Magic Piano by Smule Music App Review (iOS, Free)

  • Category: Music
  • Publisher: Smule
  • Updated: May, 04 2011
  • Version: 6.0.5
  • Size: 24.8 MB

Languages: English, German, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Spanish

Seller: Smule, Inc.

Hi Magic Pianists!

This is a quick update to address an issue that was causing some of our Smoola offers not to load. It's all fixed, so play away!

Stay tuned for the next update, we have some AWESOME features coming out soon! To stay in touch with the latest news, songs released, and updates, check out We love to hear from you, so send any questions or feedback to!

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
67 Ratings
All Versions:
88979 Ratings


From Bruno Mars to Mozart, play the hottest songs effortlessly on the #1 piano game, also available in HD for iPad and iPad mini! Get free songs every day and enjoy the largest catalog of songs in any piano app. Turn on game mode to unlock achievements and free songs, or just relax and play your favorite tunes. Join the over 25 million Magic Piano players and experience the fun of playing piano - no lessons needed!

Featured in the New York Times, TIME, MacWorld, as the Apple iPhone App of the Week and one of Apple's "Amazing Apps on iPhone 5," Magic Piano lets you experience the joy of making music and sharing your performances with the world.

-Hot new hits are added to the app regularly, so check back for new releases and a FREE SONG every day!
-Earn new songs by playing and by watching videos
-Have an iPhone and iPad? Your songs will sync across multiple devices!

Current songs include:

• On Top of the World - Imagine Dragons
• Safe and Sound - Capital Cities
• Counting Stars - One Republic
• Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke, ft. T.I. & Pharrell Williams
• Wake Me Up - Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc
• Treasure - Bruno Mars
• Cups - Anna Kendrick
• Stay - Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko
• Bubbly - Colbie Caillat
• What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction
• Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5

• Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
• Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
• More Than Words - Extreme
• The Final Countdown - Europe
• Bring Me to Life - Evanescence

• The Magic Flute - Mozart
• Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven

• Phantom of the Opera
• Jurassic Park Theme

• Friends in Low Places - Garth Brooks
• Before He Cheats - Carrie Underwood

• I Believe I Can Fly - R. Kelly
• Hero - Mariah Carey
• Respect - Aretha Franklin 

Want a song that's not available? Suggest songs on Smule’s Facebook page:

Magic Piano makes you sound like a piano prodigy - any time, anywhere. Play your favorite songs with your own spin and sound great every time.
-Follow beams of light to guide your fingertips to the correct note. You control the notes, rhythm and tempo, allowing your creativity and expressivity to shine.
-Try out different instruments - change your piano into a harpsichord, Funky 80's synth, organ and more!

Enter game mode and get rewarded for playing!
-Level up to unlock achievements and badges, earn free songs and make your way to the top of the song leaderboards.
-Change the difficulty of each song to give yourself a unique challenge.

-Broadcast your performances on the in-app Smule Globe or listen to other players’ songs and give their performances some love.
-Share your pieces through Facebook, Twitter and email.

- You can subscribe for unlimited access to our full song and instrument catalog
- The subscriptions are $2.99 weekly, $4.99 monthly and $39.99/annually*
- You'll be able to play all available songs on any instrument for the duration of your subscription
- Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period at the cost of the chosen package
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
- No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
- You can read our privacy policy at
- Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication

*Price are equal to the value that "Apple's App Store Matrix" determines is the equivalent of the subscription price in $USD.

Customer Reviews


    by RuFuS011

    I have no problem with it, it is so much fun. Have almost all the Smule apps

  • Cool Smule

    by Flames50

    It so cool I'm a pro

  • Great

    by Pouyaq


  • I

    by Lo~*

    I'm an actual piano player and I love this app!

  • Update

    by Jesusuvalle

    They have to update this game it's way to confusing and the buttons are always to close together so it's hard to play the notes

  • Princess

    by Claredela

    I love it! I was never musically inclined, even though I love all genres of music. Every night before I go to bed I play a few classical songs. Would be nice to get something new each day to add to my song list, that I don't have to pay for.

