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Keyword Volume Hits KEI Rank
song search
0.00
3
1
genius app
12.90
2
1
music news
0.26
2
free song lyrics
0.00
2
1
lyric finder
215
1
rap genuis
326
1
lyrics for songs
26.41
1
1
genius lyrics
17.70
1
lyrics app
14.54
1
1
behind the lyrics
16.63
1
genr media
0.03
1
metro lyrics
17.57
1
geniş mekan
0.00
1
song meanings
31.98
1
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App name
Genius: Song Lyrics & More
Description
Genius is the world’s biggest collection of song lyrics, videos and crowdsourced musical knowledge. SEARCH 1.7 MILLION+ SONGS Find annotated lyrics for all your favorite songs, or browse what's hot on Genius. VIEW GENIUS VIDEOS Watch interviews with your favorite artists about the music you love. TAP HIGHLIGHTED LINES TO READ ANNOTATIONS Explore a world of knowledge, crowdsourced from millions of obsessed fans – the Genius community. GET THE FACTS BEHIND THE TRACKS With verified content from artists and producers. FIND LYRICS FOR THE SONGS PLAYING AROUND YOU Hold your phone up to the music, tap the soundwave button (powered by ACRCloud), and lo, the annotated lyrics appear. You can also easily navigate the lyrics for all the songs in your iTunes library. ANNOTATE THE WORLD FROM ANYWHERE You’re the genius: highlight some text, tap “Annotate,” and share your knowledge.
Keeps asking for Apple ID password
by Johnny_711 on 2019/10/22 23:40
I hate it now. It keeps asking for my apple id to sign in constantly and it’s become annoying. Please fix this asap!
Clunky, but does its job.
by Willdabeast314 on 2019/10/21 21:31
Genius is, in my opinion, the best lyrics site because of the community around transcribing and interpreting lyrics. Reading more from other fans, and sometimes the artist, about specific songs I’m listening to can help me enjoy my music more. Generally, the app does a good job of making the content more integrated and mobile-friendly, but it falls flat in a couple areas that make me think twice before deciding to launch it. The app is slow. It has gotten better recently, but when I launch the app, I’m probably already listening to the song I want to find, and that extra 3-5 seconds of connecting to Genius servers or whatever it’s doing when it’s loading the news and recommended content page is particularly agonizing because my time to read the lyrics while I’m listening is being wasted on generating content I’ll never read. Furthermore, clicking on annotations only loads the annotation after you’ve clicked it. I get it, some annotations have images or GIFs (personally not a fan of these) in them that, if never opened, would waste bandwidth in a low-signal or cellular connection situation, but at least loading the text and a blank temporary image in the background would make loading annotations snappier and improve my experience significantly. Finally, the thing that prompted me to write this review: video ads. Again, I understand, nothing is free, but at the very least, please, don’t. allow. video. ads. with. sound. If I get a video ad on an annotation, it pauses the music I’m listening to (even though it’s muted by default), and if I try to start my music again, tabbing back to Genius PAUSES IT AGAIN. This is completely unacceptable to have in a mobile application literally built around music and made the app completely unusable while listening to music. Bottom line, solid service, but the app needs more polish before I can recommend it to anyone. Oh, and a giant banner on the website that says “download our app or sacrifice this 1/4 of the screen” is *not* an acceptable substitute for polish.
Dark mode
by Stay Sanitary on 2019/10/21 06:44
NEEDS DARK MODE!!
Spotify support?!?
by Billy Appleseed on 2019/10/21 01:36
You support Spotify on the android side. Work this out with Apple and fix this!!
Keyboard disappears and is at top of screen
by Marie-Dorette on 2019/10/17 20:44
Searches are impossible with recent update. They keyboard is on top and hides before you can type. This spp used to be very good. What happened?
Not worth the download
by XLR8R_DYER on 2019/10/13 20:19
I am using iOS 13.2 and the app is so slow. Searching and tapping on lyrics are both slower than the experience had on the actual website. Why should this app be downloaded if it’s not more convenient than surfing the web?
Ads stop music from playing
by zanegoldy on 2019/10/12 21:56
I’ll be looking at song lyrics and ads will stop music from playing. An app for music lyrics that won’t allow you to play music while using it. Great job, guys 👍
More inclusion
by bs.trap on 2019/10/08 18:59
I love the app, really it’s something new and unique and in my opinion an essential since today music+phone are in the same place so more than likely you’ll run into a song you like and will want to know what the lyrics meant or why they were written, in comes Genius, its quick and very simple to use. However, the news section is always filled up with rap news, not sure if because thats what most people listen to now but I personally and im sure i can speak for many of my friends; would prefer to be able to select what genres we want to see, i like rock, and Genius doesn’t really help me discover new rock music or see news rock related. These are just my 2¢.
Great when it works
by CrooksFTW on 2019/10/06 16:35
3 stars mainly because when you try to add an annotation keyboard never goes away and your unable to submit changes . Still unable to edit profile pictures
Great Idea but doesn’t work
by majr.12 on 2019/10/04 05:20
Here is my issue. I play songs from Spotify and as I’m listening trying to read along with the lyrics, my songs keep stopping. I delete the app redownload it it still doesn’t work. I jus want to read the lyrics while I listen to my favorite music but I can’t. So for me it’s a 1 star. It’s a useless app if I can’t listen to music and read the lyrics at the same time
Ruined by ads
by Blahblehblahblahbleh on 2019/10/03 00:59
I understand the need for advertisements to earn revenue. But no ads should ever pause my current song.. pretty counter productive haha
Microphone
by S.Oak on 2019/10/01 22:26
Microphone doesn’t work.
Awful
by Bret.m on 2019/10/01 19:26
Doesn’t work anymore. Can’t type, so now you can’t login nor search songs. The app has access to my music library but refuses to actually connect to it. Just a broken app that used to work great.
Ads
by Thisguy3496 on 2019/10/01 15:58
The video ads on the apps always pause the music
Love this
by LoveTheFlash on 2019/10/01 03:28
Very good app the only thing is that i can’t seem to save songs to my saved music in the app anymore. But other than that 100%
bad
by Stonegen on 2019/09/30 11:01
I love using Genius for viewing lyrics even though it might not always be accurate. I understand that there are many people that write the lyrics and there's gonna be some errors here and there. however there's a lot of things this app is lacking 1 - annotating is impossible because when you type, the keyboard covers up the "submit" button. I tried everything to see if I could get the window high enough to hit it but its literally not possible which makes the one actual thing you can do on the app completely useless. extremely annoying and frustrating and a huge oversight. 2 - annotating is also the actual only thing you can do on the app. you can't write lyrics, you can't edit lyrics, you can't edit the metadata of a song, you can't do anything else that the normal desktop version of Genius allows you to do. as someone with a lot of Genius IQ points who mostly listens to music away from the computer on my iPhone, this really stifles what I can do in the app and makes me not want to use it that much. if you really want people using the app, take the time to just add these features to it and it'll actually become useful to frequent users. 3 - my god this app is so white and bright and especially with the new Dark Mode it really stands out. please for the whole world add a dark mode. these are the problems that I have with this app. obviously, there are problems with the site as a whole, such as abusive moderators who don't like being corrected, but that's a whole separate issue from the problems I have with the app itself. if you changed these things, me and many others would use this app a lot more.
Ads have ruined this app
by 33willis33 on 2019/09/30 08:07
When looking at lyrics, there are video ads at the bottom which causes music to stop playing. I literally only use this app while listening to music, so I will no longer be using it
Great content, buggy app
by Masterchief9680 on 2019/09/26 15:10
As the title says the content is great but the app has notable bugs. The most annoying to me is that it cuts out music if I try to listen and look at lyrics on the same device. This apparently isn’t an issue for Apple Music users due to its integration, but anybody who uses Spotify or other music apps will be constantly stopped whenever they click into lyrics.
Great when it works, which is almost never.
by Saf100792 on 2019/09/26 07:06
Buggy mess, freezes and crashes all the time.
Google Ads
by Pissed123f on 2019/09/19 06:01
The Google ads make it impossible to listen to a song on Spotify and read the lyrics. The app is useless without being able to listen to the song and read the lyrics at the same time.
App is trash moderator “streetlights” is PMS’ing
by Picfixer on 2019/09/17 18:44
This app is trash !!! 1000’s of incorrect lyrics !! Then when you annotate the lyric to the correct words, the moderators of the app take it personally and delete your correction (even though it got about 15 upvotes from other users who agreed with my annotation) and then block you from correcting the lyric because they are salty they got the lyric wrong as if they wrote it themselves !! Butthurt over a lyric correction when thats the whole purpose of the app in the first place !! Buncha white geeks and nerds over there vulturing hip hop culture.. Im deleting this corny misleading glitch-filled app !!
Just needs one more thing!
by headabovewaterx on 2019/09/17 06:34
Wish it had Spotify integration since I don’t use Apple Music. But other than that I love it!!
This app is lacking
by Shabbaskwazz on 2019/09/17 06:15
First off it has a lag that makes you have to like open the app before you even start a song to just queue it up. Also when you try to make a lyric pic it only gives you space for like two bars. They should give more customization to get the lyrics we want in the pic. Also it used to pick up what songs I was playing from Apple Music but it hasn’t done that in forever. One star.this app also makes the music stop randomly when you open the app and listen to music from same device. How is that a thing with a lyrics app?
more than a few issues but great
by Nyckname0 on 2019/09/14 19:26
The whole genius is great. but both the app and the website are a severe headache to use. both are super heavy to load and the iOS app has a few annoying bugs or whatever. most of the time when i switch to another app the lyrics is gone and i have to search again. it's super hard to press the greyed lines to see the explanation (i mean it sometimes doesn't trigger). and it's not smooth even a tiny bit.
Terrible/ unusable
by TMorawski19 on 2019/09/14 14:54
Really disappointed in the app that’s built around music. The in-app advertisements cause Spotify music to stop playing on your phone. Will be deleting soon if problem persists
Not good on iOS
by Igor Barasov on 2019/09/09 16:50
Literally can’t use the keyboard.
COOL BUT...
by Aaron Bilbrey on 2019/09/06 06:07
It pauses the music I’m listening to while I’m viewing lyrics to play the preview I didn’t even click to hear OR a silent ad on the page will even pause my music. Very annoying. Please fix.
Lacking a big feature
by HerbieToodirty on 2019/09/06 04:58
It would be nice to have the song you’re currently listening to show up as “playing now.” It would make it more convenient for users. I thought the point of this app was to follow along to the lyrics of the song playing on your device. Maybe someone will eventually get it right
pls stop pausing my music
by Food135472 on 2019/09/05 17:59
i understand why ads are needed but i can’t read the lyrics while i’m listening to it or else the video ads will stop my music. i can’t get through one single song without my music being paused at least 3 times. it’s annoying
Loses your place
by Drewt_my_horn on 2019/09/04 08:06
Find some lyrics, switch to your music app, come back any later than a few seconds and the app will have reverted to the homepage, forcing you to search for the lyrics all over again.
Share button is unresponsive
by sbtokarz on 2019/09/03 03:04
The Share button is unresponsive on articles featured on the Home screen - the Share menu doesn’t appear after pressing. It does work for sharing song lyrics, however. I’ll bump my rating to 5 stars when this bug gets fixed - it’s been broken for awhile now.
HORRIBLE 😑😡
by shaylyn204 on 2019/09/02 21:01
The first day I downloaded it , it didn’t work at all I couldn’t even search anything y’all need to upgrade this app ASAP like right now and idc who sees this with y’all crusty self
Ad Prioritization
by GentJones on 2019/09/02 06:57
I understand that all the money comes from ads but when the ads constantly cut out music while you are also trying to read lyrics it can get a bit frustrating...
app logo is so ugly
by nickdandrea on 2019/09/01 22:11
please change it it makes me so sad
STOP ASKING FOR MY ITUNES LOGIN
by katemulder on 2019/09/01 03:56
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE stop asking for my iTunes login every time I open the app or leave it and go back to it. I love the idea, the information, the idea of this app. I loved the website before the app existed. But I rarely ever use it anymore because it is such a pain. C’mon guys. You’re better than these ridiculous bugs.
Needs improvement
by ZRawlT on 2019/08/31 17:10
Its good its just wayyyy too slow which means something to me since i never do reviews.
It’s Tweaking
by brianna_avaloss on 2019/08/31 16:24
I search for something and nothing pops up at all.
Genius is genius when it works
by Rar2014 on 2019/08/31 14:52
I love your app and it keeps me up to date with everything music. Just fix the bugs please the app crashes on me every time I open it.
Make it stop stopping my music
by Lch7777278594737 on 2019/08/31 05:52
When I click on the description of a lyric, the advertisements (I think) cause any playing music to stop. Incredibly frustrating. Using Spotify on an IPhone XS
Needs a lot of improvement.
by Jacob Herz on 2019/08/30 12:13
Needs a complete rehaul. Bloated, buggy, crashes a lot. Search algorithm is also pretty poor when trying to search songs by title. Most of the time the first few results are just songs with matching lyrics.
it’s a good app buttttt
by Madssssd . 😛💗 on 2019/08/29 05:46
it’s annoying, whenever i try to login it doesn’t work and when i go to look something up my keyboard disappears. 😔
Not that good
by an episode guest on 2019/08/28 12:09
It’s a really good app, it helped me figure out my taste of music and help me find the songs when i want new ones, there’s some stuff I don’t like though, like for example the chat, when i send links (on mobile) it doesn’t let me get into the chat anymore and on mobile i can’t change my profile picture it’s really exhausting. I’m giving this a 3 stars and I’ll put it up back to 5 when I get back into chats and its fixed.
Have to use other sites for lyrics now
by ThatFella2 on 2019/08/26 00:47
Showstopper making me go to a different source for lyrics: When trying to listen to a song in Spotify and follow along with the lyrics on Genius, Genius takes over the audio and pauses the Spotify song when you get to any of the Ads! I’m fine with the visual ad — make your money. But don’t make the non-audio ad take over the audio and stop music from playing in the background. People have been listing several annoyances that have cropped up in recent versions. The one above is the one that has me going to a different source for lyrics. Which is a shame because the accuracy of the lyrics on Genius is loads better than most other sources — or at least it was back when I first switched over to Genius years ago. Let’s see if the other sites have upped their game since.
