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. So 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 from your old country in your new country.

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 Android phone or tablet, 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 from which you’re adding a profile. 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.

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 Android phone or tablet, 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 that you’re currently in.
  3. Tap the country that 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 one 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 one year.

Fix problems changing 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 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.

Check if your app is updated

  1. Open the Google Play Store app Google Play.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then My apps & games.
  3. Games with an update available are labelled 'Update'. You can also search for a specific game. 
  4. Tap Update.
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