View lyrics in Apple Music

Discover the words to your favorite songs. Or follow along as you listen with perfectly timed lyrics — all with Apple Music.


To see lyrics, here's what you need

Lyrics aren’t available for all songs. Explicit lyrics and lyrics search isn’t available in all countries or regions.


iPhone showing lyrics to a song and the Lyrics button in the lower-left corner

How to see lyrics on your iPhone, iPod touch, or Android device

  1. Open the Apple Music app and play a song from the Apple Music catalog.
  2. At the bottom of the screen, tap the song that's playing.
  3. If lyrics are available, they'll automatically appear on your screen. If they don't, tap Lyrics the Lyrics button in the lower-left corner of your screen.

From here, each verse appears in time with the music so you can follow along as you listen.

  • To jump to a certain verse, scroll and tap any line.
  • To see the full lyrics, go to the upper-right corner of your screen. On your iPhone or iPod touch, tap More the More button. On your Android device, tap More the More button. Then tap View Full Lyrics.
  • To turn off Lyrics, tap Lyrics the Lyrics button in the lower-left corner of your screen.


How to see lyrics on your iPad

  1. Open the Apple Music app and play a song from the Apple Music catalog.
  2. At the bottom of the screen, tap the song that's playing.
  3. If lyrics are available, they'll automatically appear on your screen. If they don't, tap Lyrics the Lyrics button in the lower-right corner of your screen.

iPad showing lyrics to a song and the Lyrics button in the lower-right corner

From here, each verse appears in time with the music so you can follow along as you listen.

  • To jump to a certain verse, scroll and tap any line.
  • To see the full lyrics, tap More More button on the left side of your screen, then tap View Full Lyrics.
  • To turn off Lyrics, tap Lyrics Lyrics button in the lower-right corner of your screen.


How to see lyrics on your Apple TV

Open the Apple Music app and play a song from the Apple Music catalog.

If available, each verse will automatically appear in time with the music so you can follow along as you listen. 

  • To jump to a certain verse or see where you are in the song, swipe up or down on the Touch surface of your Apple TV Remote.
  • To turn lyrics off, press the Menu button on your Apple TV Remote, then select Lyrics the Lyrics button in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  • To turn lyrics back on, press the Menu button on your Apple TV Remote, select Lyrics the Lyrics button in the upper-right corner of the screen, then wait a few seconds for lyrics to appear on your screen.
  • To see the full lyrics for a song, press the Menu button on your Apple TV Remote, select More the More button at the top of your screen, then choose View Full Lyrics.

Apple TV showing the Lyrics button in the upper-right corner.


How to see lyrics on your Mac

  1. Open the Apple Music app and play a song from the Apple Music catalog.
  2. In the upper-right corner, click Lyrics the Lyrics button.

A Mac showing the lyrics to a song and the Lyrics button in the upper-right corner of the screen

If available, each verse appears in time with the music so you can follow along as you listen. 

  • To jump to a certain verse, scroll and click any line.
  • To see the lyrics in full screen, go to the menu bar and choose Window > Full Screen Player.
  • To turn lyrics off, click Lyrics the Lyrics button in the upper-right corner of your screen.
  • To see the full lyrics for a song, select More the More button to the right of the song, click Get Info, then click the Lyrics tab.


How to see lyrics on your PC

  1. Open iTunes for Windows and play a song.
  2. At the top of the window, click Up Next the Up Next button.
  3. Click Lyrics to see the full lyrics for that song.

iTunes on a PC showing the lyrics to a song


If you don't see lyrics

Apple Music availability might vary by country or region. Learn what's available in your country or region.

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