I use OpenVPN Connect. When VPN connection is active Google Play can show pages, pictures, video, but does not download the application: "pending...". To begin download I need to disable VPN, then it works. Tell me how to research a problem and make GPlay work over VPN?
"Since VPNs basically spoof your location, it may lead Google Play Store to think you aren’t in the country where you should be according to your device, and it can pause your downloads.
If that’s the case, there really isn’t much you need to do to fix the issue. All you need to do is disable the VPN app on your phone and you should be good to go." Source
It is my experience that google play store DOES block your downloads if you are using VPN. (in my case openvpn)
What you can do:
- disconnect your VPN (you do not need to disable your app, only disconnect while you are downloading)
- turn off mobile data (even if you are connected currently via WIFI, this can help too)
After all, I found Aurora Store. It is like Google's Play Store, but has some cool features like anonymous apk download, sharing, version selection, etc.