How to listen to Beats 1 shows you've missed

How to listen to Beats 1 shows you’ve missed


Apple Music now lets you jump on the replay.
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Apple Music now offers replays of several Beats 1 shows through a feature called Beats 1 Replays.

These full replays aren’t particularly easy to find, but here’s how you can locate them and catch up with shows you’ve missed in their entirety.

Up until now, Beats 1 listeners could either listen to a show live or during its 12-hours-later rerun. Apple also let users access a playlist of all songs played during a show, but this didn’t include banter from Beats 1 DJs or their guests.

To listen to the full shows of DJs like Dr. Dre and Elton John, follow these steps:

  • Hit the Radio tab in the Apple Music app.
  • Tap the Beats 1 logo instead of Listen Now.
  • Scroll down to Featured Shows and tap the name of the DJ you want to listen to.
  • Tap Connect and select the show you want.

As is a common criticism of Apple Music, it’s not the most straightforward feature to access — which is surprising given how much of a selling point DJs and exclusive interviews are for the service.

The feature also doesn’t display information about the song currently playing as it does with Beats 1 live shows, which means you can’t choose to “love” songs for later listening. Instead, this has to be done using a separate app like Shazam. (Asking Siri “What song is this?” infuriatingly brings up the name of the Beats 1 show.)

As with Apple Music as a whole, Beats 1 Replays doesn’t feel completely finished, but at least it’s a good way of letting listeners hear DJs they like without having to tune in at the right time.

If Apple ends up launching additional radio stations in the near future, Replays will likely become an even more crucial feature.

Source: MacStories


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