I just noticed in the Mac desktop version of Spotify what seems to be a new setting, called Automix, that promises to "allow smooth transitions between songs in a playlist". It's different than the Autoplay and Crossfade options.
But what is it, exactly? What does enabling this Automix setting actually do, how does it change the listening experience? I haven't been able to find anything about it in the online Spotify help or the Spotify Community.
Can anyone explain just what this Automix setting does to "allow smooth transitions between songs"?
I've attached a screenshot showing the Automix setting, from the Mac desktop version of Spotify.
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I was also curious to know what this setting was about. After a little research and experimentation, I learned that there is a feature with some playlists by Spotify (Bass Arcade, Stepping Out, etc) that cross-fades songs, skips intros/outros, and even loops certain end sections to transition "smoother" between songs. The automix setting gives you the option to turn this feature on or off for these playlists, whereas before, it was just consistently occuring with those playlists. I even recently noticed some transition effects on my discover weekly playlist. Below is an article more about the automix feature.