New 'Beats 1: Replay' Feature Lets Users Listen to Full Replays of Missed Shows

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple's Beats 1 radio station was recently updated to give users access to full replays of radio segments, with a new Beats 1: Replay feature. As highlighted by MacStories, Replay covers several Beats 1 shows, including those by Zane Lowe, Julie Adenuga, and Ebro Darden, letting users re-listen to a missed segment.

    Since Apple Music's debut, there's been an option on Beats 1 radio to listen to playlists of songs by each DJ after a show ends, but there was often no way to listen to a full show with guests and commentary unless you caught it on the second playthrough, 12 hours after it first aired.


    With the change implemented in the last few days, Beats 1 users can access both a full replay that's the same as listening to a show live and a playlist of songs from each program.

    Though a feature that's likely going to be welcome by many Beats 1 listeners, Replay is somewhat hidden. Re-recordings of shows can be accessed by tapping on the Beats 1 logo in Apple Music to open the list of featured shows, tapping on a DJ, and going to the "Connect" page. Alternatively, it's also possible to search for an individual DJ to access their Connect section, or to search directly with a term like "Julie Adenuga Replay."

    Tapping on the "Beats 1: Replay" option will play the entire show in one long block, with no option to see the songs that are playing as is possible when Beats 1 radio is playing live. As MacStories points out, it's akin to listening to one long podcast. Replaying a show eliminates the ability to heart songs and add them to playlists to enhance the Apple Music listening experience, but it does give users a way to listen to one-of-a-kind content and commentary that would have previously been missed.

    Since Apple Music launched, Beats 1 radio has featured a near-endless stream of exclusive content, worldwide song debuts, and artist interviews, all designed to draw in listeners. The service's most recent exclusive was MTV's announcement of the 2015 Video Music Award nominees.

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  2. Crzyrio macrumors 65816

    Jul 6, 2010
  3. ErikGrim macrumors 68040


    Jun 20, 2003
    Brisbane, Australia
    A less hidden way is right on the Beats 1 page in iTunes. All the shows are there. Hopefully this will eliminate the need for a 12 hour repeat every day and fill the time with more live shows.
  4. ButteryScrollin macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2014
    Glad they put these up, I like some shows, but can be hard to be available at the right time.

    My favorite show is Joshua Homme's Alligator Hour.
  5. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040


    Mar 16, 2012

    This was my most requested feature for apple music
  6. rockosmodurnlif macrumors 65816


    Apr 21, 2007
    New York, NY
    So which one of these shows is the one playing hard rock & heavy metal? Jazz?
  7. caliguy macrumors 6502


    Jun 12, 2005
    Cool, but a bit half-baked. Hope that track info and liking ability is still to come, simulating the live experience.

    It would also be great to skip through songs/DJ segments at will *cough*Fifth Harmony*cough*, like they're tracks in an album.
  8. CrazyForApple macrumors 6502a


    Dec 31, 2012
    Buffalo, NY
    I still haven't listened to Beats 1 yet. Is it worth listening to?
  9. Jax44 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2010
    Carmel, California
  10. coltman75 macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2010
    There isn't a 12 hour repeat. On weekdays, only 4 shows are repeated. Zane, Julie, Ebro, and the featured show of the day. Everything else is original.

    On weekends, there's even less rebroadcasts.
  11. jdillings macrumors 68000

    Jun 21, 2015
    Only if you like rap.
  12. skellener macrumors 68000


    Jun 23, 2003
    So. Cal.
    Most people in 2015 would call that a podcast.
  13. FieldingMellish Suspended

    Jun 20, 2010
  14. xotigu macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2014
    Yeah, every time I turn on Beats1, I hear mostly rap/hip-hop songs. Not into it though.
  15. ErikGrim macrumors 68040


    Jun 20, 2003
    Brisbane, Australia
    How do you figure? Apple hasn't released any numbers.

    Personally I listen every day. Programming is varied and great. Elton John's Rocket Hour and St. Vincent's Mixtape Delivery are standout shows. All the musician run shows are great, especially Josh Homme, Q-tip and Disclosure. Overtone has fantastic music and I'm also enjoying the other DJs like Julie Adenuga Anna Lunnoe.

    Charts and the LA shows in general I can take or leave.
  16. Deacon-Blues, Aug 4, 2015
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    Deacon-Blues macrumors 6502


    Aug 15, 2012
    I keep missing those one hour breaks between the all day rap and hip hop marathons. I just tuned in a few minutes ago and it seems to be an hour long interview of a girl who came out of the closet. That's way better than just playing music.
  17. psylence2k, Aug 4, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2015

    psylence2k macrumors 6502

    Nov 16, 2012
    I dunno, do podcasts stream live ? All the ones I know of get uploaded. (I always thought that was the main difference)

    due to that nature you dont have live interaction ( requests , call-ins, etc)

    I also haven't found a podcast yet that plays extended playlists of music ( there might be one out there who knows) they seem to mostly focus on commentary.
  18. Karma*Police macrumors 68000

    Jul 15, 2012
    If you have broad taste in music, then absolutely. If you're into just a few genres, then YMMV.
  19. unplugme71 macrumors 68030

    May 20, 2011
    Does anyone like b1? I have yet to find a song i like or even know of.
  20. dcp10 macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2010
    Very much so. It's not perfect, it's not format specific so there are going to be songs some listeners aren't going to like at any particular moment. That's also its strength, a return to old style radio, not corporate driven playlists.

    The on air talent is great, and the specialty shows are awesome. As mentioned St. Vincent's and Elton John's are standouts and worth giving you time for.

    I suggest giving it a week try, I think most will find something they like.
  21. Mactendo macrumors 68000

    Oct 3, 2012
    If you're heavy into rap/hip-hop then absolutely. If you have broad taste in music, then no.
  22. Crzyrio macrumors 65816

    Jul 6, 2010
    I have a fairly broad taste in music, with a slight preference to the whole rock genre.

    There is a fair balance between the mainstream genres. Julie Adenuga has had guest djs 'take listeners to rock clubs' and I surprisingly love that segment.

    Zane seems to play a fair amount of different genres as well.
  23. Nevaborn macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2013
    Agree it is slighty Hip Hop / Rap / R&B heavy. Some greater variet would be welcome. I missed any chat segments though. Especiallythe girl coming out of the closet? See now engaging chat is great on radio and is one of the reasons in the UK I enjoyradio 4, that and there are some good game shows with comedians.

    I think it is a really good start to a service though and has a promising future
  24. saintforlife macrumors 65816

    Feb 25, 2011
    Apple Music and Beats Radio are some of the most pointless and boring articles on MacRumors. the iPhone 6s here yet?
  25. Explorz, Aug 4, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2015

    Explorz macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2008
    As long as I can't stream the audio to multiple airplay devices then it is DOA for me. I can't reason why Apple hasn't been clear about why the airplay option is unavailable for beats1. Sure, I can stream audio (and all my computer sounds) through a single airplay device, but that is limiting as compared to all the other radio stations available through Apple Music that I can stream through multiple devices. And what pain to change my sound output back and forth just to listen to Beats 1.

    And while my music tastes are pretty broad, just about every time I decide to give beats 1 yet another go, I find the music to be the same hip-hop/rap. It would be great if they do add more live radio stations that cater to different music tastes.

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