Beats 1 is a great, but what if you’re not available to listen to your favorite DJ’s show at the time it initially airs? Good news: Beats 1 nowallows users to replay entire shows.

Since Beat 1’s inception, it’s always been possible to replay a DJ’s playlist, but being able to replay an entire show, complete with commentary, wasn’t possible. Thanks to the recent change, this is no longer the case.

Users can now easily replay a show from their favorite DJ just by following a few steps. Admittedly, the steps aren’t as straightforward as one might expect from a company that prides itself on dead-simple usage, but it seems to be a running theme with iTunes and the Music app to make things more muddled than need be.


How to play past Beats 1 shows again

As alluded to, accessing the replays is super-easy once you know how to do so, but doing so initially can be a bit confusing and cumbersome. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Open the Music app.

Step 2: Tap the Radio tab.

Step 3: Tap on the Beats 1 Shows pane.

Step 4: Scroll down and look for the On Demand section. Tap on your DJ of choice.

Step 5: Tap on the replay you wish to hear.

What do you think? Are you happy to be able to access replays, and will you use this feature?

  • Anonymous

    Maybe its just me jeff, but i dont think the new music app is all that hard to use. When considering all the fetures in it. Ill admit it probably one of the most complcated apps to use on ios. But i dont find it to be that hard to learn where everything is. None the less love your posts!

    • I agree except for this post shows one of the features that’s needlessly complicated. The damn shows are buried.

    • Jason Baroni

      It has too many visual interactions. I thinks this is the reason about this buzz of Apple Music being difficult to use. But I strongly agree with you. To me it’s way easier than Spotify.

  • Kanwarpal Singh

    I don’t know about others countries but here in India it just two taps away to listen to these shows.
    Step 1- Go to new section and find the banner with Beats1 replays
    Step 2- play any Beats1 shows, including Zane Lowe’s, ebro darden’s, Julie adenuga’s shows just like that.
    It’s that SIMPLE.

  • Greenery

    Is there a way to place the ‘My music’ section on the left hand side than the right..shit is annoying to me. Why would they do that, we’re (well i am) so use to the music tap being on the left. Any tweaks for that?? Just want to switch taps. Grr.

  • Blip dude

    Need an Apple Music subscription though, so as much as I wanna to Replay last weekends Abstract Radio and The Pharmacy, I may have to pass.