I really like Grooveshark mainly because it does not have IP or country restrictions and that the majority of features can be used without an account. That couples with a vast music library make it one of the best music streaming services on the Internet.
Better Grooveshark is a userscript that adds several features to Grooveshark. Users who open the Grooveshark website after installation will notice the lyrics sidebar that's been placed by the script on the right side of the screen.
Artist name and song title are automatically filled out for every song that is playing in the Grooveshark player. The script checks for matching lyrics on sites when the search button is clicked and it is up to the user to select one of the lyrics repositories to display the lyrics in the interface.
Ads are removed from the Groveshark website by emulating a premium mode. Grooveshark premium users and those running ad-blockers or comparable applications do not need this, everyone else will see no ads on Grooveshark.
The userscript manipulates the page title to display the artist and song title in it. It can also emulate some vip features like Last.fm scrobbling and the crossfader.
The Better Grooveshark Userscript is available from the official Userscripts website. I have only tested it in Firefox, it may work partially or fully in other browsers as well.
Update: Grooveshark has introduced IP-restrictions to the service which blocks access to the site if you are located in countries such as Germany. See How To Access Grooveshark If It Is Blocked In Your Country on how to get around those limitations in your country.Advertisement
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