I just signed up for Google Music Beta and have been using it for a few days. Its awesome and works fine outside US. Its a neat idea to have all your music available to you where ever when ever you want to enjoy your music.
So what really is Google Music Beta? Well, in their own words:
Music Beta is a new service from Google that gives you instant access to your personal music collection without the hassle of wires or syncing. Add your music collection and listen on the web or any compatible Android device.You can upload your own music collection, that is music you have on your computer to Google (up to 20,000 songs) and listen to your songs on any computer or Android device. Now you can take your music where ever you go! Sounds nice, right? Feel like checking it out? Thought so.
As with most new Google services, Music is in Beta testing, by invitation and available for US residents only. That's not good news for us living outside US. So, lets see how we can get around that for now.
There are few ways to dupe Google to think that you are in the US. You can us an American VPN like Hotspot Shield or a Free Web Proxy like Hide My Ass.
I used a different approach. I headed over to proxy list website to find an American Proxy and temporarily reconfigured my Firefox proxy settings. You may have to try a few proxies out before you find a working American proxy which supports all HTTP standards.
On Windows you can change Firefox proxy setting by going to Tools > Options > Options > Options > Advanced > Network > Settings.
If you are using Firefox on a mac, go to Preferences > Advanced" > Network" > Configure how Firefox connects to the internet > Settings.
I used the above proxy to sign up to Google Music Beta.
It's a good idea to check if you have an American IP address before trying to request or sign up for Google Music Beta. You can check your IP address easily by visiting www.whatismyip.com.
Now, using the proxy server to pass off that you are in US, head over to music.google.com, sign in and request an invite.
It may take a few days, but when you do get the invitation email from Google (or if a friend invites you) make sure that you complete the sign-up process while masquerading that you are in US. If you don't, your sign up will fail.
When you are done with sign-up, you are set. You don't need the proxies anymore. You can utilize the service like any other regular web service.
I have 6 more invites left for Google Music Beta. Comment in your email address if you want an invite.
Enjoy Google Music Beta! It's free, for now.