Since October 2017, VKontakte has received a paid subscription, without which you can listen to music in iOS and Android applications only for 30 minutes a day. However, this limitation can be circumvented. Lifshaker knows at least five ways.
While the restriction does not apply to the web version, listening to music is easiest in the browser. This method works both in the desktop version of VKontakte and in mobile. The only downside – switching tracks from the remote on the headphones will not work, so it’s best to immediately prepare a good playlist.
There are many alternative applications for listening to music from VKontakte, which not only work in the background, but also allow you to download tracks for offline listening. On Android, you can use the modified client VK Coffee. On iOS, Apple periodically blocks these kinds of applications, so it’s better to look for fresh on demand “music VK” in the App Store.
Telegram is a very convenient built-in player, which can be used even for listening to music. With the help of the @Rhymeru_Bot bot it’s easy to download tracks from your page and listen to them directly in the messenger. You can also create a separate channel, upload your favorite tracks to it and listen to them from there.
Reset the timer
Available 30 minutes of background music listening per day can be extended if the clock is translated. Just go to your smartphone settings and set the time to the day back. After the correct date can be returned.
Older versions of applications
In previous versions of official clients, there was the possibility to listen to music without restrictions, and this can be used if you do not update the application or install the old one. For Android, it’s not so hard to find version 4.8.3 on 4pda or other sites. With iOS, everything is much more complicated, but if you are confused, you can install the old VKontakte client on the iPhone.