Spotify now lets you search by lyrics just like Apple Music does

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There's a new way to search on Spotify.
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On Monday, Spotify announced a new feature that lets iOS and Android users hunt for songs by searching for lyrics. This ability has long been built into Apple Music’s feature set. However, now it is available for those using the leading streaming music service by subscribers.

Using the new search by lyrics feature couldn’t be any easier. In the regular search box on the Spotify app, just type the lyric you’re looking for and the song(s) it comes from should pop up in the search results.

Because the search offers autocomplete functionality, it will even help you out if you don’t remember the entire lyric. Just start typing what you remember and the feature will begin recommending songs that fit your criteria. Since much of the time you’re searching for a song by its lyrics it’s because you don’t remember the track all that well, this is a great new option for Spotify fans.

News of the new Spotify feature was shared on Twitter by Spotify designer Lin Wang. It is available to use right now.

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