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YouTube Music leapfrogs Spotify Wrapped with new seasonal recap playlists

YouTube introduces new season views of your top artists, songs, albums and playlists on YouTube Music, starting with the spring recap. YouTube has rolled out an annual Spotify Wrapped-style recap late last yearbut now YouTube owner Google is moving forward with the seasonal feed concept.

“As with the 2021 Recap, you’ll find your personalized content on the Spring Recap landing page in the YouTube Music app along with your Spring Recap personalized playlist,” YouTube product manager Ayshaw Khan wrote in a blog post. “Want to tell your friends about your favorite spring songs? Easily share your Spring Recap playlist and stats by simply tapping the arrow at the bottom of your stat card.

The screenshot from YouTube shows what the summary looks like.
Image: YouTube

The release of Spotify’s annual summaries marks some glorious days on the web every year – it’s always nice to judge carefully observing what music people listened to most. It seems YouTube is trying to make that shared experience a more frequent tradition, though I haven’t seen any YouTube Music recaps on my Twitter timeline yet.

If you have a summary available, please share it, I beg you. I’d give you something in return, but when scanning my own YouTube Music page, the summary doesn’t seem to show up. I recently resubscribed to Apple Music and I was going to offer my Apple Music Replay 2022 playlist, but the service tells me I haven’t listened to enough music yet to generate one. ouch.

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