KaraoQuest is a new iPhone/iPad app that allows singers to browse, search and request songs from their own device that pop-up in Karaoki via local network – and best of all, it’s free (yes, with ads).
Unlike the currently supported SongBookDB request system, KaraoQuest exclusively works via local area network. This is ideal for KJs working in remote areas where internet may not be an option for the host or singers.
Allow singers to use their own phone to browse, search and make song request that automatically display in the “remote connections” section of Karaoki, or setup an iPad as a song book kiosk for all your singers to use.
Martin Picard created KaraoQuest after attempting to use the old ‘Remote Request Terminal’ desktop application we released for Karaoki years ago (which hasn’t been updated since, as we began integration with SongBookDB as an internet-based alternative). Martin quickly found that the Remote Request Terminal didn’t play nicely with newer machines running Windows 10, so he put his app development skills to work creating KaraoQuest.
While it’s a ‘no-frills’ song request app we find it works exactly as advertised, so it’s truly a capable option for Karaoki KJs.
Here’s how the apps author explains the benefit of KaraoQuest:
For Karaoke Hosts:
- No more dealing with paper songbooks
- No more updating a public song case
- What you have in your case is what becomes available dynamically
- No more paper requests
- No more waiting for the songbook or the request kiosk
- No more holding up the queue while you search for songs
Here’s How The KaraoQuest iOS App Works
For KJs (easy setup instructions):
- Open PCDJ Karaoki
- In ‘Remote Connections’, make sure
– ‘Remote Enabled’ button is activated
– ‘Remote case’ to be shared is selected
Step 2 – Search Song
Browse or search through the song list and select a song for request.
Step 3 – Request Song
Enter your name and press confirm request to send the request to the PCDJ Karaoki host.