Smule - The #1 Singing App

App review by Patricia Monticello Kievlan, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Powerful karaoke features, questionable social network.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 6 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+

So much fun for our family!

I discovered Smule during lockdown and found it be a super fun activity to do with my kids (8, 6). We sing Disney duets together and even invited grandma in another state to join our performance of Amazing Grace. Some people complain about cost but I'd compare this more to the cost of a console game (but Smule has more features) or what you'd pay for a night out at a karaoke place. There's a massive song selection for the family and fun face effects. The kids feel like we're making a real music video together. We save everything privately and don't share publicly. Like any other social media platform out there - I don't let my kids use the app without my supervision so I rated it 13+ but it's great for younger kids to use with supervision.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
age 18+

Too expensive

I’m extremely disappointed in this app. I don’t sing but I have family that does. I’m a truck driver and wanted to listen to my family sing as I drive during the night. Because I won’t pay $20 bucks after the 7 day trial period and then $40 a month, I can’t listen to the whole songs, just little snippets. Smule has gotten extremely greedy!! It’s not worth all that money. It’s just a little more convenient when a person want to karaoke than other ways. Smule is making a ton of money!! So dissatisfied!!!

This title has:

Too much consumerism

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (subscription options $2.99-$9.99)
  • Release date: August 13, 2018
  • Category: Music
  • Publisher: Smule Inc.
  • Version: 7.1.5
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.0 or later; Android 4.3 and up
  • Last updated: March 13, 2019

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