Hey. I would like to listen to Google Play Music in China. I have stored all of my favorite songs there so that I could listen to them when traveling. However, Google is blocked in China. It is so boring because I have no friends here and even can’t listen to my songs. Please help.
Google Play Music is a music and podcast streaming service which allows you to store up your favorite songs for free. You can upload your own song collection, create playlists and listen to them on Android, iOS, and the web anytime no matter where you are. If you have a subscription to Google Play Music, you can stream over 30 million songs and skip as many songs as you want when listening to music offline. It has the family plan which allows your family to share the same plan at a low price. Google Play Music also makes it possible for you to transfer music to a specific device. Besides, you can listen to the radio for free which is cataloged by users’ mood, activity, or favorite popular music. You can get what you want quickly on Google Play Music.
Google Play Music is very useful and popular among music lovers. It is the default music player on Samsung Galaxy S8. However, not everyone can listen to Google Play Music. Why is this happening? It is because this service is blocked in some countries and regions. As we all know, Google Play Music is operated by Google. In which country and region Google is blocked, Google Play Music is blocked. For example, Google Play Music is not available in China because Google is banned by the Chinese government. The Great Firewall of China has been built to prevent users in China to accessing some foreign websites and services which have been considered as harmful to Chinese government and people. That includes Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and many other famous services. Does that mean it is impossible to listen to Google Play Music in China? If it is possible to use it, it is legal to access Google Play Music, Facebook and other banned services in China?
Don’t bother yourself with these two questions. On one hand, it is possible to listen to Google Play Music in China. Since the local servers do not allow to access to Google, you can connect to a server from a country where Google is available. To achieve this, you need a tool. This tool is VPN. On the other hand, listening to Google Play Music and visiting other blocked website is totally legal in China. Also, it does not violate the law to use VPN in China.
What is a VPN?
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It creates an encrypted and secure connection between you and the website you are visiting. The VPN server plays the role of a middleman between you and the website that you are visiting. Given that the network traffic between you and websites is encrypted like a tunnel, the ISP will have no idea of your traffic emerges without signs of who you are or where you’re connecting from. The VPN server provides new IPs to replace your real IP. In this way, your connection will not be blocked for Chinese IPs. You can listen to Google Play Music freely in China.
Your connection to Google Play Music is blocked because your IP reveals that you are living in China and Google is banned in China. Living in China is a fact that you can’t change, but you can change your IP. The VPN servers provide various IPs and you can select any one you need. It will replace your real IP and hide your identity online. Once connected to the VPN, your connection to the VPN server is encrypted. Others will not know your real location and what you are doing online. If you select the US server, it will show that you are located in US. If you select the UK server, you are UK user on the Internet. You will not be recognized as a user in China. In this way, VPN helps you fix the problem easily.
How to Set UP VPN to Listen to Google Play Music in China?
To use Google Play Music in China, you need to set up VPN correctly. All you need is make a few simple steps:
1. Tap Settings
2. Select Wireless & Networks and tap on VPN
3. Add VPN Network
4. Input connection name, select the type of your VPN connection and input VPN server address from your account data.
5. Input your Username and password that you received from VPN account service in e-mail.
6. Save it and tap Connect
For connection to VPN server:
1. Select Home > Menu > Settings
2. Tap Wireless & networks
3. Tap VPN settings
The VPN connections you have added are present in the list. Select the VPN you wish to connect to. A dialog box will open asking for your credentials, enter them and click connect
When you are connected to VPN, you will see an ongoing notification in the Status bar on your Android device. If you are disconnected, you will receive a notification and an option to go back to the VPN settings section.
1. Always choose the server that is near China so that one can get the fastest possible results.
2. These VPNs are not free of cost hence ready to pay some affordable price to get the access to the Telegram and other blocked websites.
3. Moreover, never search or do something that can be offensive to Chinese authorities something traceable by GFW.
How VPN works while you are trying to access a website?
In order to let you know the functions of VPN, let’s talk about how it works in detail. You run VPN and click on link you want to visit. The browser sends encrypted your account & password and request to your VPN service first. Then, VPN service decrypts the communication and sends it to the targeted website. After the website receives data, it generates session cookie and send it to your VPN service. VPN encrypts the session data it received and then sends it back to your device. In this way, you can view the website you like after your browser received the session cookie. You may think that the process is too complicated and it will take a long time before you can access the targeted website. In fact, everything we mentioned above happens at an amazing and unbelievable speed. In the blink of an eye your request will be sent and everything will respond. Your Internet connection is secure, encrypted and extremely fast with VPN service.