I like the app and its features, but...
by G4GU on 2019/08/25 16:26
As I sais in the tittle: I really like the app and the different features it offers. Personally, I only use it for searching lyrics and that’s it (I don’t save songs, haven’t really mess with my porfile, and have yet to put any annotations in the lyrics). It gives me what I need, and in the way I can connect with other people by reading their lyrics annotations. My only concerns about the app are really just two specific things: 1) when switching from this app to another and then re-entering the app, it seems to reset itself (meaning it sends me to the main page, and I have to find the artist, and the album, and the song all over again). This might not be really tedious for some people, but it certainly is for me. 2) There is a certain video ad that stops the song that is currently playing. I find this EXTREMELY annoying, and would as long as to argue that this kind of ads should not be used in this kind of app (an app in which you read lyrics of songs you are currently playing). As I stated, these are the only two concerns I have towards the app. I really enjoy reading the lyrics of my favorite songs, and also getting to see what the fandom things the lyrics mean. But these two things I mentioned are very bothersome, to the point that I find myself wanting to use another app (although there aren’t many [if any] other apps that provide lyrics).
Ads interrupt music
by Bo55 72 on 2019/08/25 04:14
The ads that pop up when I’m reading lyrics for a song I’m listening to STOPS THE MUSIC. So dumb
Lacking Compared to Android
by GmxTrey on 2019/08/22 15:15
The fact I can only pull from Apple Music is not good. I understand I have an iPhone, but there are other music platforms where music can be saved to the device. No active banner of current song playing. No comments in the app. I’m glad articles and videos are there but either you are limiting yourself or the platform is the cause. Simple things make a big difference.
1 specific annoying detail..
by johnnyxcv on 2019/08/22 02:31
Overall great app, interesting insight and backstory on great songs but it has slowly been taken over by some idiotic songs that I feel like don’t even deserve an explanation. My BIGGEST pet peeve about this is app is that every single time I open up the app, it asks me for my iTunes password. Every time! And if I don’t put my password I can’t get to any video or song because I’m constantly being bombarded with the little pop up that I have to put in my password. So annoying!
new bugs make it hard to use
by youngscrappynerdy on 2019/08/18 01:40
there’s a new bug where every time i leave the app (and i don’t close it), it exits back to the home landing page. it makes it really annoying to use because if i’m looking at a song and go to answer a text or check something else, i have to go refind the song. And half the time, it doesn’t even save my prior search results, which makes that whole process longer.
Gotten worse
by abecky6374 on 2019/08/16 03:58
I’ve had genius for a few years now, it’s always been super helpful and easy to use. Recently it’s been displaying adds that automatically place and stop any music I have playing at the time. It’s annoying and makes following along with the song impossible because it won’t play while the add is there.
Music Pauses
by wyattv10 on 2019/08/15 05:43
I love this app to find lyrics to songs. I like to read the interpretations while listening to the music. However lately the ads have been causing my music to pause. If this issue could be fixed the app is nice.
Missing the “Currently Playing” feature
by Juliaxox on 2019/08/15 05:02
The biggest selling point to me about the genius app was the “currently playing” feature that linked my Apple Music to Genius. But now that’s gone and it frustrates me having to search the lyrics when it should be effortless.
Good update
by MikeboulSON on 2019/08/14 22:55
They finally fixed a lot. Wish they would add back the feature where you opened the app, and it already knew what song you were playing on Apple Music.
I love this app BUT THE ADS
by Griffin Small on 2019/08/12 18:35
This app is amazing but the ads pause your music so it’s hard to single along and read the lyrics.
Annoying af
by kyz17 on 2019/08/10 01:54
I hate having to sign in EACH TIME I use the app and even while using the app that’s needs to change!
Love it but it closes itself in the background too quick
by Mikerichh on 2019/08/09 17:10
Love the app. Overall it is fantastic and super helpful. One major annoyance for me is the fact that the app closes fully when put on the background within maybe 30 seconds. This means I have to tap the search bar and find the song I had up each time I switch apps. Hardly any other apps close fully this quickly so I wish there was a setting for this as it's pretty annoying (as often I switch between apps while using) Also- the search feature should customize based on the genres you listen to most or based off songs you have looked up in your history. Often I type in a rock song and pop or rap songs come up in the first slots which means I have to type more info in. I understand some songs or more popular and should show up first but I think a "smart" search option that learns from its user would be a fantastic addition for those who don't like mainstream music
New Update (5.6.0)
by asmblue on 2019/08/06 14:13
I LOVE THE NEW UPDATE!! This is what I’ve been waiting for!
Some ads causing music to pause
by •B€@$T• on 2019/08/06 04:16
great app, but some ads are causing my music to pause which is pretty annoying
No way to bookmark favorite lyrics or artists
by mctoast on 2019/07/30 02:11
This is a really great app for lyrics. The best even. However, there is one glaring flaw. There is no way to bookmark favorite lyrics or artists. Such a major oversight, and it’s REALLY frustrating. Please add these functions.
It keeps stopping my music :/
by itsnala on 2019/07/27 18:02
I’m someone who likes to read along with the lyrics as I’m listening to an album/song for the first time. But lately I’ve noticed I can’t go through a full album seamlessly on this app without it pausing my music (I’ve tried with Spotify and Apple Music) because of some ads or something on some of the lyrics pages. I could be scrolling through and there won’t even be a video ad sometimes but it still pauses my music and I can’t listen to a song while I look at the lyrics. I’ve been enjoying genius since 2011 (when it was orange and black and called rap genius) and have loved to see y’all grow and make really cool content. This is my first big disappointment with you’re service. @Genius developers, please fix this. Either auto-mute the ads or fix whatever bugs are there. Right now I’d be better off not having the app and just using the website.
Pauses third party music
by jayvaybay on 2019/07/27 13:42
Can’t follow along with any songs due to ads and the Apple Music recommended track popping up and pausing your music on a third party app. Completely takes away the whole reason for a lyric app.
Buggy. By design?
by Oreofuchi on 2019/07/27 04:20
If you switch out of the app to another app for any length of time, like to respond to a text, it makes you do your search again. Maybe they like making you so extra searches. Inflate numbers.
“Music app” that pauses music for ads
by fooie but taken on 2019/07/26 20:38
I can deal with scrolling past ads to read the lyrics but pausing the music?? Nothing kills the vibe like having to re-play the song and often times you will have to completely close the app. Which is epic because if you aren’t in the app for a few seconds it will crash so you have to search what you were reading/listening to again. Better off just using the genius website within the google app
Videos
by 🤜🤛👋👌👍 on 2019/07/26 16:09
The app is fine but the when I watch the music videos like Lights it just freezes for a few seconds and then exits out of app and it’s super annoying. Sometimes it only gets to the beginning of the video before the music starts and other times it’s good until the middle or right when it’s getting good. If they fixed this one thing they would be getting five stars
Contributions are popularity based
by Censoredbygrindr on 2019/07/21 04:44
The way this app is set up for contributions is a popularity contest. If you haven’t earned many points than anyone with more points than you can delete your annotations or suggestions with no explanation or reason. Most of the annotations are off the wall, but don’t bother trying to make suggestions if you’re new to the app. People delete what they don’t like to hear or because they’re jealous that you have more clarity or knowledge about the lyrics. Sometimes I get a little bit of understanding regarding a song that is complex, but typically it’s comedy.
What you need but could be better
by kingsarb on 2019/07/19 16:03
The app has a nice layout but I wish it was faster when listening to music to find the lyrics and it doesn’t have a history of songs you’ve looked at.
I love this app
by Rebrabkram on 2019/07/17 01:46
Not just the lyrics, but the “what who and why” behind the lyrics.
Ads
by iBlindSide74 on 2019/07/17 00:16
Why would would you put those ads in the middle of lyrics? They play with sound and interrupt the music I’m listening to and keeps turning it off.
Request
by Don Ysf on 2019/07/09 23:05
all i wanna say is that ur app is so easy and amazing and barely complete, one thing missing is u guys should add option where u can save all lyrics to offline mode without needing to press single music and save it, for example, i have like 2k musics on my playlist, so i wanna save ‘em all instantly, this option will help a lot, so please make it asap. thanks for the app again💙
This app would be great if it actually worked
by MxxCxmxr on 2019/07/09 16:50
I like the Genius service, and I thought having the app would really improve on this service. It does not. I’ve had the app for over 2 years now and I’ve still not seen any major improvements. It’s slow. It crashes frequently. It randomly won’t allow you to click on some annotations. It also will cut into your audio because of the ads, so a major functionality (that should be free) of following along with the lyrics is broken. There’s so much potential here to be a great app, but it’s not. Don’t waste your time, the 3.7 rating this app currently has is not accurate at all, should be much lower.
When you leave the app you lose your place in the lyrics...
by kaitcourier on 2019/07/08 23:28
Which is frustrating because I leave the app to restart the song or something and then have to search again and restart the song and so on.
CONSTANTLY asks to login to my itunes account
by 6od on 2019/07/08 17:13
...rendering the app unusable. why do i need to log in to my itunes/app store account?? there’s no special feature. i never purchased anything. yet it asks EVERY SINGLE TIME i open the app. when i open the app, i HAVE TO enter my password for itunes or else i can’t even do a basic lyric search, which is slow and glitchy at best. i’m using an iphone 7 so this really should not be a problem. then if i switch to another app, while leaving genius open in the background, when i switch back to genius (which if aren’t logged into with my password), it will ask AGAIN for my itunes password. even though i had JUST put it in. if my screen locks, i have to enter my password. ITS RIDICULOUS. and if you wanted to remain on the same lyrics page? FORGET IT. you have to start your glitchridden slow search allllll over again. i’m deleting it and using the web version. it’s not worth it anymore.
Pausing music from other apps.
by LacCaddy on 2019/07/06 21:04
When listening to something on Spotify and reading along to the lyrics on Genius, there will be video ads that cause the music to stop.
i don’t have apple music
by [gr8] on 2019/07/05 07:04
and it doesn’t work with spotify
Love looking up lyrics
by llcawthorne on 2019/07/05 00:55
I love looking up lyrics for songs I’m listening to. I can’t understand why it thinks I want it to play a sample of a song from Apple Music that I’m already listening to though. It interrupts my music to play an incomplete sample of the song I was already listening to. Then I have to minimize Genius and go back to Music and restart my song playing. Why do you do this?!?
Can’t see the comments
by Duka237 on 2019/06/28 19:38
I hate the facts that I can’t see comments
Great Lyric Finder
by Kolsrer on 2019/06/22 16:10
anytime i wanna find a song that i don't know the name, this app helps me with any song
Waste of 68.3MB
by BabyDoomer on 2019/06/22 09:24
- Lags consistently - Searching for a song is like trying to find BigFoot - Crashes often - Asks for Apple ID every time you open the app - One in blue (for me) I would select a lyric and be stuck on a loading screen until I restarted the app Overall I love the idea , maybe more dedicated developers who care about the musical experience for the listeners could make this app 10 times better, until then its a pretty mediocre app.
Not User Friendly
by Zara Employee on 2019/06/21 16:52
Search bar doesn’t work: the keyboard glitches and won’t come up whenever I need to search something. I also had no idea how to find how to add lyrics, etc. the app is absolutely not user friendly and would rather get on my computer and use the website.
Ight
by elmayimbu on 2019/06/20 11:43
Love the app, but all of a sudden these ads pop up with the lyrics and stops my music, gets me really frustrated at times
advertisements literally STOP you're music and ply on repeat
by nxjzoamwbdyzijafuco on 2019/06/19 19:14
the app updated so that upon opening it starts playing a video ad in the background that NEVER ENDS. you literally can't listen to music and have this app open or else it just plays ads on repeat and pauses your music. when did this happen? the app is actually unusuable until they fix this, you can't listen to music and read the lyrics anymore, it forces you to listen to THE SAME AD OVER AND OVER ON REPEAT UNTIL YOU CLOSE THE APP. I EVEN CLOSED THE AD AND THE SOUND STILL PLAYS
Ads
by gen98b on 2019/06/18 19:21
Yo what is wrong with you, if I wanna the app I don’t wanna listen to ads
The background music in the ad won’t stop
by qwantre on 2019/06/17 05:58
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Great online, but app has a small problem
by Sorlena on 2019/06/15 22:37
I love and trust this anytime I need lyrics to a song! It works great in a browser like safari. But when I downloaded the app and tried searching for music or lyrics, the keyboard wouldn’t appear. I’d press the search bar, and for a split second the keyboard would appear, but disappear without giving me a chance to type anything. Please please PLEASE fix this!! Will greatly improve my experience with the app!
FIX THIS ASAP!!
by BIG NUTTZ IN YA MOUTHH on 2019/06/15 19:57
Every time I open this app, it requires me to enter my Apple ID password every single time. It’s so annoying. Idk if anyone has this problem. It might be that my Apple Music is linked to genius and constantly asks me for my password.
Zero Stars; App Takes Way Too Long to Load
by xndkxjfjfjfjfnn on 2019/06/15 08:23
app takes forever to load 🙄
Slow and clunky
by cig saddle on 2019/06/14 12:56
The search engine in this app is really slow, and sometimes it’s hard to find your intended result that will be mixed in with seemingly unrelated songs of completely different titles. It’s never faster than just using your search engine of choice and just finding the lyrics or videos on the internet.
Ads.
by beingcrustyyyyy on 2019/06/13 17:39
This app used to be my favorite app, I loved it so much and would always use it in the car listening to music But now it’s the worst app on my phone. It doesn’t let me listen to music and look at lyrics and the unknown ad sounds that plays in the back ground is so annoying! It makes my mood go from happy and jamming out to just annoyed and frustrated! What’s the point if I can’t listen and look at lyrics at the same time?!?! Horrible.
Could be improved!
by thebillyross on 2019/06/13 12:04
App works great but if I try to open the app while playing music it immediately cuts to some ad (or what I think is an ad) and it continues to play on loop until you figure out how to stop it.
Insane Refresh
by SketchySteven on 2019/06/11 10:20
Why does this app refresh every single time you leave and come back to it? I’ve lost so many posts and searches when I’ve left to start a song over ... only to return to your opening screen. And why does it take so long to load? I want to love this app!
Missing Great Feature and Minor Bug
by User_12738 on 2019/06/10 19:30
The app is great overall but there’s a feature that used to exist but was removed for some reason. 1. While playing a song on Apple Music you used to be able to open the genius app and a pop up if the song playing would appear at the bottom of the screen but that’s gone now for some reason. It’s a bummer that you have to search the song now. (Maybe this happened after the addition of the “play on Apple Music” bar but it’s annoying when I’m already listening to the song I’m reading the lyrics too. We can still have both features simultaneously though.) 2. The bug is when I’m playing a song and reading the lyrics to it the Genius app stops playing the song once I reach an add. The only way to fix this is to click play on the “play on Apple Music” bar which is aggravating because I was already playing it. This is obviously not a feature but a bug. If I switch to reading a different song then yes I’ll click to play it on the genius app but I’d just prefer if the apps worked together better.
