The world isn't unfamiliar with live lyrics on Spotify, but the US has been deprived of this feature for quite a long time. Recently, Spotify announced that they are currently testing the option to sync complete lyrics to your music, according to Engadget.
But don't get excited just yet. Because, as always, Spotify likes to experiment. This feature will be available to only a select number of users upon launch, and a majority of the public will not have access to it. This is to establish demand for the feature in the US and whether it will be plausible for Spotify or not.
To find out if you're one of the lucky few, play a song from your Spotify playlist and select the lyrics option from your playback controls; if you see them on your screen, congratulations! Your karaoke dreams are now fulfilled. If you don't, iOS users can switch to Apple Music, which has a live lyrics feature since iOS 13.
We can stretch out hope that this feature will begin to expand amongst users, but it should be noted that this is not the first time Spotify has run lyric tests. Spotify had a partnership with Musixmatch from 2011-2016 before switching to Genius and dropping the feature. As a spokesperson recently said, "At Spotify, we routinely conduct a number of tests in an effort to improve our user experience. Some of those tests end up paving the way for our broader user experience, and others serve only as an important learning."
Spotify's relationship with Musixmatch has been re-established, as the company publicized its new partnership for the live lyric feature with them.
When asked to comment further, Spotify's spokesperson declined. So we're not sure when the feature may come to your device, if at all. Gen Z is lush with technology, and there will be no lack of applications providing live lyrics if the latter takes place.
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