1. Apple Music Becomes Official Music Player For Genius, Will Incorporate Lyrics In Its Service

Apple Music Becomes Official Music Player For Genius, Will Incorporate Lyrics In Its Service

Apple Music Becomes Official Music Player For Genius, Will Incorporate Lyrics In Its Service

Apple Music just got a whole lot smarter. Annotated lyrics website Genius and Apple Music have teamed up, with Apple Music becoming the official music player for the Genius site, the companies announced Thursday morning (Oct. 11). Additionally, Genius lyrics are now live on Apple Music.

Beginning today, any Apple Music subscriber that visits Genius will be able to play any song in full right from the song page, simply by signing into their account. In return, Genius will provide lyrics to thousands of songs on Apple Music, powered by the former's global community of artists and fans. Genius currently provides a similar service to Spotify, though there's no word if that will change due to the new agreement with Apple Music.

"Being able to read lyrics and annotations on Genius while you listen along on Apple Music is a dream Genius experience," said Ben Gross, Genius chief strategy officer. "We're proud to make Apple Music our official music player, and we're doubly excited to bring Genius lyrics to their amazing platform."

The Apple Music player is currently available on Genius.com (desktop and iOS mobile web) and in the iOS app.

See example photos of the new layouts below.