How to watch Amazon Prime overseas

Chris

Chris

Chris has a passion for helping you watch your favourite TV abroad. When he isn't helping you he can be found watching football, browsing Netflix or watching a good documentary.

In this guide I’m going to show you how you can watch your Amazon Prime account overseas. You’ll learn the easy steps to watching your favourite shows anywhere in the world.

Amazon Prime has got progressively better in recent years and with a selection of quality content it is now a contender against Netflix.

If you’re an Amazon Prime customer and you’re travelling abroad then you might not be aware that you’re not able to watch most of the Amazon Prime content while you’re outside your original country.

The same with Netflix and other big streaming services.

The good news is there is a way you can watch overseas, so let’s find out how.

How to watch Amazon Prime overseas

When you’re overseas and you try to watch something on Amazon Prime rather than being able to view you’ll be blocked with a message similar to the following.

Content blocked

An example of a block message you may see.

This can be really disappointing especially if you want to watch your favourite show or a movie when abroad.

Thanks to something called a VPN it is possible to watch overseas and thankfully it’s really easy to use too.

A VPN is a service that protects your online privacy and as part of that service it can disguise your location.

When you access Amazon Prime outside the country you’re from the website can tell from your internet connection that you’re not in your home country.

A VPN allows you to change which country Amazon Prime sees when you access and so lets you bypass the geographical restriction.

Where to get a VPN

Over the past few years online privacy has become a big issue and it means there are now many different companies all offering their services.

Choosing a VPN provider can be a really difficult task and if you make a quick search of Google or your favourite search engine then the number of options can be overwhelming.

Buying a VPN service is like anything, there are good services and there are not so good ones. I’ve been testing a selection of services to find out which is the best to watch Amazon Prime overseas and below are my top three choices.

  1. IPVanish
  2. ExpressVPN
  3. StrongVPN

All you need to do is click on one of the three provider names above to visit the website of the provider or click the white button to visit my Number 1 recommended provider.

Once there sign up for an account which should cost between $5-10 depending on how long you sign up for. Once signed up keep reading below and I’ll show you how to use the service to watch Amazon Prime overseas.

How to use the VPN service

You need to download either the software for Windows or Mac or the app for Android or iOS from the VPN provider you signed up to.

The computer software is available on their website and the apps are available from the relevant app store.

Once downloaded and installed all you need to do is connect to the country that your Amazon Prime service is registered in. For example if you have a US Amazon Prime account then connect to a United States server, if you have a UK Amazon Prime account then connect to a UK server etc.

Below I’ve put together a more in-depth guide using my Number 1 recommended provider IPVanish on a Windows PC but the process is much the same with the other providers too and even easier on a mobile device.

IPVanish:

Visit the IPVanish website and sign-up by clicking Start Now.

Download the Windows software from the Apps area of the website.

Install and Run the software.

Log in when prompted.

In the bottom right hand corner (1.) select the country your Amazon Prime account is registered.

Press Connect (2.).IPVanish UK v3

The software will now make connection to the country your Amazon Prime account is registered.

This should take around 15 seconds or less.

Once the software informs you that it has connected you should visit your Amazon Prime account in the normal way you would in your home country.

Instead of being blocked from streaming your favourite movies and shows you’ll now be able to watch from anywhere in the world.

Once you’ve finished you can press Disconnect on the software. You’re able to reconnect as many time as you wish for the duration of your subscription period.

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