How to Change Currency in Google Play
Are you wondering how to change your preferred currency in the Google Play Store? Maybe you’ve moved overseas and need to update your settings, or you want to see what it costs in another region. Regardless of your reason, look no further. This article shows you how to change the currency in the Play Store and when you can do it.
How to Change Currency in Google Play
Moving to another country, you’ll need to change your Google Play currency. Remember, however, that you can only do so once per year.
Also, when you change your Google Play country, you won’t be able to use the balance from your previous country.
Plus, depending on the country, you might not be able to access certain books, apps, movies, TV shows, or other content.
To change the currency, follow these steps:
- Access the “Google Play Store” app.
- Tap on your “profile icon” (Menu icon) in the top-right section.
- Select “Settings.”
- Choose “General -> Account and device preferences.”
- Go to the “Country and profiles” section, then choose your new country. This option only appears when in a different country than your current profile’s setting.
- If you don’t already have a payment method for the new country, you will have to add it first. The initial payment method must be from the country you are adding to your account.
- The Google Play Store automatically changes to the new country once you set it, but it can take up to 48 hours to apply the change.
How to Add a Payment Method for the New Country
Once you’ve successfully changed your country location in Google Play, you need to add a payment method. Here’s how to add it:
- Access the “Google Play Store“ app.
- Choose the “Menu” icon.
- From the dropdown, select “Payment & subscriptions.”
- Choose “Payment methods.”
- Under the “Add payment method…” section, select the one you would like to add.
- Fill in the necessary information for your selected payment method.
- You can edit the name and address (if needed) or change location information if available.
- Select “Save,” and the new payment method gets stored in your Google account.
How to Change Currency in Google Play on the Web
Changing your currency in Google Play might be more convenient using a browser if you’re on a PC or laptop. Here’s how to do it.
- Access your “Google Play account.”
- Click on your “profile icon” in the top-right section.
- Select “Payments & subscriptions.”
- Choose “Add a payment method” at the bottom.
- Choose the payment method you want to add.
- Enter the necessary payment details based on your chosen payment method.
- Edit the name or address information if needed.
- Click “Save” to add the new payment information to your Google account.
Google Play Currency FAQs
Does Google charge for currency?
If referring to Google Play currency fees, Google does not charge any fees for any currency payment method. However, your bank may impose fees for foreign transactions, such as a purchase conversion from Indian rupees to U.S. dollars.
If referring to charging currency payments, Google will, if possible, use your home country’s currency as per the home address on your Google account.
If Google can’t charge you in your home country’s currency, it will use a different one. If you live outside of the United States, you will likely get charged in U.S. dollars.
However, before your transaction gets completed, you get a chance to see the currency Google will use.
Additionally, the currency you get charged in can change according to the Google service you use to make a purchase. Therefore, it may not always be in your home country’s currency, and your bank may add currency fees.
How Can I Get $1 on Google Play?
There are many ways to get Google Play credits. The most common are completing surveys, downloading and testing free apps, or watching videos.
Here are some of the ways you can earn Google Play credits:
· Complete surveys through the Google Opinion Rewards app and earn up to $1 worth of Google Play credits.
· Swagbucks is an app through which you can complete surveys. You can also install the Swagbucks search engine app and browse it to earn points or shop through the Swagbucks portal. One hundred points amount to $1. You can then use them to purchase desired content on Google Play.
· Feature Points is another app through which you can earn Google Play credits (plus much more) by completing surveys or downloading and trying out different apps.
· Branded Surveys is a marketing community through which you can earn credits by completing surveys.
· Bananatic is an app through which you can play games, watch sponsor ads, write articles, record videos, or test mobile apps. By doing so, you earn “bananas,” which are the app’s virtual currency. You can then redeem the points earned and use them to purchase content on Google Play.
· You can also get Google Play gift cards from purchasing content on Google Play.
How do I change the country in Google Play Store?
Changing the country in your Google Play Store is the same as changing the currency, and the same rules apply.
• If you move to a new country with a different currency, you must change your Google Play country. However, remember that you can only change your Google Play country once a year. If you choose to change it, you will have to wait one year to change it back.
• When you change your Google Play country, you will not be able to use your Google Play balance from your old country.
• You may also lose access to specific books, apps, movies, TV shows, or other content, depending on the country you are in, since the content in the Google Play Store can vary depending on the country.
In the “Account Preferences” section, go to “Country & profiles” to change your location/country.
How do you change in-app purchase currency?
In-app purchase currency will automatically change according to your Google account’s home address. That means you will be able to see prices in your desired currency.
If the app you’re purchasing from doesn’t offer prices in your country’s currency, Google charges you in the one the app offers. Of course, you will be able to see what currency that is before completing your purchase.