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Best Kodi Add-ons for Karaoke: Bring The Party Home

Do you love to sing karaoke? Or maybe you think it sounds like fun but you’re not quite ready to try singing in public yet? Then you’ll be happy to know that you can use your Kodi system as a karaoke machine. With a few different add-ons, you can easily display videos of songs without vocal tracks and with lyrics on screen so that you and your friends can sing along. If you have a microphone, even better – you can plus this into your sound system and create your very own karaoke booth at home!

Today we’re going to take a look at a few of these add-ons and show you how to install and use them so that you can have karaoke parties at home. Read on for more about the best Kodi add-ons for karaoke.

Why Kodi Users Benefit From Using A VPN

Just before we get to the details of the karaoke add-ons, we should first discuss an issue of security. We’re going to be installing add-ons for Kodi, which is a simple process but one which you need to be careful with. The add-ons below all pull their videos from free and publicly accessible sources like YouTube, so they are totally legal to use. However, some other add-ons that you might come across can be used for purposes like streaming music, movies, or other copyrighted content illegally. These illegal add-ons are not marked as such and you could use one without realising it.

The problem is that if you are caught streaming or downloading copyrighted content through an add-on, you could face a range of consequences from getting kicked off your ISP, to facing a fine or prosecution. If you are going to use add-ons for Kodi, we recommend that you get a VPN to prevent this from happening. A VPN protects you by encrypting all of the data that your device sends over the internet, so that no one – not even your ISP – can see if you are streaming or downloading. This is the best way to keep yourself safe when using Kodi add-ons.

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Add-on #1 – FTG Karaoke

FTG Karaoke is an add-on from the Fire TV Guru group, which makes a popular build wizard as well as coding some of their own add-ons too. FTG Karaoke is easy to use, and has a large catalogue of songs as it pulls its videos from YouTube. So pretty much any song that you can find on YouTube, you can find in this add-on. It’s simple to navigate the add-on, and there’s also a handy favourites feature so that you can save the songs that you enjoy singing most for quick access later.

One issue with this add-on is that because it pulls videos from YouTube, some of the videos it finds will be of low quality. And you have to make sure you find a version of the video marked ‘karaoke version’ for the best experience. But overall the add-on is an easy way to find songs to sing along to.

How To Install The FTG Karaoke Add-On For Kodi

  1. Begin on your Kodi home screen
  2. Click on the settings icon, then go to File Manager
  3. Click on Add source
  4. Click on the box where it says <None>
  5. Enter in this URL: http://firetvguru.net/ fire Make sure to type it exactly as written, including the http://, or it won’t work
  6. Give the source a name. We’ll call it fire
  7. Click OK
  8. Go back to your home screen
  9. Click on Add-ons
  10. Click on the icon that looks like an open box
  11. Click on Install from zip file
  12. Click on fire, then on FTG_Repo.zip
  13. Wait for a moment and you’ll see a notification once the source has been installed
  14. Click on Install from repository
  15. Click on Fire TV Guru Repo
  16. Click on Video add-ons
  17. Find FTG Karaoke and click on it
  18. A screen will open describing the add-on. Select Install from the menu at the bottom
  19. Wait for a moment and you’ll see a notification once the add-on has been installed

How To Use The FTG Karaoke Add-On For Kodi

  1. Start on your home screen
  2. Then go to Add-ons
  3. Then to Video Add-ons
  4. Then click on FTG Karaoke and the add-on will open
  5. You’ll see options for Seach-YouTube Karaoke, Most Popular, Latest, Browse Artists, Browse Tracks, Genre, Favourites, and Change Font Color
  6. You might want to start by going to Change Font Color and choosing a new highlight colour, as the default blue is rather hard to read
  7. Now you can either Search for a particular song you want to sing, or browse through categories. The Most Popular and Latest categories are good places to look if you need inspiration
  8. Find a song you want to sing and click on the title
  9. This brings up a list of matching videos. Click the name of the video to start it playing and get ready to sing along

Add-on #2 – Kodi Karaoke Lite

One of the most popular add-ons for singing karaoke in Kodi is Kodi Karaoke Lite. This is a fork of what used to be the popular Mikey’s Karaoke add-on, which no longer works. But Kodi Karaoke Lite is a great replacement and works very well. The advantage of this add-on is that it has a massive library of basically every song you can imagine, as it pulls videos from a variety of sources including YouTube. This means that you can always find a video for the song you want, even if it’s a less well known or more obscure song.

The downside of this add-on is related to the large size of the song video library: not all videos are of the best quality. Sometimes, searching for a track will pull up lyrics videos rather than karaoke videos – these are videos with the lyrics appearing on screen with the song, but the vocal track still playing along. A proper karaoke video should have the vocal track removed. However, this isn’t the biggest problem, and it can even be helpful if you’re a casual or nervous karaoke singer. It’s much easier to sing along with a pre-recorded vocal track than it is to sing all on your own!