  • Cool!

    by Jojo@2012

    It's a cool app.

  • Awesome app

    by Ciannaj

    Love this app! It has brought me many hours of enjoyment!!!

  • Magic piano

    by Melnzackie5

    I love this app it was the first one I added I use it everyday I love the songs I just wish there was more lol keep up the great work more songs plz

  • Fun amazing game

    by Idk234

    Fun amazing game

  • Awesome Game

    by Seoul Blackness

    Soooooo addicting

  • Perfect

    by That Brass Guy

    I'm not having any problems!

  • The Boss

    by talishalavon

    It's cool!

  • Fun App with Room for Improvement:

    by Pryde107

    Magic piano is lots of fun and features gameplay that reminds me of playing Guitar Hero many years ago. The app would be much better if more colors were added so that the player could better differentiate between 2-note, 3-note, and 4-note chords. Also, the timing/tempo seems to be off with a number of rock songs and some songs missing notes in the same genre. Overall, great game.

  • Awesome game!!!

    by Evan7eleven

    This is an amazing game! I love it,I can play it forever if I could. This game brand makes amazing apps!!

  • Perfection!

    by Tamiluka

    I'm surprised some people have issues with this app. This is absolute perfection to me. So sophisticated and well developed. Can't stop enjoying this app day in and day out. THank you! <3

  • Whoa!

    by Gbonephone

    This app is so cool! I love playing piano and this app makes it possible

  • woah awesome

    by roofah

    i love this app, so much fun and love the music :) tap tap tap

  • Still great

    by Nitrex88

    I’ve had this app for a long time and still use it very often


    by Juicexo

    For all the K-POP selections...I'm surprised Girls Generation (SNSD) isn't listed! Can they be added, please?

  • Can't update or use old versions

    by Shawn0258

    I have an older iPad that can't upgrade to ios 6.0. Whenever I try to open magic piano now, it just shows a message me telling to update the app. I can't update the app because it is incompatible with my iPad. Magic piano will not let me play the app without updating but I can't. Please fix this.

  • Bug

    by ablackso

    It's clearly not my internet connection because I can write this review. When I try to play a new song or a song I haven't played in awhile it tries to download it and says "Resources not found." Please fix.

  • App gets more bugs with every version

    by dasleaflet

    In less than a year, my rating has gone from a solid five to between a one and a two because of unfixed memory bugs, resource loading errors, and failures taking the app out to the os. These prevent me from playing songs I have purchased (in some cases) when the the app first came out. Sometimes, I can play songs by restarting the app, but often, I can't. I really hope you guys take this more seriously soon!!!

  • Great but,

    by ElChapadero

    Yall need to add anything by Ennio Morricone

  • I want my coins!!

    by Connie Herring

    Everytime i earn a coin or somethin it stays at 1coin the whole time

  • Terrible !!!

    by nasha_does

  • Facebook

    by Aldair Alvarado Muñoz

    It won't let me log into facebok.

  • Plz fix the songs not loading, the new update didn't work 4 me

    by Kentucky 270

    Still not working with iPad !! Also another one of the newer songs said cannot get resources! I was able to get " We R Who We R but I had to make sure it would play by hitting the button on the left of the song to see if I liked it! I'm using an iPad if it helps but the update still did not fix the problem getting resources. The song "Can-Can) will not load. Bought for 25 smoola three days ago. It says couldn't find resources. I emailed you too. I'd give it a five star if I spent 75 smoola for a full song and not a partial one, other than that it's a great app, at least they are adding new songs a lot now days and it's the most addictive app I have. Please add the song by glen hansard called " this gift" and please don't make it VIP, I can't afford a subscriptions lease don't ask me to reinstall this because I'm on level 64 and got all my achievements except one

  • Sheet Music

    by (:HappyFace:)

