Yes, it works (albeit intermittently for some). Normally, if you access ttfm without a proxy you get this message:
We're very sorry, but while we would love to let you in and rock out with us, we need to currently restrict turntable access to only the United States due to licensing constraints.
We are working very hard to try and get you in as soon as possible.
If you believe this is a mistake and you are located in the United States, please e-mail help [at sign] turntable dot fm
Again, sorry, and we hope to see you soon.
Billy Chasen, CEO
Others report that turntable.fm won't allow the uploading of music for those behind proxies such as Hotspot Shield. Here are the directions:
Check out http://hotspotshield.com, I've been able to use turntable.fm for many hours straight on both Firefox and Chrome Beta (some people have more luck on Firefox, this could be down to version/extension/updates/code, I don't know) and it works just fine. Obviously if you want to pay for a decent, fast, reliable, non-adware thang, get yourself a VPN or somesuch. I can't be bothered with that so I went down this route, not ideal but it does let me spin that hot hot wax!
- You can be signed into Facebook already, either whilst running this program or not, what matters is when you try and hit the main page of turntable.fm
- Download, install, run and you'll get a little green shield tray icon (denotes that the program is enabled, you can right click and then disable it later).
- Once it's running, open your browser, a hotspot status page will show up to let you know what's happening, click okay and then start at the next screen (you'll see an ad for the first page once you're up and running, just close it or run AdBlock/NoScript/Better Privacy/etc).
- Once you have logged into turntable, you should disconnect/close hotspot, so long as don't refresh the page with turntable on it, you can browse, play, and switch rooms to your heart's content.
- Hotspot will auto start upon Windows startup, you can disable this in the options I believe, there is also a msconfig service to allow/disable if you so wish. A complete uninstall is quick and easy and doesn't appear to leave any nasty residue.