How To Display Playing Song Lyrics On Ubuntu Linux Desktop?

Users who Want to know what they are listening to, for displaying the song lyrics on your Ubuntu desktop there are various desktop applications that automatically displays lyrics of the song you are currently listening to. OSDLyrics on of the app that displays lyrics directly on desktop and highlights the words in real-time, just like karaoke. The best thing is that OSDLyrics app is compatible with most popular Linux music players including Banshee, Rhythmbox (default Ubuntu Music Player), Exaile,Amarok, MPD etc. Its display options are configurable which enables you to set the colour, font, width and much more.

How To Set Music Lyrics On Ubuntu Desktop?

OSDLyrics can easily be installed via its official PPA. Open your Linux terminal and use the following command lines:

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:osd-lyrics/ppa
  • sudo apt-get update && sudo aptitude install osdlyrics

Now you can run OSDLyrics from the Applications > Sound & Video menu or you may use Ubuntu Dash Home search box and look up for OSD Lyrics app.

Alternatively, you can also give a try to CoverGloobus which is a desktop cover-art & media controller and it can also display lyrics to the song playing in your music player.

You can easily install it by running the following commands in your terminal:

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gloobus-dev/covergloobus
  • sudo apt-get update && sudo aptitude install covergloobus

Launch CoverGloobus from the Applications > Accessories menu or use Ubuntu Dash Home.

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