Need to fix Apple password pop up
by BMann260 on 2019/06/10 12:11
Appears every time you open the app
Can no long have Spotify playing with the app open...
by ChanceKonn on 2019/06/10 05:52
Doesn’t work with Spotify anymore.. you can’t play a song on Spotify and look at the lyrics in the app.
Good app
by Ok gymnastics is cool on 2019/06/09 09:38
Makes it easy to find lyrics to songs although it is glitchy sometimes
Fix everything
by lewsreviews on 2019/06/09 01:09
Nothing but ads and crashes, can’t even type in the search. Can’t click on lyrics without sending me somewhere else
Plays audio for a lyrics app
by Davidbowieman on 2019/06/07 22:23
Constantly interrupted my music with ads, I used genius because I don’t always know what rappers are saying now I guess I’ll find a new app. I will not be installing this until they remove the noice or at least give you an option to mute! Super disappointed I’ve used the site for years...I don’t recommend it to anyone when there’s google that won’t stop your music.
Bug Fixes
by Cunstructive Critik on 2019/06/07 02:52
App is in need of some serious bug fixes. The search bar malfunctions and I should be able to delete my history
Ads
by Crispy Coffee on 2019/06/07 00:07
The ads or something stop my songs from playing on my phone. It’s really annoying. Even if I get rid of the tab and go back into the app, it still does it. In my opinion, everything else is fine.
Pauses music frequently.
by Jgrlhy on 2019/05/31 14:44
I’ll be listening to a song on Spotify while looking through lyrics on this app, and the music gets paused. If I turn it back on, it pauses again as I flick through the lyrics. This is pretty bad for any app, but for one that’s music-focused, it’s just unacceptable.
Love this app but ads interrupt music
by tileno1010 on 2019/05/31 12:52
I listen to music on Spotify and the ads that appear on the lyric pages on the genius app interrupts and stops my music from playing. I’m fine with ads but the fact that it interrupts the music is so annoying.
Great when it works, which isn’t now (ok now it is)
by Tim Twarkleless on 2017/10/22 18:36
After the latest update did nothing to fix Genius’s many issues, i deleted and reinstalled the app, and it’s been working quite well since, so I bumped the rating back up, but I’m going to leave my original review in case said problems come back. Plus it’s a handy guide to the types of issues that in my case at least could be addressed with reinstallation. I looooooove Genius, a treasure trove of hidden insights into songs you already love and thought you knew, as well as a portal for discovering new music you haven’t had a chance to love yet. Problem is, over the last 2 or 3 updates, it’s become a chore to interact with, frequently freezing on the very first screen. Today was the first day in ~two weeks that I’ve even been able to get to the search bar, and only then by popping in Siri and then exiting. The app hung with me as I perused four annotations on one song, but when I tried to follow a link to a different song in the fourth annotation, *CRASH*. Started the app back up, frozen at the home screen, and this time summoning SIRI was no help. For the past two weeks I’ve wanted to see if there are any good annotations for Deerhunter songs. The app in its current state deserves one star, but I gave it two just because Genius is so wonderful...when it actually works.
Pretty good overall but has some glitches
by ksi sob ios never on 2017/12/12 23:37
I love the app. I love the interface and the way you navigate throughout the app. But a few things that are really irritating and annoying are: 1. When you watch the videos in the app and you try to flip your device sideways the video will stay in the upright position (even with lock rotation on allowing you to freely move your portrait), which is annoying since the picture is already as small as it is. 2. There is a feature in the app where in a song you can take a picture given to you from the artist or your own picture and take lyrics from a particular song and put it over the picture. It makes for a cool background but every time i want to make one right before i save it to my camera roll the app decides to crash. It’s a bummer because i can’t find a way to get around it. 3. When you download the app you can sign into a profile like any other app now but in Genius your profile is almost meaningless. They make it out like you can personalize your profile based on your style of music, which seems cool, but is not really the case. If you sign into google it takes your google account picture and makes it your profile picture without giving you a way to change it later. Overall the profile tab seems worthless now, but could be better in the future. Great app overall tho, 4.5 / 5.
Missing Great Feature and Minor Bug
by User_12738 on 2019/06/10 19:30
The app is great overall but there’s a feature that used to exist but was removed for some reason. 1. While playing a song on Apple Music you used to be able to open the genius app and a pop up if the song playing would appear at the bottom of the screen but that’s gone now for some reason. It’s a bummer that you have to search the song now. (Maybe this happened after the addition of the “play on Apple Music” bar but it’s annoying when I’m already listening to the song I’m reading the lyrics too. We can still have both features simultaneously though.) 2. The bug is when I’m playing a song and reading the lyrics to it the Genius app stops playing the song once I reach an add. The only way to fix this is to click play on the “play on Apple Music” bar which is aggravating because I was already playing it. This is obviously not a feature but a bug. If I switch to reading a different song then yes I’ll click to play it on the genius app but I’d just prefer if the apps worked together better.
Genius is fantastic, but the app needs to stop asking for my iTunes password
by djlemonfresh on 2019/04/05 21:42
i love genius. have loved it for years. i think the site/app is a must for anyone who cares about music & lyrics. however every time i open the app it asks me to sign into iTunes again, prompting me to re-enter my password. it’s been doing that for at least several months, on both my new XR and the 6s i had before that. they really need to fix this, as it is very frustrating. Face ID/Touch ID isn’t an option it seems; i have to type out my password manually every time i launch the app, or it becomes unusable. if i decline, then it hounds me incessantly with the password pop-up. (note to devs: FWIW, my iTunes account is different from my iCloud account. i have 2 accounts on my iPhone, one for iCloud and one older account for iTunes. iOS allows and understands this. it’s a normal - although perhaps not a super common - thing. perhaps that’s the issue... however the genius app is showing the correct account/email address - the one i use for iTunes - in the pop-up prompts, and it does accept my password each time. so maybe that’s not the issue. hard to say). anyway if they could fix this, i would be a much happier user. as it is, it can be a chore to use, if i just want to quickly peak at some lyrics on a whim.
Love it but it closes itself in the background too quick
by Mikerichh on 2019/08/09 17:10
Love the app. Overall it is fantastic and super helpful. One major annoyance for me is the fact that the app closes fully when put on the background within maybe 30 seconds. This means I have to tap the search bar and find the song I had up each time I switch apps. Hardly any other apps close fully this quickly so I wish there was a setting for this as it's pretty annoying (as often I switch between apps while using) Also- the search feature should customize based on the genres you listen to most or based off songs you have looked up in your history. Often I type in a rock song and pop or rap songs come up in the first slots which means I have to type more info in. I understand some songs or more popular and should show up first but I think a "smart" search option that learns from its user would be a fantastic addition for those who don't like mainstream music
really?
by yall stink on 2018/11/26 22:22
this was my FAVORITE app to read lyrics on. as an animator and story artists that loves to use songs with my creations, this was my heaven. I LIVED for the feature where I could listen and read the lyrics AT THE SAME TIME. But now I can’t listen to it without getting the stupid “Apple Music” crap. I’m poor man. I don’t have money to spare for a streaming service when there are others that work perfectly fine! And in some cases, there isn’t even an option to PLAY the song! Total BS. Bring it back to the original and stop worrying about partnerships with apple. Please. Also!!!! This app seems to prioritize rap songs. Which I have literally nothing against, I listen to rap and it’s handy when I want the lyrics. But it’s not handy when I’m looking for a song that’s not as mainstream (which I also get is going to be harder to find, but when it’s buried underneath tons of rap songs that only have the lyrics of the worlds I typed in and that’s not the NAME, it gets annoying) I can’t find it! I can see are lyrical keywords, and not the actual song TITLES. Annoying. I get it helps, but have the songs titles first man.
Problems
by smittyrocks99 on 2019/01/04 17:14
I use genius multiple times a day and I think it’s probably the best app for its purpose. There’s just a couple problems I have with it. First problem and the worst is the Apple ID sign in. Every time I get on the app it pulls up the little box to sign into my Apple ID. I’ll sign in and after about 10 minutes it pops up again and it’s not my phone it’s got to be the app. It’s the only one that makes me do it and I’ve tried different devices and deleting it but nothing has fixed the problem. My second problem isn’t as bad as the first. Now I know there are a lot of artists out there but there are a lot of song lyrics and artist that have around one hundred thousand listeners and are missing music on here. Along with the problem of when you search an artist and go to their page there will be duplicates of songs.
Was Excellent, Needs to Get Better
by hcaZhcaZ on 2017/11/20 04:59
I’m not sure if anyone else has experienced the extremely slow lag whenever you open the app while listening to a song? It’s almost as if it doesn’t register tapping within the app, either it takes a couple minutes to register or crashes, and I’ve been waiting for an update to fix this for over a month. Other than this functionality issues, the app should really have lyric editing and metadata editing features that are included on the website. These key components would help add convenience to contributors on the go without needing access to a compute, which quite frankly should’ve been added quite a while ago. Other than the basic speed issue and the added features, still a great app with loads of excellent aspects that just need some rework :^)
I like it but some annoying issues
by hjehwjwnahaudjsnkqlslfllr on 2019/05/18 19:36
If you scroll to fast it simply just returns you to the top of the page. Sometimes you click on a line of lyrics to see the annotation and it displays the annotation for a completely different line. In NWA’s “Gangsta Gangsta”, on the last group of lines at the end of the page, it either fails to completely load a line of lyrics or makes them appear out of nowhere when clicking on a completely different line. These issues have been around on the app for a short while and honestly I thought they would have fixed them by now. I hate to say it, but I think they’re just ignoring these problems and bugs because they seem like minor issues that could be fixed. But the problem is that these minor issues make the app frustrating to use sometimes because they happen so often. Other than those bugs, I think it’s a great app.
I like the app and its features, but...
by G4GU on 2019/08/25 16:26
As I sais in the tittle: I really like the app and the different features it offers. Personally, I only use it for searching lyrics and that’s it (I don’t save songs, haven’t really mess with my porfile, and have yet to put any annotations in the lyrics). It gives me what I need, and in the way I can connect with other people by reading their lyrics annotations. My only concerns about the app are really just two specific things: 1) when switching from this app to another and then re-entering the app, it seems to reset itself (meaning it sends me to the main page, and I have to find the artist, and the album, and the song all over again). This might not be really tedious for some people, but it certainly is for me. 2) There is a certain video ad that stops the song that is currently playing. I find this EXTREMELY annoying, and would as long as to argue that this kind of ads should not be used in this kind of app (an app in which you read lyrics of songs you are currently playing). As I stated, these are the only two concerns I have towards the app. I really enjoy reading the lyrics of my favorite songs, and also getting to see what the fandom things the lyrics mean. But these two things I mentioned are very bothersome, to the point that I find myself wanting to use another app (although there aren’t many [if any] other apps that provide lyrics).
Has a few annoyances...
by Jargonloster on 2017/10/26 00:43
Overall the app is great, but here are a few of the issues I have with it. • When viewing a song, there are a few videos the app recommends at the top and they don’t have anything to do with the song you’re actually viewing. I wish there was a setting that just disabled them because I’ll literally never watch one. • When searching for songs, I often search for the title of a song I already know, because I want to read the lyrics. The app seemingly prioritizes lyrics as keywords before song titles. I wish there was a setting to choose priority of search results because sometimes I’ll type the exact title of a song and it won’t find it unless I also add the artist name. So there’s my long-winded short list of issues I have with the app. Hopefully the developers see this. 😘
More inclusion
by bs.trap on 2019/10/08 18:59
I love the app, really it’s something new and unique and in my opinion an essential since today music+phone are in the same place so more than likely you’ll run into a song you like and will want to know what the lyrics meant or why they were written, in comes Genius, its quick and very simple to use. However, the news section is always filled up with rap news, not sure if because thats what most people listen to now but I personally and im sure i can speak for many of my friends; would prefer to be able to select what genres we want to see, i like rock, and Genius doesn’t really help me discover new rock music or see news rock related. These are just my 2¢.
Almost there!
by ASV_817 on 2018/12/02 06:15
The app is great, but even when putting certain song titles I get something else, and it gets annoying where I also have to put an artist name right after the title to find the right song, also there should be an option when going to search a song’s lyrics to be a quick select option instead of having to search for it, which could work out great if you have Apple Music connected to the app just like when you change songs within the app it lets your quickly select the songs lyrics I would like that but quick and easy when I open the app it shows the option to pull up the song lyrics easily, besides a few search problems which can be done better and quicker access to lyrics on a currently playing song the app is great but those two things hold it back from getting a 5 star rating from me
So-so
by Samar Stan on 2018/05/15 15:21
I understand this app has only been around since 2009; but it really needs to find a better way to pin point lyrics when the user tries to search them. There’s been countless times I’ve typed in a full sentence to a song, and absolutely none of the right references pop up, then I’ll head to Google and the first one is the one I’m referring to. They really need to get this under control because it can be really frustrating trying to find a single song or like just knowing a certain line or too and really trying to figure out which song it is. I understand you can record it to figure out, similar to Shazam, but I’m not always actually listening to it. I’ll just recall a line or two that stood out and I want to know what song it is. Otherwise it is a good app and the lyrics are most often than not accurate.
Searching lyrics
by CamPoloMan on 2018/08/04 12:55
The app is great for when you can only remember a small portion of a song. Just type what you remember into the search bar and every song with those lyrics pops up with a preview of the line and the words you typed in bold. My only suggestion is that when you select a song from the list, the app should take you to that part of the song rather than starting you at the beginning. Scrolling through the entire song looking for one phrase can be annoying. Especially when you already don’t remember what was sad before it. Other than that, the app could improve from a few minor adjustments. But overall 4.5/5. I love how genius has grown over the years.
CONSTANTLY asks to login to my itunes account
by 6od on 2019/07/08 17:13
...rendering the app unusable. why do i need to log in to my itunes/app store account?? there’s no special feature. i never purchased anything. yet it asks EVERY SINGLE TIME i open the app. when i open the app, i HAVE TO enter my password for itunes or else i can’t even do a basic lyric search, which is slow and glitchy at best. i’m using an iphone 7 so this really should not be a problem. then if i switch to another app, while leaving genius open in the background, when i switch back to genius (which if aren’t logged into with my password), it will ask AGAIN for my itunes password. even though i had JUST put it in. if my screen locks, i have to enter my password. ITS RIDICULOUS. and if you wanted to remain on the same lyrics page? FORGET IT. you have to start your glitchridden slow search allllll over again. i’m deleting it and using the web version. it’s not worth it anymore.
