Article by Ayami Tyndall
I think I love music to an unnatural degree. Whether I'm working, writing, cooking or just thinking, I always want to have some music going through the room. Probably comes from growing up in a crowded house, but it's stuck with me and a good beat helps me focus and get stuff done.
But I'm not always just a passive listener. Sometimes I want to join the fun and, provided there's no one around to blush for, that means singing along, and here is a great Android app that helps me do it.
TuneWiki is a free music player for Android with a fantastic extra feature: a running scroll of lyrics. Just download and install and it'll give you your music organized by artist, album, song or playlist. Play a song and then sing along with the lyrics, highlighted line by line to help you keep in step (although it doesn't seem to always be in perfect sync, so watch out!).
But the fun doesn't stop there. Besides your own music, TuneWiki has integrated Internet radio and a song ID feature that'll listen to anything playing and search for lyrics. Perfect for singing along with the radio or another music source.
Now, if you happen to be in possession of true steely nerves, you can throw TuneWiki on your tablet and then share the larger screen to make a kareoke of any night. Or you can hook in your Facebook or Twitter accounts and share song finds and other goodies with all your friends. The music chart helps you find new songs and the map feature lets you see what's being played where.
TuneWiki has even more features than I've mentioned here, so check it out and play around. The perfect app for anyone who wants to listen to music and explore it at the same time.