Finally, Apple Competes With Spotify Wrapped

You know we're firmly in December when you begin seeing the plethora of people sharing their year-end Spotify Wrapped. This compilation of listening stats has been awesome to see but has always made me, an Apple Music subscriber, a bit sad that I haven't had anything similar. Apple has finally fixed this egregious error by completely revamping its year-end Replay feature. And it's awesome. Hartley Charlton at MacRumors has more.

The overhauled experience puts the new highlight reel feature at the forefront of the Replay webpage, which users are encouraged to interact with before delving into more detailed information and expanded listening insights.

The highlight reel presents a series of social media-style animated cards that show musical highlights from the past year based on your listening history. Relevant music plays in the background for each card. The highlight reel is viewable on desktop browsers, but it appears to be primarily designed for mobile displays.


The replay is simple to view, as it's on the web from any device you want to use. Once you log in, it shows your top song, artist, and album for the year. And you get your listening stats. Mine are below and while I agree with the top two, I don't really get how it thinks I listened to the TMNT soundtrack 84 times.

My Apple Music Replay showing 38,458 minutes, my top song is Missing Piece by Vance Joy, Metric as top artist, and TMNT soundtrack as top album.

Either way, this is a marked improvement for Apple Music in something that doesn't really matter, but really does matter to those who subscribe. I'm happy they finally rolled this out!