WE NEED COMMENTS BACK!
by Nkabiii on 2018/04/02 17:02
I love this app it really makes me appreciate music more, and i love that i can get to know the artists jntentions behind the meaning of a song. the interface is easy to use and i love that i can even find songs from mixtapes on the app. BUT AND ITS A BIT BUT WHY CAN YOU COMMENT IN SONGS ANYMORE?! i definitely remember doing it in the past but now i can’t? what gives? great conversations would happen in the comments section and i really this this app benefits from that. please bring back comments EVERYONE will thank you later!🙏🏾
could use some fixing
by 150dreamteamnlmbripallmyniggas on 2019/05/06 16:54
one of the main things I see when looking through the lyrics is sometimes they’re wrong or the “meaning” is a stretch I understand it’s sort of a wikipedia kind of “anyone” can make changes but I and i’m sure a lot others , appreciate when you get the artist to try to clear things up a little , only because it’s easier for the person who made the song the describe it . I also know a lot of artist like to leave their songs up for interpretation. Kinda like “it’s what you what it to mean “ The main problem id wish for you to fix is the bug that makes the app crash when you delete a comment .. i would say make an edit option but i feel as if that’s not necessary.
Ads galore
by shaneplaysgolf on 2017/10/11 13:09
Keeps opening the App Store randomly, especially when trying to use the search feature, taking me to some random games or apps that are apparently embedded somewhere in the background of this app. It is unusable when this happens, especially when I switch back to the app and it happens 3 more times instantaneously. I would also appreciate if the lyrics were able to sync to what I’m listening to, like Musixmatch does. Last complaint: the “now playing” or “currently playing” pop up lasts about 2 seconds and after that you are forced to search for the song rather than the app being more intuitive and leaving that information somewhere that could easily be referenced. A minor annoyance, but again when I click on search, I’m redirected to the App Store multiple times as part of an ad.
Disgusting
by jaskaranbains on 2017/12/05 00:21
This app is a utterly useless it runs incredibly slow takes a second for whatever is on the home/ recommended page to load then only responds to any other commands after that has finished loaded when I search a song and click on it the lyrics take forever to load basically I think it's a necessity of an app but it needs to be faster and I feel as if genius pays too much mind too the videos and all the supplements of the good stuff it has what most people really use it for are lyrics and their corresponding explanation I still have this app because I am hoping an update will fix it but whenever I need to find lyrics and meanings I Google it on the Google app and it loads instantly no lag no delay if the website loads faster and is more functioning than the company's app then there's a problem
Great Idea, Poor Execution
by Krisp16 on 2019/04/02 16:44
This app is a great idea, I like using Genius to find lyrics to a song and get some information on those lyrics, that is about the only good thing about the app. The functionality of the app is bad, when you search for a song or album you don’t get all of the possible searches you can get, you only get the popular choices. Another thing I wish was different about this app is when you try editing an album or song to adjust it to its correct lyrics it is basically impossible, you are able to modify the lyrics if there is a wrong word in there but can not modify a whole album to add a few songs that were left out of the album. There is no place to edit something that is incorrect or even a place to report a problem to Genius which is frustrating.
Crashes CONSTANTLY
by Freshprinceofbethel on 2017/12/18 20:54
This app is freezing on opening and will pause the music that is playing. This is extremely irritating I wish I could give this a worse review. BROKEN APP. Amazing app for finding out song meanings. It's downfall comes with it's extremely slow load times, frequently freezes and crashes, frequently stops the music you are currently listening to so you have to switch back into the music app to play it again. App takes longer to search for music than the songs are in length. This app is actually almost unusable. I don't understand why it crashes every single time you search for a song. The music stops playing every like five annotations you open up and opens up to ads. This app is useless if they don't fix these problems.
Only one issue.
by Grieco_ninefour on 2018/09/04 06:38
Been using this app for years, huge user. But just recently, today, I was scrolling, while playing music from my phone, and the advertisement was a video that just started playing. Causing the music to stop of course. I understand having to advertise and make money, but if it stops my music, it’s literally contradicting to the whole reason that I’m using the app on the first place. Keep up the awesome work, just fix this one thing. I’ve never posted a review on here before, but this was worth it in my opinion.
Song not there
by Pinkfrosting358 on 2018/06/04 03:44
Recently I downloaded this app because it popped up when I was searching for something else I pressed on the add and it took me too the website I searched up the song the skyluar sisters from Hamilton on the website and it popped up first thing so I downloaded the app for better content keep in mind that same exact song that I searched up was at the top the very first song any ways when I searched it in the app search bar I couldn't find it is it just that you don't update the same songs or that I didn't look hard enough and the app also took 20 minutes too load
Must Have
by Ferniejoke on 2017/10/20 01:27
Genius has proven to me that it has the most accurate lyrics along with a lot of insight into the tracks. It gives an insight into the tracks as a whole and the meaning of its verses. It has a huge library of lyrics, even some songs that seemed to be not as famous or popular. Genius also is great for songs of other countries and languages such as Mexico and latin america with the spanish lyrics. A must have simple to use amd search app. Theres no singing and guessing in my car or wherever i go anymore!
Some suggestions for the developers
by abelitocorona on 2019/01/01 21:17
This app in regards to the iPad version is fairly good. I’d rather use genius on the web rather than the app except for the fact that this app integrates itself with Apple Music so you can listen to the full version on songs without signing in. I would also prefer for the layout of the app to be more like desktops rather than a blown up iPhone app. Possibly allow for picture in picture music videos as well. Also, make sure the music videos actually work. Just checked that right now. Another thing is the icon, please just look at how badly cropped it is. Really does not lead to a good user experience.
1 specific annoying detail..
by johnnyxcv on 2019/08/22 02:31
Overall great app, interesting insight and backstory on great songs but it has slowly been taken over by some idiotic songs that I feel like don’t even deserve an explanation. My BIGGEST pet peeve about this is app is that every single time I open up the app, it asks me for my iTunes password. Every time! And if I don’t put my password I can’t get to any video or song because I’m constantly being bombarded with the little pop up that I have to put in my password. So annoying!
Great overall
by RITZCRACKERZ41 on 2018/02/08 08:13
Just one problem, I'll listen to a song from my library then I'll go on genius, then when I click on certain lyrics and the description pops up, a 30 second video ad will start playing and I have to go back to my music app to resume playing the song. I even tried using the "watch music video feature" and it continued to do this. Love the app besides this issue and I use it all the time but this is a little annoying.
Can’t even search songs
by Jeffery Tann on 2017/11/14 09:05
Second I click on a song or find it from the app listening it will glitch out and i can’t do anything. I have to shut down the app completely multiple times for it even go back to the main screen. Somehow when it freezes it’ll literally just be like a picture of my phone when it was on that screen. If I had WiFi on and turn it off, WiFi will be over lapping my LTE symbol when I go back to the frozen app even though I don’t have WiFi on. lyrics won’t load, description won’t load, name of song and album art won’t load half the time. I love genius as a site but fix your app because it’s broken.
Almost Perfect - The Best of It’s Kind
by Orocco on 2018/05/02 12:17
It serves its purpose flawlessly. Because I only use it for two things: (1.) to search for lyrics of a particular song (2.) to quickly see the lyrics of the song I am listening to I think all the other functions, regardless of how well they work, are useless to me. But I am grateful that the part I care about works very well and almost never fails. I have one complaint, two suggestions: 1.) I wish there was a tab or something within the app when you open it to see a list of the most recent song lyrics you’ve looked at 2.) a tan or something within the app of saved or favorite lyrics, so I wouldn’t have to research or re-listen to a certain song, just to remind myself of the lyrics. I recommend this app, it has served me well.
This app would be great if it actually worked
by MxxCxmxr on 2019/07/09 16:50
I like the Genius service, and I thought having the app would really improve on this service. It does not. I’ve had the app for over 2 years now and I’ve still not seen any major improvements. It’s slow. It crashes frequently. It randomly won’t allow you to click on some annotations. It also will cut into your audio because of the ads, so a major functionality (that should be free) of following along with the lyrics is broken. There’s so much potential here to be a great app, but it’s not. Don’t waste your time, the 3.7 rating this app currently has is not accurate at all, should be much lower.
Frequently used...
by Melonpillar on 2017/10/11 01:10
I could do without people’s “interpretations“ of the meanings of the song lyrics. I don’t particularly care to know what some random schmo thinks Marcus Mumford is trying to convey in his music. Having said that, this app has by far the most accurate lyrics I’ve found. I like the capability to recognize what is currently playing, or to search if the app doesn’t recognize the song automatically. I also like the meme generator.
Service is amazing, implementation is less so
by stephilippou on 2018/10/26 06:14
Genius is awesome as it provides a platform for people to discuss and use their collective knowledge to uncover the meaning behind lyrics. However, the app itself has a myriad of technical glitches. Sometimes the keyboard will randomly appear at the top of the screen. There’s a persistent notification under the “Me” tab even after I tap the bell and no notification is there. Genius is my go-to for the in-depth analysis of lyrics and I hope the developers will keep squashing the bugs to create a more usable app.
**USED** to be great
by dg2017xx on 2019/05/28 04:09
I used to love the fact that I could listen to music in my music library (that I’ve purchased through iTunes) and read the lyrics at the same time. It was so convenient, especially after new music releases. Apparently, now you can no longer do that. If you’d like to read lyrics while listening, you need Apple Music. And if you don’t have Apple Music, an extremely annoying and loud ad will just keep playing over and over. It’s disappointing, to say the least, that I now need a paid monthly service to utilize this app the way I used to.
Contributions are popularity based
by Censoredbygrindr on 2019/07/21 04:44
The way this app is set up for contributions is a popularity contest. If you haven’t earned many points than anyone with more points than you can delete your annotations or suggestions with no explanation or reason. Most of the annotations are off the wall, but don’t bother trying to make suggestions if you’re new to the app. People delete what they don’t like to hear or because they’re jealous that you have more clarity or knowledge about the lyrics. Sometimes I get a little bit of understanding regarding a song that is complex, but typically it’s comedy.
Auto playing video ads ruin this app
by Thirty two chins on 2018/11/02 14:16
Yes, this is a big thing for me which is why 4 stars were taken off. If I decide to look up lyrics for a song I’m listening to on my phone, the song gets cut off for an ad about GoT or a new preview popular movie. I get the company wants to make money but why have ads that take over the screen to play a video, or that cut off your music (which you paid for) when most people are likely listening to the song they’re looking up? It’s irritating to be following along and then get your device covered by some ad that cuts off your music. This needs to change.
A must for every music lover
by Emphoto on 2018/03/05 17:51
I tried Shazam for a long time. It’s full of glut and hard to just search for a song. This app works awesome—not only from r lyrics but for some Nghia’s discussion as well. I was pleasantly surprised to see one of my favorite artists, Propaganda, co-signed several annotations in his songs. This a great tool to give insight into artists music—granted, it necessitates music that you may need to think more deeply about. Good stuff!
One of the best ways to really learn about music
by Kdhdufbds on 2017/10/07 22:16
Some people might use this app just to see the lyrics to certain songs, but Genius does much more than that. By reading into to the words of music, a huge group of people work hard to analyze the story behind and inside the songs. This really lets you get to know the artist, and understand what really makes each piece unique.
Just a suggestion
by LandonH121212 on 2019/01/12 06:10
Great app overall, surprisingly more songs on here than expected. Would be nice if there was a feature added which enables you to save songs which you’ve looked up, to a list; as opposed to just a few being on your recent search history. I’d like to go back and look at old ones I’ve researched from time to time.
Always been good till now
by Jeffmeister 2016 on 2018/01/30 04:56
I’ve never had a problem with the app only when lyrics aren’t shown up or the song that’s playing from my Apple Music. That’s fine though. The real problem is recently I haven’t been able to get into my genius app it always crashes and I can’t even get in the main screen before it crashes. This isn’t cool. I jus want to read lyrics on break and free time and it’s not working I’ve deleted the app and re downloaded three times already and each time it does it. Two stars for this for sure.
Secret Subscription
by Z30tr00p on 2018/12/25 02:46
I have used Genius for a long time without problems, it’s a great way to see lyrics and credits for songs. But recently, they have made it a paid service that cost money to even open the app. There was no warning of the switch to this paid usage, and I was unaware at the time I was throwing away my credit every time I opened the app.
Needs update
by Supposeddone on 2017/12/15 04:18
This isn’t just on my phone but on a past phone and my iPad. It’s super slow. Sometimes too slow where if you click on the song you’ve been looking for while the song is playing, the next song will start playing before the lyrics load. Just the home screen takes forever to load. It’s quite frustrating. I’ve since started using google for my lyrics because that’s 80x faster. I’m not even exaggerating.
Videos
by 🤜🤛👋👌👍 on 2019/07/26 16:09
The app is fine but the when I watch the music videos like Lights it just freezes for a few seconds and then exits out of app and it’s super annoying. Sometimes it only gets to the beginning of the video before the music starts and other times it’s good until the middle or right when it’s getting good. If they fixed this one thing they would be getting five stars
Great app for music lovers
by Fljeenfkjernfljne on 2017/11/17 05:10
Genius can know what song you are listening to and give info about the origins of a song who wrote it sometimes exactly where and the meaning of the lyrics animations on the app (normal use) is very smooth and well done only problem is it’s done by the public and not all song have stuff written but usually not a problem
A little frustrating now...
by cdee1 on 2017/10/04 21:06
I loved the Genius app and used it all the time. I loved the way it synced to my music and would show what I’m listening to currently to make looking up the lyrics easier. Up until recently it was a great app, but now I can barely use it. EVERY time I open the app I’m rerouted to the App Store to download some game. I close the App Store and go back to the app just to be rerouted again. I’m trying to listen to music not play a game. So frustrating.
Great App
by tChippy on 2017/11/14 05:36
Great app for giving you all the lyrics and reference for almost any song. Love the library import and now playing features. A little slow at times. Favorite thing is the quote share where you create an image for line(s) from a song but it needs to incorporate attribution from featured artists so I can quote the other artists on the track.
i love this app
by Shae7414 on 2017/10/21 00:49
it always has the lyrics to the song i’m looking for, it’s never disappointed me. i’m someone who doesn’t like unsolved problems and having a song stuck in your head and not knowing the lyrics is one of those that I cannot stand the most and this app always comes through. i’d recommend it to everyone.
Video ads are annoying
by justinm95 on 2017/09/28 00:09
I've always loved this app and have had it for years. But recently it has started opening video ads automatically that will stop any other audio that's playing (usually the song I'm reading the lyrics for) which is really annoying. And this happens for every song you look up and even when you tap to read the annotations. Without the constant ads, it's easily a five star app. Unfortunately, these ads make me not want to use it while I'm listening to music.
