Changing Spotify Country and Location (Explained)

Thinking about changing Spotify’s country or location? In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about the topic, including how to change Spotify’s country without being there.

How to change Spotify’s country or region

Whether you’re just traveling for a short vacation or moving to a new country, you can change your Spotify country or region by accessing your account settings.

If you have a free account, you can only use Spotify in a different country for 14 days before your music will be stopped. To use it for longer than 14 days, you’ll need to change your country.

If you have a Premium account, however, you can travel anywhere without changing your settings (although you might want to update your billing information if you’ve moved).

Note that you cannot change to any country. You can only change your Spotify country if you are actually there. This means you cannot change your country to the USA if you’re in Mexico.

Here’s how to change Spotify’s country or region:

  1. Open the Spotify website in a browser.
  2. Log in to your account page.
  3. Click on your profile picture in the top right corner of the screen.
  4. Select “Account” from the dropdown menu that appears.
  5. Under Account overview, click “Edit profile” to make changes.
  6. Scroll down until you find the country section.
  7. Select a new country.

Remember, you can only make this change when you are physically in the new country. If you are not in the new country you want to change to, it won’t appear in the dropdown menu.

Why can’t I change my Spotify country or region?

You can only change your Spotify country based on your current IP address geolocation (unless you are a Premium user, then your payment details and country must match).

1. You are not in the country you want to change to

The most likely reason why you cannot change your Spotify’s country or region settings is that you are not in the country you would like to switch to.

For example, you cannot change your country or region settings to the United States if you are physically living in the Netherlands, unless you use a third-party location-changing tool.

2. You haven’t changed your payment method

If you are using Spotify Premium, you need to update your payment method to one that’s issued in the country you want to switch to before changing your country or region.

Here’s how to change your payment method:

  1. Open the Spotify website in a browser.
  2. Log in to your account page.
  3. Click on your profile picture in the top right corner of the screen.
  4. Select “Account” from the dropdown menu that appears.
  5. Under “Account overview” scroll down to the “Your plan” section.
  6. Under the “Payment” section click Update.
  7. Enter your billing address and payment information.
  8. Once finished, click “CHANGE PAYMENT DETAILS”.

The changes will take effect from your next billing date. When you add a new payment method, some payment providers issue a temporary authorization charge. 

How to change Spotify country without being there

You’ll need to use a VPN that can spoof or fake your GPS to change your Spotify country without actually being there. However, there is no guarantee that it will work.

Spotify doesn’t officially support the use of a VPN. Because of this, there is a huge possibility that the service won’t connect to the Spotify servers when used together with a VPN.

Is there a difference between Spotify in different countries?

Yes, there is a difference in the content on Spotify between different countries. The availability of a song or podcast depends on the agreement between the artist/music label and Spotify.

Spotify wants to serve you every music the world has to offer, and they are working hard to make this happen for you. However, it depends on the agreements with artists and labels.

Sometimes, an agreement can’t be reached with the artist, or a change may happen in music ownership. Other times, the music is only available in certain countries and blocked to others.

Ultimately, the artists and labels choose which countries their music is available in. This is why some songs and albums might be unavailable temporarily but come back again later.

With no way of knowing which songs are available in each country (unless you do a manual search on the Spotify platform), it’s an ever-changing mess.

Yes, it’s chaotic and confusing, but to Spotify’s credit, they do their best to cope by substituting a track for your country to replace an identical track blocked in your country.

What happens when you change Spotify country?

Contrary to popular belief, there are differences when you change Spotify country. Here are 4 things that happen when you change your Spotify country, explained.

1. Access content available in certain countries

Some songs and podcasts are only available in certain countries. When you change your Spotify account’s country, you will get access to songs that are only available in that country.

2. Get different song and playlist recommendations

Spotify serves you the most suitable songs based on your location. If you live in South Korea, you might receive different song recommendations from someone living in France. 

3. Charged a different amount of money

Did you know that Spotify Premium is cheaper in some countries? The amount you’re going to be charged monthly for Spotify Premium is influenced by your location.

According to, Spotify Premium is cheaper in Asia, Africa, and South America. The price is the cheapest in India, where a monthly subscription costs 119 rupees ($1.58).

4. Access to Spotify (if a country has no access)

Even with over 456 million monthly users, Spotify is not yet available worldwide. It could be possible that you cannot get access to Spotify in your country.

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