Apple Music and the lyrics database service Genius has teamed up today that Apple Music subscribers can access Genius and play full songs on the Lyrics page. This feature is supported on both Genius websites and iOS apps, as well as the Apple Music app on iOS, Mac, Android.
At the same time, the collaboration will also add Genius’s lyrics data to Apple Music’s own lyrics database, which comes alongside iOS 10 that was released in 2016, where the company introduced lyrics for Apple Music for the first time. Now with Genius data, Apple Music’s lyrics will be more abundant and accurate.
“Being able to read lyrics and annotations on Genius while you listen along on Apple Music is a dream Genius experience,” said Ben Gross, Genius’s Chief Strategy Officer. “We’re proud to make Apple Music our official music player, and we’re doubly excited to bring Genius lyrics to their amazing platform.”
When you want to play songs with Apple Music on Genius, search for any song, then click “Connect Account” when the player pops up. This process will require you to allow Genius to access your Apple Music, Media Library. Once the transfer is complete, you will be able to listen to the full songs and see lyrics on the web and iOS app. As for the Apple Music app, you can check for lyrics by tapping the bottom of the ellipsis icon.