Setting Spotify proxy settings when logging in

My problem:

* Installed Spotify for the first time on work machine.
* Work has very restrictive default proxy, which bans Spotify.

Thankfully being a developer in IT we know of a few more leniant alternative proxies....

Further problem:

* When launching spotify you need to log in with no option of defining the proxy to be used.
* And the error message just say unable to log in.


* Unplug the the network cable

This prompts an error message with allow you to change the proxy settings.
Remember to plug in your cable again!


Comments below were made on a legacy Blog, before move to current Blog (February 2019)

Tony Heywood:

Thats a nice tip! I use a UK VPN Provider to get past the spotify gate keeper when I am outside the UK on holiday but this might be easier in th

13 Jun 2011, 16:15:00
Quintin T.:

Try using a VPN rather than a proxy.
usa vpn

20 Sep 2011, 06:57:00

Awesome! Thanks.

8 Dec 2011, 13:18:00

Laughing out loud here on my seat. Yes! The best solution for annoying proxy configuration is unplugging the cable to reset it.

17 Feb 2012, 05:39:00
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