(Editor’s note: Following this guide will erase your current Google Play Account.)

Since Google Play uses your IP address to determine your region, you can use a VPN to access to another country’s unique Google Play library.

This article will show you how to change your Google Play region in minutes.


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Removing your old account
Connecting to a VPN server location
Logging back into Google Play


Removing your old account

Since Google Play stores your information (including the geographic region you originally signed in from), it’s important to first remove your old account.

For this example, we’re going to start from an account in the U.S. and then move to an account in the UK. Notice below how the app prices are in U.S. dollars.

Google Play Store "Top Charts" menu, with U.S. dollar prices highlighted

Start by going to your phone’s Settings and tapping the Accounts icon.

Android menu, with Settings icon highlighted

Find the Accounts menu, then tap the Google icon.

Android Accounts menu, with Google highlighted

Tap the dropdown bar at the top right and then tap Remove account

Android dropdown menu, with "Remove account" highlighted

Your phone will remind you that removing this account will delete all your messages, contacts, and other data.

Android warning with "Remove account" button highlighted

If you decide to proceed, tap REMOVE ACCOUNT and enter your passcode to continue.


Connecting to a VPN server location and re-entering your Google Play information

After you’ve successfully removed your old account, connect to a VPN server location in the country of your choice.

For this example, let’s use a VPN server in the UK, but you can use any VPN server location (as long as that location has access to Google Play).


Logging back into your Google Play account

After you’ve connected to the VPN server location in the country of your choice, log back into your Google Play account by going to the Google Play Store. You’ll be greeted with a screen asking you to Add your account.

Tap NEXT to enter your Gmail account and password.

Add your account screen with "Enter your email" and "Next" button highlighted

It may take a few seconds for Google to check your new network…

Checking info... screen

Google will now ask for permission to automatically back up your data. Click Next.

Google services notice with "Next" button highlighted

You may also be asked to set up your payment info. You can do this now or simply tap CONTINUE to access the store.

Set up payment info screen with "No thanks" option selected and "Continue" button highlighted

When you log in to Google Play from a different VPN server location, you should see a whole new list of games and apps that are available. Notice how the payment amount is in pounds and not dollars now.

Google Play Store "Top Charts" screen with British pound prices highlighted

You can repeat this process as many times as you like, just remember you need to remove your account and then log in again once you’re connected to another VPN server location.

If you have any questions, the ExpressVPN Support Team is available around the clock.

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