Setting up a proxy in Spotify

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Spotify is one of the leading streaming services for music, podcasts, and videos. However, due to regional restrictions, it's unavailable in some countries, leading users to encounter issues when trying to launch and use Spotify. Additionally, users often face errors related to the app's network access restrictions when attempting to log into their accounts.

Step-by-step proxy setup in Spotify

Spotify supports HTTPS, Socks4, and Socks5 proxies. The desktop Spotify app allows you to configure a proxy within the application. To add a new proxy, follow the steps below:

  1. Launch the Spotify app and click on the “Settings” button in the authorization window.


  2. Enter the IP address and port of the proxy. If using private proxies, also enter the username and password in the designated fields.


  3. Once all data is entered, click the “Restart App” button.


  4. After restarting, log into your account; the proxy setup is complete.


  5. If you previously logged into your account without a proxy, open the profile settings in the top right corner of the screen and find the “Proxy Settings” option.


  6. Fill in all the data similarly to step 3, and click “Restart Application”. After restarting, Spotify will operate through the configured proxy.


  7. If you need to disable the configured proxy, select the “No proxy” option in the proxy server type dropdown menu.


Proper proxy setup will allow you to bypass regional blocks and use Spotify without any restrictions. It is recommended to choose private proxies with good speed metrics for uninterrupted app performance.

Adding Spotify to the Windows firewall exceptions


In some cases, proxy settings may not be enough, and when logging into the account, the error “A firewall may be blocking Spotify” may appear. The problem occurs if internet access for the Spotify application is blocked in the firewall settings. To resolve the error, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the “Start” menu and click on the gear icon to open system settings.


  2. Select “Update & Security”.


  3. In the “Windows Security” tab, choose “Firewall & network protection”.


  4. In the window that appears, select “Allow an app through firewall”.


  5. In the new window, click “Change settings” to enable checkboxes next to Spotify. Then click “OK” to complete the setup.


After completing these steps, launching the Spotify app will no longer be accompanied by the error “A firewall may be blocking Spotify”.

It is recommended to use private proxies that have high-speed ratings, such as ISP proxies from countries where Spotify is not blocked. Free public proxies may operate unstably and have low connection speeds.


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