If you live in Canada and you’ve found this page we’re sure you’ve already searched the iTunes store for Pandora Internet Radio to find out that it’s not available in Canada. If you’ve followed our How to Get the US Versions of iTunes in Canada and you’ve downloaded the Pandora app you’ve probably seen this sad site letting you know that Pandora is not available in your country.
The great news we have to report is that the team here at HowToGetItInCanada.com has figured out a way to make it possible for you to listen to Pandora on your iPhone, iPad or your iPod Touch! It even works using your 3G data network! It’s a very easy process that we’ve broken it down into a step-by-step guide for you to follow. Enjoy our fellow Canadians!
Here is a video that I shot recently on a trip to the Okanagan. I wanted to show you that you can in fact listen to Pandora on your iPhone in Canada from anywhere over your cell carrier’s data network. Make sure to check out the step-by-step guide below so you too can start to listen in your car, at work or anywhere on the go!
(Or you can watch How To Get Pandora On Your iPhone in Canada & Listen Anywhere on YouTube)
Step 1: Get HMA
HMA, despite it’s immature name, is all grown up when it comes to helping you access Pandora on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, android phone or virtually any smartphone. HMA uses an advanced technology that creates a secure connection over a virtual private network between your computer and one of their secure severs in the United States. By establishing this connection you are able to virtually reside in the USA which allows you to access Pandora Radio in Canada on your iPhones, iPod, iPad, android device or smartphone.
Step 2: Get your VPN Information at HMA
You will now need to grab one of the VPN networks available to you as a HMA user that allows you to access Pandora on your iPhone. First you will need to visit HMA and click “Login” on the pro VPN page:
Then enter your username and password:
Then you click on PPTP Servers:
This is where you will find #1: username, password (this is different than your HMA account login) as well as the #2 PPTP IP addresses you will be able to use to virtually reside in the USA.
Step 3: Set Up The VPN on Your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch
Now that you’re equipped with HMA so you can virtually reside in the United States you will need to set up the VPN on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The first step is to tap the “Settings” icon:
Then tap “General”:
Then “Add VPN Configuration…”:
Next select PPTP at the top and fill in the info to configure the VPN. The description can be whatever you want (something like “HMA-iPhone”will work just fine). The Server is the PPTP IP Address, #2, that you select from the list shown above. Account is the username and password is the password (different then your HMA login) shown by #1 above.
You want to make sure that the proxy setting is set to “off”:
Then you’re going to want to turn your VPN “On”:
You will be able to verify that your VPN is up and running by the small VPN that will show up in the info bar across the top of your iPhone:
And finally, listen to Pandora until your hearts content!
(We thought the international flavor of the Garth Brooks Double Live album cover art was very appropriate as this trick works all over the world! :))
The Bottom Line: The Pandora App Rocks While Your Roll!
Although HMA isn’t free it’s very reasonable. Especially when you consider how much free music you’re going to be able to access on the go from your iPhone or mobile device. Kiss those days of paying for music behind! It even works on your computer, iPod, iPad, Android and other smartphones! Not only does using HMA to virtually reside in the USA grant you access to Pandora Internet Radio it will also allow you to watch hulu Canada and thousands of movies online from the US Netflix. We’ve even have had readers email us to tell us that by using HMA to virtually reside in the USA that they are saving $50-$125+ PER MONTH because they were able to cancel their expensive cable packages! AWESOME!!!
Pro Tip: Click here to save 43% on a one year subscription! HMA has a 30-day unconditional money back guarantee so we recommend you sign up for the entire year to lock in the 43% discount! If you’re not 100% satisfied, just cancel it and get your money back! No hard feelings. If we were in the betting business… we’d bet that once you try it you’re going to LOVE IT!
If you are excited to start listening to Pandora on your iPhone or mobile device and you think your friends would like to know how as well please this with them on facebook. Thanks so much!
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