Spotify announced Thursday that it is expanding the availability of the live lyrics feature to more regions. The music streaming service has partnered with Musixmatch for this, and the feature will be available to all free and premium on various platforms. The live lyrics feature was first introduced in June 2020 for users in Asia (including India), the Caribbean, and South America. The new feature syncs the lyrics with the song that’s playing. Spotify also mentioned that the live lyrics feature was one of the most requested features by its users.
A Spotify blog post announced the update that brings the live lyrics feature to users around the world. The music streaming service has expanded its existing partnership with Musixmatch to “bring song lyrics to life through in-app access to the majority of our extensive track library.” The new live lyrics will be available to all users. They can experience the new feature on Android and iOS apps, Spotify desktop client, TV, and game consoles: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Lyrics from the Spotify mobile app can be viewed by swiping up in the ‘Now Playing View’ of a song. The lyrics are synced to the song and scroll automatically as the song progresses. Spotify has also given users the ability to share lyrics directly from the lyrics screen by tapping the share button at the bottom of the screen. Similarly, users of the desktop app can tap the microphone on the Now Playing bar to see the lyrics of a song.
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In the Spotify TV app, users will need to activate the Live Lyrics feature by clicking the Lyrics button in the lower right corner of a song’s ‘Now Playing View’. Once activated, the lyrics would be automatically displayed in the “Now Playing View”.
The live lyrics feature was first introduced in June 2020 for users in India and 25 other regions in Asia, Latin America and South America.