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How to change your Google Play country

If you move to a new country you may want to change your Google Play country. Your Google Play country determines what content you see in the store. The apps, games, and other content in the Store can vary by country.

  • You can only change your Play country once per year. If you change your country, you won’t be able to change it back for one year.
    • When you change your country, you won’t be able to use your Google Play balance that you have in your old country in your new country.
    • You may lose access to some books, movies, TV shows, games, and apps.
  • To change your country, you need to set up a new country in Google Play.
    • To set up a new country, you must be in that country and have a payment method from the new country.

Change your Google Play country

  1. Open the Google Play Store app Google Play.
  2. At the top right, tap the profile icon.
  3. Tap Settings and then General and then Account and device preferences and then Country and profiles.
  4. Tap the country where you want to add an account.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to add a payment method for that country.
Tip: Your profile can take up to 48 hours to update.
Switch between existing country profiles
Important: You can change your Play Country once per year. If you change your country, you'll need to wait a year to change it again.
  1. Open the Google Play Store app Google Play.
  2. At the top right, tap the profile icon.
  3. Tap Settings and then General and then Account preferences and then Country and profiles.
  4. To change countries, tap the name of the one you want to change to.
Tip: Your profile can take up to 48 hours to update.
I don't see the option to add a country
You may not see this option if:
  • You've changed your country within the last year.
  • You aren’t currently in a new country. This is based on your IP address.
  • You’re part of a Google Play Family Library.
Watch how to change your Google Play country
Google Play | Change your Google Play country
To turn on subtitles: Select Settings Settings and then Subtitles/CC. Then, select your language.

Fix problems when you update your Google Play country

If you can't change your Google Play country or don't see the option to, try the following:

Clear your cache and data
  1. On your phone or tablet, open the Settings app .
  2. Tap Apps & notifications and then See all apps.
  3. Scroll down and tap Google Play Store Google Play.
  4. Tap Storage and then Clear cache.
  5. Tap Clear storage and then OK.
Make sure your app is updated
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Play Store app Google Play.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings.
  3. Tap Play Store version. The app will update or notify you that your version is up-to-date.
Delete a payments profile

If you experience issues when you try to update your country in Google Play, one potential solution is to:

  1. Create a new payments profile.
  2. Delete your old country-specific payments profile.

What happens when you change countries

Google Play balance
Important: You can change your Play Country once per year. If you change your country, you'll need to wait a year to change it again.

Your Google Play Balance is linked to your Google Play country. If you have Google Play balance and change countries, you won’t be able to use that balance in your new country.

Your balance will still be linked to your old country. If you change back to your old country you will be able to use it again.

Google Play Points
Your Google Play Points is linked to your Google Play country. When you change countries, you'll lose all points and your level will not carry over to your new country.
Google Play Pass

Your Google Play Pass subscription will continue to auto-renew. 

If Play Pass is available in your new country: Your access will remain the same.

If Play Pass isn't available: You’ll still have access to apps installed on your device, but you won’t be able to browse or install additional Play Pass apps. Learn how to manage your Google Play Pass subscription.

Tip: Some apps won't be available in certain countries.
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