Manually starting the song from the beginning works fine but that's not the point. The problem is that I'd like to hear all the songs on a playlist that does this ("deep house relax" for example) completely and not starting somewhere between 6s and 1minute in. If I use the next song button or just let the song finish it starts the next song somewhere in the middle and not at the start. If this behavior is a feature it would be really nice if there was a setting to disable this behavior because it feels more like a bug to me.
That is not the point. I know I can start songs from the beginning if I click on them in the playlist individually. My problem is (as it is apparent from reading this thread) that when I play the playlist normally (without starting each song individually) it crossfades the songs to start up to a minute into the next song. It would be really nice to have a setting to turn this behavior off as it feels very disruptive to the listening experience in my opinion. (and as I can see plenty of other people think so too).
I tried your method and it doesn't work for me. All songs in this playlist have this behavior. The point at which each song starts seems to be fixed for each song but random in respect to the other(non-zero) starting points.
This isn't a bug and all of you sound like bunch of lost puppies.
Your cross fade settings have nothing to do with this "issue." The starting point of the next song is meant to be intentional to make a smooth transitioning playlist. If you don't like the playlist, then search for something else.
This seems to be a spotify corporate only feature for the time being. Next step up for spotify is to release this feature for premium members only.