Spotify Rolls Out Search By Lyrics Feature on iOS

Spotify users can now search for songs by lyrics, following an update to the streaming service's mobile app (via 9to5Mac). Spotify designer Lina shared the news on Twitter.


The feature is integrated into the main search function, which now returns playlist, song, album, and matching lyric results.

The ability to search by lyrics is a welcome addition to the service, especially for times when you know a phrase or chorus line but don't know the name of the song. Spotify is late to the game though – Apple Music subscribers have been able to search by lyrics since 2018.

Earlier this year, Spotify also introduced a real-time lyrics feature, thanks to an agreement with lyrics provider Musixmatch. The feature allows listeners to follow the lyrics to a song or sing along in real time.

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4jasontv Avatar
48 months ago
Hey Spotify. What’s that song that goes.... “Don’t go Jason waterfalls”?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nill1234 Avatar
48 months ago
Spotify is pushing worthless updates but still cant implement a standalone apple watch app with offline playback.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ArPe Avatar
48 months ago
Lemme see if it works.

Never gonna give you up...
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Oohara Avatar
48 months ago

Why does it suggest a cover by Placebo (a band that hasn’t been popular in almost 20 years) above the original classic by Kate Bush?
Kate Bush probably has the better royalties deal, so they earn more through people playing the Placebo version.
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RealSkyDiver Avatar
48 months ago
Why was the real-time lyrics function never implemented in the US?? seems incredible
incompetent
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otternonsense Avatar
48 months ago
I wish her team also shipped the feature to exclude playlists from our music taste profile. Just because of the 'sleep' playlists I put on at nights, my entire Discover Weekly has turned into zen funeral home muzak. Worse, it's been a ticket since 2006 but deprioritised as "not right now". The whole attitude of shipping features "we think the user will love" instead of features "the user is bloody asking for" has really gotten on the nose during the past few years.

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/Discover-Exclude-selected-Playlists-from-Taste-Profile-and/idi-p/1444575#comment-on-this
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