There are many wonderful apps on Play store, which you want to install in your Android phone but due to country/region limitations, you can’t. For such apps you receive the error saying, “This app is not available in our country.” This policy of Google Play Store very nasty because there are many great apps which are not available in all countries.
So, you must be wondering if there’re any methods available which allow users to install Android apps not available in your region. Yes, there are multiple ways using which you can install Android apps that are available only in other countries on your Android smartphone. In this tutorial, we are going to explain the best and easiest way that allows you to install Android apps that are not available in your country.
Install Android Apps Not Available in Your Country
One of the methods which allow you to access apps of other countries/regions is rooting your Android device. However, this method is not very feasible method for normal users. Well, there’s a very simple method for doing this and very few people are aware of it. If you are the one not aware about how to install Android apps not available in your country, continue reading this article to the end.
The Android VPN method no longer works on the Play Store. Play Store automatically detects your country/region and doesn’t allow access to other countries apps. And that’s why we are taking a different approach for installing apps that are not available in your region.
Important Note: Once you switch to the US Play Store, you will not be able to move back for one year. So, we recommend you to use a secondary account. This way you won’t lose your active subscriptions, payment methods, family sharing benefits and more on your primary Google account.
First of all, create a secondary Google account without using a VPN. To create a new account, tap on Settings -> Google -> Tap on your current email address. Here, tap on Add another account. At the bottom-left corner, tap on Create account and follow the on-screen instructions. Finally, the account will be created and added to the Google Play Store.
Alternatively, you can sign in using your existing alternate google account if you already have one.
Now, open and connect any VPN of your choice and select a US server. In this tutorial, we have used ProtonVPN (Free, offers in-app purchases). You can use any VPN based on your preferences.
Once VPN is connected successfully, open the Google Play Store and tap on the hamburger menu on the top-left corner. Now, tap on the new top-right icon to switch to the new account on the Play Store. You can take help from screenshot below.
After switching to the new secondary account on the Play Store, tap on the hamburger menu again and go to Account. Here, you will find an option to “Switch to the United States Play Store” and below that you will find an option to add credit or debit card. Tap on it.
Now tap on Continue to add a credit or debit card. You can add a domestic card if you want or just cancel the prompt straight away. No matter what option you choose for adding credit/debit card, you will be moved to the US Play Store. Please note that it might take upto 48 hours to switch the region. To check if you have successfully moved to US Play Store, go to the Account section again and check if it shows Switch to India/Your Region Play Store. If yes, you have switched successfully.
Your secondary account will be moved to the US Play Store. Now, you can search and install any Android app which is available in US without any issues. After you have switched the region, you can disconnect the VPN and now onwards, you don’t need to use a VPN to search and install apps.
Whenever an app throws up “not available in your country” error, just switch to the secondary account on Play Store from the hamburger menu and you will instantly have access to the app.
For example, TIDAL is not available in India, but after switching to secondary account, the app becomes available. This tutorial is quite lengthy, but it’s permanent solution and you will not have to download APKs from shady sources anymore.
Alternative Methods for Installing Android Apps Not Available in Your Country
APKMirror is one of the most popular and easiest ways to install Android apps that are not available in your country. Similar to Play Store, it allows developers to upload their APK packages directly on its platforms. And APKMirror scans all the APKs for security checks using signature verification, cryptographic signatures for new versions of existing apps, MD5 checksum, and other protocols. Be assured, you will get secure and up to date Android APKs on APKMirror.
Another alternate method you can use is Evozi. It’s a website where you can just paste a Play Store App link and it will extract the APK for you. Yes, it’s that simple. So go ahead and search for the app on Google and copy its link. Further, paste it in the Evozi box and it will generate the download link. On the security side of things, it fetches the APKs directly from the Play Store so there is no third-party interference with the packages.
If you don’t find an app in Google Play Store for any reason — be it the non-availability of the app in your country or violation of Play Store policies — you will probably find all those apps on Aptoide. Aptoide is a third-party app store for Android smartphones, tablets and TVs. It’s considered among the serious competitors of Google Play Store and rightly so. If you wonder about its security, the APK packages are directly uploaded by popular developers and publishers and further verified by Aptoide through many security checks. So to sum up, if an app is not available in your country, you can certainly find it on Aptoide.
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Installing Apps Not Available in Your Country/Region Easily
Hopefully above tutorial was not very hard to follow. If you have correctly followed the steps shown above, you can now try apps, which aren’t available in your country, this is your chance. So, go ahead and install your favorite apps. Also if you face any issues with the method, let us know in the comments. Though, the method is lengthier but it is permanent solution for Play Store. So, it might be really useful if you install a ton of apps that are not available in your country.