Music enriches our lives at a spiritual level, and that’s one of the reasons why it can be so enjoyable to turn on the radio when you’re at work or undertaking a menial task. But if you’ve ever listened to a song and couldn’t distinguish its lyrics before, then you’d understand easy access to song lyrics is such an imperative ingredient for the ideal mobile music player, much like your iPhone.
Many music streaming applications already come with lyric functions out of the box, but this only applies to when you’re in that particular app. Apple could and should make the user experience more useful by allowing lyric viewing from the Now Playing widget anywhere in iOS, and that’s one reason why a free jailbreak tweak called Lyrication v2 by iOS developer Marcel Braun exists.
As depicted in the screenshot examples above, Lyrication v2 lets you view live lyrics from just about anywhere, whether you’re in the music streaming app itself, viewing the Lock Screen’s Now Playing widget, or glancing over your Control Center modules.
In the case of the Lock Screen’s Now Playing widget, the tweak puts a new lyrics button on the right side of the volume bar that, when tapped, invokes the lyric interface. Lyriciation v2 also makes use of the CCSupport dependency to incorporate a new Control Center module that actively displays song lyrics as you listen to music.
From what we can gather, Lyrication v2 supports all modern music streaming apps, whether you prefer Apple Music, Spotify Music, or another service for your music consumption needs. This is especially useful since people tend to have strongly different opinions when it comes to their preferred music player.
Those who aren’t already using the Basepack repository can add it to their package manager of choice by using the following URL:
Do you like the idea of easy-to-access song lyrics while listening to your favorite music? Share your position on the matter in the comments section below.