Spotify now offering gapless playback and crossfade

Spotify has just announced two new features on their music streaming platform.

Spotify now offering gapless playback and crossfade

The service is now offering gapless playback and crossfade on their network.

The company said that these features would be delivered through an upcoming software update.

Spotify added:

Gapless playback lets the tracks flow seamlessly, one to the next, without any silence between. Perfect for classical music, live recordings and concept albums.

It’s such a useful feature that the new release of Spotify will have gapless ‘On’ by default. If you want to turn it off, it’ll be right there in your Spotify Preferences.

Another much-requested feature is crossfade – fading out one song as you bring another in. Now you can DJ to your heart’s content!

Complete changelog of the next update:

Gapless playback (‘on’ by default)
Crossfade support (‘on’ via Preferences)
Faster artist browsing
New save and restore feature for ‘Now Playing’
Improved Subscribe, Buddy List and Favourites options
Drag & drop fixed on Windows
‘Hide purchase buttons’ option (Premium-users only)
‘Offline Mode’ via Spotify menu