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How to download apps from Google Play that are not available in your country with the Aurora Store

22 mayo, 2021

Google Play has millions of applications, although not all of them appear on your list. Developers can choose to have applications only appear available for certain available or in certain regions. If you are in another place, it does not appear in the search and if you enter from the direct link, it tells you that this item is not available in your country.

If you are trying to download an application or game from Google Play and this message appears, there are several things you can do: download and install the APK, change the account (if you are in that country temporarily) or use the Aurora Store to have it. best of both worlds: download apps from Google Play without geographic restrictions.

1. Install Aurora Store

For our example, we will try to download Google Fi, the official Google application for your data and calling plans in the United States. Google only offers these services in the United States, so the application does not appear in Google Play accounts from other countries. If you enter from its link, it shows you the error of “This application is not compatible with any of your devices” on the Google Play website and “This item is not available in your country” in the Google Play app.

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To overcome this obstacle, you will need install Aurora Store, an alternative to Google Play that serves as an unofficial client. In other words, what you download from the Aurora Store comes from Google Play. You can download Aurora Store from its official website. Just make sure you download Aurora Store and not Aurora-Droid, which instead of using Google Play, does it from F-Droid.

Googlefi

The configuration that you will need to carry out is minimal. Aurora Store lets you log in anonymously, without using any Google account. After granting the necessary permissions, you can start downloading applications, although the applications not available in your region will still not appear in the search engine, as you can see in the previous screenshot.

2. Prepare the Google Play links

Now comes the tricky part: even if it doesn’t appear in the search engine, Aurora Store can download the application as long as you enter through its link. The problem is that the most normal thing is that you have the Google Play app configured so that open google play links automatically.

You can change this in the section Google Play app information. Tap Open by default and hit Clear defaults or, if you prefer, tap on Open supported links in this application and change to Always ask.

Always ask

Once this is done, when you click on a link to a Google Play application, the window will appear so that choose with which application you want to open it. The trick is to choose Aurora Store and not Google Play.

3. Download and install

The only thing left for you is to send yourself a direct link for the application on Google Play to any application that allows you to click on it. Choose to open it with Aurora Store and, now, you can press the Install button to download and install it on your mobile, wherever you are.

Install

The application will download and then you can start your installation. Remember that even if an application is installed, it does not have to work correctly, as it could contain additional checks in the application or prevent you from creating an account and registering in other regions, such as Zao.