Amazon Fire TVwas just released, I was lucky to get my hands on one, it is a great little box featuring a lot of channels. Including Netflix, Crackle, Pandora, Hulu Plus, HBO Go in the tube and loads more. Only problem is that if you are outside of the USA as an expat or simply owner of an Amazon Fire TV, these apps will not work for you “For Netflix you will get a limited library” as you need to bypass regional restrictions. In this guide I will show you how to unblock all the american channels on your Amazon Fire TV in UK, Australia Canada and anywhere else on the globe
Below is a list of the more known Amazon Fire TV channels. The list is actually way bigger with loads of games as well. See here for a full specs review.
Red Bull TV
All Fitness TV
MBC On Demand
NBA Game Time
ACC Digital Network
If you try to watch these channels though, you will either get limited content or a regional error about your location beingunsupported. To fix that we will need to use either VPN or Smart DNS Proxy.
You also need the following two conditions covered :
While logged on to Amazon.com go to -> Your Account -> Manage Your Content and Devices -> Country Settings and set country to United States
Make sure you do have a US address in your Amazon.com account. Sample state LA – Zip Code 90210
Unblock American Channels on Amazon Fire TV Using VPN
The benefits of VPN “Virtual Private Network” are many, most importantly VPN does protect your privacy and traffic from eavesdropping. So if you do use VPN you are safer from eavesdropping than if you use a Smart DNS proxy. See a full list of benefits below :
VPN will unblock all US content on all supported devices
Note that Amazon FireTV does NOT natively support VPN you need a VPN enabled router.
I do personally use a VPN Provider called Express VPN. The main reasons being great support. Alot of supported countries. And easy to use apps for most major devices that make setup a piece of cake that can be de done by novices in seconds.
I’ve prepared a list of the best VPN providers to watch US channels on Amazon Fire TV.
Best for streaming and privacy
High speed servers in 160 VPN locations
Works for Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu
Unblock American Channels on Amazon Fire TV Using Smart DNS Proxy
A Smart DNS proxy is different from VPN. A Smart DNS proxy does not encrypt your traffic but in return it more flexible in terms of devices it supports. And it yields higher speeds than VPN. The main benefits of Smart DNS proxies are listed below
Please feel free to comment if you chose either VPN or a Smart DNS proxy to unblock Amazon Fire TV. Smart DNS will work with all your devices and routers, VPN will not work though unless you do have a VPN enabled router. Ff you face any problems, or if you are just a non-technical user, please refer to support of your chosen provider. The providers I have listed have great support.
A technical wizard of 10 year experience. Certified in Linux, Ethical Hacking and all sorts of technical stuff . I did work on projects around the world worth millions of dollars. My aim is to free you the reader from location restrictions and protect your privacy.