New updates will be added at the end of this story â¦â¦.
The original story (published November 23, 2021) follows:
The global rollout of the Spotify text feature began a few days ago. The lyrics should appear when you select the “Now Playing” tab while listening to a song.
However, many users report that the lyrics feature is not available to them in the Spotify app no ââmatter what they do.
Spotify texts are not displayed for many in the iOS / Android app
The Spotify text function is available for the web version as well as for the iOS and Android apps. However, many reports agree that the option is not available in the app (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11).
Hey guys, I was wondering if there was a problem with my account / app because I couldn’t see the texts. I have version 126.96.36.1994 and the texts work on my other (free) account. Tried logging out multiple times, no change. I reinstalled the app 2 times and deleted app data – no change.
It seems that most of the users have no problem with how it works in the web version of Spotify:
I signed out and signed in, updated, uninstalled, and reinstalled my app, and I still don’t see the lyrics feature (but it works fine in the browser version in my account on the desktop). what else can I do?
Thanks very much.
Family account owners allegedly have not yet received the feature
Some reports agree that they are the main account of a family plan. This raises the suspicion that the primary user or family account holders are not yet receiving the feature.
Looks like lyrics aren’t showing up on accounts that are family owners. Everything works fine on every other account in the same family. I created a new account and texts are showing up but when I switch to my main account where I am the family owner the texts just disappear.
Function introduced for certain users
The lack of the lyrics feature in the Spotify app for many users may be because the rollout is gradual.
Lyrics are still made available for all users. Not everyone has it yet. It is possible that some users will see it in one app and not the other.
Typically, if you look at previous features, it will roll out over several weeks. I know it’s hard to wait, but that’s usually how most tech companies introduce new functionality.
This is also confirmed by a moderator on the Spotify support forum:
That is all that is known on the subject at the moment. We will update this article as we see new developments in this regard. So stay tuned.
Update 1 (November 25th)
4:29 p.m. (IST): A Spotify community mod recommends the following as a possible way to fix the problem:
First of all, we recommend logging out twice in a row and then logging in again. It sounds a bit strange, but it forces the account to sync with your device.
If that’s not enough, you mentioned you’ve already reinstalled the app, but would you follow the steps of a clean reinstall as it’s more thorough than a normal one?
If the problem persists after following these steps, could you try a different internet connection? (Source)
Update 2 (November 27th)
4:18 p.m. (IST): While many users are struggling to get the text feature, some seem to be looking at ways to disable it. In case you’re one of the few, here’s what Spotify support has to say:
It is currently not possible to disable lyrics. Thanks for sharing your idea. It’s worth adding it to our ideas board at https://bit.ly/3y96UaH. Others can then vote on it or join the conversation to show their support. We are only there when you need us. (source)
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