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How To Create A Spotify Account From Anywhere

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.

spotify accountAll 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:

https://www.spotify.com/en/products/overview/

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.

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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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Comments

  1. Tom said on September 9, 2009 at 10:41 am
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    They are not very happy with users in countries that are not officially open.
    Yesterday I received this mail:

    Dear Spotify user,

    We’re writing to you in regards to your Spotify account which up
    until now you’ve been using free of charge. While we are really
    happy that you are enthusiastically using Spotify, we are
    unfortunately going to have to restrict access to your free
    account.

    Spotify is currently available in six countries: Sweden, Norway,
    Finland, Spain, France and the UK. We never intended to allow
    use of our service outside of those countries and we do not run
    any adverts on your account like we do in the launch countries.
    For this reason we have to restrict your account, you will be
    able to log in to Spotify and view music and playlists but not
    listen to any music.

    We are sorry that we have to take this step. We do hope to
    launch our free service in more countries in the future.

    If you have any questions regarding this please feel free to
    contact our support team. ([email protected])

    Regards,
    The Spotify team.

    1. Martin said on September 9, 2009 at 10:54 am
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      Which is totally understandable from their point of view. The next step in the game would be to use a UK vpn for this purpose which should make it impossible for them to identify your country.

      1. Anna said on June 23, 2012 at 4:37 am
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        I don’t know how to sign up

    2. spotFan said on November 28, 2009 at 3:28 am
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      There are a lot of ways to have spotify out of your country.
      http://sizeone.servebeer.com

  2. Spotify said on September 9, 2009 at 11:16 am
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    The problem is that in two weeks the spotify app will check your ip again upon log-in, and if not from the UK, it will not let you on.

    1. Martin said on September 9, 2009 at 11:21 am
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      Which again leads to the VPN solution.

  3. Asgaro said on September 9, 2009 at 12:22 pm
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    Thanks, this works! :D
    (Live in Belgium)

    Now something for Hulu ^^

  4. Spotify said on September 9, 2009 at 12:25 pm
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    *not in two weeks. they check more often. Anyway “Spotify does not perform country checks in the Spotify application..”- fails

    1. Martin said on September 9, 2009 at 12:34 pm
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      You do understand what vpn means, do you?

  5. Spotify said on September 9, 2009 at 12:46 pm
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    Yes, i do. I just want to tell that they perform country checks and you wrote they didn’t.
    Regarding at “users in countries that are not officially open”, some time ago you was free to change country to your own in profile so you haven’t annoying 2 weeks period and “sex” with proxies after in order to use spotify for two more weeks. Now they starting to play ad in spotify free accounts even if you are “traveling” in other country. Just info as is. Thanks

    1. Martin said on September 9, 2009 at 12:47 pm
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      They did not perform a country check in their application today when i tested the service. Maybe we misunderstand each other ;)

  6. Spotify said on September 9, 2009 at 12:56 pm
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    Eh.. After a week every time during a one more week when you’ll login in spotify you’ll see a strip at top that you can travel only for 14 days. http://retwt.me/492 pic for pruf. After 14 days since first login from country that not allowed you can’t login regardless you used it or not. And now trick with proxy or vpn comes

    1. Martin said on September 9, 2009 at 12:59 pm
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      Ah now I understand what you mean. I first thought that the Spotify devs would add IP checks in two weeks from now on for all users and that there were no in place at this time. Another solution could be to create a new account. I clarify this in the article right away.

  7. Spotify said on September 9, 2009 at 1:09 pm
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    Yeah, now we understand each other :) But solution with another account not preferred if you have a lot of playlists ’cause you need to note link/collaborate them. In my case better spent half an hour searching public proxies from UK and once in 2 weeks login application using it. Or if you have friend in allowed countries ask them to login with your account once for two weeks.

    UPD: >Spotify will block access to playing back music
    you cant even login application.

  8. Emil said on September 9, 2009 at 4:42 pm
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    Cool – it works Martin :D

    A fix for Hulu would be even better.

    In any case, I may be getting a UK VPN so I can bypass the two week check.

  9. Mr On Line said on September 9, 2009 at 4:49 pm
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    I created an account using a specific proxy :
    147.188.15.29:3128
    these are working too :
    212.113.5.2:80
    213.123.61.66:80
    88.107.230.194:9090

    and i used this postal code :
    CR2 6XH

    those are working too :
    M60 1NW
    DN55 1PT
    EC1A 1BB

    Good Luck !

  10. dwarf_toss said on September 9, 2009 at 4:52 pm
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    Heh, ok not to beat the dead horse but yeah, I used a proxy ages ago and they subsequently banned my account within days. It was neat and all, but not worth the hassle.

  11. Dumdum said on September 9, 2009 at 5:16 pm
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    you are about 2 years too late on this one..
    That info ceased working today.

  12. jasray said on September 9, 2009 at 6:08 pm
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    Why circumvent the system/business? If and when Spotify finds a market in the US, we will be invited. Until then, leave it be.

    When I have a dinner party for six, I certainly didn’t invite others to come.

    Rather rude to arrive and eat at a place where you were not invited.

    1. Anonymous said on September 10, 2009 at 3:04 pm
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      Ghacks is the name of the website. Hacking into things is kind of understood. If we were invited we wouldnt have to Hack.

  13. jesper said on September 10, 2009 at 9:01 pm
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    hiiiii

  14. mojo said on September 11, 2009 at 10:33 am
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    to avoid having your account banned, just log in to spotify once very 2 weeks from a british proxy

  15. mojo said on September 11, 2009 at 10:39 am
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    oh and use this url instead of the one in this article: https://www.spotify.com/en/get-started/

  16. Claudio said on September 14, 2009 at 1:32 pm
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    Guys I’m interested in using back Spotify, I’ve an account but it was made using a France Proxy and by the way I’m not able to access to it anymore.

    There is any way to login from spotify with a french IP ?
    IVACY doens’t do the job cause you can log only with a UK IP….so does anyone know about another service that can mimic a french IP address that works ???

    Thanks in advance for the help.

  17. myname said on September 15, 2009 at 12:17 pm
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    one simple and working way of doing that is using OPERA and activating their feature TURBO
    they use a proxy in norway to do that (TURBO mode)
    it just works

    1. JOE said on October 22, 2009 at 8:47 pm
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      It just doesn’t. Fuck. (or please explain how!)

  18. bellman said on March 20, 2010 at 4:55 pm
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    i want to get registered on spotify

  19. moore12 said on May 15, 2010 at 12:43 pm
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    hej :D

  20. jocke said on June 3, 2010 at 2:57 pm
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    I want spotify, if someone can give me an invite, I should give him/her a kiss

  21. Rakesh Kumar said on January 16, 2011 at 7:20 pm
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    If someone feel boring then he must try this site. I have an account on it and enjoying.

  22. Keara said on June 17, 2012 at 12:20 am
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    Coll

  23. Donovan dinkins said on August 13, 2012 at 6:16 pm
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    This app is awesome to listen to all of you favorite songs I love it

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