Spotify is testing bringing back the real-time lyrics that is synced to music. Previously, Spotify used to have lyrics on the desktop version but was later removed after its partnership with Musixmatch ended.
The lyrics feature is now currently limited to certain regions including Mexico, Indonesia and Canada. It can be found under the playback control, where it is included with other features like Genius’ “Behind The Lyrics”.
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As seen from the tweets from an Indonesian user, it does appear that Spotify is collaborating with MusixMatch again to bring back the feature. Other than having the feature appearing beneath the playback control, the lyrics can also be switched to a full-screen mode.
For now, Spotify users from the rest of the world only have access to the current “Behind The Lyrics”, where it showcases the story behind the lyrics as well as a few annotations.
Ever since the lyrics feature was removed, the Spotify community has been requesting to bring the feature back. Spotify has confirmed with TechCrunch that the synced lyrics is in the testing phase. However, Spotify did not mention any arrival date of the feature outside of the markets mentioned above.