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In this guide, you will learn how to:
- Change your permanent Google Play country.
- Change your Google Play country temporarily via a VPN.
- Fix Google Play country not changing problem.
Google Play Store filters most apps through a geo-location basis and content rights. Some apps are available in some regions, while they are not accessible in others. Additionally, different areas offer different billing methods. For a satisfying Google Play experience, you need to set the proper Google Play country.
This is necessary if you relocate to a different country. The change will ensure your billing matches the country’s currency. You will also get access to apps available in your new country of residence.
It is advisable to make the change while you are in the new country. You should also have a billing method compatible with that country.
What to note:
Google allows you to change the permanent Google Play country after 12 months. If you don’t have plans to wait for another year, use the temporary option.
After the change, you may lose access to some of your games and apps, movies and TV shows, and even books. This might include some Play Pass apps. Although your Google Play Pass will still auto-renew, you won’t install additional Play Pass apps. You will have to cancel your subscription.
Lastly, you won’t be able to use your Google Play balance linked to your previous country in the new country. It will be usable if you revert to the previous country.
Use the following steps to change your permanent Google Play country.
On your Android
On your Computer
This method changes your country temporarily. It is beneficial if you want to access geo-restricted free apps, games, books, movies, and TV shows. You can browse paid apps, but you won’t install them via the Google Play Store.
This method relies on a VPN mechanism that hides your actual IP address. When you connect to a VPN server, Google Play Store will see the server’s IP address. If you connect to a US server, then your geo-location will be adjusted to the US. You will get access to apps available in the US region.
Use the following steps to change your Google Play country on Android using a VPN.
If the currency symbol corresponds to the country of the server you chose, then you have successfully changed your Google Play country. Repeat the procedure if you want to switch to other countries.
Here are a few solutions on how you can fix this problem.
Changing your Google Play country is a hassle-free process with benefits. You will bypass geo-restrictions and gain access to new apps and services. You may even get lower prices on certain paid apps. There are also promotional discounts in some countries.
The VPN method gives you a flexible option before you can commit to one country.