For the Spotify integration, Genius says it had to strip back its service to the core essentials, and in doing so, created a new feature it’s calling ‘Fact Tracks.’
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In essence, these are short pieces of info relevant to the track that are displayed in time with the music.
Displaying each nugget of info at the correct time does somewhat limit how much can be displayed at once, and if there are no factoids to share, you get the lyrics anyway.
For now, only Genius-powered tracks on the new Genius X playlist called ‘Behind the Lyrics with Genius (Hip-Hop)‘ offer the ‘Fact Tracks’. The company says there are also three artist playlists too – from Pusha T, Tinashe and Diplo – but that a pop-focused one will arrive imminently.
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