Love genius but app has some issues
by j_cull on 2019/03/14 01:23
I want to start off by saying that genius is by far the best lyrics website out there but there app is a little buggy. The main problem is sometimes the app just won't load lyrics. I will try to click on a song to view the lyrics and even though my internet connection is fast, it won't load the lyrics until I restart the app. Also, sometimes it just won't load search results for searched songs. All in all, genius is great, the app isn't.
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Genius: Song Lyrics & More
Description
Genius is the world’s biggest collection of song lyrics, videos and crowdsourced musical knowledge. SEARCH 1.7 MILLION+ SONGS Find annotated lyrics for all your favorite songs, or browse what's hot on Genius. VIEW GENIUS VIDEOS Watch interviews with your favorite artists about the music you love. TAP HIGHLIGHTED LINES TO READ ANNOTATIONS Explore a world of knowledge, crowdsourced from millions of obsessed fans – the Genius community. GET THE FACTS BEHIND THE TRACKS With verified content from artists and producers. FIND LYRICS FOR THE SONGS PLAYING AROUND YOU Hold your phone up to the music, tap the soundwave button (powered by ACRCloud), and lo, the annotated lyrics appear. You can also easily navigate the lyrics for all the songs in your iTunes library. ANNOTATE THE WORLD FROM ANYWHERE You’re the genius: highlight some text, tap “Annotate,” and share your knowledge.
Keeps asking for Apple ID password
by Johnny_711 on 2019/10/22 23:40
I hate it now. It keeps asking for my apple id to sign in constantly and it’s become annoying. Please fix this asap!
Clunky, but does its job.
by Willdabeast314 on 2019/10/21 21:31
Genius is, in my opinion, the best lyrics site because of the community around transcribing and interpreting lyrics. Reading more from other fans, and sometimes the artist, about specific songs I’m listening to can help me enjoy my music more. Generally, the app does a good job of making the content more integrated and mobile-friendly, but it falls flat in a couple areas that make me think twice before deciding to launch it. The app is slow. It has gotten better recently, but when I launch the app, I’m probably already listening to the song I want to find, and that extra 3-5 seconds of connecting to Genius servers or whatever it’s doing when it’s loading the news and recommended content page is particularly agonizing because my time to read the lyrics while I’m listening is being wasted on generating content I’ll never read. Furthermore, clicking on annotations only loads the annotation after you’ve clicked it. I get it, some annotations have images or GIFs (personally not a fan of these) in them that, if never opened, would waste bandwidth in a low-signal or cellular connection situation, but at least loading the text and a blank temporary image in the background would make loading annotations snappier and improve my experience significantly. Finally, the thing that prompted me to write this review: video ads. Again, I understand, nothing is free, but at the very least, please, don’t. allow. video. ads. with. sound. If I get a video ad on an annotation, it pauses the music I’m listening to (even though it’s muted by default), and if I try to start my music again, tabbing back to Genius PAUSES IT AGAIN. This is completely unacceptable to have in a mobile application literally built around music and made the app completely unusable while listening to music. Bottom line, solid service, but the app needs more polish before I can recommend it to anyone. Oh, and a giant banner on the website that says “download our app or sacrifice this 1/4 of the screen” is *not* an acceptable substitute for polish.
Dark mode
by Stay Sanitary on 2019/10/21 06:44
NEEDS DARK MODE!!
Spotify support?!?
by Billy Appleseed on 2019/10/21 01:36
You support Spotify on the android side. Work this out with Apple and fix this!!
Keyboard disappears and is at top of screen
by Marie-Dorette on 2019/10/17 20:44
Searches are impossible with recent update. They keyboard is on top and hides before you can type. This spp used to be very good. What happened?
Not worth the download
by XLR8R_DYER on 2019/10/13 20:19
I am using iOS 13.2 and the app is so slow. Searching and tapping on lyrics are both slower than the experience had on the actual website. Why should this app be downloaded if it’s not more convenient than surfing the web?
Ads stop music from playing
by zanegoldy on 2019/10/12 21:56
I’ll be looking at song lyrics and ads will stop music from playing. An app for music lyrics that won’t allow you to play music while using it. Great job, guys 👍
More inclusion
by bs.trap on 2019/10/08 18:59
I love the app, really it’s something new and unique and in my opinion an essential since today music+phone are in the same place so more than likely you’ll run into a song you like and will want to know what the lyrics meant or why they were written, in comes Genius, its quick and very simple to use. However, the news section is always filled up with rap news, not sure if because thats what most people listen to now but I personally and im sure i can speak for many of my friends; would prefer to be able to select what genres we want to see, i like rock, and Genius doesn’t really help me discover new rock music or see news rock related. These are just my 2¢.
Great when it works
by CrooksFTW on 2019/10/06 16:35
3 stars mainly because when you try to add an annotation keyboard never goes away and your unable to submit changes . Still unable to edit profile pictures
Great Idea but doesn’t work
by majr.12 on 2019/10/04 05:20
Here is my issue. I play songs from Spotify and as I’m listening trying to read along with the lyrics, my songs keep stopping. I delete the app redownload it it still doesn’t work. I jus want to read the lyrics while I listen to my favorite music but I can’t. So for me it’s a 1 star. It’s a useless app if I can’t listen to music and read the lyrics at the same time
Ruined by ads
by Blahblehblahblahbleh on 2019/10/03 00:59
I understand the need for advertisements to earn revenue. But no ads should ever pause my current song.. pretty counter productive haha
Microphone
by S.Oak on 2019/10/01 22:26
Microphone doesn’t work.
Awful
by Bret.m on 2019/10/01 19:26
Doesn’t work anymore. Can’t type, so now you can’t login nor search songs. The app has access to my music library but refuses to actually connect to it. Just a broken app that used to work great.
Ads
by Thisguy3496 on 2019/10/01 15:58
The video ads on the apps always pause the music
Love this
by LoveTheFlash on 2019/10/01 03:28
Very good app the only thing is that i can’t seem to save songs to my saved music in the app anymore. But other than that 100%
bad
by Stonegen on 2019/09/30 11:01
I love using Genius for viewing lyrics even though it might not always be accurate. I understand that there are many people that write the lyrics and there's gonna be some errors here and there. however there's a lot of things this app is lacking 1 - annotating is impossible because when you type, the keyboard covers up the "submit" button. I tried everything to see if I could get the window high enough to hit it but its literally not possible which makes the one actual thing you can do on the app completely useless. extremely annoying and frustrating and a huge oversight. 2 - annotating is also the actual only thing you can do on the app. you can't write lyrics, you can't edit lyrics, you can't edit the metadata of a song, you can't do anything else that the normal desktop version of Genius allows you to do. as someone with a lot of Genius IQ points who mostly listens to music away from the computer on my iPhone, this really stifles what I can do in the app and makes me not want to use it that much. if you really want people using the app, take the time to just add these features to it and it'll actually become useful to frequent users. 3 - my god this app is so white and bright and especially with the new Dark Mode it really stands out. please for the whole world add a dark mode. these are the problems that I have with this app. obviously, there are problems with the site as a whole, such as abusive moderators who don't like being corrected, but that's a whole separate issue from the problems I have with the app itself. if you changed these things, me and many others would use this app a lot more.
Ads have ruined this app
by 33willis33 on 2019/09/30 08:07
When looking at lyrics, there are video ads at the bottom which causes music to stop playing. I literally only use this app while listening to music, so I will no longer be using it
Great content, buggy app
by Masterchief9680 on 2019/09/26 15:10
As the title says the content is great but the app has notable bugs. The most annoying to me is that it cuts out music if I try to listen and look at lyrics on the same device. This apparently isn’t an issue for Apple Music users due to its integration, but anybody who uses Spotify or other music apps will be constantly stopped whenever they click into lyrics.
Great when it works, which is almost never.
by Saf100792 on 2019/09/26 07:06
Buggy mess, freezes and crashes all the time.
Google Ads
by Pissed123f on 2019/09/19 06:01
The Google ads make it impossible to listen to a song on Spotify and read the lyrics. The app is useless without being able to listen to the song and read the lyrics at the same time.
App is trash moderator “streetlights” is PMS’ing
by Picfixer on 2019/09/17 18:44
This app is trash !!! 1000’s of incorrect lyrics !! Then when you annotate the lyric to the correct words, the moderators of the app take it personally and delete your correction (even though it got about 15 upvotes from other users who agreed with my annotation) and then block you from correcting the lyric because they are salty they got the lyric wrong as if they wrote it themselves !! Butthurt over a lyric correction when thats the whole purpose of the app in the first place !! Buncha white geeks and nerds over there vulturing hip hop culture.. Im deleting this corny misleading glitch-filled app !!
Just needs one more thing!
by headabovewaterx on 2019/09/17 06:34
Wish it had Spotify integration since I don’t use Apple Music. But other than that I love it!!
This app is lacking
by Shabbaskwazz on 2019/09/17 06:15
First off it has a lag that makes you have to like open the app before you even start a song to just queue it up. Also when you try to make a lyric pic it only gives you space for like two bars. They should give more customization to get the lyrics we want in the pic. Also it used to pick up what songs I was playing from Apple Music but it hasn’t done that in forever. One star.this app also makes the music stop randomly when you open the app and listen to music from same device. How is that a thing with a lyrics app?
more than a few issues but great
by Nyckname0 on 2019/09/14 19:26
The whole genius is great. but both the app and the website are a severe headache to use. both are super heavy to load and the iOS app has a few annoying bugs or whatever. most of the time when i switch to another app the lyrics is gone and i have to search again. it's super hard to press the greyed lines to see the explanation (i mean it sometimes doesn't trigger). and it's not smooth even a tiny bit.
Terrible/ unusable
by TMorawski19 on 2019/09/14 14:54
Really disappointed in the app that’s built around music. The in-app advertisements cause Spotify music to stop playing on your phone. Will be deleting soon if problem persists
Not good on iOS
by Igor Barasov on 2019/09/09 16:50
Literally can’t use the keyboard.
COOL BUT...
by Aaron Bilbrey on 2019/09/06 06:07
It pauses the music I’m listening to while I’m viewing lyrics to play the preview I didn’t even click to hear OR a silent ad on the page will even pause my music. Very annoying. Please fix.
Lacking a big feature
by HerbieToodirty on 2019/09/06 04:58
It would be nice to have the song you’re currently listening to show up as “playing now.” It would make it more convenient for users. I thought the point of this app was to follow along to the lyrics of the song playing on your device. Maybe someone will eventually get it right
pls stop pausing my music
by Food135472 on 2019/09/05 17:59
i understand why ads are needed but i can’t read the lyrics while i’m listening to it or else the video ads will stop my music. i can’t get through one single song without my music being paused at least 3 times. it’s annoying
Loses your place
by Drewt_my_horn on 2019/09/04 08:06
Find some lyrics, switch to your music app, come back any later than a few seconds and the app will have reverted to the homepage, forcing you to search for the lyrics all over again.
Share button is unresponsive
by sbtokarz on 2019/09/03 03:04
The Share button is unresponsive on articles featured on the Home screen - the Share menu doesn’t appear after pressing. It does work for sharing song lyrics, however. I’ll bump my rating to 5 stars when this bug gets fixed - it’s been broken for awhile now.
HORRIBLE 😑😡
by shaylyn204 on 2019/09/02 21:01
The first day I downloaded it , it didn’t work at all I couldn’t even search anything y’all need to upgrade this app ASAP like right now and idc who sees this with y’all crusty self
Ad Prioritization
by GentJones on 2019/09/02 06:57
I understand that all the money comes from ads but when the ads constantly cut out music while you are also trying to read lyrics it can get a bit frustrating...
app logo is so ugly
by nickdandrea on 2019/09/01 22:11
please change it it makes me so sad
STOP ASKING FOR MY ITUNES LOGIN
by katemulder on 2019/09/01 03:56
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE stop asking for my iTunes login every time I open the app or leave it and go back to it. I love the idea, the information, the idea of this app. I loved the website before the app existed. But I rarely ever use it anymore because it is such a pain. C’mon guys. You’re better than these ridiculous bugs.
Needs improvement
by ZRawlT on 2019/08/31 17:10
Its good its just wayyyy too slow which means something to me since i never do reviews.
It’s Tweaking
by brianna_avaloss on 2019/08/31 16:24
I search for something and nothing pops up at all.
Genius is genius when it works
by Rar2014 on 2019/08/31 14:52
I love your app and it keeps me up to date with everything music. Just fix the bugs please the app crashes on me every time I open it.
Make it stop stopping my music
by Lch7777278594737 on 2019/08/31 05:52
When I click on the description of a lyric, the advertisements (I think) cause any playing music to stop. Incredibly frustrating. Using Spotify on an IPhone XS
Needs a lot of improvement.
by Jacob Herz on 2019/08/30 12:13
Needs a complete rehaul. Bloated, buggy, crashes a lot. Search algorithm is also pretty poor when trying to search songs by title. Most of the time the first few results are just songs with matching lyrics.
it’s a good app buttttt
by Madssssd . 😛💗 on 2019/08/29 05:46
it’s annoying, whenever i try to login it doesn’t work and when i go to look something up my keyboard disappears. 😔
Not that good
by an episode guest on 2019/08/28 12:09
It’s a really good app, it helped me figure out my taste of music and help me find the songs when i want new ones, there’s some stuff I don’t like though, like for example the chat, when i send links (on mobile) it doesn’t let me get into the chat anymore and on mobile i can’t change my profile picture it’s really exhausting. I’m giving this a 3 stars and I’ll put it up back to 5 when I get back into chats and its fixed.
Have to use other sites for lyrics now
by ThatFella2 on 2019/08/26 00:47
Showstopper making me go to a different source for lyrics: When trying to listen to a song in Spotify and follow along with the lyrics on Genius, Genius takes over the audio and pauses the Spotify song when you get to any of the Ads! I’m fine with the visual ad — make your money. But don’t make the non-audio ad take over the audio and stop music from playing in the background. People have been listing several annoyances that have cropped up in recent versions. The one above is the one that has me going to a different source for lyrics. Which is a shame because the accuracy of the lyrics on Genius is loads better than most other sources — or at least it was back when I first switched over to Genius years ago. Let’s see if the other sites have upped their game since.
I like the app and its features, but...
by G4GU on 2019/08/25 16:26
As I sais in the tittle: I really like the app and the different features it offers. Personally, I only use it for searching lyrics and that’s it (I don’t save songs, haven’t really mess with my porfile, and have yet to put any annotations in the lyrics). It gives me what I need, and in the way I can connect with other people by reading their lyrics annotations. My only concerns about the app are really just two specific things: 1) when switching from this app to another and then re-entering the app, it seems to reset itself (meaning it sends me to the main page, and I have to find the artist, and the album, and the song all over again). This might not be really tedious for some people, but it certainly is for me. 2) There is a certain video ad that stops the song that is currently playing. I find this EXTREMELY annoying, and would as long as to argue that this kind of ads should not be used in this kind of app (an app in which you read lyrics of songs you are currently playing). As I stated, these are the only two concerns I have towards the app. I really enjoy reading the lyrics of my favorite songs, and also getting to see what the fandom things the lyrics mean. But these two things I mentioned are very bothersome, to the point that I find myself wanting to use another app (although there aren’t many [if any] other apps that provide lyrics).
