How to change the country in Google Play Store
Google Play Store the largest marketplace for Android Apps developed for Android OS smartphones. Other than apps Google Play also provides Music, Books, Movies, TV Shows, News and Magazines. Google Play launched in 2012 by combining different apps into it and since then it had grown 50 billion downloads as of 2013 and 1.9 million+ apps published till the first quarter of 2016. Play Store is the largest App distribution service in no of downloads beating App Store by Apple.
In Google Play restricts apps like Netflix, Spotify, Pokémon Go in many countries either due to the restrictions from developers or countries. One major disadvantage for many Android users in different regions like Europe, Asia, and other locations. I totally get irritated when I see the pop up “this app is not available in your country”. What we generally do when we cannot install an app that we like is try to find other alternatives, for Netflix, we can go to Hulu and for Spotify, we can adjust with YouTube. However, there are many other apps for which we cannot find alternatives like Pokémon Go.
How to Change the country in Google Play Store:
At this time, we have no other option but to trick Google Play Store somehow that we are using it from a different region where the app is available to download. There are various methods to trick Google Play Store to change our location. Today I am going to explain step by step process on How to change the country in Google Play Store Account in this article I am going to alter the country in Play store to the United States of America (USA). I choose the country as the US since most of the app are available to download.
Now take your Android mobile with a good internet connection and follow my steps carefully. This process does not require your mobile rooted which is a significant advantage.
Step 1: Go to Google Wallet website by Clicking Here in a browser on your mobile or PC.
Step 2: Login to the Gmail account with which the Play store account is using.
Step 3: Now go to the Address Book which is present on the left side of the website in PC.
Step 4: Now remove the old address present in it, then a pop up will appear click on “Accept”.
Step 5: Now click on add address where it will ask for your details. Provide all the details like country, street address, city, and mobile number.
Here are the details I provided for my account
Country: United States
Street: New York
City: New York
Zip Code: 10001
Mobile Number: 2126968469
It does not send any verification message to the mobile number so we don’t need to worry about it.
Step 6: After entering the details click the “Save” button.
Now you have successfully changed the country for Google Play Account to the USA. Which is one primary process to achieve our goal of switching the Play store country.
Now we have few more steps to complete to bypass country restrictions for which we need to change the IP address. We need to change the IP address of the device to the region we need, in this case it is New York or at least USA. For this, we need to install a VPN app in our mobile to change the IP address of the device.
Step 7: Install Hotspot Shield VPN app or any other VPN which had the option to select the USA. You can download Hotspot shield VPN from Google Play Store and it is available for free with ads.
Step 8: Open the app and click “connect” button.
Step 9: Once the connection established open Google Play app from the VPN app.
Step 10: Now Google Play App ultimately change the location to the USA and you can install all the app and use them.
Once the app is installed, you no longer need a VPN to connect unless the app had restrictions.
This process is tested on 11th Aug 2016 and succeeded. Users should follow the exact steps to change and access the country of your desire for Google Play Store.
Not only Apps users can also access Google Music, Books, Movies, and TV Shows. Restricted in many countries in the world. Where Google Music is available in only 58 countries, Google Books is available only in 65 countries and Movies and TV shows in 70 countries. Other apps which are having region restrictions can also use this trick to use unrestricted service.
So are you able to change and access the country you wish for in Google Play Store? Or have you faced any problems in completing the process? Please use our comment section below to notify us we will give our best to resolve your problem.