Sony's SingStar karaoke series will make its PlayStation 4 debut later this year, and this time around, players won't need to buy a proprietary microphone peripheral to belt out their favorites.

The PlayStation 4 version of SingStar allows players to sing using a free iOS and Android app that turns compatible smartphones and tablets into karaoke-ready microphones. SingStar's PlayStation 3 version will also be updated to support smartphones and tablets following the launch of the PS4 edition.

The next version of SingStar also boasts an improved scoring system and expanded social features, allowing players to challenge friends and share performances via Twitter and Facebook. A release date for SingStar's forthcoming upgrade has not been announced.

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.