Spotify adds lyric search more than two years after Apple Music, brings weekly music charts

Spotify now lets you find your favorite tunes by lyrics, a handy feature that Apple Music picked up two years ago via the iOS 12 software update. The service gained weekly music charts, too.

According to Spotify designer Lin Wang, lyric search is now live in Spotify for iOS and Android. This feature comes more than two years after Apple Music picked it it. As of 2018’s iOS 12, the Music app’s search feature supports lyrics, letting you type a few of the words to find a song.

How to find songs by their lyrics on Apple Music

According to Spotify’s announcement today, weekly music charts are now available on the service as well. Billed as “a new way for artists and their fans to celebrate milestones on Spotify,” these expanded charts gives you an insight into new album releases and latest hit singles that are having the most impact in the world each week.

Spotify on Twitter shared its first weekly album chart.

From the announcement:

The Weekly Top 50 will celebrate the biggest albums and tracks in the world each week, Friday through Thursday, consisting of a US Weekly Album Chart, Global Weekly Album Chart, US Weekly Song Chart and Global Weekly Song Chart, published every Monday.

The US Top 10 Debuts and Global Top 10 Debuts lists capture the biggest new releases on Spotify, Friday through Sunday. These lists incorporate data from the first 72 hours a song or album is live, giving an exciting early take on new music.

You may follow the @SpotifyCharts Twitter account for new charts every Monday.

According to the Swedish music-streaming leader, market-specific versions of each of these charts are in the works and will be coming soon. Spotify also redesigned its collaborative playlists recently to be easier to use. Spotify, along with Epic Games and other major developers, is part of the so-called Coalition for App Fairness that its members formed in order to fight back against Apple’s policies in terms of App Store sales and revenue sharing.