HTTP proxies and VPN connections not allowed – Amazon error!

Yesterday I wanted to stream some content on Amazon.de, but I got the following error message: “HTTP proxies and VPN connections not allowed.

Here you can see the full error message.

video error amazon
Your device is connected to the Internet using an HTTP proxy or a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection. Please close or disable any proxy programs or VPN connections and try again. For more details, please refer to www.amazon.de/dv/error/1044.

I am not a big fan of such messages, and especially not if you just want to watch a video on Amazon, but you do not want to jeopardize the safety of your computer or Internet device. After all, hackers can easily find passwords and confidential information on your device if you surf using an unprotected WiFi network.

What to do about the HTTP proxies and VPN connections not allowed message?

It all depends on if you want to access German Amazon content, English Amazon content, or American Amazon content. If you want to get access to and watch videos on Amazon Prime (or Amazon Instant videos) in the USA, follow the instructions at amazonprime.fromabroad.org.

If your goal is to watch content on German Amazon, it is way harder. I tried lots of different VPN providers yesterday, but all of them were blocked and I didn’t find a way of fixing it at once. But, today I found a solution, and it was using a brand new service from IPSX, the IP Exchange. It is a cryptocurrency based service in which you can rent an IP address for a while. You can read more about IPSX right here. If you want to give it a try at once, visit app.ip.sx.

You might also see the following error message if you try to watch Amazon videos using a VPN, or from abroad.

video unavailable amazon de

Thanks a lot for reading, and I hope this article will help you get rid of the HTTP proxy and VPN error on Amazon.

You can also use IPSX to access English Prime videos. It might be that not all proxies provided by IPSX will work, but some of them do. And do not forget that you can also use these to access Netflix in other nations at times.

Do you also get the error messages mentioned earlier in this article? Do you need help to find a solution that will help you watch the videos on Amazon without the error messages? Write a comment, and I will do my best to help you out!

Node error 202099750 on Amazon

Recently, as I wanted to watch Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime Video, I got an error message. It said “We’re experiencing a problem playing this video. For assistance, please go to www.primevideo.com/help?nodeId=202099750.

So, I did as I was told, and visited the article. In the article, I was told that it is probably an old version of my browser or some sort of plugin/extension that makes this error come forth. I follow the instructions, I updated my browser, and I silenced the extensions of my browser. But, even if I did, I still got the error message. I even tried opening Amazon Prime Video in so-called private mode/incognito mode, but it didn’t help me either.

Maybe you follow these steps, and you will be able to stream at once, but I wasn’t.

Do you get the following node error message on Prime Video?
Do you get the following node error message on Prime Video?

What did I do to fix the node ID error?

This was probably just a problem for me, but I use a so-called SmartDNS service on my network called Unlocator. This is perfect for streaming content online, and I use it frequently. But, right now I had a feeling that might have caused the trouble for me. So, I used another WiFi network I have available (not using any VPN service, nor SmartDNS service), and that fixed the error for me.

  • Are you using a SmartDNS or a VPN service? That might cause the trouble!

If you don’t know what’s happening, but it still doesn’t work, you might actually consider using a VPN service to get rid of the problem. Connect to a server in another nation in Europe (or around the world), and give it a try. If it doesn’t work at first, try a server somewhere completely elsewhere in the world.

There are lots of ways to solve this problem, and most importantly, it is possible to fix!

I hope these instructions will help you get rid of the node ID error 202099750!

How long between buy-only and the chance to rent a movie on Amazon?

Would you like to watch a movie on Amazon, but you don’t want to pay the full price for purchase the movie? Does renting the movie sound like a better option? How long time does it take for a movie to change from “buy-only” to “available for rent” on Amazon?

How long time do I have to wait before a movie turns available for rent on Amazon?
How long time do I have to wait before a movie turns available for rent on Amazon?

This is a question lots of people ask themselves (and others), and even though there is no absolute answer, the majority of people agree on the fact that it takes about 2 weeks from a movie release on DVD until it is made available for rent to the general audience. How come? Why do we have to wait to rent the movie? It is probably to make sure that the biggest fanatics purchase the movie instead of renting it. If you are a big-time Star Wars fan who have waited for months for your new favorite to arrive, you do not want to wait two more weeks to rent the movie. No, you purchase the movie at the first possible moment.

