How to Install Spotify and Other Country Restricted Apps on Android

Ashish Mundhra

After trying out Spotify on Windows, I had the urge to try it out on my Android see if it was really as awesome as they said it was. But just like in Windows, the Android app too had country restrictions. As usual, the app was not available to users outside US territory.

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In the past we covered an app using which you could mask your Android Market (before it became Play Store) and install country restricted apps easily. But now, that app (Market Unlocker) is no longer available. MarketEnabler is a similar app for Android using which you can fool Play Store to download and install any country restricted apps on your device. The only requirement of the app is a device with root access.

Note: Even if you don’t have root on your device, you can still install Spotify on your device. We have shared a cool tip at the end of the post. So non-rooted Android users can scroll down to read it.

Using MarketEnabler

Step 1: Download and install MarketEnabler on your Android phone. As MarketEnabler is not available through Google Play, you will have to install the APK manually. You can use apps like AirDroid to transfer and install the app over Wi-Fi.

Step 2: Now open MarketEnabler and click on the Save current settings button to save your current Play Store settings before you modify it. After saving the settings, navigate to Settings list tab to find international operators numeric code.

Save Current Settings

Step 3: Long tap on Verizon [us] and select Fake this provider. That’s all, you can now open Google Play Store and search for Spotify app. This time you will be able to access and install it.

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Step 4: After installing Spotify, run the app and provide your Facebook login credentials to log in. As soon as you log in to Spotify for Android you will get 48 hours free premium. This trial would be valid even if you have accessed 30 days premium trial on the desktop. If you are still enjoying the trial period, it will be extended.

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You can restore your Play Store to default settings or just leave it, as a simple restart will take care of that.

Cool Tip: If you don’t have root access on your phone you can ask any of your friends who has a rooted device to install the application and then transfer it to you over Bluetooth. What else are friends for, right?

Conclusion

If you thought Spotify for Windows or Mac was awesome, wait till you use it on your Android. You will never look back to your conventional music player provided you opt for the premium account. The feature of offline availability of tracks helps in cutting down data transfer cost too.

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Ashish Mundhra

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Ashish Mundhra

Ashish is a staff writer and video editor at Guiding Tech. He loves all things tech and has a soft corner for Android. Apart from contributing articles here, he also takes care of our YouTube Channel.