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From BGMI, VLC to UCBrowser, these banned apps and games are still available in India!

Many big apps and games got banned in India. Apps and games, especially those made by Chinese developers, started getting banned from 2020, when the Indian government banned many popular apps and games including PUBG Mobile, TikTok, UC Browser, expressing concern over the privacy of users. After this, the biggest blow to gamers and common users came recently, when South Korean game company KRAFTON’s Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) and the most popular media player VLC were also banned and Android’s Google Play Store and Apple. Removed from App Store. These were also considered “dangerous to the sovereignty and integrity of India as well as to the security of India, the state and public order”.

More than 250 games and apps have been banned since 2020, but let us tell you that many of these apps and games are still working in India. Without delay, let us tell you about five of the most popular games and apps, which are being said to be banned in India, but you can still access them. However, keep in mind that there is no clarity on whether there is a restriction for some apps.

Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI)

PUBG Mobile was banned in 2020, but even after being banned, this game could be played for a long time. Something similar is also with BGMI. The game has been removed from Google Play and App Store for the time being. So far no clarity has been received from BGMI regarding the ban. Although this game cannot be downloaded from the store, but people who have this game pre-installed on their mobile phones can play it as before without any trouble. In addition, the game’s APK file is listed on the company’s official website. However, till the time of writing the news, this link was not working.

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is the second game, which was banned along with PUBG Mobile in 2020, but despite that this game is quite popular among the Indian gaming community. The game can still be played in India (if it’s already installed on the phone), but it’s not available on Google Play or the App Store. The game is known as ML, which is a 5v5 mobile MOBA. In this the players fight amongst themselves. The game can be downloaded as an APK from third-party websites, but Gadgets 360 does not advise you to do so, as it may be considered illegal and the APK file could prove dangerous to your phone. can.

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VLC Media Player

The VLC media player is part of the latest batch of banned apps and games, which was recently banned along with BGMI. It is one of the most popular media players. The official Twitter handle of VLC Media Player recently tweeted that, (Translated) “If you are in India, please help us.” At present, there is no clarity from the Government of India as to why this app has been banned.

The desktop version of the app cannot be downloaded, but the mobile version was available for download on the Google Play Store till the time of writing this news. Moreover, if you have it already installed, it will continue to work without any hassle.

UC Browser

Like VLC, UCbrowser is also banned in India. Before being banned, it was in the list of the most popular browser in the country. Its most special feature was its ad-blocker feature. This browser was banned in 2020, but it is also available in third-party websites and app stores. The browser already present on the mobile phone is working without any problem.


AliExpress is a Chinese e-commerce platform that delivers products globally. The app was banned in November 2020. Currently the app is not available on Google Play Store and Apple App Store, but in APK form it is available on many websites and app stores. Its official website can also be accessed on multiple broadband and mobile networks.


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