If you’re wondering if you can use an Amazon Fire Stick in Spain then this guide is for you. We’re going to answer that question and show you the beginner-friendly way how it’s possible.
The Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV devices are excellent, however, they’re not officially available in Spain.
Don’t let that stop you though. If you’ve managed to get your hands on a Fire Stick or Fire TV in Spain or you’ve brought one with you from another country then you may notice most of the features don’t work.
If you’re trying to play apps from your home country like BBC from the UK, NBC from the US or Netflix from another country then you’ll find yourself blocked.
The good news is you can unlock most of this Fire Stick content in Spain and below we’ll show you how.
Can I use an Amazon Fire Stick in Spain?
Yes, you can use an Amazon Fire Stick in Spain.
To do this you’re going to need the help of an additional app on your Fire Stick or Fire TV called a VPN.
A VPN works by disguising the location you’re in. Take for example you’re in Spain but you want to watch the BBC from the UK.
The BBC is restricted to watching from within the UK only. If you try to watch in Spain you’re blocked from viewing. A VPN lets you change your online location so it appears as if you are in the UK even though you’re still in Spain.
Due to it now looking like you’re in the UK the BBC will let you watch any of their shows on their Amazon app.
The same goes for Netflix, NBC, Sky, Foxtel and many other apps from around the world.
So how do you go about getting a VPN and what’s the best one to use? Well, let’s find out.
Where to get a VPN for the Fire Stick
There are hundreds of companies that offer VPN services, in fact, thousands. Not all are suitable for the Fire Stick unfortunately so it can be a bit of a minefield searching for a suitable option.
After some research we’ve found three VPN services that offer dedicated Amazon apps making using on your Fire Stick effortless.
Our three recommended VPN providers are:
All you have to do is choose one of the three providers above. We recommend ExpressVPN because we found them the easiest to use and their Amazon app is simple to navigate.
Click on one of the provider’s names above to visit their website and sign-up to their service.
A VPN will set you back a couple of US dollars per month and the longer you subscribe for the cheaper it becomes. If you’re planning on being in Spain for a while then it’s definitely worthwhile signing up for a longer period and making a bigger saving.
How to use the VPN with the Fire Stick
Once you’ve signed up head over to your Fire Stick or Fire TV and go to the Amazon app store.
Search for the name of the VPN service you signed up for, for example, use the search option to search ExpressVPN.
Install the app on your Fire Stick or Fire TV and then click on it to launch the app.
Login with the account details you created when you signed up to the VPN provider. Next, choose the country of your home country or of the services you wish to access.
For example, if you’re trying to watch the BBC* from the UK then you would select United Kingdom on the ExpressVPN app. Then press the Connect button.
It takes between 15 – 30 seconds for the app to connect. Once it’s connected you can use any of the apps as if you were in the country you connected to.
*To watch BBC iPlayer you will need to use the Internet (Silk Browser) app and visit the iPlayer website directly. You can not use the app. All other apps work directly.
Recap: Can I use an Amazon Fire Stick in Spain
It’s possible to use many of the Amazon Fire Stick or Amazon Fire TV services in Spain but to do so you’ll need an additional app called a VPN.
You can get a VPN from our recommended provider by clicking the button below. Install the app on your device and then connect to the country of your Amazon account. You can then use the Amazon Fire Stick or Fire TV as if you are in the country you connected to.
You may find some features still don’t work but the majority should.