Google’s latest search improvement makes it easier than ever for music lovers to find song lyrics. Rather than a long list of links to other sites that’ll try to sell you ringtones, the company now presents you with the lyrics you’re looking for automatically at the top of your search results.
The feature works in much the same way as Google’s instant weather forecasts, sports results, flight times, and more. Simply search the name of the song you’re looking for, adding “lyrics” to the end of it, and the lyrics will be displayed at the top of the page above the usual list of results.
The feature doesn’t appear to be available in all countries yet; it’s working for U.S. English users, but it seems those in other markets will have to wait a little longer for it. It’s also worth noting that in most cases, only half of the lyrics for each song with be displayed, and users will need to visit Google Play for the rest of them.
The move will surely take away page views from popular lyrics sites like azlyrics.com and songlyrics.com, which often appeared top of Google’s results for lyrics searches — and indeed boost Google’s own stats.
Of course, Google would argue that the feature is simply intended to make things easier for its search users, and in most cases, that’s likely to be true.