Why Doesn’t Spotify Have Lyrics?

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Written by: Alex Popa

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Why Doesn’t Spotify Have Lyrics?

Are you listening to a song on Spotify and can’t find the lyrics? Or they’re not where they’re supposed to be?

Don’t worry. This article will explain where you can find the lyrics on Spotify and what to do if the feature doesn’t work.

To find the lyrics on Spotify, do this:

  1. Find a song you like and play it
  2. Tap on the song panel at the bottom of the screen
  3. Scroll down until you see the lyrics
  4. Tap on the “Enlarge” icon to make the lyrics go fullscreen

If you can’t find the lyrics, I recommend updating your Spotify app and restarting it. Internet issues might also cause an issue with the lyrics.

Keep reading to find out more about song lyrics on Spotify!

Find Spotify Lyrics on a Computer

If you’re looking for song lyrics on Spotify, you should read them below. I’ve included a step-by-step guide on how to find them on a computer. Follow the steps below:

1. Select a playlist

Select a playlist
Select a playlist

The first thing you should do after starting Spotify is to select a playlist. That’s where you’ll find all your songs.

2. Double-click on a song

Double-click on a song
Double-click on a song

Once you select a playlist, you’ll end up on another page where you can see all the songs in that playlist. Double-click on one of them to play the song.

3. Click on the “Lyrics” button

Click on the "Lyrics" button
Click on the “Lyrics” button

Once you play a song, a bar will appear at the bottom of the screen. Click on the “Lyrics” icon in the bottom-right corner. It looks like a mic.

4. Read the lyrics

Read the lyrics
Read the lyrics

Once you click on the mic icon, the lyrics will appear on full screen. To close them, press ESC on your keyboard or return to a previous page on Spotify.

Find Spotify Lyrics on a Mobile Device

If you’re on a mobile device and you want to find the song lyrics on Spotify, follow the steps below:

1. Select a playlist

Select a playlist
Select a playlist

Open Spotify on your mobile device and select one of the playlists there. What you choose doesn’t matter as long as you like a song in the playlist.

2. Play a song and tap on the song window at the bottom

Play a song and tap on the song window at the bottom
Play a song and tap on the song window at the bottom

Once you open a playlist, you should play a song. Any song, it doesn’t matter. Then, once you play the song, a small window with the song’s name should appear at the bottom of the screen.

Tap on that window.

3. Tap on the “Enlarge” icon

Tap on the "Enlarge" icon
Tap on the “Enlarge” icon

Once you tap on the small song window at the bottom, you’ll open a page with more options for that song. If you scroll down, you’ll see a window with the lyrics.

To fully screen the lyrics, tap on the “Enlarge” icon in the top-right corner of the lyrics window.

4. Have fun with the lyrics

Have fun with the lyrics
Have fun with the lyrics

After you tap on the “Enlarge” icon, you’ll open an e new window with the song lyrics on full screen. You can read the lyrics here, and if you want to exit, go back to the previous screen.

Why Aren’t the Lyrics Appearing on Spotify?

If you followed the guide above and yet you can’t find the Spotify lyrics or the “Lyrics” button isn’t there, then there are several explanations for this:

  • Your internet connection is too weak
  • The Spotify app is outdated
  • Something is going on with your Spotify account
  • The Spotify servers are down
  • That specific song has no lyrics

I recommend switching from Wi-Fi to Mobile Data on your mobile phone or restarting your router if you’re on a computer.

This will reset your internet connection and, hopefully, restore your Spotify functionality.

You should update your Spotify app from the Google Play Store if this doesn’t work. Open it on your phone, search for “Google Play Store“, and update it if necessary.

Lastly, you should log out of your Spotify account and log back in to reset the session. Maybe there’s a glitch with your Spotify account.

To log out of your Spotify account, follow the steps below:

1. Tap on the Gear icon in the top-right corner

Tap on the Gear icon in the top-right corner
Tap on the Gear icon in the top-right corner

With your Spotify app opened, look in the top-right corner for the Gear icon. Tap on it and continue with the guide.

2. Select “Log out

Select "Log out"
Select “Log out

Once you get to your Spotify settings through the Gear icon, scroll down to the bottom of the options page. Here, you’ll find the “Log out” button.

Then, you have to log back in, and that’s it. Now, the lyrics should show up as normal. If they don’t, there’s something wrong with the Spotify servers.

Conclusion

The Spotify lyrics may not appear because your internet connection is weak or your Spotify app is outdated.

The Spotify servers may also be down, or the company tasked with creating the lyrics, MusixMatch, hasn’t done their job, although that’s highly unlikely.

If nothing works, I recommend contacting Spotify customer support or creating a post on the official Spotify forums.

If you have any questions about the missing Spotify lyrics, comment below,w and I’ll reply as soon as possible!

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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