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How to Use Spotify in India and Other Unsupported Countries

by Jayant
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11 Years Ago, Spotify was a startup in Stockholm, Sweden and now it is one of the top Music Streaming Service in the world. Spotify is available in most of Europe, America, Australia, New Zealand, and some regions of Asia which include India as well. You can now listen to music on Spotify in India and you can also get the paid subscription for ad-free music streaming with the highest streaming quality.

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Because there is no alternative to Spotify, music fans in India, and other countries where Spotify is not available, they are still deprived of using Spotify’s best music streaming service. Spotify officially is not available in India. Maybe there are some legal procedures and Copyright issues which are not allowing Spotify to play music in India but we users don’t need to worry about that. Although, Spotify is all set to launch its music streaming service in India. According to sources, Spotify will be available in India within 6 months but we can still use Spotify in India, right now!


Here we go

Note: Read the complete article. No one can help you with half the information.

UPDATE: Spotify is now officially available in India and you can go to the Spotify India website to access Spotify on Windows, Android, Mac, iOS, Speakers, and other devices you can think of.

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How to Use Spotify in India?

Spotify is a freemium music streaming service that allows you to stream music, podcasts for free but with limited features. For full access to Spotify, you need a Premium Account that costs you $9.99/month. A premium Spotify user can listen to ad-free music in 3x Better sound quality. Moreover, you can play any song with unlimited skips. But if you don’t want to subscribe to Spotify Premium, you can still use Spotify for free.

Although Spotify is available in India but if you are fan of western artists, there is bad news for you. As of now, Spotify India doesn’t have some of the big artists. You can read more about that here.

For listening to international music, you need to connect any VPN that will allow you to access the Spotify of other countries like Spotify US, Spotify Canada.

To use Spotify in India (For international music), all you need is a good VPN for a safe and secure internet connection.

VPN is an acronym for Virtual Private Network. Sounds like a geek’s stuff but actually, it’s not. VPN is a kind of app that you need to install on your Android or iPhone or any device that you are going to use for Spotify.

Using VPN, you can connect to other country’s IP which allows you to get access to Spotify India. There are a lot of free VPN but I will still suggest you use a paid VPN service for the security of your device. The best VPN you can use is IPVanish.

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Among them, IPVanish is an award-winning VPN by T3 Awards under the ‘Best VPN’ category and also recommended VPN by Speedtest by Ookla.

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VPN is not just for Spotify. You can use VPN to access any content which is restricted in your region. You can use VPN for torrenting, Kodi and to access websites which due to any reason banned in your region. VPN hides your real IP Address and transfers you to a virtual IP address that basically hides your identity over the network and you can use the internet anonymously. By doing this, you are not violating any legal rule. This is perfectly fine.

If you do not want to spend on VPN service, you can use a free VPN service.

Get Spotify in India:

1. Get the VPN (Paid preferred) or download the ExpressVPN that offers you 7-Days Free Trial. I am using IPVanish here.

2. After installing the VPN, open the app and select the United States or any other country where Spotify is officially available.  Once VPN gets connected, you can access anything which is restricted in your region but not in USA.


3. Now, download the Spotify apk for Android. After downloading the Spotify apk, fetch the apk file in the download folder and install it.

You can also download the Spotify from Playstore as you are now connected to United States’ servers and now you can access United States’ Playstore But before doing that, you have to clear Google Play Store app data, Google Play Services app from settings of your smartphone. Also, Clear the Play Store Cache.

4. Now, just open the Spotify (make sure VPN is activated) and log in using email or you can log in using Facebook.


You can also have your own Spotify Private Session where none of your friends will be able to see what you are listening to.

Once you login to Spotify, you can use Spotify to stream your favorite music in the best streaming quality. There are millions of songs, OSTs, Podcasts available on Spotify. You can also search for the music according to your Genres & Mood. You can see Music charts according to Countries, Global Hits, Weekly Playlists, and what not. There is a huge choice of music on Spotify. You can also get the artist’s/Band’s concert info right from the Spotify.

Spotify is easy to use as the whole interface is so intuitive and you will get all the great features on the home screen itself.

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Things go pretty good till now but not going to be after 14 Days of using Spotify. First 14 Days, Spotify gives you full access to the app. That means you can play any song of any album, download the song for offline listening, Skip the songs of the playlist, better quality music and more. After 14 Days, you can use the Spotify but with limited features.

Moreover, you will not be able to login to Spotify until you buy the Spotify Premium subscription. But, I have something for you. Thank me later.

How to use Spotify in India After 14 Days?

After 14 days, you can still use Spotify in India without paying for a premium subscription. Here is how you can use Spotify after 14 days in any country/region.

