Spotify Puts Lyrics in Its Desktop App

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For those of you trying to learn a new song for karaoke night, Spotify has your back.

Spotify is adding a lyrics button to its desktop app, which when clicked will display scrolling lyrics across the screen. The lyrics come from a partnership with Musixmatch, which sees Spotify integrate the service's lyrics database into its player. Musixmatch has been available as an add-on Spotify app for some time.

Spotify says the new lyrics feature with roll out "gradually" to all desktop users over the next few weeks. Spotify doesn't say anything about mobile. Here's what it'll look like:

The Spotify desktop player is getting a few other improvements affecting the friend feed and adding viral charts.

"New and improved Friend Feed: now it’s easier than ever to discover what the people you care about are listening to. Simply scroll down the sidebar to see what playlists, songs and artists your friends are enjoying ... Introducing daily viral charts: serving you the most shared tracks around the world and in your region. Additionally, all charts now feature indicators to highlight new music and how tracks are performing day by day."

Image via Musixmatch, YouTube

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