Spotify is no longer the largest music streaming service available, as Apple Music has become a formidable opponent. There are pros and cons to every streaming service, but it’s clear these are the two best options no matter what mobile platform you’re using.
For a few years now, Spotify has released its “Wrapped” playlist. This is a user-specific playlist that fills your most played songs over the past year. Then, without you having to do anything yourself, the playlist is created and displayed in your Spotify app. You can either save the playlist to your favorites or find it in the “Made For You” section of your Spotify library.
Apple Music recognized the popularity of these year-end recap playlists and started doing something on their own.
What is Apple Music Replay?
Apple Music Replay is a recap of your favorite songs that you have listened to time and time again. The service takes all your reading data and rolls it into the perfect playlist to recap the year.
If you think this is a new idea, you might want to think about it again, as Spotify is doing something similar with its Year-End Wrapped Playlist. But the great thing about Apple Music is that it doesn’t just stop keeping track of what you’re listening to at the end of the year.
With Replay, the list will be constantly updated, so that you can see your favorite songs throughout the year. It will also come in handy for providing various bits of data like how many hours you’ve listened to while still keeping the best recorded songs.
Search for Apple Music Replay 2021
Unlike in years past, Apple Music Replay playlist can be accessed from the Apple Music app on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Previously you had to use the beta web client which is slow and frustrating to say the least. Still, if you want to find your most played songs of the year, here’s how you can do it:
- Open the Apple Music app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Press the Listen now tab at the bottom.
- Scroll all the way down until you see Play again 2021.
As with all playlists available in the Apple Music app, you can add the songs to your library or add the playlist to your favorites. But the cool thing about Replay 2021 is that it will be constantly updated every week. Apple will automatically update the playlist, and at the end of the year, you can see a snapshot of the songs you’ve listened to the most.
Having a regularly updated playlist based on your most played songs is quite useful. Just be prepared to hear some weird songs on the list, as your music choices change throughout the year.
Andrew is a freelance writer based on the East Coast of the United States.
He’s written for a variety of sites over the years including iMore, Android Central, Phandroid, and a few others. Now he spends his days working for an HVAC company, while working in the moonlight as a freelance writer at night.