VPN allows me to present my IP address from the UK meaning I get access to all my favourite shows from anywhere in the world. I don’t use Spotify myself, so can’t give you first-hand experience, but in theory some if not all VPNs should work fine with it.
In such cases, just limit what you do online to things that don’t require high levels of security. Works in as many countries as possible– Not all VPN software is created equal, and some types are easier to block than others.
I wish there was a way to get privacy as well as security especially when you are paying for it. It might be worth the troubles to check your ADSL/fiber modem. Maybe this is a bit the european side of things, but for my internet connection I’ve got a fritzbox modem which makes it quite easy to setup a VPN. Hey Dave, the big draw of VPN for me being from England is the BBC iPlayer app.
Look for support for the OpenVPN protocol and user reviews that mention an ability to work in China in the last few months. The Chinese government is probably the best at blocking VPNs, so if it works there, it’ll work anywhere.
Personally, vpn free trial from testing out various providers I finally found the right one for me (I’m kinda like a Goldylocks for VPNs). I recommend VPNBaron;easy to install, cheap, fast, works in countries like China. I heard of VPN and I have heard of HMA, but I never knew that they provided apps to download on your mobile devices. I was always concerned about speed, but I guess a small reduction in speed is worth it for security. The one thing that I dislike is the fact that VPN companies may log your activity.
Spotify might try to block connections from some of the most popular services if it cares enough, but it’ll never get all of them. Realize that as a traveler, there are times your connection will be too slow to use a VPN. If your connection is horribly slow to start with, your VPN may not even connect, or be unusable if it does.