How do I get Spotify unblocked at school without VPN?
I'm in 11th grade at a local public school in the US.
We are not allowed to have personal computers on campus and have to use a school computer that comes with Internet. I just installed Windows 10 and now when I try to connect to Spotify it asks for a school login and password. How do I get around this?
I really love Spotify but can't listen to it at school. It asks for a school login and password which I don't have.
The issue is likely caused by your school's IT department implementing a filtering firewall that is causing you to not be able to access Spotify. You are unable to access any content on the internet, which is generally considered a security risk.
You are likely able to access other music players (windows default player, iTunes, etc) on the school computers, but unfortunately Spotify is not allowing you to access their service on that computer. To gain access to the Spotify application you need to bypass the school's filtering system.
One method that has worked for other users is to create an SSH tunnel. This method allows you to have a secure connection to your school's SSH server so that you can securely transfer files.
I did some research on a similar issue and stumbled upon this guide which covers the process of how to do this. You will need to have admin access to the school's servers (or be granted access by a staff member). If you follow the instructions in this guide exactly you should be able to log into your school's SSH server through your school's computer, and after authenticating yourself you should be able to access Spotify via SSH. This will bypass the filtering.
If you wish to attempt a different approach you can use a VPN to allow you to get around your school's filtering. There are many methods to do so, but the easiest way is likely to be using Proxmox Virtual Environment (PVE) which is an open-source VPS environment. I have used PVE in the past and it worked very well. Just search for PVE on the Internet and you should find a guide to set it up.
After you've setup PVE you can then install any software on your school computer that you wish to have access to over the VPN. The advantage of this method is that you can install your own software without having to go through the school's approval process.
How do I get Spotify unblocked at school?
Hey everyone, it's been a few months since I started listening to Spotify. I have it set on when I walk up and down the halls, in my classes, when I'm in the library, and all around my school (I'm a senior in highschool) This semester, because of my school and it's new regulations, it is against the rules for us to have music players that connect to the internet or play any music that does not come from an online source, so therefore, it is not allowed at school. There is however, one exception, which is that we can have music playing in our computer labs. Unfortunately, the only way I could get this done was by using the "free" spotify, but since I'm a senior, I'm too old for that (the person who made the software that is). So now I'm stuck, and can't use Spotify while at school. Problem is, I already have Spotify, and pay for it, but I can't get it to work at school.
The first time I tried to use it, I got an error saying it was restricted at school. So, I asked my school about it, and he said that I could have it set on when I walk up and down the halls, in my classes, when I'm in the library, and all around my school (I'm a senior in highschool). Unfortunately, the only way I could get this done was by using the "free" spotify, but since I'm a senior, I'm too old for that (the person who made the software that is).
Why does school wifi block Spotify?
The answer is: because the government has decided it's a good idea.
Or, more accurately, because the government has decided it's a great way to make money. It's the latest move in a decades-long war between Spotify and public radio stations, and it's one that's been waged with increasing intensity as the streaming giant continues to grow and the public radio industry tries to hold its own.
In the U., the streaming giant is facing a number of legal challenges from public radio stations over allegations that it is illegally profiting off of music they produce for free. The stakes are particularly high for stations like NPR, whose existence depends on producing content that its listeners can only access for free on their public radio stations.
"If you're a public radio station, your very existence depends on the notion that you can make money off of public airwaves," explains Chris Young, senior vice president at the National Association of Broadcasters. "That's one of the reasons why Congress passed the Communications Act of 1934, which said that 'the public's airwaves should be made available to people without any conditions whatsoever.'"
But as Spotify continues to grow, its efforts to avoid paying the station licensing fees that legally obligate it to make its music available on public radio have become more aggressive. Spotify has fought public radio stations' attempts to license its music on public radio stations, and, in some cases, it's not even trying to get approval to play the music.
The company's business model is to let the artist or label pay for the licensing fees. So if an artist pays for the right to put its music on Spotify, Spotify will pay the public radio stations for the right to play that music on its platform. If Spotify doesn't pay, the artists and labels can't play the songs anywhere else. And that means that public radio stations, which are required by law to pay the licensing fees, will find themselves unable to continue to play the songs.
Public radio has increasingly become the music industry's battle against the streaming giant. This is what happened to St. Louis Public Radio, which played hundreds of thousands of songs by artists who've paid for the right to have their music on Spotify. Last month, the company sued Spotify, alleging that the streaming giant had violated its contract with St. Louis Public Radio by refusing to pay the licensing fees that are required to play the music.