Spotify users in Cambodia can now sing along to their favorite tracks by accessing the song’s lyrics directly in the app.
Spotify has responded to one of the most frequent requests of its users and introduced Lyrics, a simple, interactive and shareable new feature, that is available for both Free and Premium users globally in the original language, including Khmer.
To bring this feature to life and give users in-app access to lyrics for the majority of Spotify’s library of tracks, Spotify partnered with Musixmatch, the largest lyrics sharing platform in the world.
Lyrics are available on both mobile and desktop apps.
To access the lyrics through a mobile app, listeners need to tap on the “Now Playing View” on a song, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and they will see track lyrics that scroll in real time as the song is playing. On the Spotify desktop app, listeners need to click on the “Now Playing” bar and the microphone icon while a song is playing.
The song and lyrics can also be shared by third-party platforms.
According to Julia, Spotify has enjoyed a lot of popularity since its launch in Cambodia.
“Since launching in February 2021, we’ve had a very warm welcome in Cambodia from users and artists alike. It’s evident that there’s an appetite to consume both local, regional and international artists, with VannDa, BTS and BLACKPINK being on the list over the most played artists, alongside artists such as Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and Olivia Rodrigo.” said Julia Levander, Communications Manager, New Markets at Spotify
The top five albums played in Cambodia have been Olivia Rodrigo’s SOUR, Justice by Justin Bieber, Planet Her by Doja Cat, $kull the Album by Vannda, and Ed Sheeran’s “=”, closely followed by newest releases by BTS, Ariana Grande and BLACKPINK.
“We look forward to continuing to connect fans with the artists they love, and equip local artists with the tools and insights that enable them to reach new audiences.‘ Julia Levander added.
Spotify is the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with a community of more than 381 million Monthly Active Users and 172 million Premium Subscribers. With a presence in 184 markets, and more than 70 million tracks including 3.2 million podcast titles, it has transformed the way people access and enjoy music and podcasts.