How to use the Amazon Fire TV Stick in Thailand



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If you’ve got an Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, or Fire TV Cube, and you’re heading to Thailand (or already there!), then this guide is what you’ve been looking for.

Inside you’ll discover everything you need to know about how to use your Amazon Fire devices in Thailand without any restrictions.

So when you’re not sunning it up on the beaches of Koh Samui, you can catch up with all of your favourite movies and TV shows. Or you could stay on the beach and watch them; either way, you’ll be onto a winner.

The method I’ll show you is quick, easy, and I’ll even give you a step by step guide, so be sure to follow it closely.

Ready to unlock your Fire TV in between Changs? Keep scrolling down.

How to make the Fire TV work

Your Amazon Fire Stick will work in Thailand, but you’ll find that almost all of your apps will be heavily restricted. This makes your Fire Stick pretty much useless.

Apps such as NBC, Netflix, HBO, CBS, Hulu, ESPN, BBC iPlayer, ITV and more will be inaccessible to you without some help.

Thankfully, you can unblock access to these apps and more by using a ‘VPN’ app.

By using a VPN, you’ll trick your Fire Stick into thinking you’re in your home country, and you’ll also trick the apps you’re trying to access too.

It’ll be like you never left your country in the first place.

After rigorous testing, I found the best VPN to use is ExpressVPN.

ExpressVPN is a world-class VPN service with lightning-fast connection speeds, perfect for streaming movies and TV shows in high quality. It also has a wide range of easy to use VPN apps for almost any device.

Other alternative services you could consider are NordVPN and CyberGhost VPN; they’re both good too and the choice is yours.

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How to use the VPN with your Fire TV

Using your VPN app is easy; following these steps and you’ll be watching all of your favourite content in Thailand in minutes.

Step 1

Head to the ExpressVPN site and sign up for one of the ExpressVPN subscriptions. Take advantage of their 12-month package as it comes with 3 free months and 49% off.

Step 2

Open your device’s app store and download the ExpressVPN app. Then log in using your username and password. You’ll also find the app on the ExpressVPN site.

Step 3

Use the VPN app to connect to your home country. Click ‘Selected Location‘ then, for example, choose the United States (or your country). Now click the Connect button.

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Step 4

Once your connection is established (approximately 10 seconds), head to the app you want to access, such as Netflix and open it. You’ll now have unrestricted access to the streaming platform.

This works for most other apps available across the Fire TV range.

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What can you watch in Thailand?

By using a VPN on your Amazon Fire Stick, you’ll be able to watch anything you want from your home country or any other country you’d like. You simply need to adjust the country you’re connected to (on your VPN) and have access to that region’s content.

One of the best apps you’ll be able to access is Netflix. Sure, Netflix is everywhere, but when you’re in Thailand, you’ll only have access to Thai Netflix, so you’ll miss out on loads of content from your home country.

By using your VPN, you’ll have access to your native Netflix library that’s packed full of all your favourite movies and shows.

You can also use your VPN to unblock other apps while you’re in Thailand, such as ESPN, NBC Sport, BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, HBO Max, Amazon Prime, Disney+, and many more.

Are there any ongoing costs?

The only ongoing cost you’ll have with your VPN service is the price of the service itself. Most VPNs will only cost you around $5 a month, which will hardly break the bank.

Plus, ExpressVPN has an outstanding 12-month package that provides you with a 49% discount, and they give you an additional 3-months for free. This makes ExpressVPN a bargain.

And remember, ExpressVPN offer a 30-day money-back guarantee, so if for some reason you’re not happy with their service, you can get your money back without any questions asked.

Where can you use it?

So long as you’ve got an internet connection and an eligible device such as your Fire Stick, you’ll be able to use your VPN anywhere.

Places such as a Hotel, Cruise, AirBnB, Holiday resorts, internet cafes, coffee shops, and even the back of a Tuk Tuk (if you dare).

Whether you’re visiting the bustling city of Bangkok or the peaceful beaches of Koh Lipe, you’ll be able to use your VPN without any trouble at all.

Also, if you’re travelling between countries, you can use your VPN service to skip the geo-blocking that can occur on streaming services. This is ideal if you’re backpacking around Asia.

Your VPN can also be handy when you’re back home. For example, you might want to watch Netflix from another region such as Netlfix UK or perhaps a foreign TV channel such as the BBC.

Regardless of where you are, you’ll have plenty of fun with your VPN, even when you’ve come home from your vacation.

In Summary

Travelling is always fun, and Thailand is one of those places that you’ll never forget.

However, if you want to have some home comforts while you’re over there and you opt to take your Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, or Fire TV Cube, then, unfortunately, you won’t be able to use it to its full potential.

You’ll find most of the apps from home blocked.

Luckily, if you use a VPN app, you’ll avoid any blocks that are on the apps you want to access, and you’ll be able to watch all of your favourite shows and movies without any problems.

So long as you’ve got an internet connection, you’re good to go.

ExpressVPN is the perfect service for you to use and will give you everything you need to stream your favourite TV shows and movies in full HD quality.

Remember not to spend too much time inside binge-watching Breaking Bad; you are in Thailand after all!


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2 Responses

  1. John joyce says:

    I have express VPN and I cannot get my IPTV to work ,it won’t let me sign in telling me that my account details are invalid or expired . from UK and are in Thailand and using firestick .also I can get a lot the other apps chanels

    • Chris says:

      Hi John,

      I’m not sure about the specific IPTV service you’re using. You may be best to contact your provider and ask them if there’s an issue with your account details.

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