Spotify has announced that they are finally bringing their real-time lyrics feature to all users, both paid and free, in all countries around the world.

Previously Spotify has offered real-time lyrics only in selected markets, but today they’re bringing it to everyone – including Australia. The feature will roll out on mobile to both Android and iOS devices, as well as to gaming consoles, Smart TVs and desktops. 

Partnering with Musixmatch, Spotify users will be able to access lyrics for the majority of tracks included in the Spotify library. Spotify offers users over 70 million titles including podcasts, while Musixmatch says they offer lyrics for 8 million tracks. 

Lyrics will be available from today to all Spotify users. To activate the new Lyrics feature across your apps, desktop and Smart TV, Spotify has included instructions for all three:

On the Spotify mobile app

  1. Tap on the “Now Playing View” on a song
  2. While listening, swipe up from the bottom of the screen
  3. You’ll see track lyrics that scroll in real time as the song is playing!
  4. To share, simply tap the “Share” button at the bottom of the lyrics screen and then select the lyrics you want to share—and where you want to share it to via third party platforms

On the Spotify desktop app

  1. From the “Now Playing” bar, click on the microphone icon whilte a song is playing
  2. Voila! You’ll see track lyrics that scroll in real time while the song plays

On the SpotifyTV app

  1. Open the “Now Playing View” on a song
  2. Navigate to the right button corner to the “lyrics button” and select if you want to enable the lyric experience
  3. Once enabled, you’ll see the lyrics on screen