How Do I Create US Google Play Store Account Outside USA?

In this article, we will guide you on how you can get a US Play Store account and download US app(s) outside of the USA.

US Google Play Store has the largest repository of apps but they are often restricted for the people in the United States (US).


How Do I Fix An App Is Not Available In My Country?

If you want to download a US app outside of Play Store, you can follow the quick-fix guide on how to Download Geo Locked Apps From Play Store.

However, If you want to download US apps securely and directly from the Play Store, follow the instructions below.


How Do I Change My Play Store To US?

How Do I Get a US Play Store Account From Anywhere

In a nutshell, you will need to do the following;

  1. Connect to a free USA VPN service to bypass the local restriction
  2. *Create a new Gmail Account (Only if you have purchased non-US apps)
  3. Clear the Play Store App’s data and cache
  4. Download USA App(s)

Complicated? NO! Follow the 3-easy steps below:

* Note: If you have previously purchased a non-US app using your Play Store account, you will not be able to change your Play Store account’s region as Google will lock your Gmail account to the region you bought the app from.

For example, if you’ve previously purchased an app from the UK store, your play store account will be tied to the UK store and you can’t change them.

To resolve this, you will need to create a new Gmail account, link it to your Android device and follow the rest of the instructions below:


STEP 1: Connect To A Free USA VPN

Launch Play Store, download and install hide.me VPN app. If you can’t find the app, you can download the APK file directly.

download and install hide.me VPN app

Once you’ve installed, launch it and click on Get Your Free Plan.

get free hide.me vpn plan

Next, Choose the Activate button.

activate hide.me free plan

 

Now, select Location at the bottom of the app.

change hide.me server location

In the location selection, choose either USA East/West Cost – Free.

connect to hide.me US server

At the connection confirmation, Tap on the Connect button.

hide.me vpn connection confirmation

Tap OK when you see the connection request confirmation.

hide.me vpn connection request

Once you’re connected, you will see a green shield icon as per the image below.

hide.me vpn connected

If the VPN is not connecting, please have look at the instructions on how to resolve it.


STEP 2: Clearing App Data and Cache for Play Store

From the main screen, go to your device’s home screen and tap on Settings.

Android Settings

Next, tap on Apps (or Applications)

Android list of applications

Locate and tap on Google Play Store under Apps (All Applications).

Android Google Play Store settings

Tap on Clear Data. (for some device, you will need to tap on Storage first)

Android clear app data

Tap on OK when you see a notification to delete app data.

Android app data cleared

STEP 3: Download US App From Play Store

Launch Google Play Store app from your device.

If you created a new Gmail account earlier, tap on the top right icon and choose the new Gmail account.

Change google play store account to another gmail account

Finally, type in the US app that you wish to download in the search bar.

i.e: We are able to download the Hulu app which is restricted to the US Play store.

Download US App From Play Store

Conclusion

Downloading US apps from the Play Store despite being outside of the USA is easy if you follow the instructions correctly.

For more information on hide.me free VPN service, I would suggest that you read our article about it and how to stay secure online.


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