Spotify brings real-time lyrics to 26 countries, not including the US

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Spotify is launching a brand new real-time lyrics characteristic in 26 markets right this moment, together with India and nations in Southeast Asia and Latin America, TechCrunch reports. Where accessible, customers can entry them by tapping the “lyrics” card on the backside of the service’s “Now Playing” display. The new characteristic makes use of lyrics supplied by Musixmatch, and can be proven within the tune’s language.

Lyrics have an advanced historical past on Spotify. The service has truly labored with Musixmatch beforehand, earlier than breaking ties with the company in 2016. That similar yr, Spotify began working with Genius on its “Behind the Lyrics” feature, which provides background details about choose tracks, alongside the lyrics themselves. It’s an attention-grabbing characteristic, however this background info will get in the best way for those who simply need to sing together with a tune. This new real-time lyrics needs to be a a lot better match for karaoke periods.

Where accessible, the brand new characteristic brings Spotify up to the mark with Apple Music, which has supplied lyrics from Genius since 2018.

TechCrunch studies that the next markets are getting the brand new real-time lyrics characteristic at 10am ET right this moment: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, El Salvador, Uruguay, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Of these, TechCrunch notes that Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Mexico beforehand included some lyrics assist from different suppliers, as does Japan.

There’s no phrase on if or when the brand new real-time lyrics characteristic would possibly broaden past the brand new markets. However, final yr Spotify confirmed it was testing the real-time lyrics feature in markets together with Canada, which hopefully means the characteristic may arrive in additional locations quickly.