How-To: Use Spotify in Canada and Any Other Country! *Update: New Method + Country Fix!*
Spotify is a music streaming service that bring content from a large number of various artists and many record labels under one single roof. Spotify is accessible through home computers and even on the go with smartphones. The problem with these types of services, mainly anything streaming, are licensing issues which unfortunately for us regularly obstruct these services from ever being offered here in Canada. A neat little workaround allows Canadians to experience the power of Spotify without having to be in the UK or US, where the service is legitimately available.
Continue past the break for the step by step instructions.
Update: Figured out a different way to sign up, this time for Spotify US instead of UK. Check out method 1. In addition, added Proxy details to fix 14 day country restriction.
Step 1: Navigate to the web proxy, NewIPNow.
Step 2: Where it says “Connect to”, paste THIS link into it. (Right click on the word THIS and click Copy Link Location. I did this to protect the link.)
Step 3: Underneath the “Connect to” area, you should see a list of various servers. Pick a free server located in the US and let the link load.
Step 4: When the page loads you will see a small textbox where you enter your email and click “Get Code.”
Step 5: Now you wait. It can take up to 15 minutes to receive the invitation within your Inbox.
Step 6: As soon as you receive the invite, you will see a link to the invitation. Copy the link using the Copy Link Location option when you right click on the link. Now using NewIPNow, paste the link in the “Connect to” and again pick a free US server.
Step 7: When the page loads, just enter username, password, email address, and zip code (any US zip code will work). *If the page does not load on the first try, just click refresh*.
Step 8: Download the Spotify application which is available for both Windows and Mac and logging in.
Step 9: After you installed the application and logged in, go to Edit, found on the top menu, then Preferences.
Step 10: Scroll to the bottom until you see Proxy. Choose HTTPS from the drop down list instead of Auto-detect. For Host enter, 220.127.116.11, and for Port enter, 80.
Step 10 (b): If the above proxy isn’t working well for you, here are a couple others:
- 18.104.22.168 Port 80
- 22.214.171.124 Port 80
- 126.96.36.199 Port 80
- 188.8.131.52 Port 80
- 184.108.40.206 Port 80
Step 11: Close the Spotify application and reopen Spotify. The application will now think your in the US.
Step 2: Enter username, password, date of birth, and when you get to zip code, enter any UK based zip code. The easiest suggestion is to use a McDonald’s location in London.
Step 3: As soon as you make the account, log out by going back to the main page while still in the proxy and finding the log out button in the top right beside your username.
Step 4: Open a new window/tab and navigate to Spotify US.
Step 5: On the top right of the page, you should see a log in button. Log in using the username and password you entered when you created the account on Spotify UK’s website.
Step 6: Download the Spotify application which is available for both Windows and Mac and logging in.
Step 7: After you installed the application and logged in, go to Edit, found on the top menu, then Preferences.
Step 8: Scroll to the bottom until you see Proxy. Choose HTTPS from the drop down list instead of Auto-detect. For Host enter, 220.127.116.11, and for Port enter, 80.
Step 9: Close the Spotify application and reopen Spotify. The application will now think your in the UK.
Note: Spotify Open (the free option) limits you to 20 hours of content.
18.104.22.168 Port 80