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Google music outside the US, now even easier!

7th July 2012, 09:02 PM   |  #1  
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With all the negativity about google music not being available in the UK, or outside the US in general, i figured this may be good news for some here.

I'm not sure if this has been covered before or not so here goes.

I basically found a way to get the google music service working in the UK, no fake google accounts, settings to change or anything like that is needed here at all.

If you just try and go to music.google.com from outside the US you normally get a message saying it's unavailable so here i tell you how to get around this for quick and easy access to the ability to store 20000 songs for free.

1. Go to www.unblock-us.com and sign up for a free 7 day trial by giving them your email address. This site is great for also accessing other US content such as US netflix and all sorts of other things outside the US (I actually subscribe to this service as i think it's brilliant, others may not want to do so).

2. Update your DNS settings on your computer/laptop/router as per the guides on the above site.

3. Once up and running on the Unblock-US DNS, fire up your favourite browser and go to music.google.com and sign in. NOTE you will no longer get the message saying it's for users in the US only.

4. Set up Google music, download the music manager to your computer and start uploading music.

5. You can now remove the Unblock-US DNS settings and go back to using your normal settings. Your Google account will still work even if using a non US internet connection and you will be able to access the Google music site from any computer.

6. Enjoy Google music anywhere, on any connection.

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7th July 2012, 09:10 PM   |  #2  
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You can also use the TOR browser, keep refreshing until you have a US based proxy then just navigate to Google music and register your account. Once you've registered you can use Google music anywhere (normal browser, android app, etc)

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7th July 2012, 09:12 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by aindow

I'm not sure if this has been covered before or not so here goes.

I basically found a way to get the google music service working in the UK, no fake google accounts, settings to change or anything like that is needed here at all.

If you just try and go to music.google.com from outside the US you normally get a message saying it's unavailable so here i tell you how to get around this for quick and easy access to the ability to store 20000 songs for free.

1. Go to www.unblock-us.com and sign up for a free 7 day trial by giving them your email address. This site is great for also accessing other US content such as US netflix and all sorts of other things outside the US (I actually subscribe to this service as i think it's brilliant, others may not want to do so).

2. Update your DNS settings on your computer/laptop/router as per the guides on the above site.

3. Once up and running on the Unblock-US DNS, fire up your favourite browser and go to music.google.com and sign in. NOTE you will no longer get the message saying it's for users in the US only.

4. Set up Google music, download the music manager to your computer and start uploading music.

5. You can now remove the Unblock-US DNS settings and go back to using your normal settings. Your Google account will still work even if using a non US internet connection and you will be able to access the Google music site from any computer.

6. Enjoy Google music anywhere, on any connection.

Please hit the thanks button if this helps.

Rik.

You can do all of that using way simpler methods via Hotspot Shield or a web based proxy (e.g. hidemyass.com).

I'm pretty sure this subject has been covered before here on XDA, but thanks anyway.
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7th July 2012, 10:47 PM   |  #4  
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Had access for a while, been able to do this since the day it launched. I even managed to get some of the free music.

As someone who occasionally buys music (I know some must think I'm mad to pay for it) I'd like the option of being able to use the store. Its no problem though i just buy elsewhere and let my PC add it.

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7th July 2012, 10:55 PM   |  #5  
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I'd probably see if tunlr.net works first.. no point in paying for something you can get free.

I wish google would start rolling out some of this stuff.. they put all these features into jelly bean then when you run the OS you get the same old..
8th July 2012, 02:01 PM   |  #6  
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I used tunnelbear a few weeks back. Was a painless installation, adequate speeds since I just had to accept the google music terms and conditions, painless removal from my computer and I was up and running with google music in 5 minutes or less.
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8th July 2012, 02:07 PM   |  #7  
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when I was signing up I just used a SSH tunnel to a (virtual)server I rent in the US worked fine.

I would also like the ability to be able to actually purchase music from the google store, my music collection is in dire need of an update.
8th July 2012, 02:26 PM   |  #8  
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Is it also possible to get google magazines and google books working?
Google music is up and running at my phone for about 5 months now.
8th July 2012, 03:03 PM   |  #9  
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Market Unlocker is the easiest in my opinion. Pro version fetches proxy automatically and all you have to do is turn it on.

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8th July 2012, 06:00 PM   |  #10  
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I also used TunnelBear. Really easy and quick to setup. I had tried the Tor browser before but didn't have any joy. So I recommend TunnelBear.

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