Right this moment, Spotify is lastly rolling out its real-time lyrics feature globally, after beforehand solely providing it in a restricted choice of international locations.
The lyrics themselves are offered by Musixmatch, which claims to offer lyrics for “over 8 million” titles. and might be accessible on principally each platform the place Spotify has an app. This contains iOS, Android, desktop computer systems, gaming consoles, and good TVs. The function is on the market to each free and premium listeners.
In addition to utilizing the lyrics to sing alongside your self, there’s additionally a social factor which lets you share lyrics to social media. Spotify says the function might be obtainable throughout the “majority” of its music library.
Right here’s entry the lyrics (and share them) as per Spotify’s directions:
On the Spotify cell app
Faucet on the “Now Playing View” on a tune.
Whereas listening, swipe up from the underside of the display screen.
You’ll see observe lyrics that scroll in actual time because the tune is taking part in!
To share, merely faucet the “Share” button on the backside of the lyrics display screen after which choose the lyrics you need to share — and the place you need to share it — through third-party platforms.
On the Spotify desktop app
From the “Now Playing” bar, click on on the microphone icon whereas a tune is taking part in.
Voila! You’ll see observe lyrics that scroll in actual time whereas the tune performs.
On the SpotifyTV app
Open the “Now Playing View” on a tune.
Navigate to the correct nook to the “lyrics button” and choose if you wish to allow Lyrics.
As soon as enabled, you’ll see the lyrics within the “Now Playing” View.
Spotify’s historical past with lyrics is difficult. It beforehand labored with Musixmatch to show tune lyrics till parting ways with the company in 2016. Since then, it’s supplied a “Behind the Lyrics” function because of a partnership with Genius. It’s an attention-grabbing function that provides background info on songs, however it’s much less helpful for karaoke periods. Though it’s supplied lyrics in some markets, like Japan, the function hasn’t obtained a widespread launch in western markets just like the US.
With the introduction of the brand new lyrics function, Spotify tells TechCrunch that it’s discontinuing its “Behind the Lyrics” function.