Cantanding is an online karaoke machine that lets users sing songs on demand. The application requires no downloads and the user can quickly locate songs just by visiting the homepage. A search tool is built in so users can look for music by song title or artist. The user can pick the song they want from the search results list to begin. The videos include a background image (sometimes the album cover or artist photo) along with the lyrics which appear as they should be sung in time with the music. The audio and video is produced by linking a YouTube video. Sharing tools are built in along with an “At Random!” button for adventurous singers who want to test themselves with a random tune.Show more screenshots »
Cantanding was founded in April of 2010. The application is rather unique and has drawn attention from many. So far it has received ratings and comments on numerous websites, including KillerStartups.com. The service is appealing and offers a free, fun way to spend time alone or as a group. Most users awarded a mediocre score, which could be because of the lacking of songs. Some songs appear on the search list but a message appears when the user clicks on the link stating that the song is not available. Users may have to go through a few clicks before finding a song that will play.
Cantanding offers a niche service, but it isn’t entirely original. Karaoke has been around for a long time with many other websites offering a very similar service. The biggest difference is going to be found on the song list. Users may find that Cantanding has many songs they like while others may spend more time clicking through missing songs before locating one that matches their preferences.
Cantanding offers a simple service with a simple interface. The homepage is unique, favoring light blue and uniquely shaped boxes. There is plenty of open space so the user never feels overwhelmed. There is some advertising worked in, but it is generally kept out of the way so the user experience isn’t affected. It takes no time to learn how to search for songs and sing along.
Asking users to register for Cantanding would be a bit much. The service is fun, but basic. No registration is required so users can dive right into the song search. The homepage presents the search bar which can be used as many times as the user wants. There are no limitations so everyone gets access to the same songs available through Cantanding.
Cantanding costs nothing to use, which is a good thing. The service is meant purely for entertainment. The music and lyrics come from YouTube videos, which are otherwise free to view. Charging for the service would only encourage users to skip the site and go straight to YouTube for their karaoke fix. Free is a great price to encourage users to try the Cantanding karaoke format.
Cantanding is ideal for anyone who enjoys singing for fun. The service is simple but has tons of entertainment potential – provided the user can find songs they like. There are many genres covered with limitless possibilities thanks to the YouTube approach to presenting audio tracks and lyrics. No download is needed and the interface is very user friendly so anyone can enjoy a good tune whenever they want.