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I’m a music junkie. Listening to music helps me relax and deals with stress.
The problem is as soon as I travel outside of the U.S., I can not access these services due to their licensing restrictions. It’s quite frustrating!
These sites have a blocking system that can detect your location via your IP address. If your IP address indicates that your location is outside of the U.S., your access will be blocked.
Hotspot Shield enables me to access any of these internet radio services anywhere I go.
I will reveal how you can use Hotspot Shield to access internet radio services as well as other content services from anywhere later.
But first, here is a list of the most popular internet radio services:
|Services||# of songs (millions)||Pricing|
|Spotify||30||Free with ads or $9.99/mo|
|Pandora||0.8||Free with ads or $5/mo|
|iTunes Radio||25||Free with ads or $25/yr|
|Slacker||15||Free with ads, $4/mo for Plus plan, $10/mo for Premium plan|
|Google Play||30||Free or $10/mo with extras|
How to use Hotspot Shield to bypass the geo-restriction
The solution to bypass the geo-restriction is simple: use Hotspot Shield to change your IP address to a U.S. IP address.
So whether you are currently staying/living in Paris, Islamabad or Singapore, you can use Hotspot Shield to trick the site into thinking you are situated in the U.S. Once you are connected virtually to a location in the U.S., you can have unrestricted access to the site.
Added bonus: If you happen to be browsing while connected to public WiFi at airports, hotel, or cafes, Hotspot Shield can also secure your internet connection. This prevents hackers from stealing any sensitive information you keep on your laptop or mobile device and also Internet Service Providers from tracking your every move online.
Step by Step Instructions to Installing Hotspot Shield and Accessing Internet Radio Services
If you have an active account with any of the internet radio services and are traveling abroad, you may follow the step by step instructions below to use Hotspot Shield to get access to their content from any country.
- Download and install Hotspot Shield on your device. The Hotspot Shield app is available on Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. Upgrade to the Elite version for faster speed, unlimited & unrestricted access to your favorite internet radio service. The Elite Membership enables you to protect up to 5 devices simultaneously and comes with 9 virtual locations (access even more geo-restricted content). Click here to upgrade to Elite!
- Sign-in to your Hotspot Shield Elite account.
- Select “U.S.” as your virtual location.
- Open your favorite internet radio service, and enjoy listening to your favorite songs.
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Let us know in the comments what is your favorite Internet radio service.
Need Technical Support or Have Questions?
If you have difficulties using Hotspot Shield and need support or have questions, contact us via our help desk, https://hsselite.zendesk.com/home. We will be happy to help!