Most of us live in countries that allow developers to publish and sell apps on the Play Store, but that's far from true for much of the rest of the world. Every few months, Google will update its developer and merchant registration lists with more supported countries, and this time around, there are a total of 21 new additions between the two categories.
While developer registration is required to simply publish apps on the Play Store, you also need merchant registration to sell them. Developer registration is much more ubiquitous, though, as evidenced by the 16 new additions to the list, it's still not everywhere.
Here are the countries that now support developer registration:
- American Samoa
- Federated States of Micronesia
- Marshall Islands
- Northern Mariana Islands
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
And here are the ones that now support merchant registration, all of which use the US Dollar:
- Antigua and Barbuda
In addition, there have been a few name changes for already-supported countries. Swaziland is now called Eswatini, and Macedonia has been renamed to Northern Macedonia.
- Google Play