PS4 Karaoke Puts The Phone In Microphone


Listen, being able to use your smartphone as a microphone for the just-announced PS4 version of SingStar just-announced PS4 version of SingStar is a brilliant idea. But there’s no escaping the fact that it looks a little silly too.

Previous entries in the PlayStation karaoke series had players warbling pop hits into microphone accessories. This time, a companion app — compatible with both PS3s and PS4s — will be letting you belt tunes into the smartphone that’s presumably already in your pocket. It’s a smart move on Sony’s part, one that eliminates the cost and hassle of buying new peripherals.

While never a phenomenon on the scale of Guitar Hero or Rock Band, SingStar sold well in Europe. It’s the kind of game that helped the PS2 and PS3 branch out past a hardcore audience so it makes sense that Sony would revive SingStar for a new hardware generation. Final thought: let’s all be grateful in advance for the upcoming wave of phone-singing videos that SingStar PS4 will deliver unto us.


  • Strange.. wouldn’t sony then need to accomodate for almost everysingle microphone found in a phone as they would all be different and potentially handle things like pitch differently. Or will they specify what phones are compatible with whatever interface they apply.

  • I bet a tiny mobile phone microphone will be able to pick up all sorts of pitches. Not the correct technology for the job, says I

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