SingStar

Did you know that Song's karaoke game SingStar now works with iOS and Android smartphones?

Yep. You can now toss your plastic microphones in the bin like so much garbage and use the microphone in your mobile. It's easy to set up, but just in case you need a helping hand here's how it all works:

SingStar

First things first, get the free SingStar Mic app for your phone. It's here on the App Store, and you can get it here on Google Play.

Also, make sure both your phone and your console are on the same wi-fi network. This shouldn't be a problem, unless you have multiple hotspots. You can find the current network in the system settings on your phone and PlayStation.

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Next, open the SingStar game on your PS3 or PS4 (it's already on your PS3, but you'll find it in the store on PS4), and the SingStar Mic app on your phone. Close the Help window with the cross button and then press the Connect button.

If things go well, you'll see a list of nearby systems that are playing SingStar. Tap the console you want (in this case, it's the PS4).

If your receive an error message that says "No games found!", make sure the console is currently running the SingStar game, and that both devices are on the same network.

If it still doesn't work, you may have the same problem as a number of people commenting on iTunes. If so, your only choice - I'm afraid - is to wait for Sony to issue an update.

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If it works, you'll be asked to enter a code that's showing on the PlayStation game. It's easy to miss, as it's shown in tiny digits at the top of the screen. Enter this four digit number into the game to make the microphone connect.

Don't worry, you'll only need to do this once. Next time you go to connect this phone to this console, it'll connect straight away.

SingStar

You're now good to go. First things first, you may wish to hit Playlist to make a track list of songs you want to belt out. And when you're ready, enter microphone mode and load a song in the game.

Now, you can sing into your iPhone like you do in the mirror every morning.