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Spotify now displays lyrics in real time like karaoke

diciembre 3, 2019
Phonandroid : actu Android et High-tech

Spotify improves its interface and offers the display of lyrics in real time with Mousixmatch in some markets. Now, the display of these lyrics is perfectly synchronized with the music, like karaoke …

Showing lyrics in Spotify As an example of displaying lyrics in Spotify / Mar Crocs via Twitter

Spotify is improving the lyrics display on some songs on the platform. An increasing number of users in some markets report on social networks that a new map showing lyrics – provided by Musixmatch – now appears under certain songs. This inset appears under the jacket of the song being played (if available), and indicates in real time what the artist is singing by changing the color of the text to white.

Spotify confirms that this new feature is being tested in some markets – without more precision. According to many user feedback on Twitter, Canada, Indonesia and Mexico are among the countries where this new display is being tested. Spotify already displays the lyrics as well as some anecdotes under certain songs. A service created in collaboration with the Genius website. The problem is that the current system is more of a PowerPoint than a real-time display like karaoke.

The panel displays a paragraph of text (anecdotes and lyrics) that updates itself at a moment's notice (but not always). However, users have an alternative to display lyrics in real time now. The Soundhound app lets you do this very simply: start playing a song in Spotify, go to Sondhound and the lyrics are displayed in real time.

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Spotify has been searching for some time for an effective way to display speech in its applications. The feature was a time available on the PC / Mac version of Spotify before it was removed almost everywhere in the world – except in Japan. The platform is now under pressure from users who are very numerous claiming the functionality and competition, including Apple Music, which now offers the display of lyrics in real time in its iOS 13 application.

It is therefore likely that this feature will land quickly in all markets. Still, it is hoped that Spotify will offer the lyrics on a wide selection of titles. Since it is not so common now to see a Genius insert under the songs.

Source: Tech Crunch

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