YouTube Music iOS App Gains Song Lyrics Feature

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YouTube Music has launched a new feature in its iOS app that allows users to read the lyrics to a song as it's playing.

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To use the new lyrics feature, tap the Info (i) button beneath the video that you're currently watching, then scroll down. If lyrics to the song are available, you'll see them below the tracking bar.

Unlike some song lyrics available in Apple Music, song lyrics in YouTube Music don't advance in real time as the song progresses, so you'll have to scroll down manually if you want to keep in time to the music.

As noted by The Verge, not all tracks on YouTube Music come with lyrics, even if they've been published on official artist or record label accounts, but they could still be propagating as the feature continues to roll out.

The new lyrics feature in YouTube Music for iOS works for both paying and non-paying users. Customers who subscribe to Google Play Music are also automatically signed up to YouTube Music, which is expected to replace the former service soon.

Real-time lyrics were just added to ‌Apple Music‌ on Mac via an update. For a direct comparison between ‌‌Apple Music‌‌ and Google Play/YouTube Music, click here.

Top Rated Comments

rrm74001 Avatar
11 months ago


sigh, wake me up when I can close YouTube and continue to have the audio play.

If you mean for free, then enjoy your coma.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
x-evil-x Avatar
11 months ago
sigh, wake me up when I can close YouTube and continue to have the audio play.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
seatton Avatar
11 months ago
I am just here for Taylor Swift!!!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MauiPa Avatar
11 months ago
"Unlike some song lyrics available in Apple Music ('https://www.macrumors.com/guide/apple-music/')," Don't you mean "most". I have yet to try this feature and not had it work, so yah, most songs.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Swampbaby985 Avatar
9 months ago


sigh, wake me up when I can close YouTube and continue to have the audio play.

I can do that on Android ?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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