One of the most popular Web users’ search queries in 2019 is free listening of audio streaming (songs, concerts, audiobooks and other files). There dozens and even hundreds of services offering to listen to music without reference to payment cards. But every of them has a number of disadvantages: somewhere you need to permanently reconnect to the Internet, some applications work only with a limited number of files (up to 2-3 thousand), and some of them even refuse to work after updates.
Only two services – Spotify and Pandora – are truly considered to be the best in the world of audio streaming. They are oriented to the western audience (the US, EU countries and Latin America), but even in the United States there sometimes happen problems with access to streaming audio. The best way to eliminate limitations established by the provider, administrator, or the audio services themselves is to use a VPN for fast and uninterrupted connection via Spotify VPN and Pandora VPN.
What is Spotify
Spotify is an application for streaming playback of audio files on Android, iOS, Mac and PC devices. The application itself is absolutely free, as well as the audio presented in Spotify’s playlists and search: this Swedish company purchases licenses at its own expense and pays royalties to music labels.
The convenient feature “Spotify Connect” lets users use a number of devices with different platforms (for example, an iPhone and 2–3 smartphones and an Android tablet) within one account. Moreover, the Spotify Client application provides a fast and safe import of music files from iTunes, which is unique to similar audio streaming applications.
The features set of Spotify includes the following modes:
- listening to tracks through playlists created by the program (70% of playbacks);
- search for music in the program with the subsequent audio streaming on the device;
- radio function, consisting of 50–70 tracks, selected according to the interests of the user;
- personalization of recommendations (Discover) based on past playbacks.
The only (and, perhaps, the most significant) drawback is serious access restrictions for non-residents of the United States. The creators of Spotify market the program as a unique product exclusively for US consumers; therefore the direct access to the service is most often impossible even from Canada, Mexico or Latin American countries.
But how to use Spotify, not being a resident of the United States? The answer is simple – via VPN on Spotify! This access method is the most efficient and safe: when connected to a VPN-server, the user’s IP address changes to the USA, Spotify identifies it and provides access to thousands of music tracks without any restrictions. The risks of blocking or permanent ban for using VPN when working with Spotify are excluded, because the rules of this service do not prohibit the use of VPN connections.
Hundreds of thousands of tracks of perfect quality, the hottest new products, much-hyped hits from around the world, classical, club, country and other music are absolutely free now from any part of the world. Using VPN to connect to Spotify is the best way to enjoy audio streaming without restrictions!
What is Pandora
Not less popular service for free audio streaming is Pandora, which is an online service, the development of which started back in 2000. The main particularity of Pandora, which is widely considered to be a unique feature of the service, is automatic selection of songs for the user, which are selected by the program based on his musical preferences. Like the other giant, Spotify, the Pandora service is absolutely free, but for the moment it is open only for listeners (users) with US IP addresses.
The Pandora service itself is a unique online audio streaming service that is based on the uniquely designed recommendation engine Music Genome Project. This system uses the following data for selection of similar compositions:
- song syncopations;
- gamut tonality;
- harmony, tact, sound.
No other world’s audio services, including Shazam or the above-mentioned Spotify, have a similar selection algorithm for the relevant (similar in style, sound and other characteristics) songs. At the same time, the user gains the absolute freedom to choose audio tracks at his own radio station. By just one tap on the Like or Dislike buttons, the user can add the proposed track to his unique playlist or skip it.
The Pandora online service can be available on hundreds of devices with different architectures:
- iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod of several generations);
- Android, including the latest flagship models from Samsung, Xiaomi, Sony;
- MacOS (Apple PCs);
- Windows, Linux and other operating systems of home PCs.
But there is also the reverse side of the coin, complicating the access to the excellent online service Pandora, which is very strict territorial restrictions. As early as in 2017, the developers of Pandora stopped support in Australia, New Zealand and the UK, after which the service “remained” available only in the territory of the United States. Due to this decision, the company lost several millions of users who had to look for an alternative among other, less convenient audio streaming services.
How to use Pandora, not being in the territory of the United States? As well as in the case of using Spotify, the access to the service can be obtained with the aid of paid VPN service.
