If you are like us you use Youtube for music discovery. It is an excellent first choice to listen to music from a specific artist or to listen to songs that were recommended to you. Yes, there are other options like the popular music website Last.fm but Youtube is a bit easier to handle in our opinion.
If you listen to music on Youtube you might sometimes be interested in the lyrics. Sometimes the uploaders include the lyrics but more often than not they do not.
The Google Chrome extension YouTube Music Video Lyrics displays music lyrics directly on the page so that it is not necessary to open another tab in your web browser to find the lyrics.
The extension works automatically. It tries to find the lyrics for the active Youtube video. The icon in the Chrome toolbar changes to indicate that lyrics have been found.
A click on the icon displays the lyrics so that they can be read while listing to the music video.
The extension was able to identify the song name correctly most of the time so that the right lyrics were displayed. It sometimes happened that the wrong lyrics were displayed.
YouTube Music Video Lyrics unfortunately has no option to perform a manual search for the right lyrics in this case. It is nevertheless a very handy, unobtrusive extension that should be beneficial to many Youtube visitors.
Chrome users can head over to the Google Chrome extensions gallery to install YouTube Music Video Lyrics directly in the web browser.
Update: The extension is no longer working, which is why we have removed the link from the article. A working alternative is the excellent Lyrics for Google Chrome which not only supports YouTube video lyrics, but also Grooveshark and a handful of other sites.
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