About a year after the trial began, Spotify confirmed that it has expanded advertising Specific number of users in the United States Beta tester for functionality that allows Show lyrics synchronized with the musicApple Music style. On the other hand, Spotify has not yet provided confirmation on the possibility of fully implementing this function for all users.
We can confirm that we are currently testing our texts feature for a select number of users in the United States. At Spotify, we regularly run a series of tests in an effort to improve the user experience. Some of these tests end up paving the way for a broader user experience, and some only serve as important learning. We have no other news to share at this time
Spotify began testing this feature in November 2019 and has selectively implemented it in other countries since then. Unlike Behind the Lyrics, which allows you to deepen and receive additional information about the song by alternating short text excerpts, in this case the entire text of the song you are listening to is displayed.
The service was developed in collaboration with Musixmatch and some licensing issues could be one of the main reasons for this delay in implementation. Remember, Apple added Live Lyrics to Apple Music with iOS 13 and it is now available for most songs on the platform.
In recent days, Spotify announced this In the last quarter of 2020, the number of paying users reached 155 million, A number that exceeds the official estimates issued at the end of the previous quarter (150-154 million unique users). Instead, it equals the total number of monthly active users 345 million (It was 320 million in the third quarter of 2020.) Despite these numbers, Spotify has yet to handle a budget that shuts down with a single budget A net loss of 125 million eurosIn contrast, sales (€ 2.17 billion) increased by 17% year-on-year.
Additionally, in the last quarter, Spotify continued to invest in podcasts that also made their debut in Italy on devices with Alexa, and released the official app for next-generation consoles (Xbox Series X | S and PlayStation 5).