“Crossfade” is the music technique that removes the silent pause between one song ending and another starting.
The songs will succeed one another seamlessly without awkward breaks, allowing the rhythm to build up.
To enable crossfade, do these:
- Go to your Spotify settings
- Find the “Playback” menu
- Look for the “Crossfade” option and enable it
- Select a Crossfade period
- You’re done
You can enable this feature on computers and mobile to create seamless playlists. Unfortunately, changing it on your phone won’t change it on a computer.
But to better understand all of the above, I have prepared a nice visual guide for you below.
Please check it out!
Enabling Crossfade on a Computer
Enabling Crossfade on a computer is pretty much very simple.
Follow the steps below to see how it’s done:
1. Click on your profile name in the top-right corner
With Spotify opened on your computer, look in the top-right corner for your profile name and click on it.
This will open a drop-down menu and then…
2. Select the “Settings” option
In the drop-down menu, you’ll see several options like “Account“, “Profile“, “Private Session“, “Settings“, and more.
Select the “Settings” option to open the Spotify settings page. Then proceed with:
3. Enable the “Crossfade Songs” option under the “Playback” menu
Once you open the Spotify settings on your computer, you’ll need to find the “Playback” menu by scrolling down.
After you do that, you’ll see the “Crossfade songs” option listed there. Enable the feature by clicking on the marker to the right to make it green.
4. Set the Crossfade timer
After enabling Crossfade, you’ll see a bar appear next to it. This enables you to set a Crossfade timer for your songs.
This timer refers to the time it takes for the following song to begin after the previous song ends.
A good Crossfade timer is 2-3 seconds, but you should experiment with this yourself and see what is best for your particular needs.
Once you finish fiddling with the Crossfade timer, you’re pretty much done here.
Now let’s see how to do this but on mobile…
Enabling Crossfade on Mobile
Mobile Spotify users (like, 99%? – like, who even uses Spotify on desktop?) should do the below to enable Crossfade:
1. Tap on the Gear icon
After opening Spotify, tap on the Gear icon in the top-right corner. That’s where you’ll find the Spotify settings.
2. Set a Crossfade timer
Once you get to your settings, find the “Crossfade” menu by scrolling down through the settings and options listed there.
You’ll see the Crossfade timer bar at one point…
Move the little dot across the bar to set a Crossfade timer (as I’ve shown you in the image above).
This timer controls how much time elapses before the next song begins after the previous one ends.
And this is pretty much it…
…still, let’s summarize the above, just in case…
The Crossfade feature on Spotify eliminates the silence between two tracks, making the listening experience more seamless.
If you’ve been to a club with a DJ, you might have noticed that there’s almost no silence between the tracks. The DJ uses a technique like Crossfade to achieve that effect.
Without an awkward break between tracks, the whole listening experience will be so much more enjoyable. You’ll be staying in the rhythm!!
To enable Crossfade, go to your Spotify settings, find the “Playback” menu, then find “Crossfade,” enable it, and set a Crossfade timer.
And you’re done… If you have questions or remarks about Crossfade on Spotify, feel free to comment below!