Rap Genius Launches 'Genius' iOS App for Song Lyric Discovery

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    Rap Genius, the site that recently had a run-in with Google for its dubious SEO strategies, today launched an official Genius iOS app that allows users to access the site's archive of song lyrics.

    The app includes access to annotated lyrics for millions of songs, and it also includes lyrical breakdowns and explanations that delve into the meaning behind phrases and words in music. Annotations found within the Genius app are designed to explain cryptic lines, reveal references and inside jokes, define unusual terms, and give context.

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    Genius also functions similarly to Shazam or Soundhound, identifying songs that are playing nearby. According to the app's description, it uses "Genius Recognition Technology" to listen to songs and provide lyrics for whatever's playing.
    Genius by Rap Genius can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Rap Genius Launches 'Genius' iOS App for Song Lyric Discovery
     
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    Good ol' App Store discoverability. Direct link works, but a search for "genius by rap genius" comes up empty...
     
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    That happens sometimes when an app is newly released. Should be searchable after a couple of hours though.
     
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    Very interesting. Soundhound seems to be getting fewer songs with available lyrics, rather than more.
     
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    Yes! I have been waiting for this! It's awesome that they included music detection, too.
     
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    Soundhoud and google are still my standbys.
     
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    Yep, now showing fine for me when searching 'Genius by Rap Genius'.
     
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    Requires 7.0 or later

    Dag, I tried downloading, then see that it requires 7.0 or later. I have a 4S and still not sure about updating my ios just yet. Any 4S users here, how is the latest in ios working for you ?
     

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