Can I use an Amazon Fire Stick in Spain

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.

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:

  1. ExpressVPN – Reader’s Favourite with 30-day money back guarantee
  2. IPVanish
  3. CyberGhost VPN

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.

Comments

6 Responses

  1. Avatar Bernie O'Donovan says:

    Hi Chris, just read your article. I am in Spain and want to buy a Fire TV Stick and get a VPN so I can watch BBC iPlayer etc. Is there any difference between buying a Fire Stick from Amazon.es and Amazon UK (which won’t ship to my Spanish address), ie are they tied to territory or anything? Or am I just being very stupid…?

    • Chris Chris says:

      Hi Bernie,

      There is a slight difference. There’s a possibility you’ll only be able to download Spanish apps. However, by adding a UK address and changing your Amazon region you’ll be able to install UK apps. However, the iPlayer app can be a little hit and miss, so you’ll be able to watch it using a web-browser on the Fire TV Stick, such as Firefox by going to the iPlayer website directly.

      Anything else, let us know.

  2. Avatar Scott saul says:

    Hi I also cannot get anything from england also showing rock lands I’m in spain also how I switch it to East London? Thanks

    • Chris Chris says:

      Hi Scott,

      You just need to click on the “Selected Location” button below the connect button. Here you can navigated to the United Kingdom and then to East London. Many of the other UK locations should work too, so just selecting United Kingdom should be suitable.

  3. Avatar James McKeown says:

    Hi – I brought a Fire TV stick 2nd generation from the uk. I tried Cyberghost vpn which didn’t fully load. Then tried Expressvpn which loaded and connected to London Docklands. But I could not stream Bbc, Itv or Channel 4 or access Iplayer or itv hub. I did everything according to directions but only Sky news would stream. Is a lock placed on my unit?

    • Chris Chris says:

      Hi James,

      Strange. ITV and Channel 4 should work without a VPN in Spain due to new EU roaming laws. Have you tried them directly without the VPN? For iPlayer you’ll need to use either the ‘Internet’ web browser or download ‘FireFox’ app and navigate to the BBC iPlayer website directly (after connecting to the UK on the VPN). Try choose a different location other than ‘Docklands’ such as their regular ‘London’ one and let us know how you get on.

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