Here at Land of Droid we are feeling generous. We have 100 Google Music Beta invites ready to give to you our readers, yes that’s right 100 invites!.
The giveaway is going to be on a first come first serve basis so get in quick. Below are the details on how to get your invite from Land of Droid and it couldn’t be simpler.
How to get your invite:
Simply send us your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you an invite as soon as we can.
Right now onto the part where you receive your Google Music Beta invite from Land of Droid and how to actually get it.
Seen as Google Music Beta is an US only service and we are covering the globe here we need a little help. It uses IP address detection to determine where you are and here i will show you how to get around that with a particular free VPN (Virtual private network).
I’ll run step by step on how to get set up and using a VPN called Hotspot Shield below.
- Step 1 – Firstly we need to download the VPN in question Hotspot Shield.
It currently supports and runs on the following operating systems.
Mac OS X (10.5 Leopard)
Mac OS X (10.6 Snow Leopard)
Mac OS X (10.7 Lion)
Hotspot Shield is a free program which creates a virtual private network. While its focus is mainly on protecting your private information from hackers, in this case it keeps Google from recognising you’re from the UK or anywhere else as Google will IP check you as it’s an US only service. Once installed launch from the desktop and it will open in your browser simply press connect and this will assign you a new IP address designated in the US.
Download Link: Hotspot Shield
- Step 2 – Using Hotspot Shield to accept you invitation.
Now once you have received your invitation from Land of Droid you will need to connect via Hotspot Shield as described how to in Step 1 above. Now this is because you will need to be seen as from being inside the US to accept the invite. Once your connected with Hotspot Shield and IP is changed, simply click on get started within the email received and you will proceed to accepting the invite.
- Step 3 – The next step on using Google Music Beta and getting started.
Proceed through the options and download the Music Manager with Hotspot Shield still on, after it’s all finished make sure you disconnect Hotspot Shield. That is the last time you will need to use a VPN and will no longer have to operate with it at all.
Now Land of Droid’s very own Ross Mclardy has compiled a walkthrough and how to on getting to grips with Google Music Beta. He also will provide you with all the information on getting the Google Music Beta Android application working and streaming your music on your devices without a fuss.