Chinese online video broadcast platform Tiange (also known as 9158) and mobile Karaoke app Changba have been working on connected Karaoke clubs, trying to disrupt an entertainment experience Chinese have been OK with for many years.

What they have in common is they want the equipment in Karaoke clubs, the TV display and the song-ordering system & machine, to get connected so that everything can be controlled with a mobile app or through touch commands.

Kuwo, the online music service which tapped into online singing show business like Tiange’s, launched last week a Karaoke solution with Thunderstone, a Chinese supplier of KTV software and hardware founded a decade ago by Xiaomi co-founder Wang Chuan.

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Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com