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Google Play Music for £1.71 per month (Instead of £9.99) Family sub for £2.56 (Instead of £14.99) via Ukraine VPN @ Google Play Music

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Posted 3rd Jul 2018
Back once again!

My Spotify & Netflix threads were popular, and this time around it's Google Play Music. Before we get started, there are some caveats to this, so you'll need to read before you start...

You'll need a VPN for this, we have loads to choose from in our mega-thread HERE

1. This is only achievable with a Credit Card, or you can use a pre-pay such as Revolut
2. Existing credit on your Google Account can prevent the switch to Ukraine, required to get the reduced price. If you have credit, it's better to clear it or setup a fresh account for Play Music
3. The VPN is only needed once to complete the subscription.
4. The Ukrainian Music Library differs from the UK library, due to licensing. This cannot be changed.
5.The 'Top Charts' Playlist is Ukranian, again this cannot be changed.
6. It is claimed that your Google Account could be permanently banned for this. This is currently unconfirmed, so you may want to set up a fresh account. Be careful!
7. Paid for a sub before? You'll either need to setup a new account, or change your address and billing details before using VPN to subscribe


Google Play Music

About UK

Single User £9.99 Family Membership £14.99 (6 users)

About Ukraine

Single User 59.00 ₴ / month £1.71/ month
Family Membership 89.00 ₴ / month (6 users) £2.56 / month



Instructions for new and existing customers

1. Sign in with your Google account and visit this link
2. Connect a VPN server to Ukraine
3. Empty Browser Cache
4. Select the subscription (Single or Family), and enter your payment information.
5. You'll be asked for a Ukranian address (see example below)
6. Provided the details are correct, you should be signed up! You can now turn off your VPN and enjoy your cheap subscription!

example of a Ukrainian Address
Address: My Street 1
City: My City
Oblast: Donetsk
ZIP: 84000
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Top comments
NitrousUK03/07/2018 17:06

Does no one else find this sort of thing a tad distasteful?..Pretending to …Does no one else find this sort of thing a tad distasteful?..Pretending to be from an impoverished country to benefit from special discounts meant for impoverished people..Bit like walking into a cinema with some make up to look like an OAP for the discount..


I think it's distasteful that Google can make money selling subscriptions at a significantly lower price than in Britain. It shows we're being ripped off.
Does no one else find this sort of thing a tad distasteful?..
Pretending to be from an impoverished country to benefit from special discounts meant for impoverished people..
Bit like walking into a cinema with some make up to look like an OAP for the discount..
Beano0071 h, 49 m ago

If that was the case, it wouldn't be £1.71 in the Ukraine. I think they …If that was the case, it wouldn't be £1.71 in the Ukraine. I think they are all a similar price here because there is no actual competition between the services, just a carving up of the punters between themselves.... Price fixing I think it's called.


you are an example of people who dont understand the concept of average wage, cost of living, accessibility etc...
do not play with this.
Ive don it before and my whole google browsing experience was fecked when I cancelled
1. displaying uk charts but pricing in foreign currency and could not purchase the tracks or they did not appear on my account
2. web browser version of play music: when pressing play/buy most of the time I got track unavailable in your country
3. I had to ask google to reset my account setting in order to get everything back

IT IS NOT WORTH THE HASSLE!!!
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Took you a couple of weeks to translate this from German, you slacker!
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Edited by: "Uncommon.Sense" 3rd Jul 2018
Sweet.
Suits me... I'm presuming the music choice won't be too dissimilar. Family sub time so i can spread the hukd love on to mates. Cheers OP
heat. If anyone doing this has a spare family slot, let me know. Thanks.
Could you do analysis for YouTube premium in the various countries that have it?
Happy to join a family if anyone has a slot. Just PM me
rads6003/07/2018 16:06

Could you do analysis for YouTube premium in the various countries that …Could you do analysis for YouTube premium in the various countries that have it?


Sure, the process can be tricky but i'll try and put something together
Definitely wouldn't use my main account for this, but still a good deal.
Surely there are millions of playlists to choose from? I could ask google home to ''play uk top 40''? Maybe someone could try this.
do not play with this.
Ive don it before and my whole google browsing experience was fecked when I cancelled
1. displaying uk charts but pricing in foreign currency and could not purchase the tracks or they did not appear on my account
2. web browser version of play music: when pressing play/buy most of the time I got track unavailable in your country
3. I had to ask google to reset my account setting in order to get everything back

IT IS NOT WORTH THE HASSLE!!!
Does no one else find this sort of thing a tad distasteful?..
Pretending to be from an impoverished country to benefit from special discounts meant for impoverished people..
Bit like walking into a cinema with some make up to look like an OAP for the discount..
rads6003/07/2018 16:06

Could you do analysis for YouTube premium in the various countries that …Could you do analysis for YouTube premium in the various countries that have it?


