Spotify is no longer the biggest music streaming service available, as Apple Music has grown into a formidable opponent. There are pros and cons to each streaming service, but it’s clear that these are the two best options, regardless of which mobile platform you use.
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For a few years now, Spotify has been releasing its “Wrapped” playlist. This is a user-specific playlist which populates your most-listened to songs over the past year. Then, without you needing to do anything yourself, the playlist is created and shown off in your Spotify app. You can either save the playlist to your favorites, or find it under the “Made For You” section of your Spotify library.
Apple Music has recognized the popularity of these year-end recap playlists, and started doing something of its own.
What is Apple Music Replay?
Apple Music Replay is a recap of your favorite songs that you have listened to over and over again. The service takes all of your playback data and rolls into the perfect playlist to recap the year.
If you think this is a new idea, you might want to think again, as Spotify does something similar with its year-end Wrapped playlist. But the benefit of Apple Music is that it doesn’t just stop keeping track of what you’re listening to when the year comes to an end.
With Replay, the list will constantly be updated, so that you can view your favorite songs throughout the year. This will also prove useful in providing various bits of data like how many hours you’ve listened to while keeping the best songs saved.
Find Apple Music Replay 2021
Unlike years past, the Apple Music Replay playlist can be accessed from the Apple Music app on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Previously, you had to use the beta web client, which is slow and frustrating, to say the least. Nevertheless, if you want to find your most listened to songs of the year, then here’s how you can do so:
- Open the Apple Music app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Tap the Listen Now tab at the bottom.
- Scroll all the way to the bottom until you see Replay 2021.
As is the case with every playlist available in the Apple Music app, you can add the songs to your library, or favorite the playlist. But the cool part about Replay 2021, is that it will be constantly updated every week. Apple will update the playlist automatically, and at the end of the year, you will be able to see a snapshot of what songs you listened to the most.
Having a regularly-updated playlist based on your most-played songs is something rather useful. Just be prepared to hear some odd songs in the list as your music choices change back and forth throughout the year.
Andrew is a freelance writer based on the East Coast of the US.
He has written for a variety of sites over the years, including iMore, Android Central, Phandroid, and a few others. Now, he spends his days working for an HVAC company, while moonlighting as a freelance writer at night.