Google Play for users in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), can now freely browse the contents from the other member regions, either directly from the devices and without going into any additional loopholes in the law. The change is already in effect but Google still doesn’t allow you to download or buy content from other regions as well.
Google Play is a new feature for EEA users
In order to help you browse through the google Play Store of a different region than your default, you will need to go to the the web-based version from the google Play Store and then sign out from your account or simply go into “incognito” mode. You can go to the bottom of the page, click on a location and select to use one of these 31 countries (including the united kingdom). You’ll be able to browse through apps, music, books, movies, and TV shows, and even the prices are in local currency.
It’s still strange to me that Google is going to show all of the content of other countries, including the prices, without giving you the option to download any of these. It remains to be seen what is called the search engine giant is in the adoption of this resolution or, if these restrictions will disappear in the future.