What are the best apps like Musical.ly (now TikTok)?

Keep recording videos with the help of these apps that serve the same purpose as Musical.ly. These apps allow you to edit your video and add many enjoyable effects that will entertain your followers. Check out the list gathered by the community below.

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    #1VivaVideo

    VivaVideo

    VivaVideo is a free video editing app where you can easily create professional-looking video stories within a few taps, such as montage, memes, collage, loop clips and duet videos. The app is available on Android and iOS devices.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Vincent Cox
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "A friend of mine came and asked me if I knew any apps that were similar to Musical.ly. I had to do some searching but one of the apps that I discovered was VivaVideo. I really like how easy VivaVideo is to use."
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    #2LIKE

    LIKE

    LIKE is an entertaining video maker and music video editor. With this app, you can easily create stunning special effects videos and share them on social networks with your friends and family.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Amelia Gracia
    Written on March 13, 2019
    "I see this as almost the exact same thing as musical.ly but faster, better, and it has special effects that are amazing!!! I love it!"
  3. 4

    #3Funimate

    Funimate
    Funimate is a video editor especially useful to create video clips, slow motion projects and video loops. You can add effects, music, texts and emojis to your creations and share them on your social networks.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Nicole Mendoza
    Written on May 31, 2018
    "I don't really put this as one of the Apps similar to musically.  Yeah you can make videos and add graphics and emoji's and then upload them to your social media page. It's fun and gives you something to do, but it doesn't have the community appeal like Musical.ly does. It's fun to use in my spare time when I am bored."

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that Musical.ly (now TikTok) first started when Alex Zhu, founder of Musical.ly, saw a group of teens taking selfies and videos while the others were listening to music? By combining music, video and social network, he and his co-founder Yang were able to create an app called Musical.ly. Musical.ly has more than 40 million active users daily. This lip-sync app became so successful that several app developers tried to create apps similar to like Musical.ly. Apps like Dubsmash, Flipagram and Funimate are some examples of these.

Since technology and social network users are getting younger and younger, creating apps like Musical.ly that targets tweens and teens are now becoming famous. According to an article, one factor is that Musical.ly is an app that won't peak interest from Moms and other older people. Furthermore, lip-syncing is known to entertain and attract the audience. One example is when the famous Musical.ly personality Baby Ariel gained over 27 million followers. Some of her popular videos on Musical.ly were also compiled on YouTube. She even gained followers on some of her social media accounts such as Instagram and YouTube.

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    #4Pandora

    Pandora

    Pandora is powered by the Music Genome Project, which is the most comprehensive music analysis ever undertaken. It offers personalized radio that is constantly evolving alongside your music tastes.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Copelyn Elliott
    Written on February 9, 2018
    "AWESOME me and my aunt listen to it all da time"
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    Free Trial

    #5Amazon Music

    Amazon Music

    Amazon Music is a music streaming platform and online music store operated by Amazon.com. Streaming is free with a Prime membership, it can be operated hands-free via Alexa, and Amazon Music Unlimited gives you access to millions of songs. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android, Windows, Mac

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Amanda Yi
    Written on March 22, 2019
    "I totally agree with @Michelle Morris. This app is definitely not an app like Musical.ly. Come on! Who suggested this here? LMAO"
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    #6Music Video Show

    Music Video Show

    Music Video Show is a free mobile application where you can create and record one-minute video that can instantly be shared. This includes a wide number of songs and sounds for dubbing when you make videos. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Samantha Reynolds
    Written on July 7, 2018
    "My friend and I found this app confusing to use. only to find out its more of fun videos and stuff like that. Musically is sooo much better when it comes to effects though, but there are also people creating lip-sync videos here which is what makes it sort of similar to musically."
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    #7Triller

    Triller

    Triller is a free music video maker mobile application which allows users to create music videos in a high-quality format. It also allows users to collaborate with friends in order to create group videos. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Melissa Payne
    Written on July 7, 2018
    "I like musical.ly becoz I can create lipsync videos whenever I want to unwind, but I've been looking for other apps like musically so I can rediscover which is actually better! So far I find this one much, much better because I can also edit videos here :)"
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    #8Vigo Video

    Vigo Video

    Viga Video (formerly Flipagram) allows users to create and share compelling, visual slideshows and videos with filters, effects, and music. It also lets users create combined pictures into a video with music and filters.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Laura Jenkins
    Written on July 7, 2018
    "I didn't know that this one's actually Flipagram! Then did research and oh They already changed name. The features are kinda different as well since this one focused more on creating random videos. as compared to musical.ly that ideally you create videos lip-syncing your fav song or whatever. Anyway, this is not the best apps similar to musically but fair enough with its video editing features."
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    #9Dubsmash

    Dubsmash

    Dubsmash is a fun app for iOS and Android devices. You can make amusing videos with epic quotes. You can find a lot of famous expressions, sounds, and quotes. Be the protagonist of the popular moments. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Justin Porter
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "For apps like Musical.ly, Dubsmash is a fun alternate to make lip sync videos. The new update, however, appears to really bring this one down, as one reviewer called the app "horrible" after its update. I don't think this is a great solution for me."
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    #10Video Star

    Video Star

    Video Star is a free app for Android and iOS that allows you and your friends to appear in music videos as if you were true superstars. It features lots of funny tools to edit and spice the clips.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Benjamin Wallace
    Written on January 20, 2018
    "Okay i don't know if you'll be like me and consider this as one of the best apps similar to musical.ly. But for me i like how this has fun video effects nad makes me look like a star."
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    #11Cheez

    Cheez

    Cheez is a free app for Android and iOS devices. This app allows you create amazing videos with lip-sync. Also, with this app, you can discover funny videos from the rest of the community. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Brenda Hunter
    Written on March 22, 2019
    "Cool app! For me this is a musical.ly meets Vine app. Through this app i am able to record instantly or pick a sound clips so i can create funny videos. So yeah this is really the best alternative to musica.ly"
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    #12Tik Tok

    Tik Tok

    Tik Tok is a global video platform and social network where users can create their own short music video in 15 seconds. This app is also known as Douyin and was launched by Toutiao founder Zhang Yiming in September 2016.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Aaron Kelly
    Written on March 22, 2019
    "ROFLMAO! Why is Tik Tok itself added on this list of apps like musically? HAHHAHAHA"
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    #13Oboi

    Oboi

    Oboi is a mobile application that allows users to choose or upload music and create their own 15-second video duet with their chosen or favorite artists. The app lets users share their video to Instagram or TikTok.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Ling Jia
    Written on March 22, 2019
    "Hey @Alex M! How's your experience using Oboi so far? I honestly never heard about this not until i saw this included on the best apps like musically"

Summary

Best What are the best apps like Musical.ly (now TikTok)
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1VivaVideoApps 8 Free
2LIKEApps 5 Free
3FunimateApps 4 Free
4PandoraWebsites 4 Free
5Amazon MusicApps 3 Free
6Music Video ShowApps 2 Free
7TrillerApps 2 Free
8Vigo VideoApps 2 Free
9DubsmashApps 2 Free
10Video StarApps 2 Free
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