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The Glee Karaoke App is an app by Smule.

Glee app launch screen

This app can be used by and only for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The app is currently free.

This app is used in 21 countries around the world.

The app officially closed on the 31st of August, 2013. 

How to use the app

When you buy the app, it will open to a Brady Bunch like photo of some of the cast in nine pictures, with a blank one in the middle.

Then four of the nine pictures will spin and turn into button that you can click to use different parts of the app.

On the top of the nine pictures, you will see a banner with the "Glee" logo and some options.

these options are:

  1. To like the company of the app "Smule" on Facebook.
  2. Info.
  3. To Login or Register.

1. To like the company of the app "Smule" on Facebook, you click the "like Smule" button at the top of the home page. This will bring you to directions on how to do this. First, you click the buttion that says "go like smule," which will bring you to a pop up that says "Liking Smule requires that you exit Glee and visit Smule's Facebook page. Is that cool?" and you click yes or no. If you click no the pop up will disappear. If you click yes, it will bring you to Smule's Facebook in Safari. then once you clicked like, it will open another page with the Facebook log in, if you aren't already logged in. once you're done you press log in and it will bring you back to Smule's Facebook page and you can get out of Safari and go back to the glee app.

2. Info. The info Button will bring you to a page on the glee app that tells you about the app, company and how the app works. The buttons on the info page say: Gleek out! which tells you what starbursts, starboosts, and gleeks are. Tutorial, which tells you what each thing is when you are recording a song. About, which tells you about the company "Smule" and who helped with this app. Smule Apps, which shows you what other apps the company has. Fox Apps, which shows you what apps Fox has. Feedback, which is basically what it is. you can send the company an email. To get out of the compose email, you just pres cancel and delete draft and it will bring you back to the app. lastly, Account Info, which will tell you what your account is but first you have to login which I am getting to right now.

3. To Login or Register. To do this, you tap the words, since login and register are both the same, and you type in a username, a password and your email address you would want to use. It will then most likely say it has sent you an email and to confirm it on there. If it doesn't, then that's fine.

Back to the homepage with the nine pictures...

The first button will say "World." This button allows you to hear a song at random from somewhere in the world. It also shows you the gleek who is singing the song, how many singers are singing the song, how many people liked the song, the name of the song, a fast forward button to go to the next song, who liked the song, and where that person is from who liked it. Also on every song, people can comment and share the performance to email,Facebook, and twitter.

Back to the homepage with the nine pictures, the next button will say "Level." This shows you where you are on the app and also allows you to do tasks to get startbursts and level up in the world on the app. What I mean by this, there is a button in the "Level" section that says "global." When you click this, it will show you who has the most starbursts in the world on the app. It is basically like a singing game. But the "level" section is just optional. You don't even have to play the game you can just sing the songs.

Back to the homepage again. The next Button will say "Sing!" When you click this button, it will give you all the songs the glee app has to offer. The songs are not free but some of them are. I will post the list of songs down the page more and tell you which ones are free and whoch oes are not. In the "sing!" section, you have the songs that glee has performed, a warm up song, and to other options which are to sing a cappella which you can sing any song or even make up a song with no music. the nextx one is ITunes where you can select any song from your iTunes library on your device and sing along with it. But you can NOT post them to the world section or share them because of licensing. Also on almost every song, you will see an arrow. This arrow brings you to a page almost like a mini "level" section but just for the song. It shows you what the ranks are today and of all time. Back to the sing list, there is also a contest every week where if you sing the contest song, which is any song from any season's past episode that the company chooses, you can win free coins so you do not have to pay iTunes money to buy the songs. The contest is everyday and only one person can win. There is also a raffle where someone is selected at random to win tokens. That purple circle with the music note on top is a token. It will tell you how much you have. Also with the songs, at the bottom of each song, it will either say "Buy song (with iTunes money) or redeem with tokens." or it will say "Try a free 30-second sample now." which lets you sing 30 seconds of the song before buying or redeeming it. No song has both. It will say what song has what. The 30 second try out songs also have the buy or redeem option. you will not see the redeeom option on the 30 second song but when you press buy now, it will say buy or redeem. After you sing a song, it will tell you how many starbursts and starboosts you got. It will also ask if you want to boradcast it (put in on the "world" section for people to listen, comment and like from all over the world who are using this app.), share it to email, Facebook, or twitter. or make members join. this means if you have friends who have this app, you can find them on the world and sing a song they've sung already and make you and your friend show up on the song.

