Today’s post is a bit different than our usual tech roundup. Instead of looking at new developments in digital marketing, artificial intelligence, or the latest tools for video editing, we’ll be doing a review of a new feature in Apple Music. Yes, we’re talking about the Apple Music replay — also known as the “thumbs up” or “heart” feature. If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you probably already know that we’re big fans of Apple Music. We’ve been using the service for a few weeks, and we love it. So much so that we’re switching from Spotify. That’s why we decided to do a review of the new feature.
What is the Apple Music Replay?
Apple Music is an awesome service, and it’s even better now with the new replay feature. This is something that we’ve been waiting for since Apple Music came out.
The replay feature allows you to re-listen to a song and share your thoughts about it with a friend via text message. You can also save songs to your Wishlist and buy them on iTunes.
It’s really easy to use:
- Press the heart icon while listening to a song in Apple Music;
- Add a review and send the song to a friend;
- Save the song to your wishlist, which will automatically sync with iTunes purchases.
How Does the Apple Music Replay Work?
The Apple Music replay is a new feature that allows you to “heart” or “thumbs up” songs that you like, and the song will then be downloaded to your phone so you can listen to it offline. It’s very easy to use. All you have to do is start listening to a song on Apple Music, and when the song starts playing, click the heart button. If the song is longer than 90 seconds, scrolling through the heart buttons will let you switch between different parts of the song. Once you’ve listened, if you want to save it for later, tap on “+ Add To My Music”. The song will be saved in your music library and available offline anytime you want it.
Why Is This a Big Deal?
As a music streaming service, Apple Music already has an edge on iTunes and Spotify by being integrated into the iPhone’s operating system and having a dedicated HomePod. But now, the company is taking it a step further by adding an Apple Music replay feature to their iOS 12.
We think the new Apple Music Replay is a really big deal for several reasons. The first reason is that it will give Apple Music subscribers something that they can’t get from other services like Spotify or iTunes. Second, this replay feature will make listening to music more fun as listeners are able to replay songs at will. This could be great for people who listen to music for hours on end without stopping to skip tracks or lose focus in the process. Third, listeners will be able to share their favorite songs with others using this feature. And finally, it gives Apple Music subscribers another way of showing off their favorite tunes to friends and family members who use different services.
How to Use the Apple Music Replay
The replay is pretty simple to use. To give a song, album, or playlist a thumbs up, just tap the heart icon in the upper right corner. If you want to give more than one song a thumbs down, you can do that by holding your finger on the heart until they start shaking and then tapping again on the song.
I think it’s a genius feature because it lets Apple Music get an understanding of what you like so they can recommend better things for you. Plus it’s just plain fun! It’s not often that we see a new feature from Apple that’s this easy to use and good for users.
It’s important to note that any song or album will only have one thumbs up or heart regardless of how many times you watch it. So if you really like a certain song and listen to it over and over again, your friends might only see that one play instead of all the plays combined.
Should You Use It?
One of the most interesting features that Apple Music offers is the replay. The replay lets you “like” or “heart” a song, in addition to adding it to a playlist or library. Every time you hear a song after you have already given it a heart, the replay will automatically play the song. This feature is particularly useful if you like music but don’t want to be tied down with one genre or artist. If you decide that you don’t want to hear an artist anymore, just delete their music from your library and your replay will stop playing their songs.
This feature is only available for Apple Music subscribers and not for those who are using Apple Music as a free trial. You can either pay for an individual plan for $9.99 per month, or subscribe to iTunes Match on top of your Apple Music subscription to get access to all of your songs from other services.
The replay feature is a great way to explore new music or revisit old favorites. You can find songs and albums you didn’t know you loved, or rediscover some gems from your past that you’ve forgotten about. And you don’t have to be online to enjoy the feature — it’s available offline too.
If you’re looking for a great streaming service, we recommend checking out Apple Music. We’ll be doing more reviews of Apple Music features so feel free to subscribe if you want to stay in the loop!