Apple Music Lyrics App

Apple Music is great, but with all of the new music discovery it brings, you’re bound to run into situations where you wish you had quick access to song lyrics. That’s where a brand new jailbreak tweak called LyricForMusic comes into play.

LyricForMusic lends you nearly instant access to a song’s lyrics simply by tapping on its album artwork. And this works, not only for the music that you own or for the music that you have saved locally to your device; it also works for music streamed directly from Apple Music’s 30+ million song catalog.

Once you install  LyricForMusic, a free jailbreak tweak on Cydia’s BigBoss repo, you can begin using it immediately. In fact, there are no options or settings to configure for the tweak in the stock Settings app.

To use LyricForMusic, simply begin playing a song. Once the song is playing, invoke the now playing interface, and tap on the album artwork. Within a second, the lyrics for the currently playing song should appear on top of blurred album artwork.

LyricForMusic is impressive—a near seamless affair. I did experience one bug with the tweak, though, and it had to do with it displaying lyrics for a previously played song. This generally happened when I let Apple Music automatically progress to the next song without manually skipping. Several others have complained about this well, and I’m hoping that this will be remedied in a future update.

Outside of that bug, I’m really impressed by LyricForMusic. It’s totally integrated within Apple Music, which makes it a nice alternative to third-party lyric resources. If the developer can clean up that one outstanding bug, then we’ll have a definite winner on our hands.

What do you think about LyricForMusic? Let me know in the comments below.

  • Digitalfeind

    It is extremely buggy and fixing badly. I have to keep closing the app just to do anything.

    • Alberto Espinal

      Yes it was but the developer pushed out an update today and everything is fixed, everything is very smooth!

      • Digitalfeind

        Updated but it still causes music app to freeze.

  • Damian Gonzalez

    It crashes the music app (ios 7.1.2, iphone 4)

    • leart

      well probably everything will crash on iphone 4 on ios 7.1.2, i own a 4 but downgraded it to 6.1.3 and still lags a little..

  • Wicrowe

    Is this not LyricForMusic?

    • Steve R.

      Yep, it’s LyricForMusic

  • ispeakout

    Why not just use musixmatch? Works perfectly with Apple Music! Love their widget.

    • peto7532159

      because it’s not integrated in the stock Music app and also you can’t scroll the whole lyrics but only current part

  • AsomoItalimo

    Use Marvis Music Player instead if this tweak doesn’t make you happy.

  • craig

    yea this has the problem of crashing for me on ios 8.4 but i like so hopefully it will get the bugs squashed soon

    • Alberto Espinal

      Developer pushed out an update today and everything is smooth now

      • craig

        thanks for reminding me, just updated and yea working fine now 🙂

  • PJ

    I have the same bug problem, and it makes no difference whether it progresses to the next song or I skip it manually. I do love the tweak though.

  • iPhoneWINS

    full of bugs.. it shows the lyrics fro the rives song over the current playing some lol…. Stevie nick never said she has a trap house skin any of her songs

    • Alberto Espinal

      The developer pushed out an update today and everything is smooth now

  • german gonzales

    Is this better than MusicMatch that is also for non jailbroken devices?

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    Taylor Swift? Really?

  • Sebastian J. Roman

    actualy its called LyricForMusic not LyricsForMusic

  • brady

    i’ve had a couple issues within the first 2 minutes of downloading this app. First off, sometimes the lyrics don’t pop up after tapping the screen. Second off, i can’t get the lyrics to dismiss. what’s the gesture to dismiss them? Third off, if you tap the list button when the lyrics are being displayed, the lyrics will remain on the screen, covering the list and essentially limiting you to the bottom half of your screen.

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