How to get American Amazon Prime on FireStick outside USA? If you own an Amazon Fire TV Stick, you need an American Amazon account to be able to add US channels like Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, or Showtime. An American Amazon Prime subscription is also needed to watch Amazon Instant Video on Fire TV Stick. If you are an American expat living in UK, Canada, Australia, or France, you will not be able to watch Amazon Instant Video on Fire TV because of geographical restrictions. Both VPN and Smart DNS offer you a workaround to unblock Amazon Instant Video on Fire TV outside USA.
Unblock and Watch Amazon Instant Video on Fire TV Stick outside outside USA VPN or Smart DNS
Important Update: Amazon recently launched their Amazon Prime Video service globally. If you have signed up for a local Prime Video account, you can use it along with ExpressVPN or Unlocator to change your Amazon Prime Video region to USA.
How to Unblock Amazon Instant Video on Fire TV Stick with VPN Abroad
VPN is an excellent tool to bypass regional restrictions on Android, iPad, iPhone, PC, or Mac. That is because you can setup VPN directly on these devices. However, the Amazon Fire TV Stick, like most other streaming devices, does not have a VPN client. Thus, you need to setup VPN on a router in order to enable VPN on Fire TV Stick. The process is not as straightforward as with Smart DNS. However, it is still feasible.
ExpressVPNhas VPN setup guides for different routers. Following this tutorial will allow you to enable VPN on Amazon Fire TV even if you aren’t that tech-savvy.
Before I owned a VPN-compatible router, I used to configure VPN on my Windows PC and then enable network sharing on it to enable VPN on Fire TV by setting up a ‘Virtual Router’. The required steps can also be found on ExpressVPN.
Using one of the methods listed above, you can unblock Amazon Instant Video on your Fire TV Stick outside USA.
The same process unblocks all other US channels on Amazon Fire TV including Netflix, Hulu, HBO GO, Showtime, Crackle, HBO Go, and others.
If you want to unblock Amazon Instant Video on your Fire TV, give ExpressVPN a try. They have a 30-day money back policy and offer customer-friendly support as well.
Amazon Instant Video on Fire TV Stick outside USA – Watch with Smart DNS Proxy
Smart DNS is the first method to unblock Amazon Instant Video on Fire TV Stick I will discuss. That is because, unlike VPN, Smart DNS can be directly configured on Fire TV. Once setup properly, Smart DNS will unblock Amazon Instant Video and other American apps on your Fire TV Stick. I will list the needed steps below. Rest assured, you will only have to go through the setup process once.
Now you can watch all Amazon Prime videos on your Fire TV. The same applies to Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, and other US streaming apps.
You can use the same process to unblock UK or German Amazon Prime as well.
None of your other devices are affected by the changes you have made to your Fire TV Stick. In case you want to unblock Amazon Instant Video on other devices, setup Unlocator DNS on those platforms. Alternatively, you can configure Smart DNS on your router.
Amazon Instant Video on Fire TV Stick – Unblock outside USA?
If you have not used Smart DNS proxies or VPN to unblock Amazon Instant Video on Fire TV Stick before, the info and instructions in this article can be a little bit overwhelming. Feel free to leave a comment if you need more instructions or recommendations on which method to use.
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