Ever since Spotify created Spotify Wrapped back in 2015, all other platforms - especially the ones considered Spotify’s competition, are expected to roll out a similar feature for their users. The debate about which app is better - Apple Music or Spotify, only favors Spotify once Wrapped rolls out each year.
About a week ago, Spotify Wrapped 2021 launched, and those who decided not to go for Spotify are for sure feeling excluded.
Apple Music users have been quite vocal about the platform not having Wrapped-like features within the app, while Spotify keeps updating Wrapped, and each year the insights are getting better and better.
Luckily, if you’re one of the people who decided to go for Apple Music, and you want to see your yearly stats in the apps, there’s a way to do that - just don’t expect the colorful artwork stories you saw on Instagram from Spotify Wrapped.
As we mentioned, Apple Music doesn’t have story-like photos and videos showing you what your year has been like, but you can see how much time you spent listening to artists, which ones, and how many albums.
For some reason, the insights are not available within the Apple Music app, so to find your insights, you’ll need to log into your account using the web - go directly to music.apple.com/replay
To find the Apple Music Year in Review, log in from the web using your Apple account credentials.
In the Apple Music insights, you’ll be shown the total number of minutes/hours you spent on the app listening to music, a playlist with the 100 top songs of the year, your top artists and your top albums. You can add your Replay 2021 Playlist to your library, so you can go back to your listening history from this year.
However, sharing on social media your top songs, artists, and albums is not as easy as with Wrapped. Sharing directly from the app can be done only if you want to share your Replay Playlist, but it still won’t look like a list.
Luckily, for those feeling left out - there’s a way to show you listened to songs this year as well, third-party apps.
The options we listed are currently the best alternatives for the Wrapped feature. Even though Apple Music fans have placed plenty of complaints, There still hasn’t been any sign that Apple Music plans on updating their Replay feature anytime soon. Until then, try out the features we recommended!
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