It’s that time of year again when we all look back at what transpired in 2022, and for many music fans, it includes the playlist of a lifetime. Of course, streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music know this kind of nostalgia and have long offered features like Spotify Wrapped and Apple Music Replay. However, there is still room for many third-party developers to develop their own unique retrospectives.
One of the coolest we’ve found this year is beatspendan iPhone app that connects to your Spotify account and shows you your year’s listening habits in a unique way: as a receipt for how much you’ve contributed to the artists (in royalties) for all the music you’ve streamed that year to have.
Even better, the Beatspend app is free and really easy to set up. Here’s how:
Step 1: Download on your iPhone beatspend from the App Store. You can also use the app on your iPad or even an Apple Silicon Mac, but you’ll get the best experience on your iPhone.
Step 2: Once the app finishes downloading, select Open from the App Store page.
Step 3: Choose Sign in with Spotify from the bottom of the introductory screen.
Step 4: Choose Continue to authorize Beatspend to login to the Spotify app.
Step 5: If this is your first time logging into your Spotify account with Beatspend, select Agree to give the app permission to access your Spotify data.
Step 6: Next, you should see a preview of your Spotify “spends” — the amount Spotify paid to artists on your behalf for the music you listened to.
Step 7: Choose Generate Finale to view a full-screen view of the receipt, ready for a screenshot.
Step 8: Beatsend doesn’t have any built-in sharing features, so you’ll have to capture it through a screenshot. This will save it to your photo library and you can share it from there the same way you would any other photo.
Step 9: When you’re done, just close Beatsend. The app does not save your Spotify credentials or any other details. If you want to create another receipt, simply reopen it and follow the steps above to log back into your Spotify account.
Sorry Apple Music fans. Beatspend was explicitly developed to work with Spotify. In fact, you need a Spotify account just to launch the app.
Still, Apple Music users can still enjoy the service’s auto-generated Replay 2022 playlists. While these aren’t quite as cool as a digital receipt, it’s constantly updated throughout the year to showcase your top hits, so by now it should offer some good insight into your listening history.
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