I saw some articles here about some people having issues downloading Roon updates in China. As the situation in China changes quite frequently I would like to know if Roon and Tidal are banned in China as I will be working in China for a period of time. Roon and Tidal are like oxygen to me. Can’t live without them.
April 20, 2020, 12:47pm
and it’s a moving target. I was there last year and my VPN worked perfectly for access. I was back 2 months later and same VPN did not work to allow me access.
April 20, 2020, 12:48pm
Really, surprised VPNs work at all.
Beware Google too, a few years back Google was blocked, Gmail just about worked. There is a Chinese search engine but obviously in Chinese …
Thanks everyone. Looks like VPN is the go. Wondering how TIDAL performs over VPN, if any lags etc.
April 20, 2020, 1:49pm
I wouldn’t perceive any issues. I suspect that’s where a quality VPN is important, with numerous server options.
April 20, 2020, 2:01pm
I used Express-VPN when I was in China for a while last year. It worked well intermittently.
Sometimes it would work for the best part of a day, but at other times it would randomly disconnect or freeze, & I would have to switch to a different VPN source server location for a period of time.
On a few days, it was virtually impossible to get a good working connection for any length of time at all, so for me it was a case of pot luck.
I’m pretty sure that on the good days Tidal would be fine,
(Recovering Audiophile & Snake-oil Addict)
April 20, 2020, 3:53pm
The Great Firewall of China frequently changes its rules for services. My experience with this is a few years out of date, but I can’t believe it’s done anything but get worse.
If I was going to be assigned to work there, I would load a Walkman with a 1TB microSD card.
April 20, 2020, 4:55pm
My experience, and the experience of relatives of mine based over there is quite the opposite - pre Covid-19 at least.