You can wait for him to copy it from the German deals site, or go there yourself and use Google Translate, here iss a link to the deal for you.

You tube Premium Deal
NitrousUK03/07/2018 17:06

Does no one else find this sort of thing a tad distasteful?..Pretending to …Does no one else find this sort of thing a tad distasteful?..Pretending to be from an impoverished country to benefit from special discounts meant for impoverished people..Bit like walking into a cinema with some make up to look like an OAP for the discount..


I think it's distasteful that Google can make money selling subscriptions at a significantly lower price than in Britain. It shows we're being ripped off.
Uncommon.Sense26 m ago

You can wait for him to copy it from the German deals site, or go there …You can wait for him to copy it from the German deals site, or go there yourself and use Google Translate, here iss a link to the deal for you.You tube Premium Deal


thx
anewman03/07/2018 17:29

I think it's distasteful that Google can make money selling subscriptions …I think it's distasteful that Google can make money selling subscriptions at a significantly lower price than in Britain. It shows we're being ripped off.


Milked we are being that I agree but you blame whom? All the streaming services in UK are similar in price, audible has been annoying me too with their cost. But my thinking is its the music companies that are setting the price to high. Licencing costs in general are to high think that's why pirating media is so socially acceptable.
Happy to join a YouTube premium family sub of anyone has a slot. That gives you YT premium, YT music and Google play music. pm me please if slot available. Thanks
Would greatly appreciate a spare slot on the family side if any one has a spare, thanks in advance
bman19791 h, 9 m ago

Would greatly appreciate a spare slot on the family side if any one has a …Would greatly appreciate a spare slot on the family side if any one has a spare, thanks in advance


Anyone got a slot I can use?
This is a great spot! Cheers op! I set up spotify in the Philippenes but you're limited to 3333 downloaded tracks per device (for 3, why they don't just let you use the 10000 as you'd like?).

I travel for long periods of time in developing countries with poor wifi so I download my whole library and then just add new stuff when I get a half decent connection. When I was using GPM there were zero issues with any limits
NitrousUK4 h, 34 m ago

Does no one else find this sort of thing a tad distasteful?..Pretending to …Does no one else find this sort of thing a tad distasteful?..Pretending to be from an impoverished country to benefit from special discounts meant for impoverished people..Bit like walking into a cinema with some make up to look like an OAP for the discount..


You realise netflix charge £5.99 for video stream. Ignoring licensing costs, the costs for storing and transferring a one hour hd video compared one hour of mp3 audio is a ratio in exess of 1000:1.
If netflix did music we'd be paying pennies.
alexus03/07/2018 17:36

Milked we are being that I agree but you blame whom? All the streaming …Milked we are being that I agree but you blame whom? All the streaming services in UK are similar in price, audible has been annoying me too with their cost. But my thinking is its the music companies that are setting the price to high. Licencing costs in general are to high think that's why pirating media is so socially acceptable.


If that was the case, it wouldn't be £1.71 in the Ukraine. I think they are all a similar price here because there is no actual competition between the services, just a carving up of the punters between themselves.... Price fixing I think it's called.
NitrousUK5 h, 35 m ago

Does no one else find this sort of thing a tad distasteful?..Pretending to …Does no one else find this sort of thing a tad distasteful?..Pretending to be from an impoverished country to benefit from special discounts meant for impoverished people..Bit like walking into a cinema with some make up to look like an OAP for the discount..


No. I see it as the better option, in comparison to moving to that "impoverished" country to gain the same benefits they do
Beano0071 h, 49 m ago

If that was the case, it wouldn't be £1.71 in the Ukraine. I think they …If that was the case, it wouldn't be £1.71 in the Ukraine. I think they are all a similar price here because there is no actual competition between the services, just a carving up of the punters between themselves.... Price fixing I think it's called.


you are an example of people who dont understand the concept of average wage, cost of living, accessibility etc...
So you'll get the top charts of Ukraine but all Music worldwide on it...right?
anewman13 h, 52 m ago

I think it's distasteful that Google can make money selling subscriptions …I think it's distasteful that Google can make money selling subscriptions at a significantly lower price than in Britain. It shows we're being ripped off.


