The steps to a successful VPN method are slightly different depending on whether you are upgrading for the first time or claiming a replacement.

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For first time upgrade

  1. Connect to VPN of the country you wish to upgrade to (NordVPN recommended) and do not turn it off until the end
  2. While connected to VPN, go to your Spotify profile
  3. Click edit profile
  4. Select the country, you want (If you cannot see the country you want, then your VPN is not functioning properly)
  5. Next, go to the upgrade page (Navbar > Tools > Upgrade)
  6. Enter your email and key. Then make sure the country the site has selected is the correct country (If it is showing the wrong country, then your VPN is not functioning properly)
  7. Click the button to upgrade; then copy the given address and open the invite link
  8. Enter the address you copied earlier on the invite link and click accept
  9. Enjoy your premium and you may turn off your VPN now

For replacements

Before starting any replacement process, checkout 12 month error - If you have already joined a family plan in the last 12 month with the account you are trying to claim a replacement on.

  1. Connect to VPN of the country you wish to upgrade to (NordVPN recommended) and do not turn it off until the end
  2. While connected to VPN, go to your Spotify profile
  3. Click edit profile
  4. Select the country, you want (If you cannot see the country you want, then your VPN is not functioning properly)
  5. Next, go to the replacement page (Navbar > Tools > Replacement)
  6. Make sure the country the site has selected is the correct country (If it is showing the wrong country, then your VPN is not functioning properly)
  7. Click claim replacement and copy the address and open the invite link provided to you
  8. Enter the address you copied earlier on the invite link and click accept
  9. Enjoy your premium and you may turn off your VPN now

If you receive an error while doing the VPN trick that begins with "You do not live at this address…" - This means you are not doing the VPN trick correctly, so please re-read the instructions carefully and try again. If you continue to have issues or need help, check out our error codes article or contact support.