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Google just made Carpool Karaoke A LOT easier with new lyric search feature

Google is making life a lot easier for Carpool Karaoke fans by adding song lyrics to its search function.

A new deal with Toronto firm LyricFind means that Google users will be able to see song lyrics directly in their search results.

Previously, Googling lyrics would bring up a selection of third-party websites which the user would have to trawl through - many of which included pop-up payment boxes to access more lyrics.

Many, though not all, of these third-party sites publish the lyrics without having permission to do so.

Now, all Google users need to do is search the name of a song, followed by 'lyrics'.

They'll also be offered a list of alternative songs with the same title.

The new function is available in the US from today and is due to roll out globally in the near future.

As well as being a handy way to look up song words for impromptu karaoke sessions, the new function could also be a handy new way of making money for songwriters and musicians.

"I can’t get into the rates, but we expect it to be millions of dollars generated for publishers and songwriters as a result of this," LyricFind Chief Executive and co-founder Darryl Ballantyne told Billboard .

"It’s all based on usage. Royalties are paid based on the number of times a lyric is viewed. The more it’s viewed, the more publishers get paid."

Google search results and Google Play Music will now show lyrics from more than 4,000 music publishers.

LyricFind already works with Amazon and music streaming site Deezer to display lyrics while songs are playing.