Can I sing for free on Smule or do I need a VIP subscription?

Basically, Smule can be used permanently without a VIP subscription and at no cost. The basic idea at Smule is that first a singer sings a vocal track of a song and then a second singer sings the second vocal track. The limitation that you have without a VIP subscription is that you sing along with other singers as a second singer. Without a VIP subscription it is not possible to be the first singer to open your own songs or to sing songs completely individually. This is only possible with a VIP subscription. In addition, as a VIP user you have a higher selection of effect settings. However, both the VIP user with the "Super Studio" effect and the non-VIP user with the "Studio" effect have the same most important reverb available. The VIP user has the option to set it a little more precisely, but this is not absolutely necessary.

However, for the basic principle of Smule, it is important that there are enough users who sing along with other users. It would be a shame if a singer opened a song without a second singer singing along. So it wouldn't make sense if every singer just opened songs and sang the first track. The Smule idea therefore benefits when there are not only paying users, but also a higher number of non-paying users. So don't be afraid to sing on Smule, even if the cost of a VIP subscription seems too expensive.

What is the cost to sing on Smule?

Experience has shown that the cost of a VIP subscription varies quite regularly. Users also report that older accounts with which a VIP subscription had already been concluded receive individually lower prices than new users. Prices also differ from country to country.

In general, however, the cheapest way to take out a VIP subscription is through the Smule website. On the Smule website you can log in with the account you already use on your mobile phone. The VIP subscription via the website can unfortunately only be taken out with a credit card. Currently the price for an annual subscription is US $ 44.99 / EUR 29.99. It is advisable to cancel immediately after completing a VIP annual subscription to avoid automatic renewals. If you cancel immediately after completing the annual subscription, you will of course still have the paid period for 12 months.

If you conclude a VIP subscription via the Smule website, this subscription can be used on Apple iOS devices such as iPhone and iPad as well as on Android smartphones.

If you conclude the VIP subscription via the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, the costs for an annual subscription can be significantly more expensive.

A VIP subscription, which is concluded via the website, can be used on both device types. If the VIP subscription is concluded on an Apple iOS device such as an iPhone or iPad, the VIP subscription can only be used on Apple iOS devices, but not on Android. Likewise, a VIP subscription under Android in the Google Play Store cannot be used on Apple iOS devices such as iPhone or iPad. The subscription is only linked to the account if the subscription is concluded via the website, otherwise to the respective device category.

Why is Smule so expensive?

If you do not buy your VIP access via the Smule website, the costs for this are significantly more expensive.

If you buy from the Apple App Store, Apple receives a 30% commission on your purchase. The situation is similar under Android in the Google Play Store. In addition, Smule has to transfer levies to license holders of the karaoke songs, so that the entire amount does not end up with Smule itself.

For this reason, it is in Smule's interest that VIP subscriptions are concluded through the website. A higher proportion of the amount paid goes directly to Smule and the costs are lower for you.

How can I cancel a Smule subscription?

The function to cancel subscriptions can be found on iOS devices at: Settings -> Apple ID, iCloud, iTunes & App Store -> iTunes & App Store -> Apple ID -> Show Apple ID -> Subscriptions

If you have incorrectly completed a subscription, you can contact the official Smule Support . Select "Disable Auto-renewal" here to contact Smule Support to prevent automatic renewal of the subscription. By selecting the item "Refund Request" you can request a refund if, for example, the Smule app does not work properly on your smartphone.

Please note that this website is only a fan page for Smule and you have to contact Smule directly if you have any account problems.

Is your vocal quality on Smule not what you imagine it to be ...

Then you will find the first important tips for singing on Smule here.

Are you ready for the next step and want to further upgrade your sound quality ...

Then you can consider whether you want to use a professional microphone in the Smule Online Karaoke app.

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