Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Listen to Spotify Using Spotflux VPN

Good day.

Today I am going to share how to listen to Spotify music service using Spotflux VPN. Spotify limits user outside from United States from the registration to its service. To register, you need to use VPN to get yourself a United States IP address.

Simply refer to my previous post  regarding how to use a free for lifetime, no quota limitation VPN service - Spotflux VPN to listen to Pandora Online Radio Station.

One thing that Spotify made easier for its users is that it allows user to play the music outside from United States (in case its users travel to oversea) , which simply means you will not need to connect to Spotfiy using VPN every single time you want to listen to the musics from Spotify.

 But of course there is some limitation, a Spotify Free account only allow users to listen music outside from United States up to 14 days only. I guess you might need to reconnect your Spotflux VPN every 14 days. (I don't think there will be a problem since we can enjoy it all time)

The limitation does not apply to Spotify Unlimited and Spotify Premium Account. And with a simple email verification you can enjoy a Free 30 days Spotify Premium account Trial.

Once Your are Already Connected to Spotflux:

1. Register at Spotify, with Facebook account or create your own account.

2. After the registration has been done, go to this page to get a 30 days Free Spotify Premium Trial.
3. Complete the email verification and now you can enjoy unlimited free music from Spotify!

Finally, to listen to the music on Spotify, you will need to download and install Spotify desktop client. It has Mac and Windows platform ready, yet you can try it on your linux machine by running Spotify under Wine or try their Spotify for Linux Preview.
Download link: Here


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Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Use Spotflux VPN To Listen To Pandora Radio Station

Today I'm gonna share a useful tips for who is staying outside of USA but, want to listen to Pandora Radion Station. For your information, Pandora Radio Station is currently only available in United States.

And according to Pandora's Privacy Policy:
Consent to processing
Use of Pandora internet radio outside of the United States is a violation of our Terms of Use. Nevertheless, if you use the Service outside of the United States, you fully understand and unambiguously consent to the transfer of such personal information to, and the collection and processing of such personal information in the United States and other countries or territories. The laws on holding personal information in the United States may vary and be less stringent than laws of your state or country.
 Therefore, use this trick as your own risks :)

As title of this post, we will use VPN service to access to the Pandora Radio Station ie we will get ourselves a US IP Address. I tried to Google "free usa vpn" and it popped out a bunch of VPN service provider in the search results which most of them does not:

  • Offers a free vpn account or
  • Limited time for free account or
  • Have to reconnect every couple minutes or
  • Limited quota eg. 1Gb or 2Gb which definitely not suitable for radio streaming
 Eventually I manged to find a VPN service provider which offers a Totally FOC, Unlimited quota vpn service - Spotflux ( formerly RaptorVPN )

How to do the Setup:

1. First go to Spotflux, download and install their client. (There is MAC and Windows version)
2. After the installation you will be prompted to restart your windows
3. Launch the Spotflux launcher and you will see:

4. Click Enable button and wait for a few seconds for the client to connect to the server. 
5. After the connection to the server has been established, the client will be automatically minimized to the tray icon bar and you will be redirected to Spotflux's official website.

6. Now, go to Google and type "IP" you will see your IP is now changed. (Refer to this post)

7. Enjoy your Pandora Radio Station now! Cheers

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