For a good while I enjoyed streaming music with my Spotify Premium subscription but nothing lasts forever. I eventually was faced with cancelling my Spotify Premium subscription too soon and at a time when I was not ready to entertain Apple Music’s streaming service.
When I started traveling a year ago, it made more sense finance-wise to buy a local SIM than to continue with my Smart postpaid’s international roaming. Grab mobile app was the safest option for a transport service in Southeast Asia (still is) because it’s important for drivers to be able to communicate with their customers. Even without a change of SIM cards, the smartphone would automatically detect a user’s location and in turn our smartphone’s downloaded applications vary their content from one place to another.
Spotify is not immune from these types of changes. The error message “Login failed. You can only use Spotify abroad for 14 days” would then appear. Of course, there is a solution. It entails cancelling your Spotify Premium subscription and only by going free for a while you can change your country in your Profile settings. If you’re constantly travelling, all you have to do is edit your country under Profile to reflect your current location as long as you continue to be a Premium subscriber.
It’s no trouble repeating those steps constantly but I had to start looking into Apple Music. I find that Apple Music subscription is not hindered by changes in location as it goes by one’s Apple ID and that’s what makes it convenient for someone like me who’s an iPhone user. I had a 3-month free trial for a start with Apple Music and it’s not so bad. Apple Music works well with Shazam mobile app, too.