How to view the song lyrics on Spotify?

If you like listening to music, you probably know Spotify, one of the best services for listening to music online – check out our comparisons of Spotify vs Deezer, Spotify vs Apple Music and Spotify vs Youtube Music. That being the case, you possibly want to see the lyrics in Spotify.

With that in mind, we have created an article in which we cover all the main ways to do this, regardless of whether you use it on your smartphone, computer or browser. Keep reading our article to find out what you need to know to see the lyrics in Spotify!

1. Natively through Spotify

The first of the ways to view the song lyrics on Spotify through the app itself on smartphones with Android or iPhone and iPad. This functionality, however, is not found in the browser versions or the desktop version.

It is extremely easy to use and the process is the same regardless of which operating system your smartphone uses. To start, open the Spotify app and choose any song you want to play. Then click on the"Playing now" at the bottom of the screen and scroll down to see the letter and story behind it.


Unfortunately, this feature is found in few artists and not even in all of their music, making it quite incomplete and leaving much to be desired.

2. Using external applications on your smartphone

If you want to have access to all the lyrics through your smartphone, it is an excellent idea to download certain applications to see the lyrics of the songs on Spotify. Some of the most famous are Genius, Musixmatch, SoundHound and QuickLyric.

The first of these, Genius, offers lyrics from more than 1.7 million different songs, in addition to having the history of many of the songs. Strangely, Spotify's native tool uses this app, but has far fewer lyrics than it does.

To view the song lyrics on Spotify using Genius, first download the app for Android or iOS. Then open it and click“Enable Recently Played”. With that, the songs that play on Spotify will be recognized and you will be able to see the lyrics through the app.


To do this with QuickLyric, just open the application and the letters will appear on your screen, so that you can easily follow them. Go to the official website to see more and download.

SoundHound is an excellent music recognition application, with which you can identify what is playing around you. You can also see the Spotify song lyrics that you are listening to. Follow the link to download.

Finally, we have Musixmatch, which is also the best solution for those who want to listen to Spotify on the computer and see the lyrics of the songs. To use, download the app through the link. Log in to the app, give the permissions you ask for and then connect it to your Spotify account.

Musixmatch smartphone view song lyrics on Spotify

3. View song lyrics on Spotify from your computer

To be able to see the lyrics through your computer, be it macOS or Windows, you need to use Musixmatch, one of the best apps for that. He has a partnership with Spotify where everything you touch on the desktop application will be recognized by Musixmatch, which will show the lyrics.

To use it a very simple process, almost the same for both operating systems. The first step is to go to the official website and download the application through the button“Download for Desktop”. Afterwards, it will be necessary to create an account. It can be created by logging in via Facebook or with your Google account.

Then, it is necessary to connect to Spotify so that Musixmatch has access to the information of what is playing and you can see the lyrics of the songs in Spotify. you will probably have to log in to Spotify; do this and click "Accept". You may need to restart both applications to get this functionality to work.

Musixmatch PC 1 view lyrics on Spotify

After doing this, everything you play through Spotify will be picked up by Musixmatch and the lyrics will all be shown to you on a relatively large screen, which can be reduced. You can choose the background color of this screen, change the font size, select whether you want to see the entire letter or just the section you are playing and more.

In addition, you can contribute to the application, changing the sync of the letters if they are wrong, correcting or even creating other versions.

Musixmatch PC 2 view lyrics on Spotify

4. View the song lyrics on Spotify through the browser

Spotify does not offer any official solution for those who want to use their web player, making users who depend on it have to resort to extensions for the best browsers. The best known is Lyrics Here by Rob W, which has versions for various browsers.

To use it, first install it in your browser via the link. Then, it will be necessary to open the Spotify web player and click on the extension icon, through which you will be able to view the lyrics of the songs on Spotify. If you wish, you can also open the lyrics in a new window, so you can sing while you work, for example.

And, what did you think of our tips on how to view the lyrics of songs on Spotify?

Leave in the comments if we can resolve your doubts about this or if you are still having any difficulties. Also, tell if you already used one of these applications or if you prefer another one. Don't forget to check out the best tips and tricks for Spotify.