INTRO: While there are a lot of music recognition apps to find songs that are currently playing in the background, people have typically relied on search engines for finding a song using its lyrics. Well, not anymore if you’re a Spotify user. Spotify has finally added the power to let users look for songs by lyrics.
The best part about Spotify’s new lyrics searches feature is that it’s not limited to Premium subscribers. You can use the feature albeit you’re within the company’s ad-supported free tier. With this addition, you’ll easily find the songs you’re trying to find and begin taking note of them directly. Once it accurately detects a song, a ‘Lyrics match’ badge will appear on the search results.
It is worth noting that Spotify isn’t the primary music streaming service to realize a native lyric-based search feature. The company’s primary competitor, Apple Music, added this feature back in 2018 alongside iOS 12.
Spotify’s built-in lyrics feature works on Android, iOS, and even the desktop client. The Swedish music streaming giant is widely rolling out the feature now. If you’re not seeing it, you’ll try updating the Spotify app to the newest version available on Google Play Store or App Store.
Separately, the corporate has also launched its new weekly top charts. To begin with, Spotify will publish weekly top 50 charts for songs and albums within the U.S along side the general global ones. The company hopes to launch market-specific weekly charts within the future. Interested users can view weekly charts from the SpotifyCharts Twitter account.