Mind the gap! Spotify now with gapless playback and crossfade

Here at Spotify, we’re always looking for ways to improve the music you hear. That’s why we’re so pleased to announce the release of gapless playback and crossfade – coming soon with your next Spotify upgrade.

Gapless playback lets the tracks flow seamlessly, one to the next, without any silence between. Perfect for classical music, live recordings and concept albums.

It’s such a useful feature that the new release of Spotify will have gapless ‘On’ by default. If you want to turn it off, it’ll be right there in your Spotify Preferences.

Get the party started with crossfade

Another much-requested feature is crossfade – fading out one song as you bring another in. Now you can DJ to your heart’s content!

We’ve left this one for you to flip the switch yourself – go to your Spotify Preferences to turn it on.

Paul Oakenfold’s already a fan! “I use Spotify daily. Many of my own releases are mixed so I’m delighted to hear Spotify will now offer gapless playback and crossfade so my fans can experience the mixes on Spotify in the way they normally do in the clubs.”

To check out what a difference gapless playback makes give Paul Oakenfold’s latest compilation album a spin: Four Seasons – Winter (Mixed Version).

The full features list for this release:

  • Gapless playback (‘on’ by default)
  • Crossfade support (‘on’ via Preferences)
  • Faster artist browsing
  • New save and restore feature for ‘Now Playing’
  • Improved Subscribe, Buddy List and Favourites options
  • Drag & drop fixed on Windows
  • ‘Hide purchase buttons’ option (Premium-users only)
  • ‘Offline Mode’ via Spotify menu

When will you get all this?

We’ve started rolling out the new release of Spotify today. As soon as we’re ready to update your account, Spotify will ask you to restart.

Here’s to more music and less silence!

February Beats presented by @thursplay

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Our friends at @thursplay have compiled this playlist for February.

Time to reveal the songs we played on repeat this February here at #thursplay! On this playlist, find 25 tracks of hand picked indie music, some of them just released.

To start with, Sleigh Bells with their addicting “Rill Rill”, because even though they just released a new album , that’s still our favorite!

Meet Alfred Hall, Team Me, Ask Embla, Deportees, Simian Ghost and Anna Järvinen : our findings at the music festival called by:larm that happened in Oslo last week. They gave great live performances and got us hooked with their songs!

Get lost on Doug Burr‘s voice with his “Chief of Police in Chicago” and check out The Shins latest single “Simple Song”. Still on this playlist, The Kills, Iron & Wine, Young Galaxy and more!

Enjoy it!