Apple Music Gains New 'Replay' Playlist With Your Top Songs Played in 2019

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Apple Music was today updated with a new feature called Replay, which is designed to allow Apple Music subscribers to take a look at the music that they listened to most in 2019.

Available on the web, in the Mac Music app, and the Music app on iOS devices, the Replay feature aggregates top songs of the year, while also providing playlists for past years too.


Playlists are available for every year that an Apple Music subscriber has had the service, dating back to 2015. Replay playlists can be added to the Apple Music Library so they can be streamed right alongside other playlists and shared with others.


According to TechCrunch, Replay will continue to be updated throughout the year, changing and evolving as a person's musical tastes and interests shift.


Apple plans to update the Replay playlist each Sunday with new songs and data insights to reflect each person's current listening activity.

Apple Music has never offered an aggregated year-end playlist with song data, something that Spotify has provided for years with its Wrapped experience. Apple now has an equivalent feature, and one that is perhaps more useful given the fact that it's updated on an ongoing basis.


Apple Music subscribers can access Apple Music Replay on the web and add the playlists to iOS or Mac devices. Replay should also be available in the iOS and Mac Music apps without the need to use the feature on the web, but it's still in the early stages of rolling out and not available on every platform yet.

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Apparently, I haven't played enough songs to form a playlist yet, according to the page. It's probably still rolling out, I'm pretty sure I'm meeting whatever quotum they have.

Pretty cool to see this feature finally coming to Apple Music, after all the workarounds you had to try before you get something similar to what Spotify offers at the end of the year.
 

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A great feature from Spotify's book. Makes for some really great playlists, especially when looking back years later and reminiscing about when you found this song, that song, etc.
 

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A great feature from Spotify's book. Makes for some really great playlists, especially when looking back years later and reminiscing about when you found this song, that song, etc.
I was thinking the same thing. I'm curious how this will match up to Spotify's. I've had Spotify for the past couple years (now with AM), so I imagine my replay playlists won't be robust.
 

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Ok so there is nearly zero difference now between Spotify and Apple Music other than personal preference. They have identical feature sets.

Everything people complained about Apple Music missing has now been added. Social features, following people, shared playlists, dark mode and now a year end playlist of your top artists/songs listened to.

Interesting!
 

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Looks like I've listened to 300 hours this year and my favorite album was Disguise by Motionless In White. I'm curious what other people's top album is :)
Mine would've been Helix by Crystal Lake. If you're a Motionless in White fan, you might like them too!
 
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Looks like I've listened to 300 hours this year and my favorite album was Disguise by Motionless In White. I'm curious what other people's top album is :)
261 hours and Condolences by Wednesday 13

Since they don't have the same stats page for 2018 and 2017, my top tracks for those years are:

2018: Catharsis by Machine Head
2017: God is a Lie by Wednesday 13
 

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"Apple Music has never offered an aggregated year-end playlist with song data, something that Spotify has provided for years with its Wrapped experience. Apple now has an equivalent feature, and one that is perhaps more useful given the fact that it's updated on an ongoing basis."

Spotify has the On Repeat and Repeat Rewind playlists which are both "ongoing", so I don't really see how Apple came up with something "perhaps more useful" here.
 
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Ok so there is nearly zero difference now between Spotify and Apple Music other than personal preference. They have identical feature sets.

Everything people complained about Apple Music missing has now been added. Social features, following people, shared playlists, dark mode and now a year end playlist of your top artists/songs listened to.

Interesting!
It really just comes down to UI and algorithms. Apple music tends to recommend a ton of rap and hip hop even though I've told it a million times I don't like it. Their top charts are just loaded with it and i'm not seeing that from other services whose top charts are more balanced.
It continues to recommend things I've thumbed down. Like rating songs does nothing.
When I play a radio station based off of a song it matches weird songs that don't really go with it. These are the areas spotify excels.
I like spotifys daily drive. And daily mixes.
I prefer the spotify UI though apple music looks much better now that it has dark mode. Just personal preference.
Aside from those algorithms they're pretty much the same. And I'm sure apple music will improve in this area over time.
 
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It really just comes down to UI and algorithms. Apple music tends to recommend a ton of rap and hip hop even though I've told it a million times I don't like it. Their top charts are just loaded with it and i'm not seeing that from other services whose top charts are more balanced.
It continues to recommend things I've thumbed down. Like rating songs does nothing.
When I play a radio station based off of a song it matches weird songs that don't really go with it. These are the areas spotify excels.
I prefer the spotify UI though apple music looks much better now that it has dark mode. Just personal preference.
Aside from those algorithms they're pretty much the same. And I'm sure apple music will improve in this area over time.
Rap does make its way into my lists once in a while but very rare.

But that’s what pop is today. Mostly rap and hip hop unfortunately.

I learned the hard way to turn off personal requests on HomePod since my gf played a bunch of stuff when I wasn’t home and it completely destroyed my New Music Mix playlist for a week. Thankfully I gave all the songs a thumb down and it’s back to normal again !