First, music is medicine. We listen to music when we are down, stressed, and it uplifts our spirit. There are several platforms from which you can stream free music. YouTube is one of them of course but, it’s unfortunate that the platform is full of fake music.Still, there is a legal and safer way you can listen to music online, and that is through Pandora. First, Pandora is a personalised radio that plays music you will enjoy. Second, it’s free!
Third, and a tragic fact is, you cannot listen to Pandora abroad. Because it is available in the US, Australia, and New Zealand only. It is regrettable that only users from these countries can listen to Pandora free.
The primary reason to why Pandora radio got restricted is the International licensing constraints. The limitations forced Pandora and Music Gnome Project to be available to locals only.
Above all, you can listen to Pandora radio outside the US – no matter what is your current location. So, below are the ways which you can use no matter wherever you are and listen to Pandora outside the US.
VPN or Virtual Private Network is a technique used to add security and privacy. If you are travelling abroad, you can still enjoy free VPN for Pandora. With VPN services, you can connect to the US server and access Pandora as well as other sites like Netflix outside US – anywhere on the earth.
VPN works by encrypting your data through its secure servers. As a result, you won’t get monitored when accessing restricted sites like Pandora in this case. By that, the IP address that will get recognised is that of the VPN server and not your original one. In summary, VPN works by;
- Decrypting your data and sending to the Internet
- Encrypt your computer data and channel it to the VPN server through a secure connection
- Alter the returned data from the web; encrypt it before sending it to your computer
- Finally, your computer decrypts the data and displays on your browser
So, how can you listen to Pandora radio outside US using the VPN? In fact, there are several VPN services you can use. Based on our thorough tests and research, following two are the best VPN software you can rely on – and which we recommend for Pandora users.
ExpressVPN tops on reliable VPN services to listen to Pandora outside the US on Android and other devices. First, it is compatible with almost every device. Second, it’s the fastest VPN. Third, it has many servers around the world. Finally, you can also use ExpressVPN to unblock other restricted sites with much ease.
Get ExpressVPN here https://www.expressvpn.com/.
So, you can use ExpressVPN app on your computer, phone, tablet, router, and more. To install this app on your current device, follow the procedure below:
- First, you need to be an ExpressVPN subscriber. If you are not, create your account following the link above.
- Next, click Set up ExpressVPN under Active Subscriptions. It will take you to the Download page. Here, you’ll find activation code and download files.
- From here on, set up the VPN on your operating system. On the left-hand side of your screen, there is a section detailing operating systems. On the right, instructions will appear. Simple!
Note; each operating system has different setup procedure. Follow the procedure to the latter.
Once you follow the procedure and install the app, you connect to a US VPN server – then you are ready to go and enjoy Pandora. And, you can also use manual tutorials to set up ExpressVPN on your particular device.
Hide.me is another useful VPN service to stream Pandora music while abroad. As like ExpressVPN, this service will offer you anonymous IP address. Also, it will keep your data safe. It is easy to install, and fast too.
Like ExpressVPN, Hide.me is compatible with many devices including Windows PCs, Mac OS X, Linux (Ubuntu), iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows phone, Blackberry, and Routers. To get going with this VPN, you need to follow the similar procedure as like the ExpressVPN one.
- First, create an account with hide.me by selecting either their free, plus or premium plan – any that suits your needs well.
- Next, as soon as you’ve signed up, they will send you emails to complete your account and setup/install VPN to use.
- Once you are done with setting up / installing hide.vpn, you select a US server and connect – then, visit Pandora, you’ll be able to listen to all the music you love
Free Browser Add-Ons
Free Browser Add-ons is a third party that will connect you to Pandora. Like VPN services, this initiative seals your ideal location. In my opinion, I’d recommend you try this service to listen to Pandora music while abroad without spending money. Free browser add-ons have several servers compatible with different devices. If you are a Chrome user, we recommend the following Pandora proxy Chrome to use.
Hola servers are smart extensions that will enable you to visit Pandora radio outside the US. It uses VPN servers, and with this software, you do not have to worry about verifying your account. It does not matter if you log in from another country.
How to use Hola to enjoy Pandora Music:
- Add Hola to your Chrome browser through this link.
- Once installed, you should see Hola icon in your browser bar.
- Type pandora.com in the search bar and click Hola icon from the browser add-on bar. Hola will get turned off by default. Click on its toggle button.
- At this point, once you turn on Hola, it will display a list of proxy servers to choose. Select the US one and wait for few seconds for Hola to reload with new proxy settings.
- From here on, you can access Pandora radio outside the US. And, you can now create your account and listen to music online free.
- Finally, Hola is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, Chrome, and iOS. Also, Android, Internet Explorer, and Firefox operating systems.
If your default browser is Firefox, we recommend the following;
Zenmate is a free browser add-on VPN service that maintains your privacy and security. At the same time where you will be able to unblock sites like Pandora, in this case, you’ll surf the internet anonymously too.
For Chrome users, this is a Pandora Proxy Chrome best alternative to have. At present, the free version of this software is available in Romania, the US, Hong Kong, and Germany.
But, for you to use Zenmate, you need to sign up with your email address and activate this service. From here on, once you activate Zenmate, it will encrypt all your data. As a result, you’ll browse safe on-the-go, at home, and over public Wi-Fi.
