If you spend much of your day with wireless headphones in your ears, then you're probably also logging tons of hours on your favorite streaming music service. As great as these services are at surfacing new artists for us to discover, it's also fun to revisit our old favorites at the end of each year. Thankfully, most of these services feature a version of your most-played music, packaged for you in a convenient playlist. Here's how to find those year in review playlists on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, and Amazon Music Unlimited.
How to find your Spotify 2021 Wrapped Playlists
- Open the Spotify app.
- Scroll until you see the #SpotifyWrapped section (it should be just below your recently played).
- Tap on Your 2021 Wrapped is here.
- Here, you can scroll through an Instagram Stories-style view of your most-played favorites. Tap to go through the story panels.
- Return to the main screen of the app.
- Scroll down a bit until you find the Your 2021 in review section that shows a preview of personalized albums. There are two Wrapped albums available, including Your Top Songs 2021 and Your Artists Revealed.
- Tap the Your 2021 in review banner above the albums to browse through more year-end playlists.
How to find your Apple Music Replay 2021 Playlist
- Open the Apple Music app.
- Tap on the Listen Now tab.
- Scroll down and tap on the Replay 2021 card.
How to find your YouTube Music 2020 Year in Review Playlists
- Open the YouTube Music app.
- If you don't immediately see your 2020 Year in Review playlist, scroll down until you find it.
- Under the 2020 Hits section, you should see 2020 playlists for your Year in Review, Top Songs of 2020, and top songs by genres such as Pop and Latin.
How to find your Amazon Music Unlimited 2020 Year in Review Playlist
- Open the Amazon Music app.
- Tap on the Home tab.
- Scroll down and tap on the My Year in Review 2020 card.
If you haven't seen these year-end playlists in your favorite music app, be patient. They are slowing rolling out in Spotify and YouTube Music, as well as in Apple Music, but not everyone has them yet. Try going into the Google Play app and seeing if there are any updates for your apps. We expect more streaming services to be updating their apps and rolling out these playlists through the end of the year!
Sign up for streaming
If you don't already subscribe to one of these popular streaming music services, what are you waiting for? Many offer free trial periods of one to three months, and some offer additional discounts and family plans too!
Spotify (Sign up at Spotify)
Spotify is the default streaming music service for most people, and it has the most options for year in review playlists.
YouTube Music (Sign up at YouTube Music)
YouTube Music is the smallest of the major streaming services, but it continues to add new features. You can also still get it bundled with YouTube Premium, so that's a plus!
Apple Music (opens in new tab) (Sign up at Google Play)
If you live in a mixed-device family with iPhone users, you might want to consider an Apple Music plan. It has over 60 million songs, and its customized playlists rival those from Spotify.
Amazon Music Unlimited (opens in new tab) (Sign up at Amazon)
Amazon Music Unlimited has all of the music of the other major players, plus podcasts and videos in the app. There is even an HD tier if you're a real audiophile.
Jeramy is proud to help *Keep Austin Weird* and loves hiking in the hill country of central Texas with a breakfast taco in each hand. When he's not writing about smart home gadgets and wearables, he's defending his relationship with his smart voice assistants to his family. You can follow him on Twitter at @jeramyutgw.
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