YouTube Music users will finally get a chance to sing along thanks to the new lyrics feature. Google announced the lyrics feature for YouTube Music on iOS and Android. This means that you no longer need to rely on your browser or a third-party app for lyrics.
Using the lyrics feature on YouTube Music is pretty easy. All you need to do is tap the (i) button appearing beneath the video. However, in order to follow the lyrics you need to scroll down manually. It is also worth noting that the lyrics feature is only available on the mobile app and not on the browser. YouTube is apparently working on introducing lyrics on the web browser as well. YouTube has told TheVerge that it is currently sourcing lyrics from LyricFind and the integration is ongoing.
As expected not all videos come with built-in lyrics. Since the feature is new, we are pretty sure that it will be available for more videos in the near future. YouTube Music is available in two flavors. There’s an ad-supported version that can be used for free. In addition, there will be a YouTube Music Premium where one has to pay $9.99/month. This will provide them with access to background music playback, the ability to download songs and get rid of ads.
The lyrics feature is available for both Premium and Free YouTube Music tiers. Meanwhile, Google Play Music subscribers will automatically be subscribed to YouTube Music as well. Last year, YouTube Music added a button that lets you switch between Audio and Video files.[via TheVerge]