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Apple Music has released its annual Replay feature, but in 2022, users' most popular tracks are displayed in a new animation.
It still doesn't quite match the Spotify Wrapped feature, but Apple Music Replay does the same job, giving each user a year's worth of detailed listening information. However, in 2022, an animated guide to the user's musical masterpieces was added to the usual direct playlist.
Like previous years, Apple Music Replay 2022 is available for iPhone and iPad, but it's even more detailed — and that's where the animation is. This is an interesting decision by Apple, since the animation is very similar to how memories are displayed on the iPhone.
Go to music.apple.com/replay on Mac — not on iPhone or iPad — will include the user's personal playlist for 2022 as well as highlights. The main highlight is the “Memories”-style segment that cycles through half a dozen items, such as the artists users have played with the most.
You can skip the animation to read each section earlier, but without changes, the entire animation plays for about 70 seconds. Another curious problem is that there is no crossfading between the pieces of music in the sections, but instead they crash into each other a lot.
Beyond the Memories
Under the memory-style animation is a series of top fives, such as ” Top Songs, Artists, Albums, etc. All of them are illustrated with a large picture of the album cover, as well as an indication of how many minutes each of them was listened to.
Finally, there's the complete Apple Music Replay 2022 playlist containing around 100 songs sorted by number of plays. Thirdly, the curiosity is that there is no option to save the playlist in the online version, although you need to be logged into your Apple Music account to listen.
To save your playlist, go to music.apple.com/replay again, but this time on your iPhone or iPad. This will automatically open the Music app and display the Replay 2022 playlist in a moment.
Then select the ellipsis icon in the upper right corner, and click “Add to playlist”. Then you can create a new playlist where Apple Music will save all the tracks.
Another curious question is what exactly constitutes “all” tracks. Choosing the online version showed AppleInsider only 97 tracks in the Replay 2022 playlist, but the same list saved on iPhone shows 100.