With Rhapsody you get access to more than 14 million songs on your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad or Android Phone. That is if you live in the US – if you want to use Rhapsody outside the US you have to use the following trick.
The problem is that Rhapsody is able to detect your location via your IP-address. If you try to create an account from outside the US you will be meet with the following message: “Sorry, we are not able to offer Rhapsody Premier at this time.” So what you need to do is make Rhapsody think that you are located in the US by getting an American IP-address.
Hide Your Location to use Rhapsody
An IP-address is a unique number that is needed to connect to the Internet, and you automatically have an IP-address assigned via your Internet Provider. This makes it very easy for Rhapsody to restrict access to users from outside the US. However, by connecting to what is called a Virtual Private Network (VPN) you can obtain a new IP-address. By selecting a server in the US your new IP-address will then reside in the US and you can then access Rhapsody as if you were located in the US.
That is really all there is to it. Although it might sound a bit complicated this is really easy to set up. There is a range of VPN providers on the market, and personally I prefer using Unlocator as their network is really fast. Once you have signed up you can install their application on your Mac or PC. Then simply select a US server and click connect – once the connection is established in 5-10 seconds you can then browse the Internet as an American.
Rhapsody on the iPad, iPhone and Android Outside the US
Installing VPN on a mobile device is pretty straightforward as well. Once logged into your account on the Unlocator website then browse to PPTP servers on the left-hand side of the account control panel. Here you will find guides for setting up VPN on your mobile device.
The Rhapsody app is only available in the US App Store so you need to change the location of your Apple ID used for the app store. I have made a separate tutorial on this subject as well: Change Country on iTunes Account.
It is understandable if the whole thing might sound a bit complicated, but in fact it takes most users less than 5 minutes to setup. I hope this solved your problem and you will enjoy your new Rhapsody account.