Spotify has announced an update to the desktop client that will bring a series of new features including gapless playback.
The update will begin rolling out today – Spotify will prompt you to upgrade when you open it – and also includes faster artist, a new save and restore feature for now playing and improved subscription options.
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
If you can't wait for the upgrade to appear for you, then you check out a preview version via the link on the Spotify blog.