How to unblock Pandora outside US, New Zealand & Australia

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My friends from the US often told me about the popularity of this online radio streaming service called Pandora. Furthermore, they even sent me some of the recorded content which indeed made me interested in listening to the radio. But there was a serious obstacle – Pandora simply was not available in my country. I believe that I had the same problem that you have right now, since you are reading this article. Well, let me tell you of the possible ways to unblock pandora outside us

What is Pandora actually?

First of all, in case you do not know what I am talking about, let me tell you a bit more about Pandora. It plays music of the certain genre that the user chooses but according to his taste. For example, if I choose Artic Monkeys in my artist selection, all that is considered similar to them will be streamed on my radio. In other words, it has a special and rather unique algorithm which works great and which apparently guesses people’s taste in music very accurately. So what are the benefits of Pandora?

  • It is free for the web and the most of mobiles
  • There is a paid option called Pandora One
  • Streaming is in high quality
  • Subscriptions are not expensive ($4.99 monthly or $54.89 annual)

But, as previously mentioned, Pandora simply stopped streaming to all the countries outside of US, New Zealand and Australia. And if you are not living in these countries or simply travel outside of them, then it is time to find out how to overcome this obstacle.

Before using a VPN, where it shows UK ipaddress & hence restricted

How to listen to Pandora outside US?

In order to play Pandora outside use, you will need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN).There are several steps that you need to take in order to make unblock Pandora on your PC.

after using VPN , able to open up pandora

  1. You will need to find the right VPN provider and register for their services. The registration process is not difficult and it takes only a couple of minutes
  2. Once you register, you will need to prepare your computer for installing a VPN. Usually, every provider includes complete step-by-step instructions which will make it easier for you to do everything.
  3. When everything is set up, you will be given a unique IP address which will be located somewhere within US, Australia or New Zealand. This way, the Internet will think of you as someone from this area.
  4. Go to Pandora website and witness the miracle – you are allowed to use their services everywhere in the world.
  5. Enjoy streaming the music that you like as much as you like.

It is also important to mention that not only will Pandora be open to you, but you will be able to access other services which may not be available in your country. For example, you will be able to access the content that Netflix offers to the three countries.

How to unblock Pandora on the iPhone?

In order to configure VPN on your iPhone  you only need to Go to General under Settings, then choose VPN and then add LimeVPN Configuration . Then you can go back to the app that is Pandora and you will be able to stream internet radio without any problem.

Now, what makes things immensely interesting is the fact that as soon as you turn on streaming, you will be able to turn VPN off. Why would this be necessary? In order to avoid possible buffering and hiccups if the network itself is slow. However, you will not be able to skip tracks or change channels then, because an error would appear. This is also a neat thing because Pandora is an app that can play in the background without interrupting your current work (or fun) on your phone.

Is there any other way that VPN can help you with Pandora?

There are places such as schools or even your work which will not allow you to use certain websites (mostly to reduce distraction). Usually, Pandora is on that list as well and you will be able to listen to it if you have a VPN installed on your phone (or computer that you use in school/work). In other words, VPN will bypass the network security the same way it bypasses Pandora’s.

To sum up, by making the people enjoy more the music they love,Pandora is certainly changing the world for the better. Well, not really the world really but only US, Australia and New Zealand. If you happen to be outside these three countries, you should definitely consider using Virtual Private Network in order to be able to use Pandora on all your devices. The procedure of setting up is not very difficult and the reward certainly exceptional.

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