Get Spotify For Free In North America In 5 Steps

This is a guest post by Voyno of The New Rockstar Philosophy.

image from Have you heard the rumors? Spotify is available in North America. Yes THE Spotify, the service that was supposed to save the industry. While I'm not so sure about saving the entire music industry, I can attest to how slick and user friendly Spotify is.

But how? How did I get this amazing Europe-only music service as a land locked North American?

Well Business Insider has a quick and easy summary in their How To section:

  1. First, you'll need a UK-based proxy server. Go to and enter this URL into the bar on the site: and click Go.
  2. Now you'll be taken to the Spotify registration page. You can see Dave Proxy running in the banner at the top. That means Spotify thinks you are visiting the site from a UK computer. Click "Try Spotify Now" to get started.
  3. Choose your user name and password. Then click "Go to the next step"
  4. Now comes the tricky part. You have to stretch the truth about your actual location and provide a real UK postal code. We did the work and found one for you. Use "W21EG" and fill out the rest of the form.
  5. Now choose the "Open" plan,
  6. Download the program,
  7. Launch it and start enjoying life like a European. Ooooh soooo musical. (Via Business Insider)

NOTE: When I was using Dave Proxy the first few times I was kicked off Spotify servers back to Dave Proxy's main page. Why? I don't know son, I'm not a net whiz, but the important part is that I kept trying. In fact I tried 3 solid times, getting further into the process each time. So if you're thwarted the first time KEEP TRYING.

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Kyle Bylin: When this came out, I tried it too. However, I had less then stellar results. It messed up by wireless network, possibly due to security settings.

After spending 2 hours with customer service, I haven't been brave enough to attempt this Spotify crack again. Also, help send Voyno and Hoover to SXSW!

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  1. But why would you need Spotify? For unlimited music? If so, there are so many other great services that offer easy access to millions of fully legit and high-quality tracks.
    Consider, for example. BMP catalog has 10+ Million tracks from all four majors and many hundreds of indie labels. You can browse the catalog, build and share with your friends any playlist your want — for FREE. You can purchase and download or stream any available track at discount prices. Now, e.g., a playlist of 5 to 8 tracks can be purchased for only $2.88 (good with a promo code BMP288).
    And, you can EARN credits to get MORE great music with no additional charge. The registration is also FREE.
    Try it; it is simpler than any of the “shortcuts” you describe. It is legal and it benefits the musicians and the music lovers alike.

  2. This will work but for two weeks. Spotify will notice that the client is used abroad and will stop working after this period. To get it working again you have to use a VPN with an access point in the country your account is registered. i.e. the UK.
    An easier solution is asking a friend in the UK to launch the client and login with your user data. This way you will get another two weeks.
    Want to use Spotify on your mobile phone? Ask a friend in one of the Spotify countries to buy you a Premium E-card
    Of course you can ask anyone in the Spotify countries to set up an account for you and log in once a week. Your account will keep working all over the world this way and there is no need to use a proxy at all. Get in touch with one of your Twitter or Facebookfriends in Europe.

  3. Yes, the simplest thing is what Jesper mentions: contact with any of your European acquaintances (well, from one of the 7 countries Spotify works) to login every now an then.
    If I reckon, you have to actually login in the Desktop App. I mean, I tried to connect (ssh) to a Spanish server, and from there login to, but it didn’t work…
    Another option is to “share” an account, using the time difference (e.g.: sleeping in Europe vs. awake in the, say, US West Coast 🙂 ).
    Even another option is to use Spotify Unlimited. That’s the one I use.
    I live in Mexico, but travel often to Spain. Whilst I was there, I created an account. Since then, for 4.99eu/month I can use Spotify all the time, without bugging my friends.
    Most of these options are easier than dealing with a tedious UK proxy server, that -as mentioned- will work only till Spotify notices this worldwide accesses.

  4. I did this and Spotify worked for me for a while, but now it says “Your current location doesn’t match what it says in your profile” and it is asking me to upgrade. How do I fix this?

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