
PSY – “Gangnam Style”
Bruno Mars – “Just The Way You Are”
Rihanna – Only Girl (In The World)
Adele – “Someone Like You”
Katy Perry – “Teenage Dream”
One Direction – “What Makes You Beautiful”

There’s more to choose from should you be tempted to buy a pass.  Tracks range from current tracks to 90s, 80s, 70s and further.  There’s all types of genres and you can search by 

Alison and I had a blast with SingOn recently.  We thoroughly enjoyed singing One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful”, but I did take a trip down memory lane by singing “Angels” by Robbie Williams.  SingOn is also unique because it has party effects that can make anybody sound credible.  They are TuneOn, which automatically retunes your voice to the perfect pitch, and RoboOn, which synthesises your voice to sound like C-3PO.

Since it’s free to try SingOn, why not give it a go?