Pandora VPN is the best streaming radio for free and from any part of the world! The working scheme here is simple: it is enough to configure VPN to work via the US server, get the required IP address and connect to the Pandora service. In this case there will be no restrictions on listening time, choice of tracks, styles or number of audio files at the user’s personal radio station. Pandora will “see” the user as a US resident, and the access to playback will be open around the clock and will be absolutely free.
How to Access Spotify and Pandora Outside the US?
There are two unique instructions to unlock the both services.
How to unblock Spotify using Panda VPN?
In order to connect to the Spotify streaming service not being a resident of the United States, you must follow these steps.
Open VPN on your own device. It doesn’t matter whether you use an iOS or Android based smartphone, a tablet, laptop or home (stationary) PC to access Spotify – the opportunity to access our VPN-servers is open for any platform.
Then select the location of the server through which the connection will be established. For correct work with Spotify, you will have to connect via US servers – full-fledged work of the service is supported only in the USA. Select “Country – USA” and press the connection button.
After a successful connection to the VPN-server, Spotify will identify the IP address of the device as North American. Connect to the Spotify VPN and listen to music without restrictions!
This instruction is relevant for all types of connections, regardless of their total duration, time of day and other nuances. Using VPN is completely free and available 24 hours a day.
How to unblock Pandora Radio via VPN-server?
Similar to the situation when accessing Spotify, the Pandora service allows you to listen to streaming radio without restrictions only from the territory of the United States. The problem of access through a non-US IP address is easily solved by connecting to our VPN server.
Go to a PandaVPN site (or open the corresponding mobile application).
Select “USA” in the “Country” field. It is worth reminding that Pandora online radio is completely unavailable for users from other countries of the world.
After receiving notification of a successful connection, open the Pandora Client. You can listen to streaming audio here without obligatory registration, but the client’s IP address must obligatorily be North American.
As with the case of connection to Spotify via VPN, Pandora VPN doesn’t have any restrictions on access time, quantity and quality of played songs, styles and duration of music files.
Reasons to use VPN to Access Music Streaming Platforms?
Top 5 of Reasons to Use VPN to Access Audio Streaming Services:
- Access speed. Unlike other methods of connection and blocking bypass, for a successful connection to Spotify and Pandora, it is enough just to connect to VPN by a couple of clicks or taps on the screen.
- 100% Free. After connecting to the US VPN-server, the user gains absolute access to all the features and options of Pandora and Spotify with VPN. All this is without annoying advertising banners, at any time of the day and night and without any prepayments or a paid subscription.
- Absolutely safe. VPN for Sportify and Pandora means complete safety and absence of surveillance over user traffic. Using a VPN-server to unblock Pandora and Spotify, you can be sure: the data on the duration, names of the tracks and performers is not collected and not stored on the servers.
- Availability 24/7. Modern VPN-servers do not fail and are protected from serious technical failures, as well as Spotify and Pandora servers.
- Convenience. Whatever gadget you use, access to the best online streaming services is always open to you.
Is access to Pandora blocked for users connected via a VPN-server?
No, it is technically impossible. Your IP address is defined as North American, which means there are no reasons for blocking.
How to change country for quick access to the Spotify online service?
For quick access to Spotify change country to the US at the VPN application. You can choose any location of the VPN-server directly in our VPN application; it will take just a couple of seconds. All servers are available around the clock regardless of their location.
How to unblock a song on Spotify?
Open VPN Spotify, then “Your Likes” menu. In the upper left corner of the screen there will be an icon, looking like a person, click on it. This will show all the songs that you have liked as well as the songs that you have blocked. You can unblock them with a simple click.
How to unblock Spotify at school?
Unblocking Spotify at school may be performed in the way described above.
Spotify does not work via VPN! What to do?
Such cases occur extremely rarely (no more than 1-2 times per calendar year). This may be resulted from a temporary overload of the VPN-server due to the large number of simultaneous connections, or to some problems with Spotify itself. In any case, we recommend to contact our technical support service for more details and for obtaining the fastest possible solution to the problems with VPN for Spotify you have encountered.