Google Play offers a huger number of apps for everything from sport and entertainment to music and productivity. Though you have option to download more apps than you could ever wish for, keep in mind that you’re not seeing everything on offer.
The Google Play Store has a different selection for every region, so visitors in the UK have access to different shows, movies, and apps than those in the US. Fortunately, you don’t have to physically travel the world to see what’s available in other regions.
A VPN, Proxy or VPN Router can help unlock your Google Play Store and unleash a realm of new content.
Our With The Old – Clear Your Cache
The Google Play Store determines your region based on your IP address, then stores this information for future visits. Before you worry about changing your location, you should delete the old one. Open the settings for the Google Play Store and tap “Force Stop,” then “Clear Data.” This will tell the store to forget where you’ve previously accessed it and offer a clean slate for your next connection.
Connect To VPN, Proxy or VPN Router
A virtual private network (VPN) is a security tool that masks your location. It routes your information through a remote server and encrypts and decrypts the data for added safety. Using a VPN when you’re publicly accessing the Internet is a smart security measure regardless, but a VPN from Liberty Shield offers added perks when it comes to accessing geo-restricted content.
Which Country Do You Want To Be In?
With Liberty Shield you can set your IP address to any of the countries we offer. Accessing new content on the Google Play Store isn’t as simple as choosing a random location. It’s helpful to have an idea of what you want to access.
For example, the BBC iPlayer app is available only in the UK, so American users would need to use our UK VPN or British Proxy.
Though you may not realise it until you’re overseas, many apps are UK-exclusive or feature UK-exclusive content, like Sky Go, Amazon Prime, ITV Hub, All4 and Now TV.
These same apps may also contain country-specific content that you’re missing out on in the UK. For example browsing Netflix with a UK IP address will reveal a far lower selection of movies and television to what will you get if you access using our USA VPN or American Proxy.
If you’re accustomed to accessing content from your homes country but are travelling overseas then you’ll simply be able to switch back to an IP address in your country from wherever you are in the world and have the exact same experience you would normally.
Using Paid Apps
While you may have to use the VPN to purchase a particular app that’s not available in your Google Play Store region, you won’t have to use the VPN every time you open the app. Once you’ve paid for and downloaded a particular app, it’s yours to keep regardless of how you access it in the future. This means you won’t have to mess around with your VPN settings constantly to enjoy the newfound functionality of international apps.
The biggest and most recent advancement in VPN technology has without doubt been the introduction of VPN Routers , which allow UK IP address users to watch BBC Sport and ITV Hub from anywhere on connected devices including Now TV, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, XBox, iPad, Smart TVs etc.