The recent update released by the developers of Genius App gives an extra mileage to the Android owners, whereas iOS users need to wait longer to avail the new feature.
Amazing Features Available Only for Android Owners on Genius App
The brilliant Genius App not only recognizes the song playing on your phone but, also shows the lyrics of the song in real-time. Sadly, this feature is not available on iOS platform.
Genius (previously Rap Genius) has the world’s largest collection of song lyrics. With few taps, you’ll see the lyric of your favorite song on your screen, which has around1.7 million plus song lyrics. Now, Genius can read the song playing on your phone. All you have to do is just hold your phone up to the music, tap the soundwave button, and lo, the annotated lyrics appear.
Here’s the Google+ post of Lisa Wray, who works in Genius:
“It’s easy to slam the media APIs as an example of what’s wrong with Android. We implemented our “song listening” three different ways, to support only back to API 16. At the same time, they show what’s right: progress. The newest media APIs can talk to everything from your car to your Chromecast. A true media support library could go a long way toward bridging this gap,”
Heads up, this feature is not available by default; just a tweak is required to enable it. Here’s how you do it. After installing the app, open the app, go to settings, and then enable Detect currently playing music. A pop-up will appear asking if you want to allow Genius to access your notification, tap OK and you’re all set.
Now, the Genius app can automatically detect the song you’re playing on your phone and will display the lyric of the song. Lyric matching technology is compatible with every music platform.