If you love to sing along to your favorite songs, you will be delighted to know that Spotify now has real-time lyrics. Previously, you'd have to Google the song lyrics to be able to sing along. While Spotify is not the first music streaming app to include real-time lyrics, Apple Music has also started to offer lyrics to some songs. Even if you don't want to listen to the song in real-time, lyrics are a welcome addition to Spotify.
Getting verified on Genius or Musixmatch
If you want to see lyrics on Spotify, you will need to get verified on Genius or Musixmatch. These services have the world's largest catalog of music lyrics and offer advanced features such as real-time synced lyrics. These sites have also integrated with the most popular streaming and download platforms. To get started, you must create a profile and verify the lyrics you want to display.
You can get verified by filling out the form on the official websites of Musixmatch or Genius. Getting verified will allow you to create a better artist page on Spotify and have your lyrics delivered faster. To get verified, you will need to sign up for an account on each website and submit the form. Once you've submitted the form, you'll be notified of the verification process.
Using third-party lyric sites
If you don't see lyrics on your Spotify plays, there are a couple of ways to get them. One way is to use a third-party lyric site, such as Musixmatch. Back in 2015, Spotify partnered with Musixmatch to integrate lyrics into the Spotify platform. However, they split because of different business models.
Lyrics are available in Spotify's desktop, mobile, and gaming console apps. The desktop version is available for free, and the TV application is available for premium subscribers.
Using Spotify's Web Player
If you want to see the lyrics of a song on Spotify, you can use your web browser. You can click the link in the address bar to access the music. It will be similar to the URL you would see in your playlist or artist folder. You can then copy the link and paste it in an email or Facebook status update.
If you still aren't seeing the lyrics, you can contact Spotify customer service for assistance. You will need your login details to contact them. You can also try refreshing the Spotify app. If that doesn't solve the problem, you can try reinstalling the Spotify app to clear its cache and data.
Using Mobile App
If you've ever wanted to sing along to a song but couldn't figure out where to find the lyrics, Spotify is now able to provide them right on the mobile app. Before, users had to search for the lyrics on the Internet or use Google. While Apple Music and other music streaming services also offer lyrics on their mobile apps, Spotify's real-time feature is a welcomed addition.
The Spotify lyrics feature is also available on Android TV and FireTV. However, not all of the more than 70 million songs have lyrics available. In such a case, it's a good idea to check whether the song you're listening to has lyrics or not by tapping the "Now Playing" bar and clicking the "Lyrics" box.