Or, maybe you forgot to watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi in the cinema. Now you have been waiting for it to come on DVD so that you can finally watch it. You will, of course, buy the movie instead of waiting for two more weeks. At least, that is my theory on why you have to wait approximately two weeks for a movie to turn available for rent and not for purchasing only at Amazon.com

Are you ready to rent or purchase a movie?

Would you like to know more about how to watch Amazon movies outside the USA? Visit amazonprime.fromabroad.org to find detailed instructions on how it can be done.

What is Amazon Prime Twitch?

I am not much of a gamer, but I once was. I am, however, a big fan of Amazon Prime and I always want to use my Amazon Prime subscription to the max. So, what is Amazon Twitch?

I have to admit that I really haven’t heard much about Amazon Twitch before. But, that is probably because I do not play games anymore. And, since I do not play games myself, I spend even less time watching other people play. But, if you are a gamer, you are about to discover that Amazon Twitch might be exactly for you.

What is Amazon Twitch?

Amazon Twitch will give you access to two types of discounts. This comes with your Amazon Prime subscription, making it a free bonus if you already have prime. And, with access to Amazon Twitch you can as follows:

  • With your Twitch subscription, you will get access to cheaper games. Not all games are cheaper, but quite a lot of them, so if you purchase one such game a month, that will, in fact, save you the amount you pay for your Prime subscription alone.
  • You can buy cheaper Twitch accessories.
  • Twitch subscribers will often get free plugins, add-ons, gears, weapons and so for popular games. Beneath you can see an example of such a reward.

amazon twitch

  • With Amazon Twitch you get access to the most popular video-gaming streaming portal online. You can watch the streams without ads, and you can even subscribe for free to your favorite gamer online. This is a service that is used by almost 10,000,000 gamers every day as they watch about 2,000,000 people streaming their online gaming activity.

Does this sound cool? It is time to discover Amazon Twitch if you haven’t done it already?

Does Amazon Twitch work abroad?

I haven’t tried it myself, but based on what I have read, Amazon Twitch is available in US, Mexico, Canada, Italy, France, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Spain, Japan, Singapore, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

But, what will happen if you try to use your Amazon Prime subscription and Amazon Twitch in some other nation? I have no clue, but I do believe it will work if you follow the instructions here on how to watch and use your Amazon Prime subscription from abroad.

If you have tried using Amazon Twitch abroad and bumped into trouble, please write a comment and let me know. I might check this out in the future if I get questions, but until then, I will just keep the article in the way it is currently.

I look forward to hearing from you, and I hope this article helped to answer your question concerning what Amazon Twitch really is.

Up-2-date: How to stream Amazon videos from abroad!

Are you fed up with outdated articles on how to stream Amazon videos from abroad? There are lots of articles out there that was written years ago, and unfortunately, the methods described in those articles don’t work anymore.

This article will be “old” in a couple of years from now as well, and for that simple reason, I will not write a working method on how to stream Amazon videos abroad in this article. Instead, visit the front page of this blog, and there you will find an article that I regularly update (at least every single week). I do frequent tests on the VPN providers recommended in the article, making sure that the VPN providers I recommend, really do work with Amazon videoes, no matter where you might be in the world.

How does this work?

I have working VPN subscriptions to several VPN providers. Regularly I use the connections recommended at the front page of this blog and connect to servers I know work with Amazon videos in the USA. Once I connect, I visit amazon.com and stream different content. If it works, I keep recommending it on the front page of this blog, but if it doesn’t work, I remove it and recommend something that works instead.

Amazon videos from abroad

It is worth noticing that the VPN providers I recommend work with Amazon videos, but not all their servers. At the time I am writing this article ExpressVPN is a VPN provider that can be used to stream Amazon videos. But, that doesn’t mean that all their servers can be used for the purpose. The truth is in fact that only 10% of their servers (at most) can be used with Amazon videos. You, therefore, have to find out which servers work. That can be done either by asking here in a comment or by contacting the ExpressVPN customer support.

