How to Get Karaoke Songs for Free (5 Different Ways)


Karaoke songs can get very expensive, particularly if you are using classic CD-G disks, but in this article I’ll be going through 5 different ways you can get karaoke songs completely free. Keep in mind that these methods are only suitable for personal use, and not public use.

The Quick Answer

You can get karaoke songs for free by using YouTube, or a karaoke app from Google Play Store or the App Store. Alternatively, you can use free software such as Kanto Karaoke or use a free-trial offered by websites like SunFly Karaoke. You can also make karaoke tracks for free using Audacity.

1. Using YouTube

The easiest way to get karaoke songs for free is using YouTube. There are thousands of high quality karaoke tracks which have both the backing instrumental and lyric videos. All you need to do, is connect some microphones to your smart device or karaoke machine and get singing.

Popular channels with high-quality karaoke tracks include:

Pros:

  • Easily accessible without downloading anything
  • Wide library of songs

Cons:

  • Ads between each song
  • Inconsistent quality between videos

Here is my complete guide to doing karaoke using YouTube, including the equipment you’ll need for the best results and how to connect it all together.

2. Using a Free Karaoke App

Karaoke apps have become increasingly popular due to their wide libraries of high-quality songs. Karaoke apps are available for Apple and Android devices on the App Store and Google Play Store, respectively. You will simply need to connect your microphones to your smart device and speakers to get started.

Here are some of the most popular karaoke apps available for both Apple and Android devices. Note that these apps do have a monthly cost associated with them, but they also either have a free trial or completely free option which still allows you to use them to access free songs.

Karaoke AppFree Trial or OptionFull Version (Monthly)Free Trial or OptionNumber of Songs
Smule1 week trial$7.991 week trialOver 1 million
Karaoke by YokeeFree option$4.99Free optionOver 1 million
StarMakerFree option$16.99Free optionOver 1 million
The VoiceFree option$7.99Free optionOver 1 million
SingSnapFree option$14.99Free optionOver 1000
Karaoke apps with free option

Check out these two articles to see a comparison of the best options:

Pros:

  • Good options for Android and Apple
  • High quality songs

Cons:

  • Restrictions on some apps using the free version
  • Some apps have ads

3. Using Free Karaoke Software

Downloadable karaoke software often provides users with the best quality karaoke tracks. Whilst most karaoke software works on a subscription basis, there are still some options out there that either have a free trial or a free option available.

  • Kanto Karaoke: playlists limited to 5 songs using the free Windows version
  • iStar: works on Macs
  • Sing Magic: over 30,000 songs available

Pros:

  • High quality audio
  • No ads

Cons:

  • Limited selection of free software
  • Takes time to download the software

4. Free-Trials on Karaoke Websites

If you don’t want to download any software or applications to your device to sing karaoke, then you can use a free trial on a karaoke website instead. Here are the best options available.

  • KaraFun Online Player: offers a free demo
  • Sunfly Karaoke: free 14-day trial
  • Singa: offers a free version on any device
  • Lucky Voice Karaoke: 14-day trial with over 9000 songs

Pros:

  • Easily accessible without downloading anything
  • No ads

Cons:

  • Most only offer a free trial

5. By Creating Your Own Karaoke Tracks

If you find YouTube and karaoke apps a bit limiting, then you can make your own karaoke tracks using these steps:

  1. Remove the vocals from an existing track using Audacity.
  2. Create a lyric video using a video creator website e.g. Kapwing
  3. Add the instrumental track to the lyric video and make sure the timing is okay.
  4. Export the track

It might sound a bit complicated, but it isn’t too difficult and can be a great option if you want a free track that is not available on YouTube.

Take a look at my complete guide to creating karaoke tracks with a step-by-step walkthrough.

Pros:

  • Can create any song
  • Access to high-quality audio tracks and video

Cons:

  • More time-consuming
  • More technical than the other methods

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