According to a report from 9to5Google, Spotify has quietly started to support real-time lyrics on the Google Nest Hub. The feature lets you use Spotify to listen to music while viewing lyrics that change as the song progresses. It is already available on iOS, Android, game consoles, desktop computers, and some smart TVs.
Although the launch of the feature hasn’t been formally announced by Spotify, a number of users, including the staff at 9to5Google, have reported seeing real-time lyrics on their Nest Hub gadgets. When you select a song, the lyrics icon will appear in the bottom-right corner of the screen. By tapping that icon, you can access the feature, as noted by 9to5Google. The feature is demonstrated in the video that is embedded below.
It’s unclear exactly when or where Spotify made the feature available. The Verge requested a comment from Spotify but did not receive a response right away.
Real-time lyrics were initially only accessible to users in a few South American, Central American, and Asian nations. Everyone can now sing karaoke or learn the lyrics to a new song thanks to the feature’s global expansion in November. Spotify previously collaborated with Genius for its “Behind the Lyrics” feature, which, according to TechCrunch, has since been discontinued in favor of real-time lyrics. However, Musixmatch, a provider of music data, now provides the real-time lyrics.
Similar karaoke-friendly features that let you display album art and real-time song lyrics through Amazon Music are already available on the Amazon Echo Show and Meta Portal. Additionally, even though YouTube Music added lyrics support for Android, iOS, and the web in 2020, you still have to manually scroll through them as you listen because they don’t advance with the song. It appears that the Nest Hub has not yet received this feature.