So I pulled Spotify up on my father's machine (fresh install and everything). Win7 64bit on a Latitude E6410.
Set crossfade to 12 seconds (just to make it as obvious as possible). Shuffling the album, crossfade works neatly. Very good. Taking shuffle off... It doesn't seem to work. It may play into another song, but without any smooth fading. Tried turning hardware acceleration off, doesn't work that way either. Playing an album where songs are already running into one another sounds more like as if I'm playing the CD, gapless, no crossfade whatsoever.
I don't have an Android device to try this on, sadly.
Maybe when playing the album as is, crossfade is turned off for... more authentic album playback? I know quite a few albums where songs already are running into each other. I sadly can't find any information about it, but you're not the only one.
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I'm seeing the same issue. Crossfading does not work when you're playing two songs that are sequential on an album. I understand wanting to listen to an album "as is," but if I wanted to do that I would turn the crossfade feature off. Would love to see a fix for this!
EDIT: I should note that I'm on a Mac, not Windows, and am still seeing this. I came across this thread via Google while searching for a solution.