Want a gapless playback experience of the tracks in your playlists? Here’s a look at how to crossfade on Spotify on desktop and mobile devices.
Spotify offers several ways to control your music experience. One of the best is crossfade, which allows you to play tracks back to back with no pause between them.
Usually, when listening to an entire album, the producers include an automatic crossfade between tracks. However, if you have created playlists, you might prefer one track to bleed into the other for a gapless playback experience.
This crossfade feature isn’t enabled by default, but we’ll show you how to crossfade on Spotify using the steps below.
How to Crossfade on Spotify Desktop
You can enable the crossfade feature on both your desktop and mobile devices.
To enable crossfade in the Spotify desktop app, use the following steps:
- Launch the Spotify app on your desktop and click the down arrow next to your account name.
- From the menu, choose Settings.
- Scroll down on the Settings menu and click Show Advanced Settings.
- Next, click the switch next to Crossfade songs under the Playback section to enable the feature.
- Now that the Crossfade feature is on, you can adjust the slider to enter how two tracks crossfade. You can select any value from 0-12 seconds.
There isn’t a perfect setting for this as everyone’s tastes vary. You can dial in different settings for the trial and error approach. If you don’t want to crossfade anymore, flip the switch to turn it off.
How to Crossfade on Spotify Mobile
Spotify also allows you to crossfade music tracks on your phone or tablet.
To crossfade on the mobile version of Spotify, do the following:
- Launch the Spotify app on your phone or tablet and tap Settings (gear icon) at the top.
- Swipe down and tap on Playback from the Settings menu.
- Tap on the Crossfade slider and adjust it between zero seconds and 12 seconds.
Music Playback on Spotify
You might not always want gapless playback of tracks, so you can turn it off when you don’t like it. It’s a preferred setting, so you’ll have to experiment with crossfade settings to get it how you want.
Of course, there are several other options for music playback, like making Spotify louder. It’s not just for streaming either; you can play your own music files on Spotify, which is perfect for offline use. You can also change Spotify playlist pictures and transfer playlists to a new account.
Nothing is perfect, though, and sometimes Spotify starts acting up. In that case, you’ll want to fix it when Spotify keeps stopping. Or, if it turns out that Spotify doesn’t offer what you need, you can delete your Spotify account.