Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Almost exactly one year ago, Google launched it’s Music service in partnership with three huge record label, Universal, Sony Music and EMI. Google Music lets you upload your music collection to the clouds so you can listen to it wherever you are but it also lets you buy and discover new artists through Magnifier. The true advantage of this service is that you don’t have to have your full music collection on your device but you can still play it from anywhere. The sad thing is that unless you have a geeky friend like me, it is not accessible outside the USA. This week, Google announced it would become available in Europe pretty soon. I am not sure if this is completely legal so proceed with that in mind.
How to get access
Basically, what we are going to do is fake our location. Any device that has Internet access has an address made up from numbers. The website you need to use will give you a different address, one that is in the US, so you can get access to the content. This is how it is done :
1. First, go to unblock-us.com and sign-up for the free 7-day trial. You won’t be asked for a credit card or anything like that so don’t worry, it is safe.
2. I recommend you do the manual setup, this way, you won’t have to download anything.
3. Once the setup is done, simply go to Google Music and your content is now available from anywhere !
4. Setup Google Music, install the manager and you are ready to go
5. Don’t forget to reset your settings or you might lose your Internet connection after a couple of days.
If you own an Android phone and you already started to upload some of your favorite tunes to the clouds, you can access those songs from your device by going into the Google Music app. To do so, your device has to run at least Android 2.2. It is also possible to access Google Music from an iOS device by using a browser. You can now select which songs you want to stay on your phone and which you just want in the clouds. If you need more info on how to do unlock Google Music, try this forum.