Ads interrupt music
by Bo55 72 on 2019/08/25 04:14
The ads that pop up when I’m reading lyrics for a song I’m listening to STOPS THE MUSIC. So dumb
Lacking Compared to Android
by GmxTrey on 2019/08/22 15:15
The fact I can only pull from Apple Music is not good. I understand I have an iPhone, but there are other music platforms where music can be saved to the device. No active banner of current song playing. No comments in the app. I’m glad articles and videos are there but either you are limiting yourself or the platform is the cause. Simple things make a big difference.
1 specific annoying detail..
by johnnyxcv on 2019/08/22 02:31
Overall great app, interesting insight and backstory on great songs but it has slowly been taken over by some idiotic songs that I feel like don’t even deserve an explanation. My BIGGEST pet peeve about this is app is that every single time I open up the app, it asks me for my iTunes password. Every time! And if I don’t put my password I can’t get to any video or song because I’m constantly being bombarded with the little pop up that I have to put in my password. So annoying!
new bugs make it hard to use
by youngscrappynerdy on 2019/08/18 01:40
there’s a new bug where every time i leave the app (and i don’t close it), it exits back to the home landing page. it makes it really annoying to use because if i’m looking at a song and go to answer a text or check something else, i have to go refind the song. And half the time, it doesn’t even save my prior search results, which makes that whole process longer.
Gotten worse
by abecky6374 on 2019/08/16 03:58
I’ve had genius for a few years now, it’s always been super helpful and easy to use. Recently it’s been displaying adds that automatically place and stop any music I have playing at the time. It’s annoying and makes following along with the song impossible because it won’t play while the add is there.
Music Pauses
by wyattv10 on 2019/08/15 05:43
I love this app to find lyrics to songs. I like to read the interpretations while listening to the music. However lately the ads have been causing my music to pause. If this issue could be fixed the app is nice.
Missing the “Currently Playing” feature
by Juliaxox on 2019/08/15 05:02
The biggest selling point to me about the genius app was the “currently playing” feature that linked my Apple Music to Genius. But now that’s gone and it frustrates me having to search the lyrics when it should be effortless.
Good update
by MikeboulSON on 2019/08/14 22:55
They finally fixed a lot. Wish they would add back the feature where you opened the app, and it already knew what song you were playing on Apple Music.
I love this app BUT THE ADS
by Griffin Small on 2019/08/12 18:35
This app is amazing but the ads pause your music so it’s hard to single along and read the lyrics.
Annoying af
by kyz17 on 2019/08/10 01:54
I hate having to sign in EACH TIME I use the app and even while using the app that’s needs to change!
Love it but it closes itself in the background too quick
by Mikerichh on 2019/08/09 17:10
Love the app. Overall it is fantastic and super helpful. One major annoyance for me is the fact that the app closes fully when put on the background within maybe 30 seconds. This means I have to tap the search bar and find the song I had up each time I switch apps. Hardly any other apps close fully this quickly so I wish there was a setting for this as it's pretty annoying (as often I switch between apps while using) Also- the search feature should customize based on the genres you listen to most or based off songs you have looked up in your history. Often I type in a rock song and pop or rap songs come up in the first slots which means I have to type more info in. I understand some songs or more popular and should show up first but I think a "smart" search option that learns from its user would be a fantastic addition for those who don't like mainstream music
New Update (5.6.0)
by asmblue on 2019/08/06 14:13
I LOVE THE NEW UPDATE!! This is what I’ve been waiting for!
Some ads causing music to pause
by •B€@$T• on 2019/08/06 04:16
great app, but some ads are causing my music to pause which is pretty annoying
No way to bookmark favorite lyrics or artists
by mctoast on 2019/07/30 02:11
This is a really great app for lyrics. The best even. However, there is one glaring flaw. There is no way to bookmark favorite lyrics or artists. Such a major oversight, and it’s REALLY frustrating. Please add these functions.
It keeps stopping my music :/
by itsnala on 2019/07/27 18:02
I’m someone who likes to read along with the lyrics as I’m listening to an album/song for the first time. But lately I’ve noticed I can’t go through a full album seamlessly on this app without it pausing my music (I’ve tried with Spotify and Apple Music) because of some ads or something on some of the lyrics pages. I could be scrolling through and there won’t even be a video ad sometimes but it still pauses my music and I can’t listen to a song while I look at the lyrics. I’ve been enjoying genius since 2011 (when it was orange and black and called rap genius) and have loved to see y’all grow and make really cool content. This is my first big disappointment with you’re service. @Genius developers, please fix this. Either auto-mute the ads or fix whatever bugs are there. Right now I’d be better off not having the app and just using the website.
Pauses third party music
by jayvaybay on 2019/07/27 13:42
Can’t follow along with any songs due to ads and the Apple Music recommended track popping up and pausing your music on a third party app. Completely takes away the whole reason for a lyric app.
Buggy. By design?
by Oreofuchi on 2019/07/27 04:20
If you switch out of the app to another app for any length of time, like to respond to a text, it makes you do your search again. Maybe they like making you so extra searches. Inflate numbers.
“Music app” that pauses music for ads
by fooie but taken on 2019/07/26 20:38
I can deal with scrolling past ads to read the lyrics but pausing the music?? Nothing kills the vibe like having to re-play the song and often times you will have to completely close the app. Which is epic because if you aren’t in the app for a few seconds it will crash so you have to search what you were reading/listening to again. Better off just using the genius website within the google app
Videos
by 🤜🤛👋👌👍 on 2019/07/26 16:09
The app is fine but the when I watch the music videos like Lights it just freezes for a few seconds and then exits out of app and it’s super annoying. Sometimes it only gets to the beginning of the video before the music starts and other times it’s good until the middle or right when it’s getting good. If they fixed this one thing they would be getting five stars
Contributions are popularity based
by Censoredbygrindr on 2019/07/21 04:44
The way this app is set up for contributions is a popularity contest. If you haven’t earned many points than anyone with more points than you can delete your annotations or suggestions with no explanation or reason. Most of the annotations are off the wall, but don’t bother trying to make suggestions if you’re new to the app. People delete what they don’t like to hear or because they’re jealous that you have more clarity or knowledge about the lyrics. Sometimes I get a little bit of understanding regarding a song that is complex, but typically it’s comedy.
What you need but could be better
by kingsarb on 2019/07/19 16:03
The app has a nice layout but I wish it was faster when listening to music to find the lyrics and it doesn’t have a history of songs you’ve looked at.
I love this app
by Rebrabkram on 2019/07/17 01:46
Not just the lyrics, but the “what who and why” behind the lyrics.
Ads
by iBlindSide74 on 2019/07/17 00:16
Why would would you put those ads in the middle of lyrics? They play with sound and interrupt the music I’m listening to and keeps turning it off.
Request
by Don Ysf on 2019/07/09 23:05
all i wanna say is that ur app is so easy and amazing and barely complete, one thing missing is u guys should add option where u can save all lyrics to offline mode without needing to press single music and save it, for example, i have like 2k musics on my playlist, so i wanna save ‘em all instantly, this option will help a lot, so please make it asap. thanks for the app again💙
This app would be great if it actually worked
by MxxCxmxr on 2019/07/09 16:50
I like the Genius service, and I thought having the app would really improve on this service. It does not. I’ve had the app for over 2 years now and I’ve still not seen any major improvements. It’s slow. It crashes frequently. It randomly won’t allow you to click on some annotations. It also will cut into your audio because of the ads, so a major functionality (that should be free) of following along with the lyrics is broken. There’s so much potential here to be a great app, but it’s not. Don’t waste your time, the 3.7 rating this app currently has is not accurate at all, should be much lower.
When you leave the app you lose your place in the lyrics...
by kaitcourier on 2019/07/08 23:28
Which is frustrating because I leave the app to restart the song or something and then have to search again and restart the song and so on.
CONSTANTLY asks to login to my itunes account
by 6od on 2019/07/08 17:13
...rendering the app unusable. why do i need to log in to my itunes/app store account?? there’s no special feature. i never purchased anything. yet it asks EVERY SINGLE TIME i open the app. when i open the app, i HAVE TO enter my password for itunes or else i can’t even do a basic lyric search, which is slow and glitchy at best. i’m using an iphone 7 so this really should not be a problem. then if i switch to another app, while leaving genius open in the background, when i switch back to genius (which if aren’t logged into with my password), it will ask AGAIN for my itunes password. even though i had JUST put it in. if my screen locks, i have to enter my password. ITS RIDICULOUS. and if you wanted to remain on the same lyrics page? FORGET IT. you have to start your glitchridden slow search allllll over again. i’m deleting it and using the web version. it’s not worth it anymore.
Pausing music from other apps.
by LacCaddy on 2019/07/06 21:04
When listening to something on Spotify and reading along to the lyrics on Genius, there will be video ads that cause the music to stop.
i don’t have apple music
by [gr8] on 2019/07/05 07:04
and it doesn’t work with spotify
Love looking up lyrics
by llcawthorne on 2019/07/05 00:55
I love looking up lyrics for songs I’m listening to. I can’t understand why it thinks I want it to play a sample of a song from Apple Music that I’m already listening to though. It interrupts my music to play an incomplete sample of the song I was already listening to. Then I have to minimize Genius and go back to Music and restart my song playing. Why do you do this?!?
Can’t see the comments
by Duka237 on 2019/06/28 19:38
I hate the facts that I can’t see comments
Great Lyric Finder
by Kolsrer on 2019/06/22 16:10
anytime i wanna find a song that i don't know the name, this app helps me with any song
Waste of 68.3MB
by BabyDoomer on 2019/06/22 09:24
- Lags consistently - Searching for a song is like trying to find BigFoot - Crashes often - Asks for Apple ID every time you open the app - One in blue (for me) I would select a lyric and be stuck on a loading screen until I restarted the app Overall I love the idea , maybe more dedicated developers who care about the musical experience for the listeners could make this app 10 times better, until then its a pretty mediocre app.
Not User Friendly
by Zara Employee on 2019/06/21 16:52
Search bar doesn’t work: the keyboard glitches and won’t come up whenever I need to search something. I also had no idea how to find how to add lyrics, etc. the app is absolutely not user friendly and would rather get on my computer and use the website.
Ight
by elmayimbu on 2019/06/20 11:43
Love the app, but all of a sudden these ads pop up with the lyrics and stops my music, gets me really frustrated at times
advertisements literally STOP you're music and ply on repeat
by nxjzoamwbdyzijafuco on 2019/06/19 19:14
the app updated so that upon opening it starts playing a video ad in the background that NEVER ENDS. you literally can't listen to music and have this app open or else it just plays ads on repeat and pauses your music. when did this happen? the app is actually unusuable until they fix this, you can't listen to music and read the lyrics anymore, it forces you to listen to THE SAME AD OVER AND OVER ON REPEAT UNTIL YOU CLOSE THE APP. I EVEN CLOSED THE AD AND THE SOUND STILL PLAYS
Ads
by gen98b on 2019/06/18 19:21
Yo what is wrong with you, if I wanna the app I don’t wanna listen to ads
The background music in the ad won’t stop
by qwantre on 2019/06/17 05:58
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Great online, but app has a small problem
by Sorlena on 2019/06/15 22:37
I love and trust this anytime I need lyrics to a song! It works great in a browser like safari. But when I downloaded the app and tried searching for music or lyrics, the keyboard wouldn’t appear. I’d press the search bar, and for a split second the keyboard would appear, but disappear without giving me a chance to type anything. Please please PLEASE fix this!! Will greatly improve my experience with the app!
FIX THIS ASAP!!
by BIG NUTTZ IN YA MOUTHH on 2019/06/15 19:57
Every time I open this app, it requires me to enter my Apple ID password every single time. It’s so annoying. Idk if anyone has this problem. It might be that my Apple Music is linked to genius and constantly asks me for my password.
Zero Stars; App Takes Way Too Long to Load
by xndkxjfjfjfjfnn on 2019/06/15 08:23
app takes forever to load 🙄
Slow and clunky
by cig saddle on 2019/06/14 12:56
The search engine in this app is really slow, and sometimes it’s hard to find your intended result that will be mixed in with seemingly unrelated songs of completely different titles. It’s never faster than just using your search engine of choice and just finding the lyrics or videos on the internet.
Ads.
by beingcrustyyyyy on 2019/06/13 17:39
This app used to be my favorite app, I loved it so much and would always use it in the car listening to music But now it’s the worst app on my phone. It doesn’t let me listen to music and look at lyrics and the unknown ad sounds that plays in the back ground is so annoying! It makes my mood go from happy and jamming out to just annoyed and frustrated! What’s the point if I can’t listen and look at lyrics at the same time?!?! Horrible.
Could be improved!
by thebillyross on 2019/06/13 12:04
App works great but if I try to open the app while playing music it immediately cuts to some ad (or what I think is an ad) and it continues to play on loop until you figure out how to stop it.
Insane Refresh
by SketchySteven on 2019/06/11 10:20
Why does this app refresh every single time you leave and come back to it? I’ve lost so many posts and searches when I’ve left to start a song over ... only to return to your opening screen. And why does it take so long to load? I want to love this app!
Missing Great Feature and Minor Bug
by User_12738 on 2019/06/10 19:30
The app is great overall but there’s a feature that used to exist but was removed for some reason. 1. While playing a song on Apple Music you used to be able to open the genius app and a pop up if the song playing would appear at the bottom of the screen but that’s gone now for some reason. It’s a bummer that you have to search the song now. (Maybe this happened after the addition of the “play on Apple Music” bar but it’s annoying when I’m already listening to the song I’m reading the lyrics too. We can still have both features simultaneously though.) 2. The bug is when I’m playing a song and reading the lyrics to it the Genius app stops playing the song once I reach an add. The only way to fix this is to click play on the “play on Apple Music” bar which is aggravating because I was already playing it. This is obviously not a feature but a bug. If I switch to reading a different song then yes I’ll click to play it on the genius app but I’d just prefer if the apps worked together better.
Need to fix Apple password pop up
by BMann260 on 2019/06/10 12:11
Appears every time you open the app
Can no long have Spotify playing with the app open...
by ChanceKonn on 2019/06/10 05:52
Doesn’t work with Spotify anymore.. you can’t play a song on Spotify and look at the lyrics in the app.
