Singster is more than just a karaoke app, we're talking about a new community that enables you to tune in, sing and either rock to or ultimately destroy more than 1,300 classics. It doesn't matter if you can or can't sing. As long as you have a voice, some confidence (alcohol is said to help, adults) and the app installed on your Windows Phone, you'll be able to sing your favourite hits, recording the performance and take part in competitions.
The basic idea is to sing into your phone (selecting either cover or instrumental as your backing), recording your performance and then sharing it with the community. Sounds like a ball, right? Requiring a subscription to get access to the entire collection of songs, you can easily enjoy 10 free plays - the packages will set you back by:
- $2.99 - 7 days
- $9.99 - 30 days
- $0.99 - 1 day
With new songs added on a weekly basis, it's quite the deal if you're rather serious about your karaoke. You can locate and follow friends in the app and meet singers from all over the world. Supporting genres including pop, rock, hip-hop, musicals, country and classics, there's bound to be a track for everyone, even if you do happen to be rather intimidated by the prospect.
There's quite the emphasis on social integration too with both providing and receiving comments and likes. If you're wanting to take your regular performances beyond the walls of Singster, you could even take sharing to Facebook, which is fully supported. Oh, and if you don't like the front-facing camera setup, simply change this in the settings to use the rear shooter and you're good to go.
What's interesting about Singster is that it has come out of the App Campus program. It's a neat idea and one we're sure many will enjoy, meaning it could well take off. You can download Singster from the Windows Phone Store for free (requires Windows Phone 8).