How to have spotify for more than 14 days?
I travel internationally at times, sometimes for days, sometimes for months. Only recently started using Spotify and noticed: "Your current location does not match that set in your profile. You may travel with Spotify, but only for 14 days.". I therefore have two questions:
1. If I am out of my country for less than two weeks before "touching back" on home soil, I do not have to do anything, right?
2. If I am away for more than two weeks, can I update the location (either set myself as away on business or change my country of residence temporarily)?
3. Can I use Spotify if in a country where you usually do not provide service, if I am there for less than two weeks?
If you recently received the message, "…you may travel with Spotify, but for only 14 days", it means that Spotify has recognized that your home IP address is not the same as set in your profile. Assuming we’re sticking with the ‘UK motif’, one solution would be to use a UK VPN provider. While not a free alternative, you won’t be getting any more of those 14-day messages, either.
A more affordable solution (folks, we’re talking free) is to use a SOCKS proxy. Since (for now) you’re still able to login to the Spotify application, you can change the connection settings and set it up to run through a free SOCKS proxy.
SOCKS Proxy List — Over at www.samair.ru/proxy/socks.htm, you’ll find (mostly) working SOCKS 4 & 5 proxies, as arranged by country. UK proxies can be found on pages 17 and 18. Next to each proxy, you’ll notice "server support: 4" - which means SOCKS 4. This is important to take into consideration, since you’ll need to select either SOCKS 4 or SOCKS 5 in Spotify.
To do this, launch Spotify and select EDIT > Preferences… from the main menu. Under the Proxy section, select either Socks4 or Socks5 from the dropdown list. Enter in a "Host" and a "Port" number from a country you selected in your profile (when signing up), but leave the ‘username and password’ fields blank.
Next, scroll all the way to the bottom of that Spotify settings page, and click Apply. Now, exit and restart Spotify.
Not all of the proxies from Samair will work, so if you develop an error message when logging in, try a different one. There’s a vast array of non-UK proxies to choose from, as well. If you constantly run into login problems, it could be a firewall issue, or antispyware software that’s blocking the connection.
HTTP Proxies — There’s even the option to use Samair’s HTTP proxies in Spotify (such as this UK one - 220.127.116.11:81).
It’s likely that the proxy server will be banned shortly, but there are countless others in the non-banned countries. The important thing is to visit this URL from that proxy server. And I recommend you do it now, before the hole is plugged.
If you run into repeated problems, try to reinstall (update) Spotify with the latest version from the official site.