So, like me, were you excited about the new Google Music service? And were you disappointed to find out that because you’re not in the United States you can’t get an invite to the service? Well there is a way around seeing the “We’re Sorry” screen and sending in your request for an invite. I’ve managed to get my request sent in but since I’m a day behind I may be waiting for a while to receive the invite. If you download and install Hotspot shield, you’ll have no issues with your invite request. You’ll be able to hide your Canadian IP and fake that you are requesting from the US.
I’ve also installed the new Google Music app and now I just have to wait for the invite to see how it’ll work here in Canada. If any Canadians have managed to get an invite and have any more information on the availability of the service here, please comment and I’ll update my post with the information.
Since I had automatically assumed that the music app would only be available in the US, I went ahead and used Market Enabler (ME) to fool the Android Market into thinking I was with T-Mobile when I installed the Google Music App. I’m still not sure if it was required or not as I’ve seen that the new app is only compatible with Android 2.2 and above. But if you have 2.2, are rooted, and can’t install the music app, you can install Market Enabler from the Android Market. Use ME to fake your provider as T-Mobile and then you should be able to find the app on the market without any issues.