Is it possible to crossfade songs on an iPhone that are played through the iPod app?

If there is no native way to do this, are there any apps that can do this?

  • Intriguing question both from technical and usefulness aspects
    – cregox
    Commented Dec 26, 2010 at 1:48

8 Answers 8


I'm sorry, I don't think it is possible (yet). If you had an old iPod Nano/Classic then I might have suggested 'Rockbox' (give it a google). Send Apple a feature request about it, they never know, if enough people bombard them with requests then maybe it will become a native feature.

Sorry I can't be of more help.

  • I didn't know ipod have different apps from iphone, except from obvious hardware differences. isn't it the same OS?
    – cregox
    Commented Dec 27, 2010 at 4:43
  • The iPod Classic (and the former Nano's) run a smaller iPod OS that is very closed and will not allow apps etc, and it is unlikely they ever will with the way iOS is developing and branching. However 'RockBox' (rockbox.org) is an open source installer that replaces the base of the iPod's audio playing ability - the firmware. Replacing firmware is different to installing apps, its fiddling with something deeper than the final UI, installing something to the core. Sadly this will not work on iOS devices. Cheers, hope this helps.
    – Ali
    Commented Dec 27, 2010 at 8:30

I added a new app myself, because I wasn't happy with the other ones out there. MediaMix didn't allow scrubbing, and MyDJ applied a flat "n seconds" crossfade to all songs. I wanted something more customizable, so I wrote Muxic.


  • +1 Not sure why this was downvoted; it appears to be on-topic. There's nothing inherently wrong with suggesting your own app, if it's appropriate to a software recommendation question.
    – Dan J
    Commented Aug 1, 2012 at 16:28
  • Dan, I appreciate the backup. Yes, I wrote it, but if someone else had written it instead, I'd still post it. I just wanted something nicer than the existing apps out there, so I decided to roll my own. Commented Aug 1, 2012 at 18:17

It isn't the native iPod player, but Media Mix (link to free version) allows crossfading.

  • +1 That's a pretty good app. The only drawbacks I see are that it doesn't play music in the background, and you can't scrub through songs.
    – Senseful
    Commented Feb 19, 2011 at 22:49

I use My DJ from the App Store, it works fine for me.


Stop&Go Music Player is perfectly suited for people looking for a very simple way of crossfading songs on the iPhone.

Full disclaimer : I made it !

It also has a specific "stop and go" playback mode I needed, and it's mainly designed to be very easy to use (and pretty to look at, I hope !).

  • It's now 2022. The iOS music app still doesn't have crossfade, and Stop&Go is by far the best app for playing a playlist with crossfade. Thanks for making it. Commented Jan 21, 2022 at 7:28

I haven't been able to test it yet, but:

Making a playlist in iTunes Highlighting all songs. Right click and choose Show info (In danish: Vis Info) Last menu "Choice" (danish: Valg) Here the bottom entry point is "Albun without pause" No/Yes

I have choosen Yes and am now waiting to get home where I have my cable so I can sync with my iPhone 3GS too se if it works.



One app which does allow crossfading (although you have to do it manually) is called Tap DJ.

  • Can you add a link to the app in your answer?
    – Cajunluke
    Commented Aug 22, 2012 at 0:10

The new Jam Session app I just distributed allows to do exactly that and much more: http://www.jamsession.in It allows to select a number of tunes from the user's library and then play them without gaps of silence between them. The next version shall also allow to handle several playlist and some one in the future also tuen the BPMs of the selected tunes - one I know how to do it...

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