Before doing anything, you need to get a VPN. This time, you need a VPN on PC/Laptop or Mac. For desktops, use a good VPN for secure and fast internet connection. You can use IPVanish which is an award-winning VPN by T3 Awards for the Best VPN of 2017.

You can use ExpressVPN which provides 7 Days free VPN service.

Download and Install the VPN. Select the location to the USA or to any other country where Spotify is available.

Now, go to Spotify Web. If you are on Windows 10, you can download the Spotify app on Windows 10 PC/laptop. It is a free app and has an outstanding user interface. Recently, Microsoft had shut down its music service on Groove music and joined hands with Spotify for paid music service. You can download the Spotify through Groove Music.

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You can use Spotify on the Web browser also. Just go here and log in using an email/Facebook account (make sure VPN is Activated). Once you logged in to Spotify. Play any music on the Desktop app or on Spotify web.


Now, open the Spotify app on a smartphone and log in. Kaboom, there you have to work Spotify on both the devices. You can play any music on Spotify Web but not on Spotify Android or iOS app.

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The great thing about Spotify is that you can control tracks, volume, and devices through phone, Desktop, Smart TV, and vice-versa. Your all the devices will be connected to each other and you can easily switch between the devices. Make sure you logged in using the same email or Facebook account.


You can switch between the devices from any device to any device which, to me, is so convenient.

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Use Spotify India Without Restrictions

So, that is how you can use Spotify in India without any 14 days restrictions. But, to access the Spotify you do need a VPN and you don’t need cracked Spotify. Once you logged in to the Spotify, then there is no need of a VPN. For one time, you need a VPN.

If you have cleaned the cache memory or cleared the app data, you will need a VPN again. Once you start using Spotify, you will definitely be going to love it. There are a lot of music streaming services but when it comes to the user experience, Music collection, and streaming quality, there is nothing that can beat the Spotify. Spotify is the robust music, podcast, video streaming service that has millions of tracks according to your mood and needs. What really great about Spotify is its ecosystem and quality of streaming.

Spotify is indeed a great music streaming service and it worth every penny for any music lover.

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sadhuman March 8, 2018 - 6:07 pm

Not working after 14 days, even after using the method stated.

Jayant March 9, 2018 - 11:56 am

You have to connect to a VPN on your Desktop.

sadhuman March 10, 2018 - 11:11 am

Yes. It’s working on desktops but not on phones. Thanks for sharing anyway.

sid April 10, 2018 - 2:33 pm

I use it on Android. All I did was use turbovpn and sign in every 14 days. It then works on my desktop and ps4 also.

Darko May 3, 2018 - 10:20 am

Please make a video tutrial for this. really needed.

anon May 7, 2018 - 2:23 pm

Not able to login on my MI A1 but can use my account on PC. I am using a pre-registered spotify accunt

Jayant May 9, 2018 - 2:10 pm

Just login with same account on both the device. Then play a song on Spotify PC, now open the Spotify on MiA1. It will work. Let me know if you have any problem

Ross May 18, 2018 - 10:21 am

I’m using since 8 days but my free premium account going to deactivate today..is there any option to extend premium account?

Jayant May 23, 2018 - 2:08 pm

You cannot use Premium features on phone but you can use Spotify Web/Application on PC with almost all the features like play any song, unlimited skipping, and other stuff.

Afreen July 18, 2018 - 9:04 pm

Ohh Thank you so much its working now

Jayant July 19, 2018 - 11:55 am

Glad to know that.

Neeraj Rajput October 27, 2018 - 11:07 pm

I’m using Spotify on my Mac since many months with “Touch VPN” but now it’s showing error. Saying maybe some kind of firewall is blocking it or I should change my proxy settings.

Now I don’t know about the proxy and stuffs but checked out in system preferences that firewall is already turned off. After a while, the moment I turned firewall on and went back to system preferences again after an another failure, it automatically started showing Spotify as “allowing incoming connections”. But still it didn’t work even though VPN was set to the country as same as my Spotify account. “Error code : 17”, it says in brackets at end.

Spotify is important for me as I manages a website in concern of Music(link provided) and it helps me a lot out writing my blogs. And yes, it is the best one I’ve ever experienced being a Music Lover.

Have contacted Spotify, checked out their community pages and articles but nothing worked out. Hope to find a relevant and authentic solution to this problem from you now mate.

Jayant November 10, 2018 - 12:18 pm

There is no official way out of the problem but here is something that worked for me. Hope that it would work for you as well https://www.thetechtoys.com/fix-spotify-error-code-17/

[email protected] January 26, 2019 - 9:27 pm

Any cracked Spotify app with primum subscribstion

Jayant January 30, 2019 - 1:50 pm

Spotify is coming to India officially on 31st Jan 2019. So don’t need to do any cracked thing.


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