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, and YouTube Music.
How to find your Spotify 2023 Wrapped Playlists
1. Open the Spotify app.
2. From the tags at the top of the page, swipe right to left and tap Wrapped.
3. Tap the Your Wrapped button at the top.
4. From the main Wrapped landing page, you'll also have options for Your Top Songs, Your Artist Messages, and more.
From this section, Spotify also changed things up a bit, adding a few more options to the 2023 Wrapped section. Not only are you able to see playlists and songs related to what you listened to, but you'll also find the following sections:
- DJ: Wrapped
- Top tracks and artists 2023
- Your Artist Messages
- Merch for you
- Live Events
- Best new podcasts of 2023
- The best of 2023
- A look back at 2023
Each of these has been curated based on what you and the millions of other Spotify subscribers have listened to over the past year. And it should come as little surprise that there are new categories for podcasts, given Spotify's continued investment to turn its app into a one-stop-shop for all of your media consumption needs.
How to find your Apple Music Replay 2023 Playlist
1. Open the Apple Music app.
2. Tap on the Browse tab.
3. At the top of the page, tap Replace and share your year in music.
4. When prompted, enter your Apple ID and password.
5. Tap the Jump In button.
How to find your YouTube Music 2023 Recap Playlists
1. Open the YouTube Music app.
2. Tap the 2023 Recap banner that appears on the Home tab.
3. Tap the Get your Recap button for your stats, or scroll down to view your 2023 Recap playlist.
If for some reason the banner for your YouTube Music Recap doesn't appear on your Home tab, there's another way you can access your 2023 Recap, as well as past seasonal Recaps.
1. Open the YouTube Music app.
2. Tap your profile picture in the top right corner.
3. Tap Your Recap.
From here, you'll likely be able to see your 2023 recap. If you see "Nothing to hear here," then the 2023 Recap is not yet available for your account.
Even if you don't have a 2023 Recap for your own profile, this section will also show various YouTube Music Playlists comprised of top songs from the past year. You can scroll from left to right to view the different playlists, with the hopes of discovering something that you have not listened to yet.
Sign up for streaming
If you haven't seen these year-end playlists in your favorite music app, be patient. They are slowly 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 music services to be updating their apps and rolling out these playlists through the end of the year!
In the event that 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!
Already on your phone
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!
Still great on Android
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 of Spotify.
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Andrew Myrick is a Senior Editor at Android Central. He enjoys everything to do with technology, including tablets, smartphones, and everything in between. Perhaps his favorite past-time is collecting different headphones, even if they all end up in the same drawer.
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