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Spotify brings real-time lyrics to 26 nations, not including the US

Spotify is launching a brand new real-time lyrics function in 26 markets immediately, including India and nations in Southeast Asia and Latin America, TechCrunch reports. Where obtainable, customers can entry them by tapping the “lyrics” card at the backside of the service’s “Now Playing” display screen. The new function makes use of lyrics supplied by Musixmatch, and will probably be proven in the track’s language.

Lyrics have a sophisticated historical past on Spotify. The service has truly worked with Musixmatch beforehand, earlier than breaking ties with the company in 2016. That identical 12 months, Spotify started working with Genius on its “Behind the Lyrics” feature, which supplies background details about choose tracks, alongside the lyrics themselves. It’s an attention-grabbing function, however this background info will get in the manner when you simply need to sing together with a track. This new real-time lyrics needs to be a significantly better match for karaoke periods.

Where obtainable, the new function brings Spotify up to pace with Apple Music, which has provided lyrics from Genius since 2018.

TechCrunch reviews that the following markets are getting the new real-time lyrics function at 10am ET immediately: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, El Salvador, Uruguay, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Of these, TechCrunch notes that Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Mexico beforehand included some lyrics assist from different suppliers, as does Japan.

There’s no phrase on if or when the new real-time lyrics function would possibly broaden past the new markets. However, final 12 months Spotify confirmed it was testing the real-time lyrics feature in markets including Canada, which hopefully means the function may arrive in additional locations quickly.

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