Spotify has been in the news lately and it is likely that the music streaming service will become highly popular once they open registration for users in additional countries of the world. The service is currently limited to streaming music to a few countries including the United Kingdom, Sweden or France. Only users from the United Kingdom can create a Spotify account without invitation. If you are coming from a country that is currently not supported by Spotify then you will be greeted with the following screen:
Users from unsupported countries can enter their email address to be informed when Spotify opens registration for their countries as well. There is however a way to register an account right away even if you are living in a country that is currently blocked from registration.
All that needs to be done to bypass the country check during registration is to use a web proxy from the United Kingdom. Why United Kingdom? Because users from this country can register without invitation. Spotify did a good job of blocking many UK web proxy servers and it might take some time before you locate one that is actually working for you. Someone let me know that this one is working quite well currently. You then need to paste the following url into the web proxy form:
The registration asks for the usual information including email address, username and password. Make sure you remember the username and password as these are used to log into the software program that is downloaded after the registration has finished.
Spotify does not perform country checks in the Spotify application which means that the web proxy is currently only needed to create the account. Another solution would be to ask a friend from the United Kingdom to create the account for you.
Feel free to add comments (and working proxies) in the comment section.
Update: Spotify will block access to the software after 14 days if the IP did not resolve to a country currently supported officially by the application.
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