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Genius: Song Lyrics & More

Genius is your pocket guide to human culture.
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Music Free Genius Media Group Inc. iPhone, iPad, iPod

Have you ever been confused by a song’s lyrics? Had trouble understanding a line from Shakespeare or the Bible? Struggled to understand the context of a news article that seems important?

With Genius, you'll never have to worry about this—or anything else—ever again. Genius breaks down lyrics and literature and the news with entertaining line-by-line annotations.

ANNOTATIONS EXPLAIN HUMAN CULTURE

Genius annotations:

- Explain stuff in plain English
- Reveal references and inside jokes
- Define unusual terms
- Check facts and claims
- Give context—how does a piece fit in with the author’s other work? With the genre as a whole?

Genius is like your smartest, most knowledgeable, most attractive friend, but instead of being a flaky pretentious human it's a fun iPhone app.

ANNOTATE THE WORLD FROM ANYWHERE

You’re the genius: highlight some text, tap “Annotate”, and share knowledge about the things you're obsessed with.

FIND LYRICS FOR THE SONGS PLAYING AROUND YOU

Just hold your phone up to the music, tap the soundwave button (powered by Gracenote!), and lo, the annotated lyrics appear! And easily navigate the lyrics for all the songs in your iTunes library.

REVEAL THE DEEP INTERCONNECTEDNESS OF CULTURE

No piece of human culture stands on its own, and Genius shows you how it's all connected. Start on a Kanye West song and with a tap, you'll find your way to the Bible verse he references, to the T. S. Eliot poem mentioning that verse, to the novel which pays homage to Eliot, to the episode of Breaking Bad where a character is reading the novel, to a news article about the episode!

Reviews

SoundCloud
acler007

Add SoundCloud "now playing" support


Searching lyrics
CamPoloMan

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.


Love it
Rayansayel

I use it when I wanna understand the meaning of the song and memorizing the songs. AppStore should give this app 10 starts to rate 👏🏻👏🏻


Slow and constantly crashes
gnae532

When it works, it's great, but that's rare. I keep expecting the updates to fix the terrible search or the frequent crashes to no avail.


Problem
Bro! Whatchu doing this for??

Great app, but there’s a problem where anytime I click on a notification, it says “Oops! An error has occurred!” every single time. It’s frustrating.


Sign-in Issues
Glistening Eyes ✨

Won’t let me sign in with my Twitter account. I’ve tried several times. Let’s me sign in on the website though.


Glitchiest application on the App Store
djoemöet

Got me mad to the point of writing a review


Spotify
Jzero15

This app desperately needs Spotify support.


Song Recognition ineffective
roseGOLDDDD

Love this app for the lyrics, but that’s it. The song recognition (ACR cloud) is ineffective. It rarely ever functions properly. I have had problems with it recognizing songs in my own car when the sound is crystal clear with popular songs from the radio just to test it out. I’m better off recording the songs and using other song recognition programs (which is a hassle) and have SHAZAM figure out which song it is.


Slow startup time
Geoff98102

I use this app mostly for lyrics and meanings of songs. I want to replace Shazam with it but I feel the startup is slow on my 6s. Focus on improving startup time and scan experience. I think it's important.


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