YouTube Music Adds Live Lyrics Feature, Emulating Spotify's Offering

YouTube Music Adds Live Lyrics Feature, Emulating Spotify’s Offering

Google has introduced a new feature to YouTube Music, bringing it more in line with a capability that has long been offered by Spotify. The feature, called live lyrics, displays scrolling lyrics alongside the song as it plays, making it easier for users to follow along with the lyrics and sing along. Spotify has offered a similar feature for years.

To access live lyrics on YouTube Music, users need to navigate to a song with attached lyrics and go to the Lyrics tab in the Now Playing screen. The feature highlights the line of lyrics that is currently being sung in a brighter white, while the screen scrolls down as the song progresses. The updated version of live lyrics on YouTube Music offers larger text and improved visibility compared to the older lyrics screen.