When we jam out to our favorite tunes on YouTube, we always wished that we could sing along to the songs without having to look up lyrics in a different tab (and sometimes not even finding them). Now, with Lyric Machine, it's super easy :)
What it does
Lyric Machine is a lightweight and non-intrusive Chrome extension that simply loads the lyrics to the song that you're listening to on YouTube. It also loads a bonus gif related to the song title.
How we built it
We built this Chrome extension using the Musixmatch and GIPHY APIs. We also built-in some JS logic to scrape the song (video) title from the current YouTube page.
Challenges we ran into
Connecting the dots between Musixmatch, GIPHY, and Youtube were the most challenging parts of this project, and scraping YouTube pages isn't super easy.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We're proud to build something that we will actually use on a daily basis!
What we learned
How to build a Chrome extension, and that getting lyrics via Musixmatch is pretty simple.
What's next for Lyric Machine
We're looking to build a mobile app, similar to Shazam but with lyrics. And in the long term, maybe an audio headset that can recognize songs around you, and display the lyrics in AR :)