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Fetches and displays lyrics to currently playing song in Spotify, Tidal and VLC.

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Fetches and displays lyrics to currently playing song in the Spotify desktop client.

The lyrics are fetched from these sites:

  • (synchronized)
  • (synchronized)
  • (synchronized)

How to

You can grab the latest release in the release section.


Download the .exe file.

Just double click and start playing songs in spotify.

It is possible that a warning of windows smartscreen appears. It's because the exe is unsigned (see #22). You can allow the program to open by clicking on "More info" and "Run anyway".

If you get an error about api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll missing, you need this:

If the window opens and closes immidiatly, feel free to help fxing the problem in #21.


Download the file without any file ending.

Make it executable via terminal with

chmod +x SpotifyLyrics
or via you file manager.

Now you can double click the executable and start playing songs in spotify.


Download the file.

Extract the zip so you got a directory.

Make a right click on the Click on open and and you can bypass the warning. The program should open and you can play your songs in spotify.

Running from source

If you want to run from source you need:

  • Python 3.6 (probably any version greater than Python 3.6)
  • pip install -r requirements.txt

Ubuntu/Debian example:

sudo apt install python3-pip git
git clone
cd spotifylyrics/
sudo pip3 install -r requirements.txt

How to load lyrics from hard drive

You can store lyrics on you hard drive which can automatically loaded.

You have to put them on windows in

and on the other OS's in
. Replace
 with your username.

There you can put

files with synced text (You can make them for example on or or simple
files with non-synced text.

Important: The file names must include the artist and the name of the song


You can customize the design of SpotifyLyrics. To do so create a file called theme.ini inside

. Then put some style information in it. You can find an example here.



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