There’s nothing like singing along to your favorite song. And what makes it even better is if you know the correct lyrics, right?
With the updates for iOS 13, iPadOS, and tvOS 13 came a great new feature. In the Apple Music app, you can see time-synced lyrics. All you need is an Apple Music subscription, the latest OS for your device, and an internet connection.
So if you’re ready to sing along with a song as it’s playing or find out what the right words to the song really are, here’s how to do it on all of your devices.
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See time-synced lyrics on iPhone or iPad
Open the Music app on your iPhone or iPad and start up a tune. Then follow these steps to see the real-time lyrics.
- Tap the song in the player at the bottom.
- Tap the Lyrics icon on the bottom left.
You’ll see the lyrics scroll as the song plays with the current line highlighted. To hide the lyrics, just tap that Lyrics icon.
See time-synced lyrics on Apple TV
Open the Music app on your Apple TV and play a song. Then do the following to see the lyrics.
- When the song begins to play, click the Menu button on your remote.
- Go to the top and move to the right. Click the Lyrics button. It’s enabled when it turns white.
- Click your song and you’ll see the lyrics in real-time with the tune.
Once you enable the Lyrics button in the Music app on Apple TV, each song you play moving forward will display the lyrics as well. Just hit the Menu button on your remote and click the Lyrics button once more to turn them off.
Tip: You can jump quickly to other parts of a song by tapping (iPhone/iPad) or clicking (Apple TV) the lyrics. Just scroll up or down and tap or click where you want to move. You’ll notice on Apple TV that if you move to a different lyric, you’ll see the time point in the song for it as well.
You can play songs from your Library, Radio, or other tunes you find in Apple Music. Just keep in mind that not all songs will have lyrics available. So you may run into a tune here or there that Apple cannot provide the lyrics for.
Play that funky music
The ability to see lyrics in real-time so you can sing along with the correct words is a terrific feature. No more do you have to torture those around you by singing the wrong words!
Are you going to use this new time-synced lyric feature in the Music app? Let us know what other new features in Apple Music you’re enjoying in the comments below!
Sandy worked for many years in the IT industry as a project manager, department manager, and PMO Lead. She then decided to follow her dream and now writes about technology full-time. Sandy holds a Bachelors of Science in Information Technology.
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