BUT, do not forget that the fact that ExpressVPN works with Amazon videos as I write this article does not mean that it will work by the time you read this article. Check my instructions on how to watch Amazon videos from abroad, and use one of the up-2-date solutions described there.

Do you have any questions or comments? Use the comment field beneath!

How to watch Amazon Prime in Mexico?

Amazon Prime in MexicoDo you have an Amazon Prime subscription, but cannot use it in Mexico? Do you wonder how to watch Amazon Prime content while in Mexico City?

There are so many places and cities to visit in Mexico. Maybe you visit the country to stay in Mexico City for a few days, or have you come to discover the beauties of Oaxaca instead? Other popular destinations to visit in Mexico are Zihuatanejo, Guadalajara, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Cozumel, San Miguel de Allende, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, Cancun, and Cabo San Lucas. No matter where you are you will receive an error message as you visit Amazon.com to stream content included with your Amazon Prime subscription.

Is there anything that can be done to fix this problem? What can you do to stream Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle and all the other great TV series on Amazon.com?

Watch Amazon Prime in Mexico

To stream Amazon Prime content in Mexico, you will need to make Amazon believe that you are located in the United States. That might sound complicated, but it is straightforward. The solution is a so called VPN-connection. A VPN is an abbreviation for a Virtual Private Network. Companies are offering so-called VPN servers, and they can help you fix the problem.

How a VPN can help you watch Amazon Instant Video and Prime videos in Mexico!

When you use a VPN, you will connect to a secure server somewhere else in the world. If you connect to a server in the United States, all your online actions will seem to originate from that server. As a result, Amazon.com will believe that you reside in the United States, and not in Mexico.

To stop this, Amazon.com is blocking lots of the IP address provided by such VPN servers. For that reason, only a few will work. Read on to find a solution that for sure will help you stream Amazon Prime in Mexico right now.

A VPN provider that will let you watch Amazon videos in Mexico [WORKING]

I recommend using the VPN services of PureVPN to stream Amazon Prime in Mexico. Visit PureVPN website You can try this with no risk, as PureVPN has a seven-day full refund policy. If you do not like it, or it doesn’t work, ask for a refund, and you will get your money back.

  • Click the PureVPN button above.
  • Sign up for PureVPN.
  • Download their VPN client to your computer or mobile device.
  • Set “Watch Amazon Prime (Faster Streaming)” as your purpose and connect.
  • You should now entirely restart your Amazon Video application or your browser.
  • Enjoy watching Amazon Prime in Mexico.
Watch Amazon Prime in Mexico
Set Amazon Prime streaming as your purpose in PureVPN and connect

You should now be ready to stream Amazon videos and content in Mexico. I hope you have found these instructions useful. Should you have further questions or comments, use the comment field beneath. You can read more about watching Amazon Prime from abroad in the linked article.

Can I watch Amazon Prime abroad with HideMyAss?

Do you have a HideMyAss subscription and would like to use it to stream Amazon Prime abroad? Will it work, or will you get an error message using HideMyAss as well?

If you try to stream Amazon Prime abroad, you will get an error message with the error 4601 code. The goal of this error message is to make it clear to us all, that Amazon Prime content should only be available to users in the United States. For a long time you could use all sorts of VPN providers and SmartDNS providers to stream Amazon Prime content abroad, but that is no longer true. Just like Netflix blocks most IP addresses used by VPN providers, the same is true for Amazon.

Recently HideMyAss introduced their Liberty Island servers, an attempt to make blocked content available to users overseas. For a while they worked with US Netflix and some other streaming services, but based on my recent tests during the last days, those servers no longer work with US Netflix. As a consequence I decided to test those servers with Amazon Prime, to find out whether they will let me stream Prime content abroad or not.

Can I use HideMyAss with Amazon Prime?

I quickly discovered that the Liberty Island servers are blocked by Amazon Prime. But, we should not forget that HideMyAss has servers in almost 200 nations across the world, and more than 5000 IP addresses waiting for its users in the United States.

