About two-three months ago I got a new idea into my head: I wanted to try out Spotify, which is not yet available in Romania. So what if I sign up from work, where proxies show that I’m connecting from France? Surprisingly it did work at first: I logged in with Facebook at work, then came home, installed Spotify’s desktop app and I was in! I couldn’t sign up for a paid account without a valid card from France, but for now I just wanted to get an idea about streaming. I’m not a big music consumer by any means; even though I have favorite artists and tracks, I don’t play music constantly. In fact, I generally work and concentrate better in silence, especially when I’m writing. Music is either distracting, when it’s some random track on the radio or TV, or it grabs all my attention if I put on something I really like.
Unfortunately, that trick didn’t last very long: a couple of weeks later, Spotify randomly logged me out and refused to let me back in, complaining my current country isn’t supported. I don’t feel like wasting my time trying to trick it again with proxies, so I gave up and uninstalled it. Fortunately, that was around the time when Apple Music launched. It was immediately available in Romania, so I jumped at the opportunity to test it.