How to see lyrics on Spotify

18 November 2021, 16:22

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Woodrow Whyte

By Woodrow Whyte

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Does Spotify have lyrics? Now it does! Find out how to see the lyrics to your favourite songs here.

Good news for Spotify users everywhere: today the streaming giant is rolling out a real-time lyrics feature across all paying and free accounts.

The function, which was actually already available in a select few countries, will now be available in all countries.

According to Spotify, a lyric function has been one of the most-requested features from users. Now, by partnering with Musixmatch, they're bringing song lyrics to life through in-app access across the majority of their extensive library.

READ MORE: When does Spotify Wrapped 2021 come out?

How to see lyrics on Spotify
How to see lyrics on Spotify. Picture: Getty / Spotify

How to find lyrics on Spotify

Here's everything you need to know:

On the Spotify mobile app

  1. Tap on the “Now Playing View” on a song.
  2. While listening, swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  3. You’ll see track lyrics that scroll in real time as the song is playing!
  4. To share, simply tap the “Share” button at the bottom of the lyrics screen and then select the lyrics you want to share—and where you want to share it—via third-party platforms.  

On the Spotify desktop app

  1. From the “Now Playing” bar, click on the microphone icon while a song is playing.
  2. Voila! You’ll see track lyrics that scroll in real time while the song plays.

On the SpotifyTV app

  1. Open the “Now Playing View” on a song.
  2. Navigate to the right corner to the “lyrics button” and select if you want to enable Lyrics. 
  3. Once enabled, you’ll see the lyrics in the “Now Playing” View.

Music fans are living for the new update

So, which lyrics are you going to be singing along to first?

In other Spotify news, fans are eagerly awaiting Spotify Wrapped 2021. Since launching, the popular feature has come out at the start of December every year. In 2017 and 2018, Spotify Wrapped came out on December 6, in 2019 it came out on December 5, and in 2020 it came out on December 2.

Spotify Wrapped is based on your listening habits from January 1 to October 31 of that year, so it usually doesn't come out any sooner than December. Given that it's come out earlier and earlier in recent years, Spotify Wrapped 2021 could drop as soon as December 1.

QUIZ: Only a music expert can get 100% on this 2021 lyrics quiz

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