Problems that you may meet while using VPN service
Problem 1: I can connection VPN service via 4G mobile data on my phone, but I can’t connect it via WiFi hotspot? I saw WIFi signal bar there while it still used my mobile data.
The problem may be that WiFi hotspot sets limits on VPN connection. NAT of VPN, namely PPTP/L2TP has been limited. WiFi hotspot refuses to transfer your data to the VPN service.
Problem 2: I failed to visit some regular websites after I turned off VPN. I could access those websites before I first used VPN. I am a Chinese user and I use VPN service to access Google, Tinder, OneDrive,Dropbox, Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter and watch Youtube. Now, I can’t visit my favorite Chinese websites in a normal way. I have to run VPN so that I can access them.
Firstly, there may be something wrong with your routing tables. Check your default route and VPN gateway.
Secondly, your DNS may have been hijacked. Check your DNS and scan your computer for malicious programs
Thirdly, it may be the mechanism network problem or Internet proxy. Check your Internet settings.
Fourthly, it may be caused by non-normal exit. Next time, remember quit it in a normal way.
Problem 3: I can’t access local area network after I connect to VPN.
It may be caused by IP address conflict. Check your network line and correct the settings. Find your original gateway address via command.
Problems 4: Why I have blue screen after I run VPN?
Probably, your drive is not compatible with the VPN service you use. Besides, some anti-virus programs, game protection drive and bank security controls will bring blue screen when you use VPN.
Best VPNs to Access Google Play Music in China 2017
Nowadays, there is a large number of VPN services from different countries and regions on the market. In order to figure out the best VPNs to access Google Play Music in China, our experts spend several years in China and tested many VPNs. Here is the best VPNs to access Google Play Music in China 2017 review.
ExpressVPN offers a world-leading service for mobile devices and computers. It has been voted as the best VPN for Windows due to its impressive speed and excellent encryption. Though it is powerful, it is pretty simple to use. You can follow easy guides to set up ExpressVPN on your devices no matter it is a computer, tablet or phone. Once you use ExpressVPN, it encrypts your network connection, protecting your real IP address and data you share with your partners. Besides, you can watch videos on Youtube or other videos from anywhere at an amazing speed. It definitely is worth the money.
NO.2: VyprVPN. VyprVPN connection is one of the fastest VPN service with its outstanding infrastructure. It unlocks your favorite websites, such as OneDrive, Twitter or google websites and bypasses the Great Firewall easily. You can enjoy your browsing activities without restriction. Wall-escaping is its most obvious character. It will protect you against China’s cybersecurity laws. However, please keep in mind that it is illegal to post or watch child porn on the Internet in many countries. You may violate the international laws with improper actions. Do not use it to do illegal things. In addition, VyprVPN works for Windows, Mac, Android and your router. One of its disadvantages is that it does not accept Bitcoin.
NO.3: NordVPN. It helps you get instant access to OneDrive, Hulu, Netflix, BBC, ITV, Sky, RaiTV and other websites that are not available for users in China. NordVPN also unlock some social websites and share legit resources freely and securely. You can enjoy amazing videos on Youtube and post interesting things on Facebook and Twitter. Besides, you can check your bank accounts or other confidential information without worrying about information leak and cyber hack at public hotspots when using NordVPN. No one can spy on your meetings with your trade partners. Your communications are highly encrypted.
Google Play Music is a useful service. It is a pity that you can’t access it. Many users found it very inconvenient to travel to China because lots of services and websites they used are not available in China. They even can’t listen to their favorite songs on Google Play Music to relax. That is awful. Besides, lots of Chinese people are fans of Google Play Music. It is really upset for being blocked. Luckily, people created VPN to help people bypass the strict censorship and overcome powerful national firewall. Once a VPN encrypts your connection, no one knows who you are. The ISP and firewall will not know you are located in China according to the IP you are using. They only get the information you want them to know. You are anonymous when listening to Google Play Music. It protects your online privacy at the same time when it unblocks Google. Your online session is secure. There is no need to worry about malicious hack and information leak. In addition, your connection to Google Play Music is fast and stable which will be blocked for no reason. You will have great experience when listening to Google Play Music in China with a VPN.
Kindly Reminder: If you have any question regarding how to listen to Google Play Music in China and how to Set up VPN on your device, please live chat with YooCare online expert for help.
Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on July 11, 2017 11:20 am and last modified on September 11, 2017 2:30 pm.