[Desktop] Gapless Playback and Crossfade Broken


Status: Under Investigation 


Multiple reports of gapless playback and crossfade not working on Desktop version


To reproduce:

  1. Start Spotify
  2. Play a playlist with gapless playback enabled (crossfade off). Reports gapless playback does not happen. 
  3. Play a playlist with crossfade enabled. Reports crossfading does not happen.



It has been suggested this issue only occurs with gapless playback on and crossfade set to 12 seconds. If this is the case reducing crossfade to below 12 seconds and restarting the client may fix it. 


Additional information:

Crossfade (and gapless) may not function correctly on local files, so when testing please use Spotify tracks. 


If you are having either of these issues please can you post below:

-- Version of Spotify you're using
-- Whether the tracks are local files
-- If you are having issues with gapless or crossfade, and your settings for both
-- The Spotify URIs of two tracks you've experienced this with (to find the URIs, right-click the tracks)





2014-02-27: This bug should be fixed in v0.9.8 which will be rolling out shortly. (Link to Richard's Post)


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This was fixed in the 0.9.8 Desktop release. 

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Same issue for me after update today 2015-05-28. Workaround does not  work. Both local and streamed files. Version There is no longer a gapless alternative. 


Sen har ni ett otroligt svårmanövrerat forum. Off-topic jag vet - men det går inte att hitta var man kontaktar er. Inte ens rapportera en bugg  funkar.

Status changed to: Fixed

This was fixed in the 0.9.8 Desktop release. 


Still broken for me

Casual Listener

Seems the bug is back as of

Casual Listener

Crossfade with repeat on cuts off the end of the song instead of crossfading with itself


Crossfading broken for me on OS X client.