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How to install apps that are incompatible or restricted in the country

Many savvy on this subject will already know what that solution may be, but we are going to explain it step by step and in a very simple way, so that it is clear to everyone. We already anticipate that it is nothing to write home about and it takes little time.

The VPN will be the key

To carry out our mission, we must use a different VPN than the one we normally have, so that Google detects that we are from the region where said app can be downloaded. And for this there are options that we can install from Google Play, with TunnelBear as the greatest exponent.

Therefore, we are going to use this tool to hide our location. The truth is that the app has a fairly simple interface, in which with a simple button we activate or deactivate the change of location of our network, no need for root access no process out of the ordinary.

TunnelBear VPN
TunnelBear VPN

Once we have logged in, the bear in the app locates our location and we can move on the map, to the country where we want to move our network. In this case, we have gone to the United States to download Hulu, a streaming television app which is not available in Spain.

Procedure to install the restricted app

To do this, we must create another Google account, since we have to change the region of said account in the section of Payment methods, and once created, it is time to enter a payment method. If we choose not to fill in this field, due to laziness or because we do not have any electronic method, it is necessary to delete the Google account that we currently use, with the risk of losing some data; If we choose to fill it in, everything would be ready to search for the app.

Thus, we recommend the second way, since it is much less traumatic and, in any case, it is something that must be completed if we want to buy something in the store, although once this step is completed we can delete the data. It goes without saying that during the process you have to keep VPN on. Next, we go to Google Play to download the Hulu app. If for any reason, it does not appear, there is the option to go to Google Chrome and search for the name of the app accompanied by ‘play store’, and it should appear.

You can also download the APK

In this second method, somewhat lighter, we have the possibility to save ourselves the previous way, if we directly download the APK file from the browser. You have to be careful and pay attention to the reliability of these download pages, of which we recommend APKMirror, a safe value. Of course, both this method and the previous one, may do not work properly on our device for compatibility reasons.