If you love karaoke nights but hate having to pay the cover charge and smell all the smoke and alcohol of being in a bar, then why not stay at home and utilize your Android TV to create your own karaoke nights?
There are so many ways, thanks to the advancement of technology, for us to recreate that long-loved pastime of gathering with friends and family to sing along to some of your favorite karaoke songs.
Stick around, and we will show you just a few ways that you can use your Android TV to host an exciting karaoke night right in the comfort of your own home.
Using Karaoke Machines With CD+Gs To Sing On Android TV
The most straightforward way to use your Android TV, normal Television or Apple TV for karaoke is to connect a karaoke machine to it. There are so many different kinds of karaoke machines out there, so the features and options provided by each will allow you to customize the karaoke experience per your household.
For example, if you host a lot of dinner parties where you and your friends gather around the TV to sing to your favorite songs, then you might consider getting a karaoke machine that looks a bit more sophisticated, perhaps a pedestal style or microphone stand system.
Another example will be if you have a household that has children in it who love to perform and sing. In this case, you may want to consider the age of your little performers before making your final purchase. There are tons of karaoke machines out there that offer light shows, voice changing effects, and even singing games to keep your children entertained.
If you do use this method to host a karaoke party, then you will need to stock up on CD+Gs. Although there are a few karaoke machines that will let you connect to other devices through Bluetooth to stream music, CD+Gs are a surefire way to build your karaoke collection.
The great thing about having to purchase CD+Gs is that you don’t have to buy anything you don’t like. Being able to choose the music you are buying means that you can build a meaningful and exciting karaoke song library that you’ll love to sing from!
Karaoke Games For Gaming Consoles
When you think karaoke, the first thing that comes to mind isn’t usually a video game system. If you’ve ever played RockBand, Guitar Hero or any other game which simulates a stage performance, then you’ll already know where we’re going with this.
Buying games like these will let you include everyone in on the party, or give you the opportunity to provide a solo performance. When you play games like RockBand or Guitar Hero, you will get the sensation of actually performing in front of a crowd because everything you need is right in the box.
You’ll get a microphone, drums, guitar, and bass, depending on the game you choose, of course. This also gives those shy participants a way to join in on the fun without standing behind the mic!
Karaoke DVDs For A DVD Player
Another viable option for karaoke night is to purchase karaoke DVDs to sing along with. Buying karaoke DVDs is the perfect way to have a karaoke night on deck without having to buy a lot of product. The one thing you will need, however, is a microphone.
Although you could just as easily gather around on the couch to sing without one, it just doesn’t feel like karaoke night without a mic in your hand! One of the great things about using DVDs to sing karaoke is that many of them offer music videos to watch while you sing.
Now there is something to watch other than a blue screen with scrolling lyrics!
Karaoke Apps For Android TV
Smule lets you browse through a seemingly endless song library and lets you record and share your performances with others. Another great thing about Smule is that you can make new friends and create duet videos with other singers from around the world.
The Voice is one of the most popular singing competition shows since American Idol, and now you can join in on the fun with The Voice: On Stage, just one of the many karaoke apps which are compatible with Android devices.
There are also apps out there that give you a purely family-friendly experience, like Kids Karaoke. It’s always good to have an option that is geared directly to kids as you know the content included will always be appropriate.