What you need to know
- Popular music player Doppler just gained listening reports so you'll know what your favorite songs are.
While tons of people stream their music from the likes of Apple Music and Spotify, that doesn't mean that everyone does. For those who like to buy their music, there's Doppler – and Doppler 2.2 just landed with a big feature that was previously only available to those who streamed their tunes.
Listening reports are exactly what they sound like they should be and they work similarly to those you've probably seen from streaming services. Except Doppler users won't have their data go anywhere – everything happens on-device.
Anyone who wants to run a report right now will be able to get data going back to January 2019 and that data will only grow the longer you use the app. Come this time next year, you'll have a whole extra year of data to enjoy. But it does mean you won't be able to escape that infatuation with that band nobody knows you like.
The Doppler 2.2 update is free for existing users. Everyone else can download it from the App Store (opens in new tab) right now, priced at just $9.99.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
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