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How to get lyrics on YouTube Music app

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Written by Hassan Abbas

YouTube Music is a video streaming giant, YouTube’s, venture into the music streaming app market.  Unlike other streaming apps, YouTube Music streams both official contents as well as fan uploaded content, in addition to concerts, remixes, and more generating a library of more than 30 million songs! In this article, we are going to tell you How to get lyrics on the YouTube Music app. Let’s begin!

YouTube Music lyrics

In March 2020, YouTube announced that its music streaming app would now include lyrics along with the song. This was a big push toward minimizing the gap with other music streaming applications that already had this feature.

How to view lyrics on YouTube Music

Download the YouTube Music app and follow this guide to get lyrics along with your songs.

  • Open the YouTube Music app on your phone, and select a song to play.
  • Click on the little ‘i’ beside the song title. This will pull up the lyrics to the song being actively played.

Is YouTube Music Lyrics not available?

Unfortunately, even though YouTube Music has officially rolled out the update to enable song lyrics, many songs remain without lyrics.

YouTube says they are in the process of acquiring lyrics for all the songs in their database, but cannot give a timeline as to how long it could take to source those lyrics.

Get lyrics for YouTube Music with these apps

There are some great apps available that can solve the lyrics need for you. What’s cool is that when you play a song in the YouTube Music app, os any other music player for that matter. The Lyrics application may alert you about the lyrics automatically, once you have set up the app. All you will need to do is tap on the notification to get the lyrics right on your screen.


Luckily, third-party apps have come to the rescue. These apps sync with the music being played on your device to provide live scrolling lyrics.

Musixmatch is one such application that is growing in popularity because of its quick response time and accurate lyrics. Since it uses permissions to access the output of the device, Musixmatch works well with most music streaming applications like Spotify, Play Music, and even YouTube Music.

How to use Musixmatch to view lyrics

Follow this guide to view lyrics while listening to YouTube Music.

  • Install the Musixmatch app from the play store.
  • Launch the application and create an account. The app will ask you to grant Notification access permission in order to read and identify the music being played.
  • Launch the YouTube Music app, and select a song to play. As soon as the music starts playing, a floating bubble will appear on the screen with the lyrics of the song that is playing.

Note: If the text bubble does not appear, click on the orange floating button that appears on the side of the screen.


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About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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