Radionomy Implements Geo-Block in Certain Countries With No Explanation

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A moderator on Radionomy’s Tech Support forum posted the following message,

“(They) decided to geo-block radio stations broadcasting in some countries. These countries represent only a limited part of the audience. In these countries, a specific message will be broadcast to the listeners connecting to the station.”

These countries are NOT GEO-BLOCKED:

  • United States of America
  • Canada (Removed July, 2016)
  • Switzerland
  • Most Central American and Caribbean countries (e.g. Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico)
  • Argentina
  • Peru
  • European Union (28 states – includes the Baltic states, but excludes Switzerland and countries that were formerly part of Yugoslavia)
  • Norway
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Africa (most countries)
  • China (including. Hong Kong)
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand
  • Singapore
  • Vietnam
  • Indonesia

These countries ARE GEO-BLOCKED:

  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Taiwan
  • Philippines
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Russia (except a few areas)

As of this blog post, listeners in Radionomy’s affected Geo-Block country list are greeted with the sounds of “Lounge Music”.  Listeners in affected countries have other options.

  • Purchase a VPN, which will give listeners a US feed of our Radionomy stream. We recommend VPN Express, which has a convenient app with affordable options.
  • Listeners can also download Opera web browser.  The browser has a built in VPN service and listeners can choose what country to use.

BREAKING: as of February 2017, the YourMuze.FM stream is no longer available, as the website no longer is functional.

Listeners in the U.S. are NOT affected by Geo-Block, yet.  The list may change, pending the outcome of Sony Music’s lawsuit against Radionomy for alleged unpaid royalties.

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About smoothjazzandmore

I'm a TV producer and an Internet radio broadcaster. I also write for my blogs (An Op-Ed Blog and a Football Blog) here at WordPress.
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