ProTip: How to listen to the Beats 1 shows you missed

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If you're looking to catch up with Beats 1, here's how you do it.
If you're looking to catch up with Beats 1, here's how you do it.
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One of the most highly-touted aspects of Apple Music is the streaming service’s focus on human curation — epitomized by its Beats 1 radio station, which skips algorithmic recommendations in favor of real, breathing human DJs.

If you miss out your favorite show, however, or else want to listen to the music selected by one DJ minus the chat, a neat feature of Apple Music is the ability to easily access the playlist of past shows.

Here’s how you do it.

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Step 1) Instead of tapping on the “Listen Now” button, users should instead tap the Beats 1 banner.
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Step 2) Next, tap the show you want to catch up on.
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Step 3) Tap the episode of the show you want to access.
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Finally, select the track you want from the playlist.
Step 4) Finally, select the track you want from the playlist.
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Of course, while this is certainly a nifty feature it does limit you to only listening to the music, without any of the link segments featuring the DJs themselves.

Although that’s absolutely fine (and makes perfect sense given the storage challenges of making every show available indefinitely), I wonder whether exclusives like Eminem’s interview with Zane Lowe will also be made available for later listening. I guess we’ll find out soon enough!

Beats 1 launched yesterday at 9am PST. You can read our initial thoughts on day one of the service here.

Via: David Barnard/Twitter