Spotify, the world’s top music-streaming service, on Thursday announced its desktop apps will be soon getting Musixmatch-powered lyrics engine, making it easy for music lovers to access song lyrics on their Mac or Windows PCs and sing along to their favorite tracks.
Established in early 2010 by Massimo Ciociola and a group of co-founders, the startup, which has offices in Italy’s Bologna, UK’s London and US’s New York, has more than seven million lyrics in 38 languages.
In addition to Spotify integration, Musixmatch is also available as a standalone iPhone and iPad application, available at no cost in the App Store.
Musixmatch functionality can be accessed via a brand new Lyrics button in Spotify’s desktop apps, as shown above. You can also search and browse popular lyrics from Spotify’s top songs using the Explore feature.
Additionally, they’re rolling out an improved Friend Feed and introducing daily viral charts. The enhanced Feed lets you discover what the people you follow are listening to.
“Simply scroll down the sidebar to see what playlists, songs and artists your friends are enjoying,” noted the Swedish startup.
As for daily viral charts, this is where the most shared tracks around the world, and in your region, get listed so you can discover popular new music.
Lastly, all charts available in the desktop app now have handy indicators to help distinguish between new music and how tracks are performing day by day.
According to Spotify, Musixmatch integration will be rolling out gradually to all desktop users over the coming weeks.
The Mac client is available through the Spotify website.