When we play songs in Apple Music there is a slight moment of silence between the end of one song and the beginning of the next. In most cases we can even be grateful that we are aware of the change of track, however, in other situations we may be interested in having a playback thread much more often .
For these cases we can activate the option of String songs in the Music app on our Mac.
How to activate song chaining
The steps are very simple:
- We opened the Music app on our Mac.
- In the Music menu, choose Preferences…
- We enter the Playback tab.
- We activated the option String songs.
And just like that, from now on the Music app will play the songs continuously by making a “fade in” between two consecutive tracks . Next to the option to String songs that we have just activated we find a slider that we can adjust. With this we can indicate to the system the amount of seconds in which to start the overlap of both songs. We can adjust this control in a range between one second and twelve seconds.
It is important to note that the length of the overlap during playback will never be an exact number of seconds during which we will hear two songs at the same time. The system uses this information to know from which moment we allow it to change (with a fade of just one second) from one track to another if it detects that there will be silence in the current playback.
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The degree of overlap will depend very much on the type of music we are going to play, for example, in classical music it is common to use a much higher overlap than in other genres or than if we listen to the radio.
Regardless of the genre we are going to play, if we want a non-stop playback, the chain play is our ally.