The introduction of Apple Music Sing in the release of iOS 16.2 has inspired me to dig around and check how possible it would be to organize a proper Karaoke experience using an iOS device, a Braille display and the vast library of Apple Music tracks.
I know that VoiceOver is capable of reading the lyrics of the currently playing song and now it will be possible to fine tune the volume of the track's vocals so I thought I might take it a step further and wanted to have the lyrics flash up on a Braille display.
I have already figured that in order to have the lyrics populate on my Braille display in real-time, I need to enable the output of multimedia content through Braille in VoiceOver settings and indeed, once I did that, I started seeing the lyrics as they appeared on screen. The only problem I have at this point is, when a particular line is too long to fit on the display, scrolling it prevents the next one from appearing. The one after that will appear just fine but the one that should appear immediately will not. It doesn't seem to make a difference whether I do the scrolling before the next verse is supposed to appear or not. Is there any particular setting or Braille gesture that I need to be aware of to scroll the lyrics as needed and still receive new lines as they appear?
Also, have you got any other recommendations of settings to change or steps to take to make it an even better experience?
I would be grateful for any responses.