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?
In a nutshell, you will need to do the following;
- Connect to a free USA VPN service to bypass the local restriction
- *Create a new Gmail Account (Only if you have purchased non-US apps)
- Clear the Play Store App’s data and cache
- 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.
Once you’ve installed, launch it and click on Get Your Free Plan.
Next, Choose the Activate button.
Now, select Location at the bottom of the app.
In the location selection, choose either USA East/West Cost – Free.
At the connection confirmation, Tap on the Connect button.
Tap OK when you see the connection request confirmation.
Once you’re connected, you will see a green shield icon as per the image below.
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.
Next, tap on Apps (or Applications)
Locate and tap on Google Play Store under Apps (All Applications).
Tap on Clear Data. (for some device, you will need to tap on Storage first)
Tap on OK when you see a notification to delete app data.
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.
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.
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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