Auto crossfading in playlists - how to stop this?


Auto crossfading in playlists - how to stop this?

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Hey all, I have been listening to some playlists on spotify (Hype and also Sub Low for example) and have noticed that they are auto crossfading songs - I dont seem to be able to stop this from happening. This happens on both pc and android. I was wondering if there is a way to stop this from happening so I can listen to the full songs in the playlist?


I have made sure that my crossfading is turned off in my spotify app settings.  










android and windows laptop

Operating System

Windows 10




Spotify Legend

Hey @tomball92.


Thanks for getting in touch!


There is some playlists we have created and mixed together for you. These playlists are auto crossfading and you can't switch this off. You can however drag all songs into one of your own playlists and decide if you'd like to cross fade or not.


Hope this helps. Let us know if you have further questions.


Have a nice day!

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Hey there folks,


Thanks for reaching out here in the Community regarding this!


We really appreciate all your feedback about this.


If you would also prefer to have all playlists without Crossfade, we'd recommend adding your +VOTE and comments in this existing Community idea. This way, you can stay up to speed with any updates we have regarding this.


You can also check here for more info on how your feedback reaches Spotify.


In the meanwhile, a workaround is to create a playlist like @Guido suggested including the songs that you'd like to listen to without the Crossfade effect.


Hope this helps clarify things but don't hesitate to give us a shout if there's anything else we can help with!


Have a lovely day 🙂

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Hello Spotify..

If I wanted crossfade, I would set that in settings..


It seems that you added this feature in radio as well lately which is now irritating me so much that I am actually considering to signup for Tidal.. sorry but this is just nonsense...

OK if playlist author is just spotify user and wants to do this then let em, but do not do this for spotify playlists if I do not have this set up in preferences.. why do you even have this in preferences then if it does not make any difference any more?


This is ridiculous, I’ve literally been going crazy thinking it was just phone do this and was going to cancel my Spotify subscription because it was pissing me off , I don’t know why anyone would think it’s a good idea to cross fade songs together like that, it’s the most irritating thing in the world. Who wants to have to create a new playlist because Spotify chose this option for us.


Feature totally useless ... If there is a user setting where he chooses to disable this feature, how can a playlist override a user's personal resource? I guarantee that this implementation was a trainee who did !!!


I don't know how but can we open a ticket or something for this feature? I have been listening to certain playlists for a certain time now and I really hate this auto crossfading that you forced to us. And the solution you propose is really not a solution for me. The goal of a premade playlist is to play it and not care to update new entries. I will not copy the playlist each time it updates. I am paying premium to listen to complete songs and not to listen songs missing the first 30 sec.


Thank you



Can't believe they made this in a way we can't disable on some playlists... Missing the start and end of some songs is critical and we should always have the ability to choose if we want this or not. Shame on you, Spotify...


This is a really annoying "feature". Please make that go away again, it pretty much ruins those playlists.


Wow that‘s the worst response to the stupidest issue ever. If anyone would want that (I don‘t know why anyone would, but whatever) they could toggle it in settings - why force this on paying customers wth?


Can y’all update it to have the option to turn it on and off. You’re causing us to miss parts of the beginning and end and it disrupts the flow of the song. Not only that but when switching songs while driving creates a delay in changing instead of seamless transitions. Im not a fan. 


Your response says says to create our own playlist if we don’t like it... but y’all LITERALLY created this playlist for us-the users. If we create our own playlist it won’t get updated as y’all update yours and we have to continuously to check back to see if a new song was added. So it seems like unnecessary work for something that y’all are forcing on us. 

Casual Listener

Thanks for just deciding this for me. How about you make this a feature you can toggle? If you need to make money off of it, then just for Premium subscribers...


You had ONE JOB, Spotify...


I've recently been listening to this Hype playlist by spotify and I think that the playlist has been updated today which has removed a song that I've been listening to.

It's not within my last 50 songs when I review my history and all I can remember is the album/song cover but I can't remember much more, it's a light red background with a gold watch.. pretty simple but I can't find it anywhere! Any ideas? Thanks!


Old thread, but is it "10pm" by Gold Jones?

Casual Listener

Thanks for the help! 


Shame it cannot be changed in the original playlist, as I like to keep updated with new sonsg that are added. Turning off autofade would be a ncie addition from spotify in the future.