Apple Music partners with Genius lyrics service

Apple and the Genius lyrics service has announced a partnership that will see Apple Music gain access to the latter’s comprehensive lyric database while allowing users of the Genius service to stream songs directly from Apple Music. Starting today, Genius users who are also Apple Music subscribers will be able to play any song in full right from that song’s page, simply by signing into their Apple Music account, whether in the Genius iOS app or when browsing on On the flip side, Genius’ lyrics database is now available on Apple Music, providing a new source of lyrics to “thousands of hit songs on the service” that promises to deliver more accurate and up to date lyrics, bolstered by Genius’ crowdsourced database. “Being able to read lyrics and annotations on Genius while you listen along on Apple Music is a dream Genius experience,” said ​Ben Gross, Genius’s Chief Strategy Officer​. “We’re proud to make Apple Music our official music player, and we’re doubly excited to bring Genius lyrics to their amazing platform.”

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