Wouldn’t it be cool if you could have instant lyrics while viewing YouTube music videos?
It’s now possible with a browser extension called YouTube Instant Lyrics by Rob W. Aside from YouTube, it’s also good news for music streamers using Grooveshark and Spotify.
It works so simply. When you open a YouTube video page, the lyrics panel shows itself by adding a small screen. Since most YouTube music videos display accurate information about the song’s name and artist, this available data is used to directly request the lyrics from one of several sources. If not, a search is done based on the video title.
Automatically Search, Display Lyrics of the Current Song for Grooveshark, Spotify and YouTubeThe added screen can be dragged, resized, toggled, or closed. Should no lyrics be found at any of the given sources, a link to Google will be given instead. A search box is provided for those who want to search for lyrics for a different song.
(A draggable & resizable panel with lyrics next to a YouTube music video)
On Spotify and Grooveshark, lyrics are searched and displayed when a new song is played. Aside from Google, the Bing search engine is sometimes used to look up the correct URL.
Chrome extension and Firefox add-on. The extension also works for Safari, Opera, and Internet Explorer.
Sources for the lyrics include popular sites such as lyrics.wikia.com, lyrics.com, metrolyrics.com, lyricstime.com, lyricsmode.com, lyricsmania.com, darklyrics.com, and musica.com.
DOWNLOAD: YouTube Instant Lyrics for Chrome or Firefox