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. 

Notes: 

  • You can only change your Play country once per year. So if you change your country, you won’t be able to change it back for 1 year. 
  • When you change your country, you won’t be able to use Google Play balance you have in your old country in your new country.
  • You can update your home, business or billing address, or create a payments profile with a new country from the Google payments center.

Change your Google Play country

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. 

  1. On your mobile device, open the Google Play Store Google Play.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Account and then Country and profiles.
  3. Tap the country where you want to add an account.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to add a payment method to that country.
  5. The first payment method must be from the country you’re adding a profile for. Once you create the profile you can add payment methods from other countries. 
  6. This creates a new Google Payments profile linked to the new country. The Google Play Store will automatically change to the new country. It can take up to 24 hours to change. 

Note: You can only change your Play Country once per year. So if you change your country, you won’t be able to change it back for 1 year. 

Switch between existing country profiles

If you’ve already set up a profile in a new country, you can switch between your old and new account. 

  1. On your mobile device, open the Google Play Store Google Play.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Account and then Country and profiles. You’ll see two countries - your current Google Play country and the country you’re currently in.
  3. Tap the country you want to change to. It can take up to 24 hours to fully update your country. 

Note: You can only change your Play Country once per year. So if you change your country, you won’t be able to change it back for 1 year. 

I don’t see the option to add a country

You may not see this option if:
  • You have 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

What happens to your Google Play balance when you change countries

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. 
Note: You can only change your Play country once per year. So if you change your country, you won’t be able to change it back for 1 year. 

      

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