How to Crossfade on Spotify

by Quinten Plummer

As much thought as you put into sorting and ordering your Spotify playlists, you'll inevitably find that some songs simply don't transition well to any others in the list. But if you've fallen in love with the streaming music service and have signed up for a subscription, you don't have to suffer dramatic changes in the vibe of your playlists. Spotify's crossfade feature enables you to blend you to overlap the tunes in your playlist by up to twelve seconds and as little as one. Avoid bumps in your streams and keep your playlist flowing fluidly through Spotify's Preferences menu.

1

Click on Spotify's "Edit" heading and then select the "Preferences" option from its context menu.

2

Click on the box next to the "Crossfade Tracks" heading, in the Preferences menu's Playback section.

3

Adjust the slider on the other side of the "Crossfade Tracks" heading to set the amount of time that adjoining tracks overlap. Drag the slider to the left to decrease the length of the crossfade, or to the right to increase it. Your changes will take effect immediately.

Tip

  • Check the Preference menu's "Gapless Playback" option to eliminate brief silences between adjoining tracks and produce smoother crossfading.

About the Author

Quinten Plummer began writing professionally in 2008. He has more than six years in the technology field including five years in retail electronics and a year in technical support. Plummer gained his experience in music by producing for various hip-hop acts and as lead guitarist for a band. He now works as a reporter for a daily newspaper.

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