A few days ago we wrote about Google Play Music, and how it can help you have access to your entire music collection when you travel.
But there was a problem.
If you aren’t in the USA, UK, France, Germany, Italy, or Spain, you would get a big fat error message when you tried to sign up for this great free service.
“The Google Play music player is currently available in select territories.”
Fortunately the solution is rather simple. We’ll show you how to use a VPN to sign up for a Google Play Music account anywhere in the world.
Not sure what a VPN is? Check out our article 5 Reasons You Should Be Using a VPN While Traveling
Signing Up For Google Play Music with a VPN
You can pick and choose your VPN service of choice, but in this instance, we’re going to use Witopia. By using a VPN to connect to the internet via another part of the world, we’ll trick Google Play Music into allowing you to sign up for an account.
Set Your VPN to Connect Via the USA
It doesn’t matter where in the USA, but typically you choose the location that is closest to you.
Head to the Google Play Music Website
Once you head over to the Google Play Music website, you’ll likely be asked to enter your Google account password.
Accept the Terms and Conditions
Go ahead and click on the “Agree and Next” button.
Download the Music Manager
Download the Music Manager so you can upload your music to the Google Play Music service. Be aware that you don’t need to be connected to your VPN to upload your music.
And You’re Finished. Great Job!
That’s it, you’re good to go. Now that you have successfully signed up, you no longer need to be connected to the VPN anymore. You can access your music, and upload your music from anywhere in the world.
Do you live in a country where Google Play Music isn’t available yet?
it’s still asking a credit card to confirm location.
I’d love to know more Jo, maybe we could help you out.
Which VPN were you using? Where did you connect to? What country are you in?
YEP, it’s still asking for bank card info (from an approved territory) for verification.
I used SecurityKISS. virtual location: Chicago. connected from Denmark.
It looks as though the addition of the European countries has added the need for a credit card verification. Sorry, looks like this workaround no longer works.
Thanks a lot for the share, I live in Canada and couldn’t wait until Google Play gets available over here… I used justfreevpn.com though and had to enter a credit card to setup my Google Play account
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It doesn’t work. You need a credit card from the location you are trying to register the Play Music account. Best bet is to get a gift card from US, login to your vpn and redeem the gift card. You are in! Only down side, you need to spend some money.