Spotify Confirms Working On Real Time Lyrics Sync to Music Feature

With the launch of iOS 13, Apple added perfectly timed live lyrics to its Apple Music app. Now Spotify might do the same. A number of customers in worldwide markets at the moment are seeing an identical synced lyrics feature of their Spotify mobile app, where lyrics scroll by in time with the music. Whereas Spotify didn’t verify which areas have entry, nonetheless in some regions Canada, Indonesia and Mexico seem like among the many take a look at markets.

The function sits beneath the playback controls where today, different enhancements like Behind the Lyrics or Storyline, at the moment seem. And customers say they’ll additionally view the lyrics in full-screen expertise. Some customers moreover affirm that they aren’t capable of duplicate the same experience within the U.S., which signifies it’s nonetheless restricted by geography.

Spotify had lyrics support on the desktop a number of years in the past; however, that characteristic was later removed. Since then, customers have repeatedly requested when it might return. On Spotify’s person suggestions neighborhood, for instance, a request asking the corporate to “convey lyrics again” was upvoted more than 14,300 times. Spotify wouldn’t reply to consumer requests besides to level customers to its Genius integration, Behind the Lyrics. Nonetheless, it doesn’t present full lyrics. As an alternative, it’s an approach to annotate tracks with a mixture of lyrics and tales. Whereas the characteristic could be each informative and entertaining, it’s not necessarily the expertise individuals need once they’re making an attempt to learn the words to a song.

At the moment, neither Spotify’s desktop or mobile app has lyrics support, with the exception of Japan. It additionally commonly runs tests like this, so this isn’t a confirmation of a near-term launch.

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