These Chinese apps including BGMI, VLC, UCBrowser banned in India, but still getting full access

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Many big apps and games were banned in India. Apps and games, especially those created by Chinese developers, started getting banned in 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 shock to gamers and common users was 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 any delay, let us tell you about the five most popular games and apps, which are said to be banned in India, but you can still access them. However, keep in mind that there is no clarity on whether certain apps are banned or not.

Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI)

PUBG Mobile was banned in 2020, but even after the ban, this game could be played for a long time. Something similar happens with BGMI also. The game has currently been removed from Google Play and App Store. Till now 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 already installed on their mobile phones can play it as before without any problem. Furthermore, the APK file of the game is listed on the company’s official website. However, at the time of writing this news, this link was not working.

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is another game which was banned along with PUBG Mobile in 2020, but despite that the game is quite popular among the Indian gaming community. The game can still be played in India (if it’s pre-installed on the phone), but it is no longer available on Google Play or the App Store. The game is known as ML, which is a 5v5 mobile MOBA. In this, players fight among themselves. The game can be downloaded as APK from third-party websites, but Tech News by Careers Ready does not recommend you to do so, as it can be considered illegal and the APK file can prove to be dangerous for your phone. Can.

VLC Media Player

VLC media player is part of the latest batch of apps and games to be banned, having recently been banned along with BGMI. This is one of the most popular media players. The official Twitter handle of VLC Media Player recently tweeted, (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 Google Play Store at the time of writing. 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 most popular browsers in the country. Its most special feature was its Ad-blocker feature. This browser was banned in 2020, but it is also available on 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, which delivers products globally. The app was banned in November 2020. Currently the app is not present on Google Play Store and Apple App Store, but in the form of APK it is present on many websites and app stores. Its official website can also be accessed on multiple broadband and mobile networks.


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