Beats 1 is a multi-genre radio station for iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC that plays a wide variety of songs from indie and popular artists alike, but there is currently no way to identify tracks that have already been played in realtime. To solve that problem, web apps developer Callum Jones has created an unofficial Twitter account that live tweets songs as they are played on Beats 1 Radio (via The Next Web).

Beats 1 Radio Playlists

Beats 1 does offer archived playlists of tracks aired during featured shows

The new Twitter account is aptly named "Beats 1 Plays" and makes a single tweet each time a track is played on Apple's live 24/7 global radio station, including the name of the song and artist with a #Beats1 hashtag. Simply follow the account on Twitter and you will no longer have to worry about missing out on what is playing while you are not tuned in.

Beats 1 does offer archived playlists of songs that aired during the radio station's featured shows anchored by DJs such as Zane Lowe, Julie Adenuga and Ebro Darden. To access those playlists, open Apple Music, tap on the Radio tab, open the Beats 1 radio station, scroll down and select a featured show and tap on the Playlists tab.

Top Rated Comments

ArtOfWarfare Avatar
90 months ago
Wow - they play the same garbage that the local radio station plays. Who knew that a global radio station would bring such diversity.

follow the account ('https://twitter.com/Beats1Plays') on Twitter and you will no longer have to worry about missing out on what is playing while you are not tuned in.
Come on, really? Perfect opportunity to use the phrase missing a beat and you squandered it.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Joe Rossignol Avatar
90 months ago
If this developer can stay awake 24/7 or has someone who can take a shift than that would be great.
I highly assume it's automated. There are many similar Twitter accounts for SiriusXM and other radio stations.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TsunamiTheClown Avatar
90 months ago
Wow - they play the same garbage that the local radio station plays. Who knew that a global radio station would bring such diversity.



Come on, really? Perfect opportunity to use the phrase missing a beat and you squandered it.
Come now, you merely beat him to it.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ArtOfWarfare Avatar
90 months ago
Naturally the next step here is to write a script which automatically takes whatever is playing on Beats 1 and funnels it into a public Spotify playlist. Whenever it plays an Apple Music exclusive, it can sub in a Spotify exclusive instead.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TMRJIJ Avatar
90 months ago
If this developer can stay awake 24/7 or has someone who can take a shift than that would be great.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MH01 Avatar
90 months ago
Wow - they play the same garbage that the local radio station plays. Who knew that a global radio station would bring such diversity.
You nailed it. I was hoping for some international music, instead I think I'm listening to BBC 1 at times.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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