[Chromecast] Crossfade when using Chromecast and Chromecast Audio

Any progress on enabling crossfade while casting to a Chromecast Audio device?

 

Has been asked many times over the years but, despite positive community feedback, has still not been implemented. 

 

Would be an awesome feature when playing music over chromecast for parties to avoid silence between songs. 

Updated on 2017-11-20

Marked as new idea.

Comments
Casual Listener

I agree, this is the most obnoxious thing about chrome cast. This and the fact that you can't play local files that are on your phone either. I with that it just streamed the phones audio instead of directly from Spotify. Even if there's some quality lost, a bunch of drunk people won't be able to tell the distance

Newbie

We NEED to get Spotify to allow crossfading while "connected"!! We pay monthly we should be able to use it's features EVERYWHERE!!

PLEASE find a fix soon!!

Casual Listener

I totally agree. I can't believe it is not a thing! I have to use a different streaming service through my Google Home devices because there's no crossfade option. 

Is this something we should take up with Google instead?

Newbie
Hi, Bent_Metal.

Thank you for the support. I think the main thing is how to find enough support. Right now there are two community-groups on the same item.

1.
[Chromecast] Crossfade when using Chromecast and Chromecast Audio

* Author : jaytee22
* Likes : 92
* Idea Exchange : Live Ideas


2.
Please fix gapless playback using Chromecast

* Author : ClassicalGas
* Likes : 125
* Idea Exchange : Ongoing Issues

*

I think these two groups belongs together = 217 likes. This is by far not enough for Spotify / Google.
We need ideas how to make it bigger.
Regular

I use chromecast a lot at home, and listening to, for example, a live album, is just painful, it's like the old days of cheap cd players that had no buffer, so gaps appeared between each track - please implement this

Newbie
Hi, Groupama3.

Thank you for the support. I think the main thing is how to find enough support. Right now there are three community-groups on the same item.


[Chromecast] Crossfade when using Chromecast and Chromecast Audio
* Author : jaytee22
* Likes : 92
* Idea Exchange : Live Ideas


Please fix gapless playback using Chromecast
* Author : ClassicalGas
* Likes : 125
* Idea Exchange : Ongoing Issues


Gapless playback not working with Chromecast Audio

* Author : philipjoslin
* Likes : 11
* Idea Exchange : Ongoing Issues
*



*

I think these three groups belongs together = 228 likes. This is by far not enough for Spotify / Google.
We need ideas how to make it bigger.


At least Spotify has to bring them together. Do you know how ?
Newbie

Have any advancement been made on this?

Newbie

the silence between songs is waaaay too long on chromecasts. that should be fixed quiiiiiiiick. we want crossfade, we want crossfade, we want crossfade!!!

Newbie
Hi, together and a happy New Year.
 
Have any advancement been made on this?
 
Unfortunately no. Even worse !! The three community-groups I mentioned earlier are changed now as followed.
 
 
 
 
GROUP 1.
[Chromecast] Crossfade when using Chromecast and Chromecast Audio
* Author : jaytee22
* Likes : 92 now 141
* Idea Exchange : Live Ideas now NEW IDEA

GROUP 2.
Please fix gapless playback using Chromecast
* Author : ClassicalGas
* Likes : 125 now 161
* Idea Exchange : Ongoing Issues now NOT AN ISSU
E !!!!
 
 
GROUP 3.
Gapless playback not working with Chromecast Audio
* Author : philipjoslin
* Likes : 11 now 70
* Idea Exchange : Ongoing Issues now NOT AN ISSUE !!!!
 
 
 
GROUP 4. 
* Gapless does not work on Chromecast Audio
* Likes: 37
 
* Idea Exchange: Not an issue. 
 
 
 
My conclusion.

Together with the quality-problem (Spotify brings with Chromecast only 256 kbits/s instead of 320 kbits/s) I decided to forget the Spotify/Chromecast-combination.

 

 

 

 

Newbie

Hi, together and a happy New Year.

Have any advancement been made on this?

Unfortunately no. Even worse !! The three community-groups I mentioned earlier are changed now as followed.

GROUP 1.

[Chromecast] Crossfade when using Chromecast and Chromecast Audio
* Author : jaytee22
* Likes : 92 now 141
* Idea Exchange : Live Ideas now NEW IDEA
GROUP 2.
Please fix gapless playback using Chromecast
* Author : ClassicalGas
* Likes : 125 now 161
* Idea Exchange : Ongoing Issues now NOT AN ISSU

E !!!!

 GROUP 3.
Gapless playback not working with Chromecast Audio
* Author : philipjoslin
* Likes : 11 now 70
* Idea Exchange : Ongoing Issues now NOT AN ISSUE !!!!

 GROUP 4. 
* Gapless does not work on Chromecast Audio
* Likes: 37 

* Idea Exchange: Not an issue. 

  

My conclusion.

Together with the quality-problem (Spotify brings with Chromecast only 256 kbits/s instead of 320 kbits/s) I decided to forget the Spotify/Chromecast-combination