See time-synced lyrics in Apple Music on your Mac

If you subscribe to Apple Music, you can follow along as you listen to your favorite songs with perfectly timed lyrics.

How to turn time-synced lyrics on or off

  1. Open the Apple Music app. 
  2. Play a song from the Apple Music catalog.
  3. In the upper-right corner, click Lyrics the Lyrics button to turn time-synced lyrics on or off. If time-synced lyrics aren’t available, then you might see the full lyrics for the song instead.

To see time-synced lyrics in full screen, go to the menu bar and choose Window > Full Screen Player.

A Mac showing the lyrics to a song and the Lyrics button in the upper-right corner of the screen

See the full lyrics for a song

  1. Open the Apple Music app.
  2. Control-click a song, then choose Get Info from the shortcut menu.
  3. Click the Lyrics tab.

Lyrics aren’t available for all songs.

If lyrics are wrong or unavailable for a song

You can report missing or incorrect lyrics by going to

Learn how to see time-synced lyrics on other devices

Apple Music availability might vary by country or region. Learn what’s available in your country or region.

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