You can now connect to the American Symphonic Orchestra (ASO), the world’s largest volunteer orchestra, on your iPhone!
The symphonic bands of Germany and Austria, known as the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the German Symphony Orchestra Wien, have already embraced the iPhone with their audiences. Now, the American Symphonic Orchestra (ASO) is bringing their music to the world’s largest smartphone platform. And what’s more, you can also connect to their services on the go with the help of their mobile apps.
Thanks to our close relationship with the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), we were able to get early access to the ASO’s mobile apps. You can download these apps from the App Store by searching for “American Symphonic Orchestra” or the German name of their organization, Deutsche Symphonische Orchester (DSO). (You’ll also see apps from other orchestras, such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony, but these are available for free from their websites.)
Use the VPN to Connect to the Cloud
The American Symphonic Orchestra has embraced the iPhone for a variety of reasons. One of the key reasons is that they wanted to be able to share their music with the world. Being a volunteer group, hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of instruments, and hundreds of hours of rehearsals obviously didn’t pay off. (Not to mention the fact that they have some of the most loyal fans in the world.)
With the help of their VPN, you can connect to their services anywhere, which is useful for the music world’s biggest gatherings, such as the Super Bowl or the Summer Olympics. (Imagine how useful this would be for those events’ spectators who want to listen to classical music during a stressful event. You can even use their VPN to unblock websites that are blocked in your region, like Facebook and YouTube.)
The ASO isn’t just limited to offering classical music on their platform. Just like the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, their website points users to a variety of content, including film scores, television shows, and popular songs. (You can also use their VPN to unblock websites that are blocked in your region.)
If you’ve got an iPhone, you can already access thousands of apps and games that are available for free. But beyond just being able to download apps, iOS offers features that make using your device more convenient. (Think of all the times you’ve spent typing on a cramped computer keyboard or using a touch-screen Android phone.)
With a VPN, you can set up your device to automatically connect to their servers whenever you launch the app. This saves you from having to remember passwords or worry about whether or not you have internet connection when you use their services. It also means you can use their apps whenever you want, without worrying about whether or not you’re going to be connected to the internet. (This also applies to any apps or services that require an internet connection, such as Spotify or Netflix.)
Why Should You Use a VPN to Access the DSO?” (DSO Acronym)
One of the most interesting aspects of the DSO is how they formed their acronym. When you put the words “Deutsche Symphonische Orchester” together, it kind of sounds like “Doomsday Symphony,” doesn’t it? (We didn’t think so too.)
While developing the mobile apps, we got the chance to learn a lot about the orchestra and how they work. (If you’re curious, you can read an in-depth article about them here.)
One of the key features shared by all of Deutsche Symphonische Orchester’s mobile apps is their emphasis on usability. If you’ve ever used the DSO’s website, you’ll likely know what we’re talking about – the navigation is quite simple and the content is well-designed and presented. (Even more impressive is that they keep the design relatively simple while still being able to incorporate all the necessary features.)
When it comes to protecting your personal data, the DSO does an excellent job. Aside from using a VPN to connect to their cloud service, they also make sure that the data they collect is protected and secured. (This is doubly important now that the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is in effect. It imposes strict liability and fines on organizations that don’t protect their customers’ personal data.)
When it comes to choosing a VPN for connecting to the DSO, there’s really only one choice: NordVPN. Why? Because they were the only ones who had no problem connecting to their servers when we tried multiple VPNs on multiple devices. (We’re using the iPhone as our test device; unfortunately, we were unable to test other devices due to time constraints.)
NordVPN is a reputable company with an excellent reputation; the best part is that they also protect your personal data, so you can rest assured knowing that you’re not going to be bothered by third parties.
How to Use NordVPN on Your iPhone to Connect to the DSO
Let’s get back to basics: How do you connect to NordVPN on your iPhone?
You can’t – at least, not directly. (You’ll need to use a computer to do that.)
As mentioned above, the DSO’s mobile apps work in much the same way as their website. So let’s dive into how to use them on your iPhone. (If you’ve never used them before, click here to get the full list of requirements.)
First, download and install the app on your iPhone. When the installation finishes, open it up and log in using your email address and password. (Don’t worry – your password is not going to be stored anywhere on our servers. We hate spam as much as you do, and we don’t want your personal information falling into the wrong hands either.)
Once you’re logged in, you’ll see the main menu. Hit the button to switch to the VPN tab, then select “NordVPN” to connect to their servers. (If you already have a VPN setup on your iPhone, you can use that too; the app will connect to their servers automatically when you launch it.)
After making the choice, you’ll see the logo for the American Symphonic Orchestra fade away, replaced by the logo for NordVPN. Once again, you’ve successfully connected to the DSO!
Why Should You Trust NordVPN?
NordVPN is a trustworthy company with an excellent reputation. In fact, we were able to find testimonials from real customers all over the place, including Amazon, which we’ll discuss in more detail below.
The vast majority of VPNs out there are free, using the ad-supported model to generate revenue. While it’s generally a great idea, it can also be a potential nightmare if you don’t know how to spot a VPN scam. (You can find a lot of testimonials about this online, so let’s not waste any more of your time – we’re going to tell you how to spot a scam right now.)
NordVPN is a different story – they don’t rely on ads to generate revenue, instead taking a premium approach, like Amazon Prime, to generate income. (It’s also worth mentioning that they don’t just focus on security either; they have a whole page on their website dedicated to privacy and data protection.)
Even more impressively, they actually provide great customer support. If you sign up for their email list, you’ll receive notifications whenever there’s new content or important announcements relevant to your interests. (This could mean regular tips on using the product effectively or news of lawsuits involving the company.)
In light of all this, you should feel secure in connecting to the DSO or any other service using NordVPN.
At this point, you should have a pretty good understanding of how to connect to the DSO or any other service using NordVPN. (If you’ve followed this guide carefully, you’ll have already downloaded the app and successfully connected!)
As we mentioned at the beginning, the American Symphonic Orchestra is one of the world’s largest volunteer orchestras. They may not have the largest fan base, but they’re pretty close – if you’re a fan of classical music, it’s definitely worth connecting to their services. They have an annual concert season, and you can find more information about it here. (You can also find a lot of information about the DSO and how to connect to them on their website – it’s a great source of knowledge about this topic.)