Spotify’s in-app karaoke feature reportedly spotted on the Mac app
Users might soon be able to sing along to their favourite Spotify tracks with vocal-less versions of songs.
Image: amethysts via Reddit
A Reddit user has allegedly discovered a new ‘Sing Along’ feature on Spotify’s Mac app, along with adjustable vocal levels.
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The image shows a toggle option between ‘Off’, ‘More Vocal’, and ‘Less Vocal’ under a Sing Along tab. Perhaps echoing what most are curious about, one user commented on the post, asking: “what do the ‘more vocal’ & ‘less vocal’ buttons do? do they literally try and remove/amplify the vocals in songs?”
If true, the feature appears to be taken from Musixmatch which used to offer a vocals removal feature that has since been discontinued. This makes sense considering the music data company is also Spotify’s partner for the app’s real-time synchronised lyrics feature, which was recently rolled out globally following its introduction in June 2020 in selected regions.
Trusted reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong also claimed in a tweet last year that Spotify was working on an in-app karaoke feature.
Spotify is working on Karaoke Mode
the vocal level is adjustable pic.twitter.com/apeIlETAQs
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) September 7, 2020
The same ‘more vocal’ and ‘less vocal’ options could be seen in Wong’s screenshots.
As of now, Spotify has not commented about a karaoke mode on its platform, though a recent patent filed by Spotify for a “Karaoke Query Processing System” seems to signal that the streaming giant is indeed headed in this direction.
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