- Understand what Receiptify is
- Learn how to use Receiptify
- Generate ‘receipts’ for Apple Music, Spotify, and Last.fm!
- Also, check out our post on the best music streaming services
Streaming services are, without a doubt, convenient for consuming music. Let’s be honest; most people are subscribed to some sort of music platforms like Spotify or Apple Music.
While finding and discovering new music is becoming easier than ever, looking into our listening habits and trends is also becoming a lot of fun!
And yes, there are downsides to having your information tracked, but you can do many really interesting things with your streaming music data. One of these is Receiptify.
In this article, we’ll talk about what Receiptify is and how to use it to generate a ‘receipt’ of your listening habits.
What Is Receiptify?
Have you ever used Spotify Wrapped? If not, this feature Spotify promotes at the end of each year gives you a rundown of the music you’ve listened to, including top tracks, most played, and the genres you gravitate towards.
It’s designed to be a bit of fun and lets you jump back into some of the music you’ve enjoyed and share it with others. It’s also a massive talking point with millions of users sharing their top tracks and often their ‘guilty pleasures.’
So it’s no surprise that other features and add-ons are becoming available to make your music choices more fun and sharable.
Receiptify is a service that does just that. You might think this is something to do with your billing details or payment history,` but it’s a unique website that gives you a breakdown of the tracks you’ve listened to in a receipt form.
It was inspired by an Instagram account called Album Receipts which became hugely popular as it would post popular albums made into what looked like a receipt.
The track name represents the item’ purchased’, and the ‘amount’ is the track duration.
For extra authenticity, there is a ‘total value’ that is the sum of the album length, and you’d usually find the copyright information and album credits down at the bottom.
This resulted in a massive following, and it’s easy to see why. We all love sharing music, and this is a really cool way of doing it.
Receiptify was born off the back of this and created by Michelle Xiu and offers a much more personalized version of Album Receipt’s concept.
What Does Receiptify Do?
Receiptify does much more than just grab your favorite albums and make them into receipt form.
Once you log in, it will extract your listening history and give you a breakdown of your top artists and songs over a set period of time.
You’ll still get them in the ‘receipt’ format with track titles and song lengths, but you’ll be able to instantly filter by top tracks, top artists, and three time periods: the last month, the last six months, and all-time.
You’ll also be able to download your receipt, which is great for sharing on social media or just sending it to your friends and comparing.
How To Use Receiptify
You need to do very little to use Receiptify. Just follow these steps:
- Head to the Receiptify website
- Log in using either your relevant streaming service login details
- Filter either by ‘Top Tracks’ or ‘Top Artists’
- Filter either by ‘Last Month,’ ‘Last 6 Months,’ or ‘All Time’
Receiptify will automatically generate your receipt, ready to save or print off.
What Streaming Services Can I Link To Receiptify?
You can link Spotify, Last.fm, and Apple Music to Receiptify. Remember that you must log in with each platform separately to view your receipts.
How Do I View How Many Times I Listened To A Track In Receiptify?
You can only view the number of times you’ve listened to a track by logging in with your Last.fm credentials. The Spotify and Apple Music functions won’t display this.
How Far Back Can I Go With Receiptify?
Receiptify has three set options for selecting a time period. These are 1 month, 6 months, and all-time.
So Receiptify can look as far back as your streaming service data goes, but you won’t be able to get the information with a custom search.
So, for example, if it was July and you wanted to get your listening information for April, this wouldn’t be possible.
Does Receiptify Work With Duo Or Family Accounts?
Yes, if you have an account with more than one user, it will display the stats across your accounts.
So, for example, if you have two users and one listens to one song the most out of both of you, that will appear at the top of the list.
If you use an account with more than one user, you’ll need to log in with the account holder’s information (the person who is subscribed and pays for the subscription).
How Does Receiptify Calculate My Stats?
Receiptify extracts information directly from your streaming service account and doesn’t do anything to calculate or manipulate those numbers, so you can be sure the figures are entirely accurate.
How Does Receiptify Differ From Spotify Wrapped Or Apple Music Replay?
Receiptify is similar to Spotify Wrapped and Apple Music Replay in that it is designed to give you an insight into the music you’ve enjoyed over a certain amount of time.
If you are looking for a more personalized rundown, Receiptify is not the best choice, as you are limited in what information you can get. In contrast, your streaming service will give you a more detailed breakdown of genres and habits.
Do I Have To Sign Up To Receiptify?
No, you don’t have to sign up to Receiptify directly, as all your information is sourced from your account with Spotify, Apple Music, or Last.fm.
That said, your information is shared with Receiptify, so you must provide your email address and password while you aren’t creating an account directly.
But don’t worry; your information is secure and won’t be sold for anything untoward!
Why Isn’t Apple Music Working On Receiptify?
Some users have reported that Apple Music hasn’t shown up when logging in to Receiptify, so they can’t show their top tracks.
If this does happen to you, all you need to do is enable pop-ups in your browser, as this can sometimes get in the way of Receiptify working.
How Often Does Receiptify Update?
This entirely depends on which streaming service you are linking to Receiptify. As the stats are linked directly to your account, it will only update when your account does.
If you think it isn’t current, keep checking back regularly!
Before you go, check out our guide to the 5 Best VPNs For Spotify & Music Streaming!