Rumors have been on the table for months: Spotify has worked with Musixmatch to offer lyrics in real time while we are listening to songs. After months of testing, the company is finally embarking on the first phase of deploying this function.
In this first phase Spotify activates lyrics in a total of 26 countriesas our Xataka comrades tell us. Considering that the service operates in a total of 76 countries, it is expected that it will eventually reach a good part of the remaining countries, including Spain.
Musixmatch will put lyrics to Spotify songs
While there are third-party applications that allow us to overlay the lyrics in real time on Spotify songs, the application did not have a native ability to do this. Thanks to the agreement with Musixmatch, Spotify now starts to show lyrics in real time.
Spain is not yet in the list of countries where this option has been activated. However, it is not ruled out that it will arrive in a second round
The official launch will be announced tomorrow, but the option will be available from today at 16:00 CEST. Unfortunately, the list of countries does not yet include Spain.
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- Hong Kong
It is not yet known when will the option reach other countries but, considering that Spotify operates on a total of 76, it’s to be expected that the show will end up coming sooner rather than later.
This type of delay is due to issues related to the licensing of the songs themselves. In order for this function to be able to land in a country, the legal framework surrounding the songs whose lyrics are shown must be well bound, which explains why it has not reached all countries at once.
Via | TechCrunch