What is Musical.ly?

By Kacey Kroh, Abshier House, Abshier House

Musical.ly is a mobile application that creates instant music videos. This free app is fun and easy to use, and lets you share your short music videos.

The development team at Musical.ly support suggests the app is more than just a video editor. They believe that Musical.ly also serves as a social media platform that connects people with a common love for music videos, bringing them together in a vibrant community full of artistic expression.

How to download Musical.ly

Musical.ly works on Amazon Fire, Android, and iOS devices. Downloading the application to your mobile device is easy. Simply follow these steps to try the application out for yourself.

The Musical.ly application is available on the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Marketplace. [Cre

Credit: Image courtesy of Musical.ly website.
The Musical.ly application is available on the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Marketplace.
  • Amazon Fire Phone and Tablet

    1. Follow the link or open Amazon Marketplace from the device home screen and perform a search for Musical.ly.

    2. Tap on Continue to download the application. If you are using the Amazon website, enter your phone number or email associated with your Fire device(s) to send the app via message.

  • Android Smartphones and Tablets

    1. Follow the link or open the Google Play Store from the device home screen or app drawer and perform a search for Musical.ly.

    2. Tap Install and allow app permissions to download the application. This can be done from both the Google Play Store website and Google Play Store app.

  • iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

    1. Follow the link or open the App Store from the device home screen and perform a search for Musical.ly.

    2. Tap Get to download the application. This can be done from the App Store application or within iTunes on your Computer.

The application is free, but depending on how your account preferences are setup, you may need to enter your store credentials or swipe your fingerprint to initialize the download.

Sadly, if you use Window Phone or a Windows tablet, Musical.ly is not available for your device.

How to use Musical.ly

Simply launch the app to get started. Allow permission to use your device’s camera and location services if you have not done so during the download process.

Upon first launch, you will be asked to sign up for a Musical.ly account and will not be able to continue until an account is created. You will be given three ways to create an account:

  • Connect through Facebook

  • Twitter

  • Email

Once the account is created, you will see the Musical.ly home screen. From here, you can watch featured videos, videos from your city, and videos of people you follow.

To create a video, tap the big yellow plus sign at the bottom center of the screen. You will be given three options:

  • Pick music: Here, you can pick out what song you would like to use to make a video.

  • Shoot first: With this option, you can shoot video clips first and attach music later.

  • From library: From the library, you can attach photos and video previously stored on your device to one of the songs in the Musical.ly library.

After you create a music video, you can save a private copy to your profile and share it with friends through third-party applications such as Facebook, Twitter, What’s App, and email. You can also post it and share it with other Musical.ly users and see if your video garners good ratings.

The editing tools are simple. They allow you to apply filters and adjust how the video plays. You can speed it up, slow it down, reverse it, and so on. The Musical.ly application offers a straightforward approach to video editing. Shoot videos like a pro, there is no wrong way.

If you are camera shy, you can always use the application for entertainment and just watch videos that other users have posted for a good laugh!