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Genius — Search and understand the meaning of song lyrics, poetry, literature, and news

By Genius Media Group

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Genius is your pocket guide to human culture.

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.


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.


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


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.


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!

What's New in Version 1.8.2

A new icon for the app and bug fixes

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Customer Reviews

Rotated app icon

It took me a bit to figure out what the heck the new icon was, but after using the app a bit I realized it was a "G" in the font used throughout the app for a title. It seems like a small input error, but it doesn't effect the app at all. Although I have not been able to use this version of the app, it has been notorious for link malfunctions. I'll see how this version functions and raise/lower the rating accordingly.

Love it just one problem.

I love this app and I really enjoy just reading lyrics to find out what is being said or what does someone actually mean. The one thing wrong is if I go to a certain artist they just have their songs listed which is ok but I'd like it if they added in to view albums in order of their release date. I think that'll help go through things a little faster.

I don't usually write reviews...but...

This app is great. Absolutely great. I always hate to write reviews for apps but this deserves it, it is so helpful. Where else can I find the lyrics to Truffle Butter by Nicki Minaj, AND the exact transcript of the U.S. Supreme Court case Marbury v Madison where they established the Supreme Court can rule legislation as unconstitutional? No place else. I love this app :)

Genius — Search and understand the meaning of song lyrics, poetry, literature, and news
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  • Free
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.8.2
  • Size: 15.3 MB
  • Languages: English, Bokmål, Norwegian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
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You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Unrestricted Web Access
  • Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Frequent/Intense Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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