Spotify, the music streaming giant, is preparing to improve on the real-time lyrics it is offering in-app as it tests a new user interface, writes Tech Weez.
The company has confirmed that it began testing the lyrics feature last year. Android Police suggest testing actually began in November, but further rollouts across apps started last week, and are still spreading fast.
A few users around the world have commented positively on the lyrics feature.
oh? i just realized that spotify has lyrics feature now 😯 pic.twitter.com/JbxqwEiH48
— todayis_wendy 💙 (@eternalsummer9) February 19, 2020
In-app lyrics can be accessed when users see a Lyrics Indicator in playlists before the artist’s name to identify supported songs. When users swipe up, the lyrics are expanded to the full screen.
Apple Music Lyrics
Users of Apple Music have enjoyed lyrics support for some time now, though in-app lyrics require an Internet connection to view. Albums bought on the service also have lyrics support for desktop and Apple TV.
The official Apple support site wants to remind users of the service that not all songs will have lyrics support, or they might have incorrect lyrics, but users who enjoy popular music from the huge artists like Taylor Swift or Drake shouldn’t have any trouble with lyrics.
However, even with Apple beating Spotify to the punch when it comes to in-app lyrics, Spotify is still regarded as the best music streaming service, according to The Verge.
The main reason for this, writes the publication, is that Spotify has the most consistent iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows experience.
“Competing music services sometimes have issues with certain platforms, like the clunky Android version of Apple Music or the Windows app for Tidal that sometimes won’t load,” The Verge writes.