Don’t you find it convenient to pull out your smartphone and listen to Spotify or Pandora while you’re on the go? Have you ever saved yourself from boredom during long trips by watching YouTube videos on your tablet? Consider yourself lucky if you are able to do this, because not everyone around the world has this freedom.
In Germany, more than 60% of the top 1000 YouTube music videos are blocked due to legal issues with GEMA. Many of the blocked YouTube videos include the world’s major label music artists such as Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Britney Spears, etc. Popular music streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora are only available in certain countries due to music licensing laws.
If you happen to live or travel to Germany, I totally understand your frustration about not having the ability to listen to your favorite music artists. Luckily, there is a simple way to bypass these restrictions and listen to your favorite music freely – the answer is to use a VPN.
Using a VPN (also known as Virtual Private Network) is one of the simplest ways to listen to your favorite music artists online without any restrictions. The VPN’s advanced networking technology allows you to bypass internet filters and firewalls to give you unrestricted access to all blocked or censored content.
Instructions to Access YouTube, Pandora and Spotify in Germany
Follow these easy instructions from our “How-To” video to unblock YouTube, Pandora or Spotify on your mobile device with Hotspot Shield. Watch it here.
If you prefer to access these music services on your Windows or Mac desktop computer, watch our “How-To” video here.
The Benefits of Hotspot Shield VPN
Hotspot Shield VPN for mobile devices has more benefits to offer than just accessing YouTube, Pandora or Spotify. Download Hotspot Shield for Android or iOS and take advantage of the following benefits:
- Data Compression: Track your data usage in each browsing session and save money on your phone bill
- Wi-Fi Security: Protect yourself from hackers in public Wi-Fi hotspots such as airports, hotels and cafes
- Anonymous Browsing: Surf the web anonymously without being tracked
- Bypass Censorship: Unlock any website or apps anywhere around the world
- Malware Protection: Detects all forms of malware
- IP Address Country Selector: Select an IP address from 3 different countries: US, UK and Australia
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