Do you know how much Google pay music publishers in Ukraine? If not, how can you be so sure it's Google at fault here? How much does music cost to buy in Ukraine? I suspect ALOT less than here in the UK.
I pay £1.43 per month for a family Deezer sub from Argentina. Digital sales and the so called global economy are nigh on impossible to manage.....if I was on holiday in Argentina and bought this, noone would care and Customs and Excise wouldn't too because it's not material in value (let alone the fact they can't see it).
anewman03/07/2018 17:29

I think it's distasteful that Google can make money selling subscriptions …I think it's distasteful that Google can make money selling subscriptions at a significantly lower price than in Britain. It shows we're being ripped off.


So the fact that wages and living conditions are much lower in Ukraine has nothing to do with it.

Seriously go learn some world economics
Rich4404/07/2018 09:46

So the fact that wages and living conditions are much lower in Ukraine has …So the fact that wages and living conditions are much lower in Ukraine has nothing to do with it.Seriously go learn some world economics


So the fact that the cost to deliver the service to each country is no different has nothing to do with it.

Living standards in Britain are quite poor. Just look at the sky high rents, low wage and insecure zero hours contract jobs, with homeless filling up city centres everywhere.
Just posting incase this benefits anyone, I have a cheap Samsung tablet that I don't use very often but if you open up the Google music app it gives you a 3 month trial instead of a 1 month one, exclusive to Samsung devices. I'll be trying it on my gfs tablet in October
anewman04/07/2018 09:55

So the fact that the cost to deliver the service to each country is no …So the fact that the cost to deliver the service to each country is no different has nothing to do with it.Living standards in Britain are quite poor. Just look at the sky high rents, low wage and insecure zero hours contract jobs, with homeless filling up city centres everywhere.


I dont think you understand how music industry works. how licensing works, how royalties work, how taxing on digital foods works

living standards in uk are poor? compared to what?
sky high rents? move to a different area.... ohh wait there is an excuse comming
low wage? relative to what? even if so.... change job, go to university.
0 hrs contract are not the issue. I'm on such contract for 5 years now and I'm studying at university, Ive managed to buy a house with my partner. dont like it? change job, move to another area that offers a permanent contract, feck we are still in the EU, you have an open market.... ohh wait britts are to privileged to learn other languages...
mtsk04/07/2018 10:23

I dont think you understand how music industry works. how licensing works, …I dont think you understand how music industry works. how licensing works, how royalties work, how taxing on digital foods worksliving standards in uk are poor? compared to what?sky high rents? move to a different area.... ohh wait there is an excuse comminglow wage? relative to what? even if so.... change job, go to university.0 hrs contract are not the issue. I'm on such contract for 5 years now and I'm studying at university, Ive managed to buy a house with my partner. dont like it? change job, move to another area that offers a permanent contract, feck we are still in the EU, you have an open market.... ohh wait britts are to privileged to learn other languages...


I don't think you understand how things work. Artists get very little per play on streaming platforms.

Move elsewhere? You mean like Ukraine? You don't have any choice how much rent you pay, if you were a slumlord your greed would understand this.

Change job, yeah everybody can just change job and everybody's cut out for University. Many people leave University and are unemployed or end up in minimum wage jobs.

Lucky you that you are fortunate enough to get the hours you want, ask anybody who works at Sports Direct.

You obviously can't understand that I'm not talking about myself. I went to University, got a first class degree, and earn above the average wage. I'm just not some s(umbag who only thinks me me me like Tory voters like you do.
Google Play Music's interface is just horrible.
anewman20 h, 52 m ago

I think it's distasteful that Google can make money selling subscriptions …I think it's distasteful that Google can make money selling subscriptions at a significantly lower price than in Britain. It shows we're being ripped off.


You may feel like you're being ripped off but if people really felt like they were being ripped off they would stop using it. Google have priced the subscription differently in different areas to maximise profit, because they're a business. This is the right price for the Ukraine because it is as affordable as £10 is here.

I'd love you to tap 12 year old me on the shoulder in Virgin music in 1999 when I'm looking through £20 CD albums and tell me that you pay £10 a month for all the music you want to listen to and feel ripped off. I would have laughed in your face.

Technology and art have combined to massively widen their audience, it's a great time to be alive. Stop moaning!
Edited by: "acj7744" 4th Jul 2018
Uncommon.Sense03/07/2018 17:09

You can wait for him to copy it from the German deals site, or go there …You can wait for him to copy it from the German deals site, or go there yourself and use Google Translate, here iss a link to the deal for you.You tube Premium Deal


It's not about just copying and pasting, It's ensuring it can work with UK accounts / IP, and testing it over multiple VPNs, which takes time.