HideMyAss and Amazon Prime

I therefore tried five other random HideMyAss servers to see if that would help me any further. I connected to the following servers:

  • USA, Delaware, Wilmington (not working)
  • USA, Kansas, Wichita (not working)
  • USA, Michigan, Lansing (not working)
  • USA, Alabama, Montgomery (not working)
  • USA, Wyoming, Cheyenne (not working)

Based on my tests so far, the answer seems to be no. HideMyAss does not work if you want to stream Amazon Prime from abroad. I should however again say that HideMyAss has lots of servers in the United States, and I only tested 5% of their servers. It might therefore be a few holes in the Amazon protection, meaning that there might be some servers working, but I have not managed to find those yet.

Don’t you have a VPN subscription yet?

If you simply look for a VPN provider that will help you access Amazon Prime from abroad, then you should for sure not use HideMyAss. There are other VPN providers that I know for sure will work and help you out. You can read more about VPN providers that work with Amazon Prime from abroad right here.

Am I trying to make this a bad HideMyAss commercial?

Not at all! I am a big fan of HideMyAss, and I have been recommending them to hundreds of thousands of readers throughout the years. Their VPN product is solid and good, and I still recommend HideMyAss in several articles. But, if the goal is to stream Amazon Prime abroad, then I cannot recommend HideMyAss with a good conscience.

Are all VPN providers blocked by Amazon Prime (Amazon.com)?

Do you get an error message as you try to watch Amazon Prime videos (Amazon Instant videos) using a VPN? Are all VPN providers blocked by Amazon.com?

A law has been introduced in the USA recently, making ISPs allowed to sell your Internet history to buyers across the globe. For this (and many more reasons) lots of people want to use VPN services to encrypt their online activity. There is however a slight problem occurring when you try to watch Amazon Prime videos using your VPN subscription. You are most likely to get an error message telling you that the content is unavailable because of your VPN. The same problem will occur if you use a VPN trying to watch Amazon online videos outside the USA. Does this mean that you have to choose between Amazon Prime and encryption? Do you have to jeopardize your online security in order to watch Amazon videos? Luckily the answer is still no!

Is Amazon Prime blocked by all VPN providers
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I am working with this site named Amazon Prime from abroad, and here I constantly test VPN services to check whether or not they work with Amazon Prime and Amazon Instant videos. The main purpose of this site is to help people outside the USA to access Amazon Prime, but as of 2017 it is just as important to help Americans find working VPN solutions that will keep them safe and hidden online, while watching Amazon videos on the Internet.

There are still VPNs working with Amazon Prime

I have just tested several VPN services as I write this article, and based on that I can say that there are VPN services still working with Amazon Prime and other Amazon videos. You do not have to say no to security and encryption, but you should read our main article on the subject. Not all VPN providers work with Amazon Prime, and not all VPN servers work from those working VPN providers work with Amazon Prime. In fact, most IP addresses from the “good” VPN providers are still blocked by Amazon, which is why you need to know exactly which VPN servers to use to access and watch Amazon videos encrypted and securely online. Sound complicated? It truly isn’t!

Which VPN provider should I use?

I could name several VPN providers in this article which currently can be used to watch Amazon Prime videos online. But, those VPN provider might be blocked by tomorrow, and then this article will be out of date. I will therefore not name any VPN providers in this article, but instead I am working hard to keep the main articles of this blog updated and update those whenever there are changes made related to which VPN services work with Amazon Prime videos and normal Amazon videos.

To find the updated information on which VPN providers can be used with Amazon Prime at the moment, click the link.

Do you have further comments or maybe some thoughts on this topic? Why don’t you write a comment beneath to share whatever is on your heart?

Can I watch Amazon Prime in Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Denmark)?

The Scandinavian countries have for a long time suffered from the lack of a local Amazon Store. But, do the inhabitants of the nations need to suffer form the lack of access to Amazon Prime as well?

It is quite strange that no Amazon store can be found in the Scandinavian countries, considering the fact that these are countries with lots of money and people who love buying stuff online. So, why isn’t there an Amazon store in any of these countries yet? That is a brilliant question, and I am sure that lots of Norwegians, Swedes, Danes, Fins and the people of Iceland ask themselves the same question.

