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At the end of each year, streaming music service Spotify provides a "Spotify Wrapped" recap of each user's listening habits and favorite songs. Spotify Wrapped is a highly anticipated year-end feature that Spotify users love, and Apple Music listeners may be wondering how to get their own "Wrapped" rundown.

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Apple does not have a year-end wrap up that's equivalent to what Spotify has, but the streaming music service does offer "Apple Music Replay," a feature that ranks all of your top songs for the year.

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Apple Music Replay is refreshed on a yearly basis, usually during February, and it updates each week to provide an ever-changing playlist of your favorite songs. The best Apple Music Replay experience is on the web, and you can get to it by navigating to the Apple Music Replay website and signing in to Apple Music.

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On the Replay website, you can see details like the number of hours you've listened to music during the year and your top albums and artists. If you want to share these statistics on social media, you'll need to take screenshots.

You can listen to the Apple Music Replay playlists on iPhone or iPad, but you'll need to sign in on the web to see the more detailed statistics mentioned above.
  1. In the Apple Music app, navigate to the "Listen Now" tab.
  2. Scroll down to "Apple Music Replay."
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  3. Select one of your replay lists. Apple offers playlists for every year that you've been subscribed to Apple Music, so you can see how your tastes have changed over time.
One of the best parts about Spotify Wrapped is that it packages up all of your year-end statistics into neat little graphics that are shareable on social media, and unfortunately, there's no Apple Music equivalent.

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Apple Music Replay is also not as in-depth as Spotify Wrapped, which provides information on top artists, genres, songs, podcasts, and minutes listened. Spotify also does add-ons like "The Movie" that pairs top songs with classic scenes from movies and "2021 Wrapped Blend," comparing each user's listening taste with friends.

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Spotify's year-end feature is much more comprehensive than anything Apple offers, and so far Apple has declined to make a true year-end highlight reel so Replay is the best Apple Music users are going to get for now.

Article Link: How to See 'Spotify Wrapped' for Apple Music
 

Shirasaki

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Would be fun to recreate this “wrap up” thing using smart playlist for my local library.
 

szw-mapple fan

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Just curious, why? Spotify is superior, and competition is good. Everyone should get better, no? Apple doesn't need the best everything.
Because like you said, competition is good. If Apple becomes better than Spotify in some areas, it forces to Spotify to improve as well.
 
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Stiksi

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This wrapped thing is complete BS, Spotify’s stats haven’t worked right in years. It’s basically a randomly generated selection from your playlists. You don’t even have direct access to the lists, you need to watch a tedious 5 minute automated presentation to finally see 3 pages of bogus top 5 lists.

Not so much a feature, but a distraction, which spotify advertises in popups no less.

According to Spotify, I’m in the top 7% of Beatles fans. I’ve listened to a couple songs once a month ago. Never before, never after. It’s apparently now my top band.
 

alchemistmuffin

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WHO USES SPOTIFY?!?!?!?!


Seriously, only reason people would use Spotify is if they have an android phone.

Never using Spotify as long as they keep their stance on Apple being a monopolistic jerks on App Store, which is NOT. If they don’t like terms of the App Store, then they need to make their own phone.
 

Lozza013

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WHO USES SPOTIFY?!?!?!?!


Seriously, only reason people would use Spotify is if they have an android phone.

Never using Spotify as long as they keep their stance on Apple being a monopolistic jerks on App Store, which is NOT. If they don’t like terms of the App Store, then they need to make their own phone.
I do and I have an iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. I find it's easier to use than Apple Music.
 

MauiPa

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“‌Apple Music‌ Replay is refreshed on a yearly basis, usually during February”. Hmmmm. On playlist it says “updated weekly”. How is the authors statement even remotely accurate?

Personally, the Spotify thing sounds like worthless crap, kindof like statistics on what you ate all year, who cares? I guess if you are interested, you probably already use Spotify. Too bad they don’t pay the artists fairly. I won’t use Spotify until it does. Coalition for fair payments!
 

DaPizzaMan

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WHO USES SPOTIFY?!?!?!?!


Seriously, only reason people would use Spotify is if they have an android phone.

Never using Spotify as long as they keep their stance on Apple being a monopolistic jerks on App Store, which is NOT. If they don’t like terms of the App Store, then they need to make their own phone.
Why do you make such a broad generalization? How does this statement make any sense?
 

MauiPa

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Revenue-wise, there’s no reason Apple doesn’t have the superior product on the market for streaming music service.
I hope Apple will catch up to and pass Spotify, but there’s nothing about Apple Music that competes with Spotify for my daily use.
Paying the artists better? Works for me. Revenue wise Spotify is the largest streaming service in the world, there is no excuse for not being fair
 

dzankizakon

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How can I get Apple Music to recommend music based on what I keep in my Library and what I choose to "Love", not what I listen to most of the time (which is Pure Focus, Study Beats, Living in the Library)? I understand why they're doing it, I just hope there's some way to tell their algorithm to not recommend chill ambient music because I only listen to it while I work.
 

alchemistmuffin

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How does this statement make any sense?
Because Spotify doesn’t pay the artist well at all (example: Taylor Swift), doesn’t put users first (no support for lossless or HomePod support, which is starting to pick up) and is part of the horrible App Fairness Cartel that doesn’t want to play fair with Apple’s very standard business practice on App Store. (Apple is a business, not a charity Spotify 😡)

Simply put, only reason why you want to use Spotify is if you have Android phone, and want same tight integration like how Apple Music is with Music app.

Apple Music >> Spotify by million miles.
 

MauiPa

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I do and I have an iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. I find it's easier to use than Apple Music.
Pretty sure you can’t defend that. A tap is a tap, tap and it plays under either. Can’t be easier
How can I get Apple Music to recommend music based on what I keep in my Library and what I choose to "Love", not what I listen to most of the time (which is Pure Focus, Study Beats, Living in the Library)? I understand why they're doing it, I just hope there's some way to tell their algorithm to not recommend chill ambient music because I only listen to it while I work.
ummm. Love this song/album, suggest less like this. Not sure if that is hard
 
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