The format for the thread from MyDealz is similar in nature, but it is a collaborative effort, and it's disengenuous of you to state otherwise as a copy / paste job.
Edited by: "msmyth" 4th Jul 2018
anewman2 h, 32 m ago

I don't think you understand how things work. Artists get very little per …I don't think you understand how things work. Artists get very little per play on streaming platforms.Move elsewhere? You mean like Ukraine? You don't have any choice how much rent you pay, if you were a slumlord your greed would understand this.Change job, yeah everybody can just change job and everybody's cut out for University. Many people leave University and are unemployed or end up in minimum wage jobs.Lucky you that you are fortunate enough to get the hours you want, ask anybody who works at Sports Direct.You obviously can't understand that I'm not talking about myself. I went to University, got a first class degree, and earn above the average wage. I'm just not some s(umbag who only thinks me me me like Tory voters like you do.


that is another ignorant statement you made

since when do we not have a choice as to how much rent we dont pay? different size house? prices in the south are higher than north. yes its not easy to change jobs but it is possible, I have moved from another country to improve my life. regardless it does not give you a right to biatch about the cost of living and wages etc. you ALWAYS have a choice, you can only blame yourself if you dont make it

PS> I'm not even going to entertain the politics part of your comment
Edited by: "mtsk" 4th Jul 2018
msmyth04/07/2018 15:16

It's not about just copying and pasting, It's ensuring it can work with UK …It's not about just copying and pasting, It's ensuring it can work with UK accounts / IP, and testing it over multiple VPNs, which takes time.The format for the thread from MyDealz is similar in nature, but it is a collaborative effort, and it's disengenuous of you to state otherwise as a copy / paste job.


So basically what you are saying is, you tested for yourself to see if it worked, signed yourself up, then copied the deal?

I can say 100% that you didn't test all of the VPN's in the list you linked in the first post, and haven't even recommended which one to use, so which ones did you test? How many, 3, 7, 9?

Ask yourself this, should you have at least stated that this was a deal you found else where and decided to share? If you wrote something, and someone else used it an took all the credit would you be happy? All it takes is "Found this deal on XYZ, thought I'd share it after doing some testing and checking, but full credit to the OP over on XYZ who did all the real legwork."
anewman23 h, 15 m ago

I think it's distasteful that Google can make money selling subscriptions …I think it's distasteful that Google can make money selling subscriptions at a significantly lower price than in Britain. It shows we're being ripped off.



How do you know Google are making money? You're assuming it's a profitable business model for them, without any evidence. It could just as well be the case that if Google made all subscriptions this price across the globe, it would be unprofitable and they would be unable to continue. Which I think is far more likely. Given how cheap it is to deliver the service, some money from Ukraine is better than none.
Does anyone have any comments regarding the actual deal posted? I really don't think hukd is the place to try and take the moral high ground! If you don't like the deal then vote cold, if you've an issue with it then contact a mod and move on - simple
Uncommon.Sense04/07/2018 15:44

So basically what you are saying is, you tested for yourself to see if it …So basically what you are saying is, you tested for yourself to see if it worked, signed yourself up, then copied the deal? I can say 100% that you didn't test all of the VPN's in the list you linked in the first post, and haven't even recommended which one to use, so which ones did you test? How many, 3, 7, 9? Ask yourself this, should you have at least stated that this was a deal you found else where and decided to share? If you wrote something, and someone else used it an took all the credit would you be happy? All it takes is "Found this deal on XYZ, thought I'd share it after doing some testing and checking, but full credit to the OP over on XYZ who did all the real legwork."


No, actually that's not what I am saying. I don't personally use the service.

I used enough VPN's to conclude the deal is feasible in the UK, I don't have access to all the VPN services in the list, so your assumption is correct there. If you want my recommendations I'm happy to provide them to you personally, but members should really find which VPN best suits their needs, rather than me sway them.

I'm not in this for the credit, just to help members save money. I'll get back to it now. Happy deal hunting @Uncommon.Sense
msmyth8 m ago

No, actually that's not what I am saying. I don't personally use the …No, actually that's not what I am saying. I don't personally use the service. I used enough VPN's to conclude the deal is feasible in the UK, I don't have access to all the VPN services in the list, so your assumption is correct there. If you want my recommendations I'm happy to provide them to you personally, but members should really find which VPN best suits their needs, rather than me sway them. I'm not in this for the credit, just to help members save money. I'll get back to it now. Happy deal hunting @Uncommon.Sense


Yes, we are all here to help people save money, and save money ourselves,I hope otherwise the point of this site is being missed.

I am slightly confused though, if you don't use the service how can you check it works? Since you actually need to go through the full setup including paying the subscription fee to Google with your CC/Revolut, and then testing the service then works in the UK, meaning you need to be signed up.

If you are being 100% upfront, and happily spent quite a lot of money to test to see if this works, then all I can offer you is credit, and a big thumbs up, and keep posting the deals. Anyhow back to the deals...
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