Recently Prime Video was made available in these nations, meaning that there is a chance to get access to videos and TV series produced by Amazon, also in Scandinavia, but the service offered with Prime Video is still way smaller and not at all as good, as what you get when you sign up for Amazon Prime in the United States. So, what can you do if you want to get access to US Amazon Prime while in Scandinavia? This is how it can be fixed easily!

Get access to US Amazon Prime in Scandinavia

If you want to get access to Amazon Prime in the USA with all its benefits, including free photo storage, access to Amazon Music, access to one monthly free Kindle book, access to the Prime Reading library (including lots of fantastic books that you can borrow for free), and of course access to all the movies and TV series available with Amazon Prime in the USA, this is what you need to do!

  • You need to use a VPN in order to get access to US Amazon Prime. A brilliant VPN service for this purpose is ExpressVPN. They have a 30 day full refund policy, and they are really user friendly and easy to use.
    Visit the ExpressVPN website(and watch Amazon Videos online)
  • Connect to a US server with ExpressVPN and visit Amazon.com.
  • Create a new Amazon user with a registered address in the United States (you can make up an address yourself, using a US address generator online).
  • Sign up for Amazon Prime.
  • If you have problem paying for Prime services due to a card that can not be used for the purpose, then you should use US Unlocked which will help you get a valid US payment card, and they will also help you get a valid US address. This can later be used to pay for other US services like Hulu, CBS All Access and so on.

You can also read more information in general about getting access to Amazon Prime from abroad right here.

Is Amazon Prime better than Netflix, Viaplay and HBO Nordic?

In the Scandinavian countries hundreds of thousands of people use services such as Netflix, HBO Nordic and Viaplay. Can Amazon Prime take the place of any of these? Is Amazon Prime necessary with all those other services available?

It should be said that Amazon Prime can never take the place of for example Netflix and HBO Nordic. These are both platforms serving users lots of original content, which can not be seen on any of the other platforms. In the same way there is lots of content on Amazon Prime that you will never find on Netflix or HBO Nordic. The question is therefore what you want to watch and stream. But, you should not forget that Amazon Prime also gives you access to the free Kindle book each month, to Prime Reading and Prime music, meaning that you get much more than just a streaming service. And with the streaming service you will get access to Orange is the New Black, Bosch, Transparent, Catastrophe and lots of other Amazon Original content, and from May 2017 you can also watch Manchester By The Sea included with Amazon Prime. It should at least be considered, don’t you think?

 

Can’t renew my Amazon Prime subscription with Gift Card balance. What to do?

pay for amazon prime without US cardThere is a normal problem on Amazon that people want to pay for services with their international cards, but can not. Amazon will often only let you pay for services with a US based payment card.

When you do an international purchase of a book or maybe a DVD this doesn’t really matter. You can pay with cards from all across the world. But, if you want to rent a movie on Amazon.com or maybe purchase an Instant Movie you will get into trouble. You will get an error message telling you that your payment method is not valid.

Two years ago when I first signed up for Amazon Prime I could use my international payment card to do so. But, since then things have developed and now I can not use my international card to pay for Amazon Prime anymore. What is the solution? Well, for a long time I thought the solution would be to delete all international cards and instead buy an Amazon Gift Card and apply it to my balance. In that way I would have a “US Balance” with my gift cards, but then I just realized that it doesn’t work either for paying for your Prime subscription.

So, what can be done if a US payment card is required to pay for your Amazon Prime subscription, but you do not have one? I just paid for my Amazon Prime subscription today and to get it done I used this US Payment Card which you can get all across the world.

Pay for Amazon Prime all across the world

If you want to pay for Amazon Prime, but can not do so at the moment because you do not have a US Payment card, do as follows:

  1. Visit US Unlocked and sign up for their services.
  2. Transfer amount to your US Unlocked account.
  3. Use the US Unlocked Payment Card which will be issued to you as soon as your transferred money has arrived.

If you need an American address in addition I recommend that you use Shipito which also cooperate with US Unlocked.

Now you can pay for Amazon Prime easily

So yes, with this solution you can pay for Amazon Prime from all across the world. You can also use it to rent movies on Amazon, to buy Instant Videos and to pay for whatever US service you want to. I have for example used this also to pay for CBS All Access and it works great.

If you have comments or questions related to this, use the comment field beneath.