    This app is really cool! But what is needs to do is make a website or a new tab on their website for piano sheet music for all the songs on Magic Piano app. Cause they got to get those songs somehow. For all those piano players (like me! :D) out there that would like to play these songs on a real piano. (This idea might not be well thought out, but it's all I got!) And I agree with what Wholock said. There should also be a keyboard so we can see what notes we hit. I would really like to be able to play Magic Piano's version of Night on Bald Mountain. I could just write down the notes when I hear them, but it would be easier for the other two ideas. Other than that, 5 stars!!!!


    by SkuteKm

    I am so disappointed in this app and can't even begin to imagine how many people have been scammed for this poorly developed "update." Before, I was able to purchase points one time and be done with it but now, if you want to purchase more smoola, it will only give you one option to purchase an on-going subscription that will self renew unless you go back and turn off the automatic renew. First off, I tried that and I had the hardest time logging in. I followed the link to cancel and I could not find it any where on the website. With kids running all over the place, I just totally forgot because it took so much back and forth trying to simply turn off a subscription. I received a bill for the renewal this morning for a stupid app my daughter used for 6 minutes some time ago last week and I can I only imagine how much profit this app is making for other people not realizing their in for automatic renewals until they receive the billing statement in their emails. It's so slimy, and they ought to just go back to the way they were before with the "no strings attached" set packages. Be careful!

  • No longer works on iPad 1

    by Eye of Newt

    This used to be a great app I enjoyed playing on the iPad 1. It's too small for the phone, so I used the iPad for it... until the latest update came out. It can't be downloaded onto the iPad 1 because it can't be upgraded to iOS 6/7. The current iOS 5 app should be fine, then, except that a message forcibly kicks the user to the App Store and it can't be used anymore. This is a complete denial of service against iPad 1 users who can't upgrade the app but could still use the available online features to purchase songs, etc. I'm not asking for iOS support, but at least allow the app to keep functioning, please.

  • Great App, Has Some Drawbacks

    by MarcoGomez0

    I've had this app for about 1-2 years and I've played it a lot. I still like to play it every now and then. It's still fun, but lately the devs have focused less on the app and more on making money. So many in-app purchases. VIP, ads, Smoola packs, etc. The one additional feature I would like to see is the addition of a "play a random song" button. Not much of a big deal, but it'd take the hassle out of looking for a song to play. Still a fun and addicting game. 4 out of 5 stars.

  • Good, BUT...

    by Nicknick7772$2828382

    I love this game. But I had a strange glitch that has never happened before... I was playing in a middle of a song when one of my alerts about my other app popped up at the top of my screen. But I ignored it and then all of the sudden the sound of the piano went away... So I cut it off and tried again? Still no sound. then a thing during the game kept popping up saying "would you like to continue the video? If you don't, you will not collect a reward." This usually pops up when I'm PLAYING an ad, expect... No ad was even playing. So I kept saying "cancel video." And I tried Another song... And the sound of not only the piano but the sound effects of the game are staticky, and glitchy. I can't fix it, so check that out.

  • Fix it

    by Delete account please

    Love your game but want to start over. Want to delete account and make new one under same email please fix :)

  • by Piano player Reagan 0729

    I love this game! I am a piano player and I have several other smule games. The reason I only gave it four stars is because I tried to update it and after six days it still hasn't loaded!!!!! Why!?!

  • Annoying

    by jojolizeth

    This app used to be great now it's alright. It gets me real annoyed it takes me to another app while I'm playing. It also pauses and blames me for being slow when it's the app. Please fix it's been getting really really on my nerves and I just want to delete it now PLEASE fix!!

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  • Money farm

    by Uruk-hai 17

    It's almost impossible to play any decent songs without paying. Really lame

  • Awesome but...

    by Etywgf

    This is the best app of its kind, but there are three problems: 1. VIP is waaaaay overpriced. 2. Over 3000 XP for level 12??!!!?!?¿!!!!!¡ What the heck is this??!?!?!!?1211?!?1?! 3. (Grand Slam Failure) All of my instruments beyond harpsichord make the songs reeeaaaallly laggy unless it's on practice mode. If this isn't fixed next update I might delete this app. Please fix this.

