How To Get Pandora Radio Outside Of The USA
How to get Pandora outside of the USA is a common question heard around the world because when it comes to streaming online radio there are few arguments that Pandora Internet Radio is the godfather of them all.
Pandora is an amazing website that came out from the music genome project which is probably the best thing to have hit music since the electric guitar.
Basically Pandora allows you to enter a song or an artist and then it will play songs based on your selection that are similar to your original choice.
The end result of the music genome project is a personalized radio station that only plays the hits.
Seriously, I really mean that once you seed your Pandora station and spend a little bit of time providing feedback, by clicking a thumbs up or thumbs down, Pandora will only play your your favorite hits. You’ll be amazed at Pandora’s ability to almost “know you better than you know yourself!”
If you’re outside of the USA and visit Pandora you have probably seen this really ugly site:
Which tells you that Pandora is sorry but you can’t listen to their super sweet amazing website since you are not currently in the United States.
Do not worry! I’m here to tell you that you CAN listen to Pandora from anywhere outside of the USA. Even from the very chair you’re sitting in!
Okay, if you’ve never experienced Pandora you’re missing out. Pandora’s musical library is a very healthy 800,000 plus songs which should keep your ears entertained for a very long time.
After entering the name of a song or artist Pandora start playing a track. You then have the choice to give it a thumbs up, a thumbs down or simply ignore it. The more feedback you give Pandora by clicking the thumbs up/down the more narrowly focused the song selections will become.
Most people report that after only half an hour or so, Pandora knows their musical tastes better than they do. Pandora will start to play you songs that you love but never even knew existed mixed in with your favorite hits! It’s a very moving experience and one that you should experience regardless of where you live.
That is why I have created this guide for you. Since you do not live in the United States you will need to follow this simple guide below and by the end of this guide you will “magically” be able to access Pandora from outside of the United States.
It is literally as easy as 1, 2, 3. Let’s get started:
Step 1: Get HMA
Don’t be alarmed or put off by HMA‘s somewhat childish name, they are top rate and the service that I have been personally using (and loving) for almost two years now. Their pro VPN service does all of the heavy lifting here for you and is essential in establishing a connection between your computer (or iPhone, smart phone, iPad, etc.) and Pandora.
VPN stands for virtual private network and if we cut through all the technical mumbo jumbo talk what HMA is doing is created a secure and encrypted connection between your computer and one of their 287 servers in the USA. By establishing a connection between your computer and one of their US based servers when you visit Pandora it will appear that you are located in the United States and Pandora will happily allow you to use their service!
Can you now see why getting HMA is so important?
Step 2: Download and Launch HMA
This next step is very quick and easy. After you log into your HMA account you will want to find and click the option in the navigation menu on the top left that says “Download software” as can be seen below:
After HMA has been successfully installed on your computer you are going to want to launch the program and set it up so you’re able to access Pandora from Outside of the USA.
The best and easiest way to set this up, which I figured out after much testing, is to simply select the option for “Random North America – United States of America”. This option will allow HMA to randomly select of the closest 10 US-based servers every time you have HMA connect to VPN.
Next, all you have to do is click “connect to VPN”:
Step 3: The Fun Part, Listen to Pandora From Outside of the United States
The Bottom Line: Pandora Will Rock Your World
Pandora will change the way you look at music and especially how you look at spending $0.99 per song buying them from iTunes. Pandora has been responsible for so many people, just like you, finding new artists and new songs that they love.
By being able to access Pandora from anywhere you’re going to be able to jazz up (pun intended :)) your workday, add the perfect tunes to your dinner party or even spice things up in the boudoir! Yeah, I went there!
So, if you haven’t noticed by now, HMA isn’t free. What I want to make sure you know is that the value you will be getting from Pandora is worth 10-100 times the cost of HMA.
Also, I want to make sure that you know that I recommend HMA because I have been extremely satisfied, and paying, customers for almost two years now!
Pro Tip: HMA has an amazing offer if you sign up for a year of service rather than by paying month-to-month they take 43% off the regular price. If that’s not generous enough HMA also makes trying their pro VPN 100% risk free since they have a 30-day unconditional money back guarantee. Taking both of these into account I recommend that you sign up for the 12-month plan and lock in the 43% discount. If you decided that using HMA to access sites like Pandora from anywhere isn’t worth it, just ask for your money back and HMA will happily refund it and won’t hold a grudge! That being said, I’m sure you’re going to love it!
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