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.
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?
@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.
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.
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!