  • No smula

    by Yankees1552

    I watched about 20 videos and didn't receive 1 smula! PLZ help I want the song I wanna go!!!

  • Jazz and level up.

    by Person#12,345

    It takes too long to level up. Needs jazz songs. What happens to my presto agitato I can't get into it.

  • What happened?!

    by Zacharin0

    I used to love to play this game on my generation1 iPad, but then I got an iPad air and every time I place 4 fingers the app crashes

  • Bad

    by Fsmule

    Worse game

  • I have a problem...

    by Cakepoplover11

    This is an awesome app, and I love it so much, but I'm having a glitch where I'll be playing, and then it'll skip a bunch of notes and count those off of my score. I don't want to be loosing tons of points, so please help!!

  • Bugs

    by Sunopal

    Having issues with the app exiting itself out - NONE OF MY OTHER APPS DO THIS! It just acts like I double tapped my home button and sometimes opens a different app. Also, it has random moments of being kind of slow and I can't do anything and then it faults me for being "slow"

  • Used To Be Good

    by AppleFanTara

    Every time I try to load a song it says it cannot get resources. Seems I have to be connected to the internet just to use it, and even when I am, it still says it can't get the resources. Also, the ads are frustrating considering how insanely much money I've spent in the last buying songs, and now I have to be VIP just to buy certain songs? The greed of this company has just become overwhelming. A five star game has now become two, if that.

  • magic piano

    by Daniel dreiman

    i play fur elise on magic piano

  • Great App

    by Bananers220

    This app is one of the best I've ever played. I take piano lessons but some of the songs I'd like to play are yet to be learned and this helps me with that. The game also helps me with my counting, telling me if I am going too fast or two slow. Perfect game to pass the time. Definitely deserves the five stars I gave it.

  • Read this

    by Icabod#480

    Hello my name is Cailin Perez and I am 10 years old and this game made me look at moonlight sonatra and we came to party way different now moonlight sonatra is one of my top ten favorite songs

  • .

    by Drdfhuetf

    Can you add I am a pirate?

  • Fix the problem

    by Gabriel Falcon

    I have to say this is the best Piano app I have ever played but, there is some problems going on the game. I can't play Tinkle Tinkle Little Star Mozart Variations, I really enjoyed playing that song before the new iOS 7 update. Please you should fix the problem as soon as possible. :)

  • Cool game but.....

    by Annagrover75

    First of all please put " Bella's lullaby" from twilight I would LOVE it then.Good game but the only reason I gave it 3 stars was because no matter how many times it's updated the bug isn't being fixed.while I'm playing it keeps going to another app get so mad that's the reason I haven't played it for weeks

  • Horrible

    by 101

    This was absolutely horrible. When it got to hard, I would play it with 4 fingers and it would slide on to another app. I deleted it afterwards.

  • Love it

    by Oliviab24

    I love this app, I only wish there was different colors for all the keys... One is green, two is yellow maybe maybe make 3 blue etc..

  • Awesome but still

    by Fgjgfuyfght

    One of the best apps I've ever had but the point system is a little to hard. Other than that it's the best piano app in the store!

  • Love this~

    by Boyfriend6

    I love how u guys add in K-Pop song <3 U should add in some INFINITE(k-pop group) songs...I'll love you forever....

  • Amazing

    by Kimmy020899

    I think this game can bring joy to anyone!

  • Stupid!!!!!!!!!

    by GM=

    All about money!!!! Piece of crap

  • by BananaGundam_95

    That was an awesome app all my time on this app. I hope they post on the app japanese animation manga theme classic animation that would perfect

  • Crashes every song...

    by Jus1087

    It'd be nice if Smule would spend some time addressing the fact that the app constantly crashes.

  • Wonderful! I love it!

    by DanieAnn121996

    I love this app so much, I play on it all the time! I just love the sound of a piano. But I wish there were some more song choices. I know there are a lot but I'd really like to be able to play "Bella's Lullaby" off of the movie Twilight. I don't know how to suggest songs (if that's even possible) but I'm posting this as a suggestion sort of.

