How to use my laptop to do karaoke

Updated February 21, 2017

Although nothing beats singing karaoke in front of an audience, you can bring the experience to your computer by downloading karaoke computer software. As long as you have a built-in or external microphone and an Internet connection, you can sing karaoke and download new songs to try out from the comfort of your home.

Download or buy karaoke software. Go to CNet to download karaoke software, which allows you to use the program for a limited trial period before purchasing a license. Click the "Downloads" tab under the search field, and type in "karaoke."

Click the "Singsong Karaoke 2.1" link. Click the "Download Now" button, and double-click the program in your downloads folder to start the program.

Click "Settings." Select your microphone, and click the "Display" tab to change the screen resolution size. Click "Save Settings." Click the "Sing" button to begin using the program.

Select a song to sing. Choose one from your music library or one of the free songs available.

Download software. Go to CNet and click the "Downloads" tab. Type "Karaoke Kanta Player" in the search field. Click the search result, and click the "Download Now" button.

Save the download to your desktop. Double-click the file to run the installation wizard, and click "Start", "All Programs" and "Karaoke Kanta Player" to run the program.

Plug your external microphone into your laptop. The Karaoke Kanta program is available as a trial for 15 uses; after that, a license must be purchased to continue use.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Internet access
  • Microphone
  • Karaoke software
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