If Apple can have it’s iTune, Amazon can launch its own music player then why not Google! Earlier this year, Google decided to launch its own music streaming system and finally, they’ve launched Google Music beta. After successfully passing the testing and feedback phase, Google Music Beta is now on stable state and available for every United States users without the requirement of any invitation of access.
A quick tour on Google Music
Google music is a could service by Google that lets people to upload, download and purchase musics at their PCs or tablet devices. Even, you can share your purchased music with your Google plus friends. Being a Google product, Google music is automatically integrated with Google plus. So if you buy a song, your friends can stream it through Google plus without re-purchasing it.
You can also upload musics at the cloud using the app which can be downloaded using some link at any mobile or tablet devices. Even, you can listen music online without downloading the song at your devices. No doubt, this leads to a new age of music portability.
The Android store is the place where you can purchase your favorite musics. The good news about the Android music store is that it offers sometime musics without any cost. SO if you are lucky, you can get some free purchase from the Google music store.
Again, if you have your own band, you can go through for your own page to sell your songs at Google music with a single time fee of $25. Google pays you the 70 percent of the price of each song sold.
So, if you are staying at U.S, you can download the Google Music app and start uploading, purchasing from the Android Market. That’s all about Google Music.
How to use Google Music from outside United States
If you’re dearly willing to give Google music service a try being a non U.S resident, here is a simple trick that can give you the chance of tasting Google music. Following this trick, you can upload musics up to 20,000 at the cloud and stream them from any where. However, you can’t purchase any song from the Android market until the service is launched globally.
Actually, Google music traces your IP address before allowing you to use Google music. If they find that you are from outside of U.S, they will simply block the service for you showing message ‘This service is not available in your country’. However, The following workarounds can be helpful for those who are trying to use Google Music outside from United States from a long time.
Using Tor to mask your IP Address
As the service trace the user IP address, we can easily mask the IP address using a simple proxy software Tor. Tor comes in from of Tor browser bundle for Windows, Linux Mac. Click the following link to download your music bundle. It will automatically detect your operating system and serve the right bundle for you.
Once you download the package, you need to go through some editing and playing with the tool.
1. Now, run Tor and you should watch the ‘Vidalia Control Panel’. Wait for sometime allowing the application to get connected and then click ‘View the Network’.
2. It opens a new dialogue box showing various countries with their national flags at the left hand side. What the first thing to do is right-clicking on the U.S flag and selecting Copy > Fingerprint. This will copy the Node at your clipboard. Meanwhile, don’t copy anything else at your clipboard as the newer item will replace the copied content from your clipboard.
3. Click on the Close button and leave the Network Map dialogue box and go back to the ‘Vidalia Control Panel’. Click ‘Settings’, switch to ‘Advanced’ tab and find out ‘Edit torrc‘ under that page. Select that and you should get a text editor opened.
4. Now you are required to add two lines and the Node that you copied earlier in the file with the help of the text editor. Add the following lines:
Replace XXXXXXX with the copied node that you did earlier. After editing, it should look like this:
5. Save the file and close the editor. Restart TOR and wait for a while allowing TOR to open its browser. Now, try to login with your Google id at music.google.com. Once you are successful, you can set up Google music into any of your favorite browser. You can also download the Desktop client for Google music which is only available for the logged-in users.
Using HotSpot Sheild to hide your Non-U.S IP address
Another free VPN service that allows you to hide your original IP address is HotSpot Sheild. You can download this service without any cost. Once you get it at your computer, you can go for the sign-up procedure at Google music without letting it know that you are a non-U.S user.
This tool actually create a VPN connection between your laptop or desktop and the Internet Gateway without your actual IP details. That is why this tool is very efficient to bypass the IP address filter when signing up for Google music service.
Signing up for Google music
Before you start into the sign-up steps, make sure that you’re logged out from any Google account. Then browse music.google.com and enter your Google id. You would be charmed as it will accept your authentication and greet you with their Terms of service screen.
Click the Agree button and you are in. You can now download the Google Music Manager from the Google music dashboard. But you can’t still download the Google Music Android app from Android market by this trick. Though you can download the app from a non official source but be aware. It may contain vulnerable content.
Note: These techniques work only if you want to upload musics at Google music and stream music through your devices. You can’t still purchase musics using Google music outside from United States.