  • Sound!


    Hey if you guys could make a setting where a user could turn it on, and make it so that it is louder, that would be cool.

  • Really Awesome But........

    by Bjajdwbsmbcjdmb

    I really like this app! It has really cool songs and it's super fun! I've heard that "buts" are for pooping and I should appreciate what I have BUT this thing is going on my nerve! There is this "problemo" going on in MY app. I'm not too sure if this happens with other people because it can't gather the right resources to load my favorite songs. So in this rate I sometimes get this feeling, " Man. Should I just delete this app... Oh no way IM ON LEVEL 28 I can't loose it!" So I'm ONLY just begging you guys to fix the bug before I ACTUALLY delete this. ;3


    by Hardcore gamer!

    Get it

  • Spams push notifications

    by mirzapirza


  • Good!

    by Angry as well

    I like the songs on here but can you add "Don't you worry child" by Swedish House Mafia please? Thanks

  • by

    Love it. Totally recommended app in my opinion!

  • Ugh

    by mojoemorg22

    I used to love this app but now it crashes before getting to the title screen :( please fix so I can okay again!

  • Magic piano rocks

    by ladygoblin76

    Totally addictive and fun... I love smule magic piano!!!!want to earn more points though easier

  • Plz fix the songs not loading, the new update didn't work 4 me

    by Kentucky 270

    The song "Can-Can) will not load. Bought for 25 smoola three days ago. It says couldn't find resources. I emailed you too. I'd give it a five star if I spent 75 smoola for a full song and not a partial one, other than that it's a great app, at least they are adding new songs a lot now days and it's the most addictive app I have. Please add the song by glen hansard called " this gift" and please don't make it VIP, I can't afford a subscription

  • Gucci

    by 3hunna

    It's all good ✌️

  • This is the best piano app in the whole AppStore

    by Nickerdini90

    This is my favorite app. Something i have always wanted with the magic piano is that there could be a section of my favorite songs. Not just all songs but the songs i really like so i do not have to scroll through all of the songs to find 1 song. That would be an awesome update. But this app is still great without that update. U can think of almost any song and can play it like a piano. BEST APP EVER!!!

  • Amazing.

    by Barrelracer245

    This app is so cool! I love playing it and it has neat songs.

  • Key board in general

    by Wholock 14

    I really like this app, it's really cool. It would be even better if you could see the keyboard at the top while playing. Maybe the note that you hit is the note that lights up at the top on the keyboard. So if you play a wrong note, you could see what it is on the piano. It will probably encourage people that really love playing piano to actually try a piece that they learned from this app in an actual piano. It could also encourage young minds to start playing the piano, and they could even be able to have a basic learning in music. I play piano at my school and my teacher always talks about how you have to have a basic learning in piano to join music theory. Most people didn't even know where C was. This app could not only be a fun way of exploring piano, but it could also teach people how to play the piano.

  • JR

    by 05 driver

    I love it an the kids love it

  • Smoola

    by Katniss5555

    I want or recommend this app to 5 of my contacts so I can earn 30 Somoza but it only says I have three contacts when I have more than that

  • Great!

    by Aggration

    I love this app! I cam play so many songs i like on it.

  • I enjoy the music!

    by NLW47

    And the challenge of feeling like I am playing the pieces.

  • WOW

    by AIR511

    I love this game. There are great songs

  • by

    I love this game

  • First

    by Loserkings001


  • To much updates..,

    by Sergey evg lyapustin

    Updates every week, or so. And after every update you need to download all your song again. Very annoying.

  • Player

    by Xanimexlover12

    This app is so fun and easy I just hope I can get more points to play songs that I want to play!

  • Not bad

    by Kapo:)

    I cant play wothout internet no more :( not good

  • What happend?

    by Tiffanyyyy23

    Thank you for fixing the sound issue it's back to normal:) I've had this app for years and will continue to keep,again thank you for fixing the issue.