How To Install The Kodi Karaoke Lite Add-On For Kodi

  1. Begin on your Kodi home screen
  2. Click on the settings icon, then go to File Manager
  3. Click on Add source
  4. Click on the box where it says <None>
  5. Enter in this URL: http://kdil.co/repo/ Make sure to type it exactly as written, including the http://, or it won’t work
  6. Give the source a name. We’ll call it kdil
  7. Click OK
  8. Go back to your home screen
  9. Click on Add-ons
  10. Click on the icon that looks like an open box
  11. Click on Install from zip file
  12. Click on kdil, then on kodil.zip
  13. Wait for a moment and you’ll see a notification once the source has been installed
  14. Click on Install from repository
  15. Click on ..Kodil Repository
  16. Click on Video add-ons
  17. Find Kodi Karaoke Lite and click on it
  18. A screen will open describing the add-on. Select Install from the menu at the bottom
  19. Wait for a moment and you’ll see a notification once the add-on has been installed

Did you know? Kodil is one of the best repositories out there, replete with tons of other great add-ons. If you’re looking for more entertainment options, check out our write-up on Kodil (https://www.addictivetips.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=246603&action=edit).

How To Use The Kodi Karaoke Lite Add-On For Kodi

  1. Start on your home screen
  2. Then go to Add-ons
  3. Then to Video Add-ons
  4. Then click on Kodi Karaoke Lite and the add-on will open
  5. You’ll see options for Seach-Lite Version, Most Popular, Latest, Browse Artists, Browse Tracks, and Genre
  6. To search, click on Search-Lite Version and input your query to find matching songs or artists
  7. To browse, choose a category like Most Popular. This will bring up a list of classic karaoke songs
  8. Choose a song and click on the title
  9. This brings up a list of videos for that song. Click the thumbnail for a video to start it playing

Add-on #3 – Okie’s Karaoke

Even if you’re a big karaoke fan and a frequent Kodi user, you might not have heard of Okie’s Karaoke. It is one of the smaller karaoke add-ons for Kodi and is not super well known. However, it is still worth a look if you want a high quality karaoke add-on. The biggest disadvantage of this add-on is that it does not have a search function, so you can’t quickly find a particular song that you are looking for. Instead, you have the browse through the categories which are provided. However, these categories are very well organised into fun themes like ‘Girl Power’ or ‘Party Starters’ so you can see a whole list of songs that are available to sing. Sometimes this is actually better than racking your brain trying to think of what to sing next!

The other great feature about this add-on is that the videos are very high quality, from the Sing King Karaoke source. This means that the lyrics are always accurate, the videos are high definition, and you’ll always get a vocal-less track. Unlike some of the other add-ons, which pull videos from YouTube and therefore have sometimes patchy results in terms of quality. If you want a top quality karaoke experience and you don’t mind browsing for songs rather than searching for them, then Okie’s Karaoke is an add-on that you definitely need to try.

How To Install The Add-On For Kodi

  1. Begin on your Kodi home screen
  2. Click on the settings icon, then go to File Manager
  3. Click on Add source
  4. Click on the box where it says <None>
  5. Enter in this URL: http://gen-tec.co/gentecwiz/ Make sure to type it exactly as written, including the http://, or it won’t work
  6. Give the source a name. We’ll call it gentecwiz
  7. Click OK
  8. Go back to your home screen
  9. Click on Add-ons
  10. Click on the icon that looks like an open box
  11. Click on Install from zip file
  12. Click on NEW REPO FOR GENTEC WIZARD, then on repository.GenTec-1.2.8.zip
  13. Wait for a moment and you’ll see a notification once the source has been installed
  14. Click on Install from repository
  15. Click on GenTec Repository
  16. Click on Video add-ons
  17. Find Okie’s Karaoke and click on it
  18. A screen will open describing the add-on. Select Install from the menu at the bottom
  19. Wait for a moment and you’ll see a notification once the add-on has been installed

How To Use The Okie’s Karaoke Add-On For Kodi

  1. Start on your home screen
  2. Then go to Add-ons
  3. Then to Video Add-ons
  4. Then click on Okie’s Karaoke and the add-on will open
  5. Click on Enter Okie’s Karaoke

  6. You’ll see options for Country, Rock, Pop, and Back To The Classics 60s-00s
  7. Choose you category, such as Pop. Now you’ll see subcategories like Girl Power or Party Starters
  8. Click on a category and you’ll see a list of available songs in that category. Click the title of any song and get ready to sing!

Conclusion

If you fancy a fun karaoke night at home, then you can easily use your Kodi system as a home made karaoke system. With any of the three karaoke add-ons we’ve mentioned, you can sing along to a range of songs from genres like pop, rock, and classics. The atmosphere might not be as fun as a karaoke bar – but at least if you’re terrible you’ll only be subjecting your friends to your voice and not an entire bar’s worth of people!

Of the three add-ons we mentioned in this article, Kodi Karaoke Lite is probably the most popular, with the most users. It has several ways to browse for tunes to sing, from most popular and latest categories to organising by artist, track, or genre. If you want just one add-on for karaoke, this is a great choice. The FTG Karaoke add-on is very similar, also with categories for popular and latest tunes, plus searching by artist, track, and genre. This one has the option of a favourites system too, which makes it handy for frequent karaoke singers. Finally, there is Okie’s Karaoke, which is a smaller and less well known add-on. This one doesn’t have an option to search for a song, which is a disadvantage. However, it does have categories containing collections of classic songs which make great karaoke choices. The videos in Okie’s Karaoke tend to be high quality and extremely well made, so if you don’t mind a smaller selection of songs and want the highest quality experience, then this is the add-on you should try.

Which is your favourite karaoke add-on for Kodi? Do you use one of the add-ons that we’ve suggested, or is there another add-on which we’ve overlooked and which you love? Then let us know about it in the comments below!

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