[All Platforms] Add time synced lyrics

Can we have time synced lyrics, Spotify been in the music game long enough to understand that it's an important feature, most of us leave the app and open a browser just to check the lyrics.

don't mark this idea as duplicated and link me a to a post that was made 4 years ago, also am not asking for normal lyrics that we already have (behind the lyrics or story line)am asking for Time Synced lyrics just like Apple Music offers.


check the videos to understand what I mean.


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Updated on 2019-12-02

Hey folks,
We really appreciate so many of you coming to the Community, adding your votes and comments to this idea!
We're setting this idea to 'Not Right Now', as this isn't something we have any immediate plans to implement.
If we do have any new info to share, rest assured we'll check back in here with a new status.
Thanks .

Casual Listener

So many years and still nothing... Luckily there is Musixmatch your Genius is not what I like.

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It's a shame this status "Not Right Now" I hope it change soon.



Casual Listener

so I did a thing ... I got the Japanese version of Spotify because I was so fed up about this. Don’t hold your breath because it kinda sucks. For people that don’t know Japan has been the only country to receive lyrics support. Yet, the only issue is that Spotify doesn’t provide these lyrics, the public does. Meaning there is no standardization of the lyrics. Which means the synchronization of the lyrics sucks. The app used to sync the lyrics In Japan is called PetitLyrics Maker, and it might be the crappiest app I’ve ever used. I cannot even begin to explain how difficult it is to add lyrics, let alone syncing them. If this is the route that Spotify is going to take with its global release, I want no part of it.


I just found an excellent sync done for “Circles” by Post Malone. The lyrics are done Karaoke  style meaning each word is synced not the line. And there is a feature that allows you to block out the vocals like true karaoke. (See attached images). It also allows for you to increase and decrease the loudness of the vocals, so it’s comfortable for you. Check this out!!! This might have been done by Spotify staff. 





Casual Listener

I just talked to a support representative, who confirms that lyrics will be available through the artists. Who will be responsible for syncing the lyrics similar to Apple Music. This allows for consistent quality time synced lyrics that provide a better ux. As compared to the Spotify Japan lyrics feature which relied on public participation, which allowed for many inconsistencies and errors.


Even Instagram has time synced lyrics. Why not Spotify? 🧐

Casual Listener

... bruh read my comments. They will tell you everything you need to know and more. Lyrics are in testing rn, how do I know. Because dead ass I just got lyrics support ... so.  I know a thing or two because I’ve seen a thing or two.


What do you mean? Did you get lyrics support already? I'm in the Android Beta Programme for Spotify and I don't have it yet. What country do you live in?

Casual Listener

I’m on the iOS alpha, but that is unaffiliated with the lyrics feature. I just so happened to be on of the few to receive lyrics functionality. I live in the United States. I also have lyrics on desktop oddly enough.  In its current state lyrics is not ready for a global release. Numerous songs have been incorrectly synced (which is strange because on the musixmatch app they are correct), others don’t have lyrics yet or haven’t been synced yet. And even songs with completely wrong lyrics displayed. Spotify isn’t taking this feature seriously, and it needs to fix this before release.


really wth  your killing aspiring singers here, pull your finger out before i pull my fee


Seriously, this is such a basic thing, spotyify should have had this feature from day 1.