  • Timing....too slow...???!

    by lilpkrmnstr

    I love this app, but the one thing I can't stand is when it tells me I'm being too slow.. but I'm trying to play the song the way it sounds.. And it always seems to want to rush me. I'd rather be able to play the song the way it feels in the way it sounds rather than having the app tell me I'm playing too slow. Messing up is one thing, but having a longer pause at the end of that set because you're playing it with feeling is another. I think that should be fixed. Make room for a real or with feeling pause.

  • Trying to review from within app sends me to wrong app.

    by reBoot185

    Yes you need money from advertisements, but those often go to the wrong apps, too.

  • Awesome

    by Awesome Possum Cherryblossom

    In love with this game my daughter loves this to

  • A few suggestions

    by dobieluver

    This is a very fun game. I've had it for over a year, but there are still some things I would like to see happen. Firstly, when accidentally hit, for example, 4 fingers instead of 3, don't make it automatically take a note off the next one in line. Because then what should be a 3 fingered note becomes a 2 and it all just gets very confusing. Also, I wish you could play the songs at your own tempo. Some of your default tempos you want us to play at are way too fast, at least going by the original song. And when I try to play slower it tells me I'm doing it wrong, when in reality, I'm just playing how the actual song goes. Finally, maybe make the songs actually worth the 75 coins I spend on them. I have downloaded quite a few songs that are like, 20 seconds long. I used my coins to play an actual Demi Lovato song, not a little snippet of it. There's no way to know with the preview you give us if it's going to be a short song or a long one. So I really wish you'd fix that. Other than those few things, fun game if you're bored. Definitely kills time.

  • Smule

    by Olivia60MN

    I have so enjoyed this app.. Always wanted to play piano, never got to! I do feel awesome when I play. I would like to see a 'Favorites' category, a place where we can but our favorites, of course it would have to be unlimited.... I do like a lot of songs! Thanx :)

  • Obnoxious and Rude Customer Service

    by HomerGator

    I wrote in about an issue I saw others having. I was told to delete the app then reinstall. No admission that the problem might be on their end and accusations that it was the user's fault when a song wouldn't load. If it requires the time of deleting and reinstalling, that certainly sounds like the app's fault to me. And even after reinstalling, the problem eventually crept up again on different songs and instruments. All that after paying for the week long VIP pass. I don't believe the customer is always right, but sometimes the demeanor in which you handle a problem says a lot about your customer service. Very unhappy with their lack of service and tact.

  • Awesome

    by Kara nj

    This app is so much fun. If you love music this is definetaly the app for you. You can search popular songs and play them. I started playing this app then it pushed me to start taking piano lessons and is such a fun thing to do.

  • Good app, fun

    by Some kid from school

    I like this app it is a must have

  • Sound bug fixed. App works great!

    by TayneXP

    The sound bug from version 6.0.3 was fixed, and now works properly. Thanks for fixing that major bug. Here are some performance reviews by the supported devices I own: iPhone 3GS with iOS 6.1.3: Works great, but tends to lag sometimes. iPad 2 with iOS 7.0.4: Works almost perfectly! iPod touch (5th generation) with iOS 7.0.4: Works almost perfectly!

  • I like it but there's a glitch

    by Moi of course

    I love this app, up until now. The game has started glitching where it will register that I either played more keys than I actually did, or it doesn't register my taps at all. Pls fix this it's very frustrating!!!

  • CJW

    by CJ:);):P

    very fun!

  • Wonderful

    by Lilychan :3

    It is a really fun app and it makes me feel happy. Like other players, I will admit that there is some songs that are just way too long, thus leaving my hand sore. What I do is sit down while playing to make it easier on myself. Other than that, I recommend it :)

  • Music piano

    by Flavdave11

    I really like this app in the whole world!!!!

  • I can't log in!

    by Wishing writer

    They said Oy, your passcode is incorrect and I can't log in. Pls fix!!!

  • Add a little bit of music

    by The Living Tombstone

    Add famous brony music cause my grind and my girlfriend is complaining why is there no famous brony music

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