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Wrapped 2023: what you’ve been doing in every app, analyzed

Simply listening to music, playing games, and even working out isn’t enough — we need to track and compare our history on an annual or even seasonal basis.

Spotify Wrapped has imposed a new tradition across social media and even in person, as many people choose to present their listening history to friends or the public. It highlights the service’s overwhelming popularity — in 2023 alone, it tracked over 574 million users worldwide. And it’s created something other apps want to have for themselves, with efforts like Apple Music Replay and YouTube Music Recap, plus similarly themed roundups from PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, and practically every other possible platform.

All of that data is also piped back to the musicians and other creators on the other end, who now get more data on where they ranked on charts of individual users to see if they were anyone’s favorite in 2023.

Whether you need to find your Spotify Wrapped 2023 results or you just want to see what’s available in each app, we’ll round up this year’s efforts below.

  • Apple Music Reply will recap listening habits monthly.

    Sharing music statistics online became a yearly tradition thanks to Spotify Wrapped. Now, Apple Music’s Replay feature is turning up the frequency with monthly breakdowns (after YouTube Music added seasonal updates in 2022) and will also note “milestones” for users, like the total number of minutes they spent listening to that one album. Users, of course, can share their music recaps online every month.

    TechCrunch reports monthly Replay recaps will only be available to users “who listen to enough music.”


    Three simulated screenshots showing the monthly Apple Music Replay recap screens on iPhones with total minutes listened, top songs, and milestone achievements.
    Image: Apple via TechCrunch
  • You’ll be shocked by Steam’s 2023 Game of the Year.

    Just kidding, it’s Baldur’s Gate 3. The full list of winners for the 2023 Steam Awards is out now, and most of them are on sale until Thursday as part of Steam’s Winter Sale.


    Game of the Year Award winner Baldur’s Gate featured on Steam.
    Image: Valve
  • Richard Lawler

    Dec 28, 2023

    Richard Lawler

    2023 Wrapped culture is out of control.

    It’s one thing when it’s Spotify, Apple Music, or SoundCloud, but these recaps from Culver’s, Dunkin (it dropped the “Donuts” from its name in 2019), Chick-fil-A, and Shake Shack are taking the whole year-end recap trend a little too far. Especially when they’re personalized.


    Year-end recaps from four fast food outlets.
    Culver’s, Dunkin, Chick-fil-a, and Shake Shack
  • Jay Peters

    Dec 18, 2023

    Jay Peters

    You can now check out your year in review on Steam.

    Unsurprisingly, I played Baldur’s Gate 3 the most, but I’m surprised that Sea of Stars was my runner up. Also, apparently the median number of games played on Steam this year was four — I expected that to be higher.

    You can get your year in review from the Steam website.


    A screenshot of my Steam Year in Review 2023.
    Dave the Diver is great, by the way.
    Screenshot by Jay Peters / The Verge
  • Emma Roth

    Dec 13, 2023

    Emma Roth

    It’s that time of year.

    Microsoft and Sony have both released their year-end roundups, and now it’s Nintendo’s turn. You can check out your most-played Switch games of 2023 by heading to Nintendo’s Year in Review site and signing into your account.


    Image: Nintendo
  • Emma Roth

    Dec 12, 2023

    Emma Roth

    Find out your top-played games of 2023.

    Both Sony and Microsoft have released year-end roundups that offer some fun stats on how you spent your time on Xbox or PlayStation this year. You can check out your results by signing into your account on PlayStation’s 2023 Wrap-Up site and Xbox’s Year in Review page.


    Image: Sony
  • Jay Peters

    Dec 8, 2023

    Jay Peters

    For recap season, Twitch, naturally, has a game.

    In the Twitch Recap Game, you play as an autoscrolling dinosaur and try to collect goat emotes while a bunch of clips from the year play in the background. It’s a simplistic game, and the clips are the same no matter how many times you play, but it’s a fun diversion.

