Apple Music Lyric Availability Expands to Additional Countries

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple Music subscribers in a number of countries now have access to lyrics for select Apple Music songs, according to an updated Apple support page.

    Lyric availability has expanded to Germany, Ireland, South Africa, Spain, Mexico, New Zealand, and France, letting customers in these countries view song lyrics and search for songs using lyrics.


    Support for lyrics was first added in iOS 10, allowing users to view the lyrics for a song when listening to Apple Music. As of iOS 12, Apple implemented a feature allowing users to search for a song's lyrics to bring up the relevant song.

    Apple says its Apple Music lyrics feature is now available in a total of 11 countries, including Australia, Canada, the UK, and the United States in addition to the new countries added today.

    Lyrics can be accessed on iOS devices, Apple Music for Android, on the Mac, and on the Apple TV.

    Apple in October 2018 partnered with Genius to add Genius lyrics for additional songs within Apple Music. Lyrics are not yet available for the full Apple Music catalogue, but are available for many songs.

    Article Link: Apple Music Lyric Availability Expands to Additional Countries
  2. KPandian1 macrumors 65816

    Oct 22, 2013
    At least now, the out of key singers next to me will be using the correct words!;)
  3. freezah macrumors member


    Aug 28, 2012
    Apple, are you ever going to support at least Polish dictionary on your iOS devices, not mentioning Siri?
  4. Böhme417 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 11, 2009
    They should change the way to report wrong lyrics. Some of the song lyrics are wildly wrong and/or have glaring spelling and grammar errors.

    It's a bit disappointing that such a service doesn't have better vetted lyrics.
  5. nutmac macrumors 601

    Mar 30, 2004
    Apple Music needs Amazon Prime Music style lyrics that syncs against the music.
  6. chinito77 macrumors regular


    Nov 2, 2015
    Meanwhile in the land of karaoke, waiting for lyrics for Japanse songs...
  7. ImperfectLion macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2014
    Why can’t you search song by lyrics if the song downloaded to your phone (with lyrics added to the song in iTunes)?
  8. TrulsZK macrumors member


    May 1, 2018
    What is so difficult with enabling lyrics worldwide. Isn’t the lyrics the same for the same song regardless of which country you live in?
  9. Kadang macrumors member


    Mar 12, 2015
    Exactly - i understand a thing like maps is hard to implement worldwide. But lyrics should be a feature that’s turned on for near-everyone at the same time.

    I hate staggered releases of software.
  10. Jedwardoo macrumors member


    Aug 29, 2017
    The funny thing is, I really thought the lyrics feature was already available globally. I don't see my country having lyrics capabilities in the support page, yet I am using lyrics when I'm listening to Apple Music.

  11. konqerror macrumors 6502

    Dec 31, 2013
    It's actually a licensing issue. The rights to display lyrics are licensed separately from the song, which means dealing with laws and contracts in each country or region.

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