Back to the homepage again, the second to last button will say "play recordings." This will show you every sing you sang, wheter it be a solo, iTunes, a cappella, or duet/group songs with another user.

Back to the homepage for the last time. You will see a bar at the bottom of the nine pictures, which is where all notifications are. They will show who won what raffle/contest, who commented or liked your song, who joined in on your song and show who wants to sing a song with you.

As of 5/19/2012, there are 187 songs. More songs are added after each episode airs, for holidays, or during a hiatus. Songs from all 3 seasons are added each Friday during a hiatus. Adding the songs depends on if the original artist who sang the songs gives them the rights. Eventually, songs that were not previously available for purchase with the other songs from the episode may become purchasable. Older songs are $0.99 (USD), while songs from the last 3 - 4 episodes are $1.99. Songs that have been chosen for the weekly contest are $2.99. Songs can also be purchased with tokens.

They update the app every season.

The list of songs on the app by episode

Season One





The Rhodes Not Taken

Vitamin D

  • None







  • None



The Power of Madonna


Bad Reputation


Dream On




Season Two



Grilled Cheesus


The Rocky Horror Glee Show

Never Been Kissed

The Substitute


Special Education

A Very Glee Christmas

The Sue Sylvester Shuffle

Silly Love Songs


Blame It on the Alcohol


Original Song

‎A Night of Neglect

Born This Way


Prom Queen


New York

Season Three

The Purple Piano Project

I Am Unicorn

Asian F

Pot o' Gold

The First Time

Mash Off

  • None

I Kissed a Girl

Hold on to Sixteen

Extraordinary Merry Christmas



The Spanish Teacher


On My Way

Big Brother

Saturday Night Glee-ver

Dance With Somebody






Season Four

The New Rachel

Britney 2.0

The Break-Up

The Role You Were Born to Play


Dynamic Duets


Swan Song

Glee, Actually

Sadie Hawkins


I Do

Girls (and Boys) on Film

Other songs not in any episodes

  • Acapella
  • iTunes
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  • America The Beautiful
  • Danny Boy
  • Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
  • Scarborough Fair

The Glee Karaoke App - Going offline

For those who have the Glee Karaoke Smule App and had registered their email with the app might have received an email, consulting them about the app going offline on August 31 of 2013:

"Hello, The Glee Karaoke app will be going offline on August 31st. It's a bittersweet day. When we first launched Glee Karaoke in April 2010—my first product at Smule—we had no idea what an amazing, wonderful ride we were about to embark on with all of you. Glee Karaoke is our baby, yours and ours. Together, we've learned so much about the everlasting human connections that can be forged around the world through the joy and delight of making and sharing music together – even from mobile phones! However, while Glee Karaoke is going away, this is not a good-bye. Glee Karaoke was only the beginning. Smule's mission is and will always be about connecting people through music. You showed us the magic of shared singing experiences with people across the world and that's what we will continue to do in Sing! Karaoke. We could not do this without you. Thank you for singing and joining us on this journey. Thank you for being Gleeks, and we hope that you will continue on the journey with us in Sing!

Despite the sad news of the app closing, they will release over 100 Glee songs on the Sing! Smule app. They are also going to compile the most memorable performances of Glee in a "Glee Hall of Fame": "We're going to compile the most memorable performances from Glee that will live forever in a Glee Hall of Fame. YOU decide what goes in the hall of fame! Submit entries up until 8/24."


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