    The game only available on desktop at the moment, though I imagine it you’ll be able to play it on mobile soon: the game told me to rotate my device when my browser window was too small and had an image of a phone rotating in that message.

    Twitch’s “Recap Day” is on Monday, where I’m guessing Twitch will offer personalized recaps of your year.


    A screenshot of Twitch’s Twitch Recap Game.
    Yes, my score sucks. I was trying to capture screenshots, ok??
    Screenshot by Jay Peters / The Verge
  • Emma Roth

    Nov 30, 2023

    Emma Roth

    YouTube Music’s 2023 Recap has arrived.

    Spotify and Apple Music have both released their end-of-year roundups, and now it’s YouTube Music’s turn. This year, YouTube Music will create a custom album art based on what you’ve listened to in 2023, as well as match your top songs to different moods.

    You can also access your Recap from the regular YouTube app for the first time, but it might not have any stats if you aren’t a YouTube Music listener.


    YouTube Music will generate a custom album cover based on your listening habits in 2023.
    YouTube Music will generate a custom album cover based on your listening habits in 2023.
    Image: YouTube
  • Barbara Krasnoff

    Nov 29, 2023

    Barbara Krasnoff

    How to find your 2023 Spotify Wrapped

    Spotify logo against an illustrated background with round circle representing audio stuff.
    Image: Samar Haddad / The Verge

    One of the more popular end-of-year items is Spotify Wrapped, where the music service puts together a roundup of everything you listened to that year in various statistical formats, wrapped up (well, that’s what it’s called, right?) in bright, fun graphics. You can see what music categories you followed, get a playlist of your top 100 songs, see where you stand compared to others, and find out what your listening personality is.

    It’s easy to find Spotify Wrapped — and this year, you can do it using the mobile app or on the web.

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  • Emma Roth

    Nov 29, 2023

    Emma Roth

    Spotify Wrapped 2023 is so popular, it’s crashing

    An illustration of the Spotify app logo
    Illustration by Nick Barclay / The Verge

    Spotify Wrapped, the yearly roundup that offers insight into your listening habits, started having issues shortly after its launch. While Spotify is offering Wrapped on the web for the first time, the experience isn’t loading for some users.

    Instead of landing on a login page when heading to Spotify.com/wrapped, some users (including myself and several others at The Verge) are seeing a blank webpage that says “500 Internal Server Error.” There are also numerous reports on X (formerly Twitter) with users reporting the same issue on both the desktop and mobile versions of the Spotify Wrapped webpage.

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  • Emma Roth

    Nov 29, 2023

    Emma Roth

    Spotify Wrapped 2023 assigns you a ‘sound town’ based on your music taste

    An image showing screenshots of Spotify Wrapped matching a user to a city
    Image: Spotify

    This year’s Spotify Wrapped roundup is live. As was the case with previous years, it features a bundle of shareable stats that break down the most-listened artists, songs, and podcasts for 574 million users. But there are also some surprises, too, including a new system that assigns you a city based on your listening habits.

    Although Spotify Wrapped largely features the same basic listening stats every year, it seems to always find fun new ways to serve them up. That element of fun is still missing from the competition like Apple Music Replay, which remains largely unchanged from last year, or YouTube Music’s seasonal / annual Recap breakdowns.

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  • Emma Roth

    Nov 28, 2023

    Emma Roth

    Apple Music Replay is back — and it’s still mostly a web experience

    An Apple Music logo.
    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

    Apple Music Replay has arrived. The year-end summary of your most-listened-to songs, artists, albums, and more is now available from Apple Music’s webpage — just days before Spotify is expected to drop its Wrapped stats.

    While Apple launched Replay in 2019, it gave the feature a major update last year that makes it a lot more like Spotify Wrapped. But unlike Wrapped, which offers a set of super shareable charts, the stats presented in Apple Music Replay just aren’t as attractive to post online, and they’re not directly available within the Apple Music app. You can still get your 2023 Replay playlist in the Apple Music app, though.

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