For varied causes, Google restricts entry to Google Play relying on what area you are shopping from. Because of this the apps, video games, and different content material within the Play Retailer fluctuate by nation, and you’ll’t even see an app itemizing if it isn’t obtainable for buy in your space. Now, it appears to be like like Google is loosening up a bit, as customers within the European Union are capable of see Google Play content material from different nations within the EEA (European Financial Space) area.

Google is perhaps making it attainable, nevertheless it certain is not making it straightforward. To view one other nation’s Play Retailer content material, customers should open up the Play Retailer web site on their telephone’s web browser, not the Play Retailer app itself. As soon as on the cell web site, you must log off of any Google accounts, then scroll to the underside of the web page and use the nation selector to select a location.

The corporate notes that, whereas this tweak permits customers to view extra listings, it nonetheless will not let folks obtain or purchase content material that is not obtainable of their house nations. And the nation selector on the internet Play Retailer is barely usable if customers are visiting a rustic that is a part of the EU or EEA (that features the UK for now). Folks from different areas do nonetheless have a much less official workaround. Merely including a special nation code to the tip of the Play Retailer URL will allow viewing from outdoors the area (visiting “http://play.google.com/retailer?gl=FR” to view content material from France, for instance).