Finally, Apple has added the scrolling karaoke-style type capability to lyrics for Apple Music songs. The feature works on any Music app supporting device. When enabled, it will allow music lovers to read the words and lyrics of a song streaming across their device’s screen in real-time.
How to view lyrics for Apple Music songs?
You can truly relate to the song only when you understand its lyrics. It’s something that makes you feel connected to the words. Here’s how you can access the lyrics of a song and sing along!
- Open the Music app to show lyrics for your favorite song.
- Select a song of your choice.
- Locate the Lyrics option visible as a speech icon.
- Tap the icon to display the verses.
- Jump a certain verse or follow the lyrics
You can try the all-new Lyrics experience to display real-time lyrics or follow along. Do the following!
How to see lyrics in Music
Discovering Apple Music lyrics on iPhone, iPad or MacBook isn’t hard. To get started on your iPhone or iPad,
Launch the Music app and play the desired song.
At the bottom of the screen, tap the song that’s playing to open ‘Now Playing’ screen.
Here, at the bottom of the Now Playing screen, you’ll see the ‘Lyrics’ option visible as a speech-bubble icon. If lyrics aren’t available for a song, you won’t see the speech-bubble icon.
If seen, tap the bubble to display the song’s lyrics in real-time. Each verse corresponding to the line of the song will begin playing. You can follow along as you listen.
To skip a portion of the song or to jump to a certain verse, just scroll and tap any line.
To turn lyrics off, tap the song that’s playing at the bottom of your screen to open ‘Now Playing’, then hit the ‘Lyrics’ icon again.
You can also see the full lyrics for a song. Just tap the song that’s playing at the bottom of your screen to open Now Playing, then tap View Full Lyrics. Or press and hold any song and tap View Full Lyrics.
How to see lyrics on Apple Music on Mac?
On your Mac, open the Music app and play a song from the catalog.
Move the mouse cursor to the upper-right-hand corner. Click the Lyrics icon to turn time-synced lyrics on.
Sing along! Also, if you would like to switch to the time-synced lyrics in full-screen mode, go to the menu bar and choose Window > Full-screen Player.
What’s time-synced lyrics mean?
Unlike Plain lyrics that appear as plain text, time-synced lyrics are timed to your music i.e., you will find lyrics scrolling in time with your song. This offers the best sing-along experience in karaoke-style.
Apple Music lyrics not working
Turn On the Sync Library! It’s quite possible that your Sync Library might have been disabled or unable to connect to the Internet on one of your devices. To enable it, Go to Settings > Music. Here, slide the toggle to turn on Sync Library.
It also works in cases where Apple Music lyrics are greyed out. If still, you don’t see Lyrics appearing on your device’s screen then, either you’re playing a song that’s not from the Music app catalog, or lyrics aren’t available for that song.
Hope it helps!