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How to see lyrics on Spotify so you can sing in the bath

No longer will you need to make up the words.
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June 17, 2022

There’s nothing more joyous in life than playing a favorite song and singing along to it. But you obviously want to get the words right — “la, la, la” just isn’t going to cut it when you’re belting out Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” So if you’re a Spotify user, how do you see lyrics on Spotify? Is there a secret feature to make the words appear on-screen?

Read more: What is Spotify? Everything you need to know

QUICK ANSWER

On the Spotify mobile app, tap the Now Playing bar at the bottom of the screen, then Lyrics when it appears. On the desktop and the web player, start the song, then click the microphone icon to the right.


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How to see lyrics on Spotify (Android and iOS)

To get the lyrics to a song on the Spotify mobile app, bring up the song you want to play. Click on the Now Playing bar at the bottom of the screen. In this case, it’s the brown horizontal bar with the album thumbnail and song details on it.

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As the song begins to play, you’ll see the word Lyrics appear on the Now Playing bar. Tap it.

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The lyrics will now appear, synchronized with the music.

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How to see lyrics on Spotify (desktop and web player)

You can find lyrics on the Spotify desktop software and the web player by first starting the song.

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In the bottom right-hand corner, you’ll see a small microphone icon. Click on that, and the lyrics will now appear.

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FAQs

No, the feature is available for everyone.

Lyrics are available for the language of the song you’re playing. If you’re playing an English song, the lyrics are in English. If you’re playing a Russian song, the lyrics are in Russian. But English language lyrics are not translated into another language, and vice-versa.

Yes, Spotify offers explicit lyrics. These lyrics are tagged with an E. If you’d rather have a clean “family-friendly” version of the song, Spotify also offers that for some songs.

Yes! If your Smart TV, PS5, or Xbox is connected to Spotify, you will be able to enable the Lyrics option.