Good app
by Ok gymnastics is cool on 2019/06/09 09:38
Makes it easy to find lyrics to songs although it is glitchy sometimes
Fix everything
by lewsreviews on 2019/06/09 01:09
Nothing but ads and crashes, can’t even type in the search. Can’t click on lyrics without sending me somewhere else
Plays audio for a lyrics app
by Davidbowieman on 2019/06/07 22:23
Constantly interrupted my music with ads, I used genius because I don’t always know what rappers are saying now I guess I’ll find a new app. I will not be installing this until they remove the noice or at least give you an option to mute! Super disappointed I’ve used the site for years...I don’t recommend it to anyone when there’s google that won’t stop your music.
Bug Fixes
by Cunstructive Critik on 2019/06/07 02:52
App is in need of some serious bug fixes. The search bar malfunctions and I should be able to delete my history
Ads
by Crispy Coffee on 2019/06/07 00:07
The ads or something stop my songs from playing on my phone. It’s really annoying. Even if I get rid of the tab and go back into the app, it still does it. In my opinion, everything else is fine.
Pauses music frequently.
by Jgrlhy on 2019/05/31 14:44
I’ll be listening to a song on Spotify while looking through lyrics on this app, and the music gets paused. If I turn it back on, it pauses again as I flick through the lyrics. This is pretty bad for any app, but for one that’s music-focused, it’s just unacceptable.
Love this app but ads interrupt music
by tileno1010 on 2019/05/31 12:52
I listen to music on Spotify and the ads that appear on the lyric pages on the genius app interrupts and stops my music from playing. I’m fine with ads but the fact that it interrupts the music is so annoying.
Great when it works, which isn’t now (ok now it is)
by Tim Twarkleless on 2017/10/22 18:36
After the latest update did nothing to fix Genius’s many issues, i deleted and reinstalled the app, and it’s been working quite well since, so I bumped the rating back up, but I’m going to leave my original review in case said problems come back. Plus it’s a handy guide to the types of issues that in my case at least could be addressed with reinstallation. I looooooove Genius, a treasure trove of hidden insights into songs you already love and thought you knew, as well as a portal for discovering new music you haven’t had a chance to love yet. Problem is, over the last 2 or 3 updates, it’s become a chore to interact with, frequently freezing on the very first screen. Today was the first day in ~two weeks that I’ve even been able to get to the search bar, and only then by popping in Siri and then exiting. The app hung with me as I perused four annotations on one song, but when I tried to follow a link to a different song in the fourth annotation, *CRASH*. Started the app back up, frozen at the home screen, and this time summoning SIRI was no help. For the past two weeks I’ve wanted to see if there are any good annotations for Deerhunter songs. The app in its current state deserves one star, but I gave it two just because Genius is so wonderful...when it actually works.
Pretty good overall but has some glitches
by ksi sob ios never on 2017/12/12 23:37
I love the app. I love the interface and the way you navigate throughout the app. But a few things that are really irritating and annoying are: 1. When you watch the videos in the app and you try to flip your device sideways the video will stay in the upright position (even with lock rotation on allowing you to freely move your portrait), which is annoying since the picture is already as small as it is. 2. There is a feature in the app where in a song you can take a picture given to you from the artist or your own picture and take lyrics from a particular song and put it over the picture. It makes for a cool background but every time i want to make one right before i save it to my camera roll the app decides to crash. It’s a bummer because i can’t find a way to get around it. 3. When you download the app you can sign into a profile like any other app now but in Genius your profile is almost meaningless. They make it out like you can personalize your profile based on your style of music, which seems cool, but is not really the case. If you sign into google it takes your google account picture and makes it your profile picture without giving you a way to change it later. Overall the profile tab seems worthless now, but could be better in the future. Great app overall tho, 4.5 / 5.
Missing Great Feature and Minor Bug
by User_12738 on 2019/06/10 19:30
The app is great overall but there’s a feature that used to exist but was removed for some reason. 1. While playing a song on Apple Music you used to be able to open the genius app and a pop up if the song playing would appear at the bottom of the screen but that’s gone now for some reason. It’s a bummer that you have to search the song now. (Maybe this happened after the addition of the “play on Apple Music” bar but it’s annoying when I’m already listening to the song I’m reading the lyrics too. We can still have both features simultaneously though.) 2. The bug is when I’m playing a song and reading the lyrics to it the Genius app stops playing the song once I reach an add. The only way to fix this is to click play on the “play on Apple Music” bar which is aggravating because I was already playing it. This is obviously not a feature but a bug. If I switch to reading a different song then yes I’ll click to play it on the genius app but I’d just prefer if the apps worked together better.
Genius is fantastic, but the app needs to stop asking for my iTunes password
by djlemonfresh on 2019/04/05 21:42
i love genius. have loved it for years. i think the site/app is a must for anyone who cares about music & lyrics. however every time i open the app it asks me to sign into iTunes again, prompting me to re-enter my password. it’s been doing that for at least several months, on both my new XR and the 6s i had before that. they really need to fix this, as it is very frustrating. Face ID/Touch ID isn’t an option it seems; i have to type out my password manually every time i launch the app, or it becomes unusable. if i decline, then it hounds me incessantly with the password pop-up. (note to devs: FWIW, my iTunes account is different from my iCloud account. i have 2 accounts on my iPhone, one for iCloud and one older account for iTunes. iOS allows and understands this. it’s a normal - although perhaps not a super common - thing. perhaps that’s the issue... however the genius app is showing the correct account/email address - the one i use for iTunes - in the pop-up prompts, and it does accept my password each time. so maybe that’s not the issue. hard to say). anyway if they could fix this, i would be a much happier user. as it is, it can be a chore to use, if i just want to quickly peak at some lyrics on a whim.
Love it but it closes itself in the background too quick
by Mikerichh on 2019/08/09 17:10
Love the app. Overall it is fantastic and super helpful. One major annoyance for me is the fact that the app closes fully when put on the background within maybe 30 seconds. This means I have to tap the search bar and find the song I had up each time I switch apps. Hardly any other apps close fully this quickly so I wish there was a setting for this as it's pretty annoying (as often I switch between apps while using) Also- the search feature should customize based on the genres you listen to most or based off songs you have looked up in your history. Often I type in a rock song and pop or rap songs come up in the first slots which means I have to type more info in. I understand some songs or more popular and should show up first but I think a "smart" search option that learns from its user would be a fantastic addition for those who don't like mainstream music
really?
by yall stink on 2018/11/26 22:22
this was my FAVORITE app to read lyrics on. as an animator and story artists that loves to use songs with my creations, this was my heaven. I LIVED for the feature where I could listen and read the lyrics AT THE SAME TIME. But now I can’t listen to it without getting the stupid “Apple Music” crap. I’m poor man. I don’t have money to spare for a streaming service when there are others that work perfectly fine! And in some cases, there isn’t even an option to PLAY the song! Total BS. Bring it back to the original and stop worrying about partnerships with apple. Please. Also!!!! This app seems to prioritize rap songs. Which I have literally nothing against, I listen to rap and it’s handy when I want the lyrics. But it’s not handy when I’m looking for a song that’s not as mainstream (which I also get is going to be harder to find, but when it’s buried underneath tons of rap songs that only have the lyrics of the worlds I typed in and that’s not the NAME, it gets annoying) I can’t find it! I can see are lyrical keywords, and not the actual song TITLES. Annoying. I get it helps, but have the songs titles first man.
Problems
by smittyrocks99 on 2019/01/04 17:14
I use genius multiple times a day and I think it’s probably the best app for its purpose. There’s just a couple problems I have with it. First problem and the worst is the Apple ID sign in. Every time I get on the app it pulls up the little box to sign into my Apple ID. I’ll sign in and after about 10 minutes it pops up again and it’s not my phone it’s got to be the app. It’s the only one that makes me do it and I’ve tried different devices and deleting it but nothing has fixed the problem. My second problem isn’t as bad as the first. Now I know there are a lot of artists out there but there are a lot of song lyrics and artist that have around one hundred thousand listeners and are missing music on here. Along with the problem of when you search an artist and go to their page there will be duplicates of songs.
Was Excellent, Needs to Get Better
by hcaZhcaZ on 2017/11/20 04:59
I’m not sure if anyone else has experienced the extremely slow lag whenever you open the app while listening to a song? It’s almost as if it doesn’t register tapping within the app, either it takes a couple minutes to register or crashes, and I’ve been waiting for an update to fix this for over a month. Other than this functionality issues, the app should really have lyric editing and metadata editing features that are included on the website. These key components would help add convenience to contributors on the go without needing access to a compute, which quite frankly should’ve been added quite a while ago. Other than the basic speed issue and the added features, still a great app with loads of excellent aspects that just need some rework :^)
I like it but some annoying issues
by hjehwjwnahaudjsnkqlslfllr on 2019/05/18 19:36
If you scroll to fast it simply just returns you to the top of the page. Sometimes you click on a line of lyrics to see the annotation and it displays the annotation for a completely different line. In NWA’s “Gangsta Gangsta”, on the last group of lines at the end of the page, it either fails to completely load a line of lyrics or makes them appear out of nowhere when clicking on a completely different line. These issues have been around on the app for a short while and honestly I thought they would have fixed them by now. I hate to say it, but I think they’re just ignoring these problems and bugs because they seem like minor issues that could be fixed. But the problem is that these minor issues make the app frustrating to use sometimes because they happen so often. Other than those bugs, I think it’s a great app.
I like the app and its features, but...
by G4GU on 2019/08/25 16:26
As I sais in the tittle: I really like the app and the different features it offers. Personally, I only use it for searching lyrics and that’s it (I don’t save songs, haven’t really mess with my porfile, and have yet to put any annotations in the lyrics). It gives me what I need, and in the way I can connect with other people by reading their lyrics annotations. My only concerns about the app are really just two specific things: 1) when switching from this app to another and then re-entering the app, it seems to reset itself (meaning it sends me to the main page, and I have to find the artist, and the album, and the song all over again). This might not be really tedious for some people, but it certainly is for me. 2) There is a certain video ad that stops the song that is currently playing. I find this EXTREMELY annoying, and would as long as to argue that this kind of ads should not be used in this kind of app (an app in which you read lyrics of songs you are currently playing). As I stated, these are the only two concerns I have towards the app. I really enjoy reading the lyrics of my favorite songs, and also getting to see what the fandom things the lyrics mean. But these two things I mentioned are very bothersome, to the point that I find myself wanting to use another app (although there aren’t many [if any] other apps that provide lyrics).
Has a few annoyances...
by Jargonloster on 2017/10/26 00:43
Overall the app is great, but here are a few of the issues I have with it. • When viewing a song, there are a few videos the app recommends at the top and they don’t have anything to do with the song you’re actually viewing. I wish there was a setting that just disabled them because I’ll literally never watch one. • When searching for songs, I often search for the title of a song I already know, because I want to read the lyrics. The app seemingly prioritizes lyrics as keywords before song titles. I wish there was a setting to choose priority of search results because sometimes I’ll type the exact title of a song and it won’t find it unless I also add the artist name. So there’s my long-winded short list of issues I have with the app. Hopefully the developers see this. 😘
More inclusion
by bs.trap on 2019/10/08 18:59
I love the app, really it’s something new and unique and in my opinion an essential since today music+phone are in the same place so more than likely you’ll run into a song you like and will want to know what the lyrics meant or why they were written, in comes Genius, its quick and very simple to use. However, the news section is always filled up with rap news, not sure if because thats what most people listen to now but I personally and im sure i can speak for many of my friends; would prefer to be able to select what genres we want to see, i like rock, and Genius doesn’t really help me discover new rock music or see news rock related. These are just my 2¢.
Almost there!
by ASV_817 on 2018/12/02 06:15
The app is great, but even when putting certain song titles I get something else, and it gets annoying where I also have to put an artist name right after the title to find the right song, also there should be an option when going to search a song’s lyrics to be a quick select option instead of having to search for it, which could work out great if you have Apple Music connected to the app just like when you change songs within the app it lets your quickly select the songs lyrics I would like that but quick and easy when I open the app it shows the option to pull up the song lyrics easily, besides a few search problems which can be done better and quicker access to lyrics on a currently playing song the app is great but those two things hold it back from getting a 5 star rating from me
So-so
by Samar Stan on 2018/05/15 15:21
I understand this app has only been around since 2009; but it really needs to find a better way to pin point lyrics when the user tries to search them. There’s been countless times I’ve typed in a full sentence to a song, and absolutely none of the right references pop up, then I’ll head to Google and the first one is the one I’m referring to. They really need to get this under control because it can be really frustrating trying to find a single song or like just knowing a certain line or too and really trying to figure out which song it is. I understand you can record it to figure out, similar to Shazam, but I’m not always actually listening to it. I’ll just recall a line or two that stood out and I want to know what song it is. Otherwise it is a good app and the lyrics are most often than not accurate.
Searching lyrics
by CamPoloMan on 2018/08/04 12:55
The app is great for when you can only remember a small portion of a song. Just type what you remember into the search bar and every song with those lyrics pops up with a preview of the line and the words you typed in bold. My only suggestion is that when you select a song from the list, the app should take you to that part of the song rather than starting you at the beginning. Scrolling through the entire song looking for one phrase can be annoying. Especially when you already don’t remember what was sad before it. Other than that, the app could improve from a few minor adjustments. But overall 4.5/5. I love how genius has grown over the years.
CONSTANTLY asks to login to my itunes account
by 6od on 2019/07/08 17:13
...rendering the app unusable. why do i need to log in to my itunes/app store account?? there’s no special feature. i never purchased anything. yet it asks EVERY SINGLE TIME i open the app. when i open the app, i HAVE TO enter my password for itunes or else i can’t even do a basic lyric search, which is slow and glitchy at best. i’m using an iphone 7 so this really should not be a problem. then if i switch to another app, while leaving genius open in the background, when i switch back to genius (which if aren’t logged into with my password), it will ask AGAIN for my itunes password. even though i had JUST put it in. if my screen locks, i have to enter my password. ITS RIDICULOUS. and if you wanted to remain on the same lyrics page? FORGET IT. you have to start your glitchridden slow search allllll over again. i’m deleting it and using the web version. it’s not worth it anymore.
