Apple introduces Replay ‘19 feature on Apple Music

Apple has added a new year-in-review feature to Apple Music, taking a swipe at Spotify.

Apple Music subscribers can now access their own Replay ’19 playlist via the Music app on iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and now Apple Music on the web (though this remains a beta version).

The playlist will feature your most-listened-to songs over the year, categorized by the number of plays, as well as music from years gone by, dating all the way to 2015 when Apple Music was first introduced and the streaming service began tracking music plays.

As with any playlist on Apple Music, you can download it and share it with friends.

What’s perhaps most interesting about Apple Music Replay, however, unlike its counterpart over at Spotify, Spotify Wrapped, the playlist will be continuously updated based on your plays and it can be accessed year-round.

So rather than being a year-in-review, it will be a permanent addition to your playlist and can be used to track your favorite songs at one time.

Apple has confirmed that data will be updated every Sunday, so if you suddenly become obsessed with a song and listen to it 100 times, that will be reflected the following week.

Third-party developers released tools last year that offered year-in-review breakdowns and playlists for Apple Music subscribers, in an attempt to piggyback off the success of Spotify’s.

It’s great to see the functionality being brought in house, and consumers will no doubt have fun listening back to the songs they’ve been streaming over this year and in years prior.

If you want to try Replay, head on over to replay.music.apple.com or visit your Music app on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

Are you surprised to see a particular song high on your list? Let us know on Twitter and check back for more news and rumors, as and when we get them.

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