Detects the song you are currently playing on Spotify and shows the lyrics for it!
Date of Completion
April 30, 2020 - Present
Spotify Lyrics is an online web application that serves up the lyrics for the song you are actively listening to on Spotify.
Spotify is a great platform for listening to music. Recently the mobile version of Spotify enabled the ability to show the lyrics for the actively playing song.
But it looks like the official Spotify web app is missing this simple but useful feature. This is why I have create Spotify Lyrics.
From the get-go, Spotify Lyrics is not a Spotify clone. It does a very simple task of serving up the lyrics for a given song that you are playing on Spotify 🤹.
So that means you are still required to use either the official Spotify mobile or web app to control what's being played.
I got the project up and running using Create-React-App, a relatively easy way to start up any React-based project.
The project is split into two sides: (1) front end and (2) back end.
Spotify Lyrics is built using React.js and relies on Axios for fetching data.
To resolve the Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS), Express.js comes into play as our mini backend server.
It's only function is to create a portal for our front-end to call to and retrieve the content that makes Spotify Lyrics useful: lyrics!
I am considering creating a Chrome Extension that will offer the same functionality but will provide so much more room for portability.