WE NEED COMMENTS BACK!
by Nkabiii on 2018/04/02 17:02
I love this app it really makes me appreciate music more, and i love that i can get to know the artists jntentions behind the meaning of a song. the interface is easy to use and i love that i can even find songs from mixtapes on the app. BUT AND ITS A BIT BUT WHY CAN YOU COMMENT IN SONGS ANYMORE?! i definitely remember doing it in the past but now i can’t? what gives? great conversations would happen in the comments section and i really this this app benefits from that. please bring back comments EVERYONE will thank you later!🙏🏾
could use some fixing
by 150dreamteamnlmbripallmyniggas on 2019/05/06 16:54
one of the main things I see when looking through the lyrics is sometimes they’re wrong or the “meaning” is a stretch I understand it’s sort of a wikipedia kind of “anyone” can make changes but I and i’m sure a lot others , appreciate when you get the artist to try to clear things up a little , only because it’s easier for the person who made the song the describe it . I also know a lot of artist like to leave their songs up for interpretation. Kinda like “it’s what you what it to mean “ The main problem id wish for you to fix is the bug that makes the app crash when you delete a comment .. i would say make an edit option but i feel as if that’s not necessary.
Ads galore
by shaneplaysgolf on 2017/10/11 13:09
Keeps opening the App Store randomly, especially when trying to use the search feature, taking me to some random games or apps that are apparently embedded somewhere in the background of this app. It is unusable when this happens, especially when I switch back to the app and it happens 3 more times instantaneously. I would also appreciate if the lyrics were able to sync to what I’m listening to, like Musixmatch does. Last complaint: the “now playing” or “currently playing” pop up lasts about 2 seconds and after that you are forced to search for the song rather than the app being more intuitive and leaving that information somewhere that could easily be referenced. A minor annoyance, but again when I click on search, I’m redirected to the App Store multiple times as part of an ad.
Disgusting
by jaskaranbains on 2017/12/05 00:21
This app is a utterly useless it runs incredibly slow takes a second for whatever is on the home/ recommended page to load then only responds to any other commands after that has finished loaded when I search a song and click on it the lyrics take forever to load basically I think it's a necessity of an app but it needs to be faster and I feel as if genius pays too much mind too the videos and all the supplements of the good stuff it has what most people really use it for are lyrics and their corresponding explanation I still have this app because I am hoping an update will fix it but whenever I need to find lyrics and meanings I Google it on the Google app and it loads instantly no lag no delay if the website loads faster and is more functioning than the company's app then there's a problem
Great Idea, Poor Execution
by Krisp16 on 2019/04/02 16:44
This app is a great idea, I like using Genius to find lyrics to a song and get some information on those lyrics, that is about the only good thing about the app. The functionality of the app is bad, when you search for a song or album you don’t get all of the possible searches you can get, you only get the popular choices. Another thing I wish was different about this app is when you try editing an album or song to adjust it to its correct lyrics it is basically impossible, you are able to modify the lyrics if there is a wrong word in there but can not modify a whole album to add a few songs that were left out of the album. There is no place to edit something that is incorrect or even a place to report a problem to Genius which is frustrating.
Crashes CONSTANTLY
by Freshprinceofbethel on 2017/12/18 20:54
This app is freezing on opening and will pause the music that is playing. This is extremely irritating I wish I could give this a worse review. BROKEN APP. Amazing app for finding out song meanings. It's downfall comes with it's extremely slow load times, frequently freezes and crashes, frequently stops the music you are currently listening to so you have to switch back into the music app to play it again. App takes longer to search for music than the songs are in length. This app is actually almost unusable. I don't understand why it crashes every single time you search for a song. The music stops playing every like five annotations you open up and opens up to ads. This app is useless if they don't fix these problems.
Only one issue.
by Grieco_ninefour on 2018/09/04 06:38
Been using this app for years, huge user. But just recently, today, I was scrolling, while playing music from my phone, and the advertisement was a video that just started playing. Causing the music to stop of course. I understand having to advertise and make money, but if it stops my music, it’s literally contradicting to the whole reason that I’m using the app on the first place. Keep up the awesome work, just fix this one thing. I’ve never posted a review on here before, but this was worth it in my opinion.
Song not there
by Pinkfrosting358 on 2018/06/04 03:44
Recently I downloaded this app because it popped up when I was searching for something else I pressed on the add and it took me too the website I searched up the song the skyluar sisters from Hamilton on the website and it popped up first thing so I downloaded the app for better content keep in mind that same exact song that I searched up was at the top the very first song any ways when I searched it in the app search bar I couldn't find it is it just that you don't update the same songs or that I didn't look hard enough and the app also took 20 minutes too load
Must Have
by Ferniejoke on 2017/10/20 01:27
Genius has proven to me that it has the most accurate lyrics along with a lot of insight into the tracks. It gives an insight into the tracks as a whole and the meaning of its verses. It has a huge library of lyrics, even some songs that seemed to be not as famous or popular. Genius also is great for songs of other countries and languages such as Mexico and latin america with the spanish lyrics. A must have simple to use amd search app. Theres no singing and guessing in my car or wherever i go anymore!
Some suggestions for the developers
by abelitocorona on 2019/01/01 21:17
This app in regards to the iPad version is fairly good. I’d rather use genius on the web rather than the app except for the fact that this app integrates itself with Apple Music so you can listen to the full version on songs without signing in. I would also prefer for the layout of the app to be more like desktops rather than a blown up iPhone app. Possibly allow for picture in picture music videos as well. Also, make sure the music videos actually work. Just checked that right now. Another thing is the icon, please just look at how badly cropped it is. Really does not lead to a good user experience.
1 specific annoying detail..
by johnnyxcv on 2019/08/22 02:31
Overall great app, interesting insight and backstory on great songs but it has slowly been taken over by some idiotic songs that I feel like don’t even deserve an explanation. My BIGGEST pet peeve about this is app is that every single time I open up the app, it asks me for my iTunes password. Every time! And if I don’t put my password I can’t get to any video or song because I’m constantly being bombarded with the little pop up that I have to put in my password. So annoying!
Great overall
by RITZCRACKERZ41 on 2018/02/08 08:13
Just one problem, I'll listen to a song from my library then I'll go on genius, then when I click on certain lyrics and the description pops up, a 30 second video ad will start playing and I have to go back to my music app to resume playing the song. I even tried using the "watch music video feature" and it continued to do this. Love the app besides this issue and I use it all the time but this is a little annoying.
Can’t even search songs
by Jeffery Tann on 2017/11/14 09:05
Second I click on a song or find it from the app listening it will glitch out and i can’t do anything. I have to shut down the app completely multiple times for it even go back to the main screen. Somehow when it freezes it’ll literally just be like a picture of my phone when it was on that screen. If I had WiFi on and turn it off, WiFi will be over lapping my LTE symbol when I go back to the frozen app even though I don’t have WiFi on. lyrics won’t load, description won’t load, name of song and album art won’t load half the time. I love genius as a site but fix your app because it’s broken.
Almost Perfect - The Best of It’s Kind
by Orocco on 2018/05/02 12:17
It serves its purpose flawlessly. Because I only use it for two things: (1.) to search for lyrics of a particular song (2.) to quickly see the lyrics of the song I am listening to I think all the other functions, regardless of how well they work, are useless to me. But I am grateful that the part I care about works very well and almost never fails. I have one complaint, two suggestions: 1.) I wish there was a tab or something within the app when you open it to see a list of the most recent song lyrics you’ve looked at 2.) a tan or something within the app of saved or favorite lyrics, so I wouldn’t have to research or re-listen to a certain song, just to remind myself of the lyrics. I recommend this app, it has served me well.
This app would be great if it actually worked
by MxxCxmxr on 2019/07/09 16:50
I like the Genius service, and I thought having the app would really improve on this service. It does not. I’ve had the app for over 2 years now and I’ve still not seen any major improvements. It’s slow. It crashes frequently. It randomly won’t allow you to click on some annotations. It also will cut into your audio because of the ads, so a major functionality (that should be free) of following along with the lyrics is broken. There’s so much potential here to be a great app, but it’s not. Don’t waste your time, the 3.7 rating this app currently has is not accurate at all, should be much lower.
Frequently used...
by Melonpillar on 2017/10/11 01:10
I could do without people’s “interpretations“ of the meanings of the song lyrics. I don’t particularly care to know what some random schmo thinks Marcus Mumford is trying to convey in his music. Having said that, this app has by far the most accurate lyrics I’ve found. I like the capability to recognize what is currently playing, or to search if the app doesn’t recognize the song automatically. I also like the meme generator.
Service is amazing, implementation is less so
by stephilippou on 2018/10/26 06:14
Genius is awesome as it provides a platform for people to discuss and use their collective knowledge to uncover the meaning behind lyrics. However, the app itself has a myriad of technical glitches. Sometimes the keyboard will randomly appear at the top of the screen. There’s a persistent notification under the “Me” tab even after I tap the bell and no notification is there. Genius is my go-to for the in-depth analysis of lyrics and I hope the developers will keep squashing the bugs to create a more usable app.
**USED** to be great
by dg2017xx on 2019/05/28 04:09
I used to love the fact that I could listen to music in my music library (that I’ve purchased through iTunes) and read the lyrics at the same time. It was so convenient, especially after new music releases. Apparently, now you can no longer do that. If you’d like to read lyrics while listening, you need Apple Music. And if you don’t have Apple Music, an extremely annoying and loud ad will just keep playing over and over. It’s disappointing, to say the least, that I now need a paid monthly service to utilize this app the way I used to.
Contributions are popularity based
by Censoredbygrindr on 2019/07/21 04:44
The way this app is set up for contributions is a popularity contest. If you haven’t earned many points than anyone with more points than you can delete your annotations or suggestions with no explanation or reason. Most of the annotations are off the wall, but don’t bother trying to make suggestions if you’re new to the app. People delete what they don’t like to hear or because they’re jealous that you have more clarity or knowledge about the lyrics. Sometimes I get a little bit of understanding regarding a song that is complex, but typically it’s comedy.
Auto playing video ads ruin this app
by Thirty two chins on 2018/11/02 14:16
Yes, this is a big thing for me which is why 4 stars were taken off. If I decide to look up lyrics for a song I’m listening to on my phone, the song gets cut off for an ad about GoT or a new preview popular movie. I get the company wants to make money but why have ads that take over the screen to play a video, or that cut off your music (which you paid for) when most people are likely listening to the song they’re looking up? It’s irritating to be following along and then get your device covered by some ad that cuts off your music. This needs to change.
A must for every music lover
by Emphoto on 2018/03/05 17:51
I tried Shazam for a long time. It’s full of glut and hard to just search for a song. This app works awesome—not only from r lyrics but for some Nghia’s discussion as well. I was pleasantly surprised to see one of my favorite artists, Propaganda, co-signed several annotations in his songs. This a great tool to give insight into artists music—granted, it necessitates music that you may need to think more deeply about. Good stuff!
One of the best ways to really learn about music
by Kdhdufbds on 2017/10/07 22:16
Some people might use this app just to see the lyrics to certain songs, but Genius does much more than that. By reading into to the words of music, a huge group of people work hard to analyze the story behind and inside the songs. This really lets you get to know the artist, and understand what really makes each piece unique.
Just a suggestion
by LandonH121212 on 2019/01/12 06:10
Great app overall, surprisingly more songs on here than expected. Would be nice if there was a feature added which enables you to save songs which you’ve looked up, to a list; as opposed to just a few being on your recent search history. I’d like to go back and look at old ones I’ve researched from time to time.
Always been good till now
by Jeffmeister 2016 on 2018/01/30 04:56
I’ve never had a problem with the app only when lyrics aren’t shown up or the song that’s playing from my Apple Music. That’s fine though. The real problem is recently I haven’t been able to get into my genius app it always crashes and I can’t even get in the main screen before it crashes. This isn’t cool. I jus want to read lyrics on break and free time and it’s not working I’ve deleted the app and re downloaded three times already and each time it does it. Two stars for this for sure.
Secret Subscription
by Z30tr00p on 2018/12/25 02:46
I have used Genius for a long time without problems, it’s a great way to see lyrics and credits for songs. But recently, they have made it a paid service that cost money to even open the app. There was no warning of the switch to this paid usage, and I was unaware at the time I was throwing away my credit every time I opened the app.
Needs update
by Supposeddone on 2017/12/15 04:18
This isn’t just on my phone but on a past phone and my iPad. It’s super slow. Sometimes too slow where if you click on the song you’ve been looking for while the song is playing, the next song will start playing before the lyrics load. Just the home screen takes forever to load. It’s quite frustrating. I’ve since started using google for my lyrics because that’s 80x faster. I’m not even exaggerating.
Videos
by 🤜🤛👋👌👍 on 2019/07/26 16:09
The app is fine but the when I watch the music videos like Lights it just freezes for a few seconds and then exits out of app and it’s super annoying. Sometimes it only gets to the beginning of the video before the music starts and other times it’s good until the middle or right when it’s getting good. If they fixed this one thing they would be getting five stars
Great app for music lovers
by Fljeenfkjernfljne on 2017/11/17 05:10
Genius can know what song you are listening to and give info about the origins of a song who wrote it sometimes exactly where and the meaning of the lyrics animations on the app (normal use) is very smooth and well done only problem is it’s done by the public and not all song have stuff written but usually not a problem
A little frustrating now...
by cdee1 on 2017/10/04 21:06
I loved the Genius app and used it all the time. I loved the way it synced to my music and would show what I’m listening to currently to make looking up the lyrics easier. Up until recently it was a great app, but now I can barely use it. EVERY time I open the app I’m rerouted to the App Store to download some game. I close the App Store and go back to the app just to be rerouted again. I’m trying to listen to music not play a game. So frustrating.
Great App
by tChippy on 2017/11/14 05:36
Great app for giving you all the lyrics and reference for almost any song. Love the library import and now playing features. A little slow at times. Favorite thing is the quote share where you create an image for line(s) from a song but it needs to incorporate attribution from featured artists so I can quote the other artists on the track.
i love this app
by Shae7414 on 2017/10/21 00:49
it always has the lyrics to the song i’m looking for, it’s never disappointed me. i’m someone who doesn’t like unsolved problems and having a song stuck in your head and not knowing the lyrics is one of those that I cannot stand the most and this app always comes through. i’d recommend it to everyone.
Video ads are annoying
by justinm95 on 2017/09/28 00:09
I've always loved this app and have had it for years. But recently it has started opening video ads automatically that will stop any other audio that's playing (usually the song I'm reading the lyrics for) which is really annoying. And this happens for every song you look up and even when you tap to read the annotations. Without the constant ads, it's easily a five star app. Unfortunately, these ads make me not want to use it while I'm listening to music.
Love genius but app has some issues
by j_cull on 2019/03/14 01:23
I want to start off by saying that genius is by far the best lyrics website out there but there app is a little buggy. The main problem is sometimes the app just won't load lyrics. I will try to click on a song to view the lyrics and even though my internet connection is fast, it won't load the lyrics until I restart the app. Also, sometimes it just won't load search results for searched songs. All in all, genius is great, the app isn't.
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