It has built-in accelerators and advanced compression. These techniques will enable you to stream Pandora radio in the UK. Or, from everywhere at a better speed. Once you install Zenmate, it will connect you to one of its servers. At this point, you can change to the US by clicking on Zenmate icon. Take a look at the screenshot/image on the left to get the real idea.
Finally, Zenmate is compatible with Chrome, Opera, and Firefox. Also, mobile tools running on Android or iOS. Above all, we recommend these browser add-ons because of they are easier to install. Besides, they are not complicated to configure.
Using AnonymoX, it will be a short process to open Pandora through its servers. Like other add-ons, it will hide your true identity. We recommend this tool because the anonymization gets done by the network.
Also, it has many servers around the world. In my opinion, it is more than just an add-on. But, the major drawback with anonymoX is that if you use the free service, you’ll have to deal with ads pop-ups.
For this reason, you need anonymoX premium to enjoy ad-free and unlimited usage.
Getting started with anonymoX
- Install this add-on through this link
- Then, you should see the anonymoX icon at the top right of your browser once you register
At this point, you’ll be able to:
- Alter you IP and country
- Access Pandora abroad
- Surf the net anonymous
- Set separate settings for each website
So once you have it installed and added to the browser, click on the anonymoX icon (X). Then, activate the add-on by clicking the Active box. Just below the Active box, there is a drop-down box – it is where you’ll change the country to the US, the UK, Canada, or whichever. To sum up, from here on, you’ll have a free VPN for Pandora.
Point to Note: If you use free anonymoX servers, the streaming will be slow because the software pays for these services and their apps are loaded. But, if you want faster streaming, upgrade to anonymoX premium.
A quick look at anonymoX premium features:
- No ads pop-ups
- More than 200 extra identities
- Faster downloads up to 16, 384 Kbit/s
- Unlimited traffic
So, there you have Pandora proxy Firefox. What is remaining apart from listening to the music you love?
Of all the cool extensions to air Pandora outside the US, Betternet is the simplest of all. This https enforcer will change your IP country to that of the US. And, once you install on your operating system, there is no action you need to take.
You need to hit the connect button, and your device will get connected to Betternet’s servers. No option for filtering or changing the location of the proxy server. Betternet’s servers are compatible with Chrome, Firefox, and iOS. Also, it works on Android and Windows operating systems.
Download this Betternet through the link here.
Apart from the three browser extensions discussed above, you can use Https Everywhere as well – works well with Firefox, Android, Chrome and Opera.
Notably, smartDNS is a technology that will allow you to listen to Pandora outside the US on iPhone or any other device you have. Also, you can use this technique to access other restricted sites around the globe.
How SmartDNS Work?
This tool works by changing the DNS of your gadget when accessing Pandora. Your data get re-routed through a proxy server located in the country where the website you are accessing is.
Why would you use SmartDNS to listen to Pandora abroad?
First, it is easy to install SmartDNS. Second, it can get installed on all devices. Third, you can unblock Pandora from any region around the globe without loosing your Internet speed. Talking further about its compatibility, you can use it on your PC, Kindle Fire, Laptop, Gaming Console, and Apple TV. Also, you can access it on Android device and other Internet capable tools.
With SmartDNS, you will encounter minimal loss of speed. It’s because this software re-routes specific information relating to your geo place.
For this reason, there are few SmartDNS services that you can use but, we found the following one most useful to use.
Unlocator is the best Pandora proxy site; we can safely say that. To get started, first, create a free Unlocator trial account. Next, configure your device to use Unlocator. From here on, go to Pandora website. Or, use Pandora app if supported with your current device.
With free Unlocator trial, you’ll access full Unlocator product. You can test this SmartDNS for free without limits on Pandora, and once you decide to upgrade to a paid subscription – you get a 14-day money back guarantee on your payment.
Quick round-up on registering Pandora Outside US and listening to it
- Change your IP to a US one either with free browser add-on, SmartDNS or VPN of your choice. And then, go to Pandora site and start enjoying your favourite Pandora music. If you do not have a Pandora account already, follow the steps provided below;
- Click on Sign up there, fill in your email address
- Enter your year of birth. It should be below 1993 (as of the year 2016). Below 18 years are not permitted on Pandora
- Fill the US Zip code. Try 16046 (it is a US city code)
- Click register and listen to Pandora radio outside the US, simple. This technique has worked for users in many countries; it should work in yours too
How to keep your Pandora Safe
To keep your Pandora and online identity secure, start by securing your internet-enabled equipment. Your computer, Xbox 360, and anything internet-enabled that you use to enjoy Pandora.
The best way to do this is to get a reliable VPN service like ExpressVPN and Hide.me. In my opinion, these two services are the best. Besides, they have never failed me or any of my colleagues at Cyberogism (as much as I know). They will encrypt your data despite the settings you access the internet.
You don’t have to worry too much that you will not be able to listen to your favorite music, anymore. There you have the useful methods to stream Pandora radio in Canada and everywhere outside the US. The fact is all these techniques work, and each has its pros and cons.
If you find one isn’t working, try the other. No doubt, there is that which will work for you. If you are stuck on which one to go with, we’ll recommend ExpressVPN as the stand alone option. But again, all these will narrow down to personal preference.
Let us know which method worked for you in the comment section below, and if you encounter any problem or need further help. Enjoy Pandora!
Top/Featured Image: By Linux Screenshots / Flickr