Thursday, March 13, 2014

Listen to Spotify in Canada

  
Listen to spotify in canada artwork    Spotify is a growing online radio service that was first launched in 2008. With already an astounding 20 million users, why not give this Pandora like radio service a try!

   Unfortunately just like every other great online service, Spotify is Restricted in Canada. So your out of luck right? No, your not!! Spotify just like Pandora radio, is very simple to access in Canada.

  So I am going to show you the best way to listen to Spotify in Canada for Free on the PC!! With a free add-on for Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox called Hola. There will be no paid proxy servies needed for this method of listening to Spotify in Canada!

  The First method of listening to Spotify in Canada will be demonstrated with the Spotify Web player version. ( Not the PC downloaded App). I will talk about the PC application after.


Listen to Spotify in Canada in Five Steps: 

 

Download the free add-on Here

 Step 1

 First you will need to download Hola, a free add-on for Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Either one works well so its up to you which browser you like better. I am going to use Hola with Chrome.

Step 2

  Then you will be prompted to make a free account or sign in with Google Plus or Facebook. Don't worry its Free!


hola in Chrome

Step 3

  Once your logged in click on Spotify like shown above. Then click on Spotify.com unblocking rule at the top of the page as shown below. Then Click Access Spotify.com.

Hola in chrome

 Step 4


    Once you have clicked Access Spotify.com you will be brought to the Spotify Homepage.

  Now you might think that you should click download, but Do Not. Your going to wanna click on Log in and then Sign up at the top right corner of the page.
 
Spotify home page

  Make sure to Not log in with Facebook because Facebook gives out your location. 

Step 5 

  Once your successfully signed up you will be logged in and brought to your profile page. That is a good sign that everything has went well.

  Next you will need to navigate to the Spotify Web Player instead of downloading the PC application version. (We will talk about the PC app later). To access the web player version of Spotify you can search for it on Google or click here https://play.spotify.com/

Spoitfy web app login

Spotify web app
 

     When you arrive to https://play.spotify.com/  just click "Already have an account? Log in here."  Then log in with your username and password. Now you can Listen to Spotify in Canada!

  Having trouble getting Spotify working? Try watching the Video


Spotify web player



Listen to Spotify with the PC Application:

  
 Now the only reason I have waited until the end of this post to talk about the PC app is because its a little more Tricky.

The downloaded PC version of Spotify will only work for 14 days when using it in Canada. Unless you have a proxy running, after 14 days you will be unable to listen to Spotify in Canada. This is what Spotify says:
             
"If you’re hitting the road, you’ll want your tunes by your side.
Spotify Free users travelling abroad can log in for up to 14 days. After this you’ll need to log in from your registered country to keep listening.
Going away longer? You might consider a Spotify subscription so you can have both ad-free listening and no travel limits.
With Spotify Premium you can also listen to your playlists offline. Just be sure to log in online at least once every 30 days.
Read more about how to travel with Spotify in our Travel Guide."

  
  So the only way you can get around this is by logging into your Spotify account with Hola every couple weeks otherwise the only way would be to buy a subscription.

 So this concludes my walk-through on How to Listen to Spotify in Canada. I hope this method has worked for you. If you have any questions or better ways of listening to Spotify in Canada please let us know in the comments. Cheers!!


By Eric Jefferson

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the article. I don’t see Spotify coming to Canada anytime soon. However, there are plenty of workarounds available to access it here in Canada . Personally, I use UnoTelly for more than a year and I can access Spotify like I am in USA.

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