Tip!: Automatic lyrics from LyricFind require an active Plex Pass subscription for the Plex Media Server account.
When using a music library, Plex Pass subscribers can have lyrics (provided by LyricFind) automatically added for many tracks in your library. These can include both "timed" lyrics (so you can follow along with a song) as well as just plain lyrics. An internet connection is required in order to view these lyrics.
In order to have available lyrics automatically added for tracks in your music library:
- A Plex Pass subscription is required
- You must be running Plex Media Server version 0.9.15.0 or newer
Current App Support
The following Plex apps currently support displaying lyrics for tracks from your library:
- Android (mobile & Fire TV)
- Plex Media Player
- Plex Web App
- Smart TVs and TiVo
- Windows Phone
- Xbox One
Tip!: We're working hard to bring support to more Plex apps in the future!
How to Add LyricFind Lyrics
New Music Library
By default, lyrics from LyricFind will be gathered when you create a new music library when using a compatible Plex Media Server version. So you don't need to do anything special!
Existing Music Library
Some users will have an existing music library that was created prior to the release of the 0.9.15.0 Plex Media Server version. You can get available lyrics for your library one of two ways:
- So long as you have the Refresh metadata periodically Scheduled Tasks option enabled, your server will slowly update your library over the course of a month to bring in the lyrics.
- If you'd like to grab everything immediately, you can do a Refresh All on the music library to update metadata all at once.
Related Page: Plex Media Server > Server Settings > Scheduled Tasks
Related Page: Plex Media Server > Libraries > Update or Refresh a Library
How to Access
When playing a track in a supported Plex app, if lyrics are available for that track, you'll see a Lyrics button for it.
Clicking the button will expose the lyrics. If they're "timed" lyrics, you'll even see it highlighting the current line as the song progresses.
Other Plex apps will let you access and view the subtitles similarly.
LyricFind licenses content from music publishers and the licenses mean content is only legally available in certain countries. The following countries are currently licensed by LyricFind at this time:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- Puerto Rico (US)
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- South Korea
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
- United States
Tip!: You will only have content from LyricFind added to your music library if you're in a supported country. The tracks/lyrics available can vary from country to country based on their license agreements.
Add Your Own Local Lyrics
If you have your own external/sidecar lyric files, you can have those added to your library, too.
Related Page: Media Preparation > Adding Local Lyrics