Spotify finally gives you the opportunity to sing along with your favourite songs, without completely embarrassing yourself. According to AndroidPolice, the lyrics of the music you listen to are now shown in real-time.
Being completely embarrassed by the way has nothing to do with your singing talent. Unfortunately, Spotify will not be able to do much about that. But if you shout along with hearing impairment with Jody Bernal or the Spice Girls (our tech knowledge is better than our taste in music), then from now on you know that you are at the right end when it comes to lyrics.
Spotify finally shows lyrics in real-time
At the moment, the new feature is only available for a handful of users, but it seems that it will soon be rolling out to the general public. The functionality seems to be fully integrated into the mobile application of the streaming service. If you have chosen a song to play, it is then possible to follow the text in real-time. This text can be found under the control buttons (pause, play, previous, next).
It seems that not all songs already have the ability to show lyrics. The tracks where this is possible are provided with a Lyrics label. This can be found next to the song a playlist. That way you know when unabashedly you can join in with the correct text and when not.
Incidentally, it is also possible to change the language of the lyrics. This makes it possible for people who do not necessarily want to shout along to see what the text actually entails. A song may come into its own more when you can read what is going on in your own language.
Couldn’t this have been before?
After reading this message you may have the idea that this functionality is not entirely new. And that’s right. A few years ago it was possible to add a plug-in from MusicxMatch to the Spotify desktop app. That way it was possible for users to follow the lyrics in real-time. But in the end, the function disappeared.
A few years later it makes its comeback again and the function is also provided by MusicxMatch. But from what we’ve seen so far, this time it will also be available for iOS and Android.