Spotify in Dubai, UAE

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Spotify in Dubai, UAE

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Just moved out here and now my account wont work. Is there a way to get around this? Because as far as I understand, Spotify is not available in the UAE. I have a free account.

 

Thanks.

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Re: Spotify in Dubai, UAE

Peter__
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You would need to subscribe to Spotify Premium/Unlimited using a payment method registered in a country where Spotify is available.

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Re: Spotify in Dubai, UAE

osandner
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Hi, NO - it is not enough to become a paying subscriber if you are INSIDE UAE already. Spotify does NOT support delivery of services in other regions/countries than those posted, as there are no copyright agreements in place, thus distribution FROM THEIR SIDE would be illegal. They detect IP addresses for the same reason.

 

YOU CAN - get Spotify to work in UAE, but only by using VPN or IP tunnelling to a country where Spotify exists and your ACCOUNT is registered. It is LEGAL and can not be detected. This can be set up either by software on your PC, or by coding your ROUTER with the needed IP addresses and login data for the VPN tunneling - that would make all your Internet traffic go through the tunnel, and thus APPEAR if it came from the country that you have defined. Using this method, Netflix would also work - legally.

 

Re: Spotify in Dubai, UAE

Peter__
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Should point out registering in a country you don't actually live in is against the Spotify terms of usage.

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Re: Spotify in Dubai, UAE

Angela_Michelle
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Hello


I wondered if any of you might be able ot confirm for me...
I had a premium Spotify account in Australia where I was living prior to the UAE.
I postponed (?) my account because I wasnt sure whether I would still be able ot access the service.

I got a little bit lost with the previous message about VPN/ IP tunelling...
I am not very tech savy. Is this something I can get someone to do for me??

Is it possible/ worth me reactivating my account? Will I be able to use?


Thank you!!!

Re: Spotify in Dubai, UAE

Peter__
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@Angela_Michelle - As long as you have a payment method registered in Australia (such as a credit or debit card) then you can subscribe to Premium using that card. Spotify Premium gives you unlimited abroad listening, so you will be able to use your Premium account no matter where you are in the world.

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Re: Spotify in Dubai, UAE

Angela_Michelle
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Thanks for your help.

 

So my spotify does work in Dubai on my mac and PC laptops - but not off my Samsung Galaxy S3 or Blackberry Q5.

 

I've tried downloading the apps via https://www.spotify.com/download/other/ but no luck.


Any suggestions?

Thank you!

Re: Spotify in Dubai, UAE

osandner
Casual Listener
Hi Angela_Michelle,

You will find that the mobile providers may block it as well, as it is
basically unwanted in Middle East until they reach an agreement with Spotify
that also incorporates the 51% business model widely used here.

On your mobile devices, you may be avle to use it if you have a VPN
application, these are widely available in the App Store for the device
(Apple, Samsung etc). They work by displacing your internet connection to
another country. It is a greyzone legally if it is allowed, but I have seen
it works.

Hope you find a solution, I am happy to help. I use Spotify every day both
on sationary devcies and on mobile devices.

Kind regards

Ole

Re: Spotify in Dubai, UAE

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Re: Spotify in Dubai, UAE

rachel91
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Hey Osander, Took your feedback for VPN installation to get Spotify on my PC and its working now. In regards to downloading Spotify through the iphone app store, is there a certain procedure as well? Thanks for your help! 

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