View lyrics in Apple Music

With iOS 10, iTunes 12.5, and tvOS 10, you can read lyrics while listening to songs in the Music app or in iTunes.

When lyrics are available*, you can read them in the Music app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch; in iTunes on your Mac or PC; or in the Music app on your Apple TV.

You can't view lyrics in Airplane Mode or when you're not connected to the Internet. And, if you have explicit content turned off, lyrics might not be visible to you if they contain explicit words. Learn more about how to turn Explicit Content on or off on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, in iTunes on your Mac or PC, or on your Apple TV.

Before you can view lyrics, you need to update your iOS software, get the latest version of iTunes, and update the software on your Apple TV.

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

While listening to a song, tap or swipe up on the player at the bottom of the screen to open Now Playing. To the right of Lyrics, tap Show.

On your Mac or PC

While listening to a song, click  at the top of iTunes, then click Lyrics. 

On your Apple TV

While listening to a song, swipe up on the Touch surface and select 

Add custom lyrics

If lyrics aren't available for a specific song or you want to add your own, you can add lyrics to songs in iTunes on a Mac or PC:

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. Find the song that you want to add lyrics for and click to highlight it.
  3. From the menu bar at the top of your computer screen or at the top of the iTunes window, choose Edit > Get Info.
  4. Click the Lyrics tab, then select Custom Lyrics at the bottom of the screen.
  5. Enter your lyrics, then click OK to save them.

Custom lyrics that you save in iTunes on a Mac or PC are visible across all of your other devices as long as you're signed in with the same Apple ID on each device.

If you see inaccurate lyrics

If you notice incorrect lyrics, you can send Apple Music feedback.


*Lyrics are not available for all songs or on Android devices.

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