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Apple today rolled out an updated Apple Music Replay experience for 2022, showcasing a new "highlight reel" feature.


The overhauled experience, which started to be noticed by Apple Music subcribers on Twitter earlier today, puts the new highlight reel feature at the forefront of the Replay webpage, which users are encouraged to interact with before delving into more detailed information and expanded listening insights.

The highlight reel presents a series of social media-style animated cards that show musical highlights from the past year based on your listening history. Relevant music plays in the background for each card. The highlight reel is viewable on desktop browsers, but it appears to be primarily designed for mobile displays.

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After the highlight reel, users can scroll down to see featured sections with more informative breakdowns of their top albums and playlists from the past year. Users can add their Apple Music Replay 2022 playlist to the Music app at the bottom of the page.

The move brings the experience somewhat closer to Spotify Wrapped, but Apple Music Replay remains a web browser only experience. The Music app itself can only show and play a basic playlist of your top songs for the year, ranked by most played, once it has been added via the Replay webpage.

To view your 2022 Apple Music Replay experience and try out the new highlight reel, visit replay.music.apple.com.


Update: Apple has now officially announced the redesigned Apple Music Replay experience. It also revealed its Apple Music year-end charts, highlighting 2022's top songs, top Shazams, top fitness songs, and most-read lyrics. See Apple Music's complete list of Year-End Charts for more information.

Article Link: Apple Music Replay 2022 Revamped With 'Highlight Reel' [Updated]
 
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asterizk

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I like the improvements, but it's disappointing they still haven't made this shareable.

It'd be great to be able to give a shoutout to my favorite band(s) on social media using this.
Totally! They said something about sharing it via the mobile app at the end, but I missed exactly what it said, and went to the mobile app to find it, and all I could find was the playlist itself, not the animated cards. Rewatched the animations on the web, but it no longer displayed the message about sharing it on the mobile app. So close.
 

randomnut

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Does Apple Music yet generate recommended playlists like Spotify and tidal do? Last time I tried it the service was so basic, If you were looking for something new to listen to it wasn’t helpful.
 
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idrewuk

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Overall, really impressed with it — a huge step up from previous efforts. Data seems spot on, and every highlight is shareable to social, or to save as a photo.

The main issue is, why can’t this be integrated to the Music app? Many people will miss out on it because of this. Feels more and more like the whole architecture of the Music app needs to be rebuilt from the ground up.
 

Canyda

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Totally! They said something about sharing it via the mobile app at the end, but I missed exactly what it said, and went to the mobile app to find it, and all I could find was the playlist itself, not the animated cards. Rewatched the animations on the web, but it no longer displayed the message about sharing it on the mobile app. So close.
I interpreted it as opening it in your mobile broswer, not in the mobile app, but I confess I haven't tried that.
 
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AhRiHmAn

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Overall, really impressed with it — a huge step up from previous efforts. Data seems spot on, and every highlight is shareable to social, or to save as a photo.

The main issue is, why can’t this be integrated to the Music app? Many people will miss out on it because of this. Feels more and more like the whole architecture of the Music app needs to be rebuilt from the ground up.
I’d like also a better UI , but when I see how buggy it is still after 7 years , I prefer not imagine the nightmare if they start again from scratch….
 
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R4z3r

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All I’m getting (over either cellular and wi-fi) is “An Error Occurred“ with a “Try Again” button. I’ve restarted the application, restarted my phone, same thing. So maybe it’s overloaded or just buggy for some users.
 

mt1814

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All I’m getting (over either cellular and wi-fi) is “An Error Occurred“ with a “Try Again” button. I’ve restarted the application, restarted my phone, same thing. So maybe it’s overloaded or just buggy for some users.
I have tried to watch it on Safari and Chrome on my phone and it isn't playing correctly. All the images and graphics are hidden behind blank tiles...

Once I get it working I assume I'll screen record and then be able to post like a video. It seems like a no brainer to me that the option to at least add to stories should be included. But I'll take what I can get :)
 

DavoteK

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Just watched it. Underwhelmed to say the least. Spotify taking a massive steamy dump over Apple Music for another year in this regard.
 
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