In many cases, you see your friends posting screenshots from streaming apps like Spotify – only so that you can go to the Google PlayStore and not find the app there. In some cases, when you find the app, you are greeted with a message telling you that you cannot use the app, which means it is not available in your country.
In this article, we are going to show you two ways to make it work by using a VPN or downloading an APK file. It should be noted that while VPNs and APKs can be very effective, they are not the answer to all of your problems. You will find that some apps are just not compatible with your device – no matter what you do, it will never work. Additionally, downloading and uploading APK files can be dangerous if they come from sources that are not reputable, and using a VPN may be against the rules in your region. So always proceed with caution.
Using a VPN
Internet connoisseurs among you have probably already thought about using a VPN to hide your location and possibly trick the Play Store. And indeed, it is a method that you can use. You can also sign up for a US-based PlayStore.
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There are a few VPN apps that you can use, most people use different types of VPNs, but we recommend one that can access region-locked apps and not abuse data, which is often true for paid VPN services. like Tunnel Bear and VPN express.
Download the APK
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There is good news and bad news: installing an incompatible app on your smartphone is very easy, but it only works with free titles.
All you need to do is just download the APK app through APK Downloader and copy the app url from the Google Play Store. On your smartphone, the trick is to retrieve the URL by selecting the Share button on the play store and open Gmail. To summarize:
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1. Copy the URL of the app.
2. Paste the URL on the APK Downloader site.
3. Download the APK file.
You can always try to recover the APK file of your choice through APK Mirror. Not all apps will work well with your device just because you tricked out the Play Store to download them. There is always a possibility that weird things will happen due to the difference in screen resolution or aspect ratio, or that the app will not work at all.
What apps did you download using these methods? How can you watch Amazon Prime, Hulu, Peacock or Disney streaming in Uganda? Do you have any other tips to share? Let us know in the comments below.
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