Spotify is a Swedish music and video streaming service with more than 100M active users across the world. Its music library is huge, more than 30 millions songs are accessible from the application.
The service is available for your desktop, your iPhone, your Android phone and much more.
Unfortunately, Spotify is not available in Myanmar yet. Still, we will show you a very easy and hassle-free solution to enjoy this incredible music library from Myanmar.
Enjoy Spotify on Windows
If you go to www.spotify.com, you get this annoying message:
So the first thing we need to do is to pretend that we are not browsing from Myanmar but from another country. The list of countries where Spotify is available can be found here. We will pretend to browse from the United States.
To do this, you need a VPN. No worries, this is not complicated and you will get there in a few clicks.
A VPN will create an encrypted tunnel between your computer and a cloud location in a different country. It will hide your location from the website you would like to access.
Here are two freemium VPNs that are said to be trustworthy:
TunnelBear is a VPN service from Canada. The free version will give you 500MB per day which is more than enough to download plenty of apps on the Play Store or to enjoy Spotify from Myanmar.
PureVPN is a paid VPN service which goal is to provide online privacy and security to its users.
If you decide to go for PureVPN, download the application from the website and install it. Then signup for a free account.
Launch PureVPN, and pick United States
Launch your favorite browse and type www.spotify.com:
Great ! Then click on “Get Spotify Free”…
Sign-up with your email address:
When you click on register, Spotify installer is automatically downloaded to your computer.
Launch the installer and go through the installation process. Then, make sure that you are still connected to the VPN and launch Spotify, enter your newly created credentials and connect.
You are all set now ! Feel free to disconnect your VPN, Spotify does not require you to be connected via VPN to enjoy the music. From time to time, the streaming service will log you out from the platform and you would have to use the VPN again to login but that is it. Rest of time, you are free to use the service without any limitation.
Enjoy Spotify on your Android smartphone
First, once again we need to download a VPN software. Download Windscribe from the Play Store and install it. Then signup for a free account.
Launch Windscribe, and pick any city from the United States
This VPN software once activated will tunnel your traffic through an endpoint in a different country. Spotify will think you are located in this country and let you download the app.
Note that the VPN application can be enabled and disabled with a simple tap.
Once you are connected to the VPN, input “m.spotify.com” in your favorite browser and download Spotify APK.
Install the APK and launch Spotify.
Make sure you are still connected to the VPN then input your credentials and login!
You can now enjoy endless hours of music on your phone!
Note that you do not need to keep Windscribe running while you are listening to music. You can totally shut it down for the time being.
From time to time, Spotify may ask you to log in again. Just open Windscribe, pick a location in the same country where you did the registration (IMPORTANT) and login to Spotify. Once logged in, you can disconnect the VPN and you are done for a few weeks.
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I am an experienced telecom professional blogging about the fastest growing Internet market in the world: Myanmar.