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How to get lyrics for Apple Music with Musixmatch

Apple Music doesn't (yet?) integrate lyrics, but if that's something you care about, there's a workaround you can use right now: a widget called Musixmatch. Federico Viticci noticed the functionality and wrote about it on MacStories:

I was listening to some playlists on Apple Music today and, to my surprise, the widget is already compatible with any song streamed from the service without an update required.

You can get Musixmatch on the App Store, and you can read more about how else Ticci uses it on MacStories.

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8 Comments
  • Well this can't be right, just installed and it only retrieved 20 artists out of my like 200 in my library and it didn't even capture all the tracks from the artists it scanned. Sent from the iMore App
  • I can't get this to work. :( I only got lyric in the app but not on Notification Centre. Mailed their support since last week. Still haven't heard from them.
  • Did you enable it in Notification Center? http://www.imore.com/how-use-today-view-widgets-ios-8 I downloaded, installed, and enabled it and it started working immediately for me on an iPhone 6 on iOS 8.4.
  • Yes. Sometimes I saw the name of the songs played but most of the time I saw only those 3 icons. Very strange.
    I might delete the app and re-download again to see if it helps.
  • Thanks so much, Rene!! This is a great little app!! Sent from the iMore App
  • Yes. Sometimes I saw the name of the songs played but most of the time I saw only those 3 icons. Very strange.
    I might delete the app and re-download again to see if it helps.
  • It works... the widget is pretty cool and has an Apple Watch extension....
  • Nice....Very NICE. I also like the big screen photo of the artist in the actual app......KOOL.