Google search just upped its lyrical game


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Sometimes you don’t need to click on Google links to get the information you’re looking for; it’s just presented to you instantly right inside your search results. Now the same can finally be said for song lyrics — if you live in the U.S.

Searching for song lyrics used to be a pain. You would usually end up on a site filled with popups and redirects, and even when you found the lyrics you were looking for, you couldn’t trust them because they were filled with typos and mistakes.

But not anymore. Now when you search Google for song lyrics, they will appear automatically above your search results. No more dodgy websites filled with ads. No more inaccuracies. No more wasted data on mobile.

The reason Google couldn’t do this until now is because of licensing issues; the company cannot just display song lyrics without paying a fee to rights owners. But a new deal with licensing middleman LyricFind helps it get around that.

Sadly, the feature is only available in the U.S. for now, so you won’t see instant song lyrics in other countries yet. However, LyricFind is an international business, so it’s probably just a matter of time before Google expands it into other markets.

Via: Engadget


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