Apple Music recently brought out a Replay feature that automatically generates playlists containing your most-played songs for any year, going back to 2015 when the service debuted. Follow along with us as we show you how to use Apple Music Replay to get a playlist with your top songs of the year and gain insights into your top artists and albums.
Introducing Apple Music Replay
Here’s how Apple is selling the Replay feature:
With Apple Music Replay, you can relive the music that defined your year. Get insights in to your most played artists and albums. And get a playlist with your top songs of the year — and one for every year that you’re subscribed to Apple Music.
It’s basically Apple’s version of Spotify’s year-in-review feature.
Follow along with us to learn how to use Apple Music Replay to get your own personal mixes of the top stuff you’ve listened to during each year that you were subscribed to Apple Music.
How to use Apple Music Replay
To get an automatically generated playlist with your top songs, artists and albums:
1) Visit replay.music.apple.com in a browser on your computer.
2) Click the Sign In button in the top-right corner.
3) Sign in with the same Apple ID that you use for your Apple Music account.
4) Click the button Get Your Replay Mix.
5) Click the Add button to keep your Replay playlist and access it on all of your devices.
Again, you need an active Apple Music subscription in order to use this feature. If you don’t see Replay when you sign in to the Apple Music web app, you might need to play more music. As soon as you’ve played enough music, check back to see your Replay Mix.
You can also do some other things, as described further ahead.
See your top songs of the year
With Replay, you get to browse the top songs you’ve listened to this year in an automatically generated playlist. You can explore a Replay playlist for every year that you were subscribed to Apple Music simply by clicking an appropriate playlist cover. Best of all, your Replay Mixes are updated weekly based on your listening history.
Share your year-in-review
After adding a Replay playlist to your Apple Music library by clicking the Add button, you can freely share it just like you would any other playlist you make. Be sure that you don’t have any embarrassing songs in your Replay playlist because friends with whom you share it with can add it to their library with a tap. Friends will also get updates on your top played songs throughout the year as Apple Music updates your Replay Mixes.
Get insights into the artists and albums you listen to the most
Scroll down in the Apple Music web app to see more details such as how many artists you’ve listened to so far this year, as well as the hours you’ve spent listening to them. You can also see the top 10 albums you’ve listened to so far, with handy play counts for each album.
Apple Music Replay is currently available only on the Apple Music web app, currently in beta.
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