In an announcement this week, Spotify confirmed that it would now float out its Live Lyrics feature globally.
On Thursday, a blog post by Spotify announced the update that brings the live lyrics feature to users across the globe. The music-streaming service has expanded on its existing partnership with Musixmatch to bring “song lyrics to life through in-app access across the majority of our extensive library of tracks.” The new live lyrics will be available to all users. They can experience the new feature on the Android and iOS apps, Spotify desktop client, TV, as well as gaming consoles – PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Earlier on, in June 2020, the feature was only available for users in Asia, the Caribbean, and South America. Lyrics on the Spotify mobile app can now be viewed by global users, by simply swiping up in the ‘Now Playing View’ of a song.
The lyrics are synchronized to the song and keep scrolling automatically as the song progresses. Spotify has also given users the ability to share the lyrics directly from the lyrics screen by tapping the share button at the bottom of the screen. Similarly, users on the desktop app can tap on the microphone in the Now Playing bar to view the lyrics of a song.