Spotify is making it easy to find the lyrics to your favorite songs, as the company is rolling out a feature that lets you view lyrics to tons of songs right in the app. It was available in some countries, but now it’s out worldwide.
The new lyrics feature comes to smartphones, computers, gaming consoles, and TVs for free and premium Spotify users. It’s rolling out worldwide, so you’ll be able to learn the lyrics to your favorite songs all around the world.
To provide lyrics, Spotify has partnered with Musixmatch. Spotify says it is “bringing song lyrics to life through in-app access across the majority of our extensive library of tracks.” Presumably, if there’s a popular song you want to know the lyrics for, it’ll be there. If you’re looking for the lyrics to some obscure indie song, your mileage may vary.
The feature is rolling out right now, and I was able to use it on my iPhone. To access it on mobile, you simply need to swipe up from the bottom of the screen on the Now Playing view. You’ll see a little colored tab with the word “Lyrics,” letting you know that the song has support for the feature.
If you’re using the desktop app, you can click the microphone icon in the now playing bar to bring up the lyrics. Open the Now Playing view on TV, if you’re using that version of the app, then move to the bottom-right corner and click the lyrics button to turn them on. Once enabled, you’ll see them with your music until you turn the feature off.
It’s definitely an excellent feature for Spotify, as knowing the lyrics to a song can change the way you listen to music. Now, if we could get tabs or sheet music for songs in Spotify, the app would have it all.