If you are located outside the United States and want to watch Amazon Instant Videos you might bump into a minor problem. In fact it will turn quite big, because Amazon requires you to have an American VISA or payment card to buy Instant Videos, and no matter if you use a VPN and have an American Amazon.com account, it is not enough. What can be done?
To fix this there are lots of articles on the web giving you ideas for what to do. This article started out telling you that you actually needed an American card number to get this working and that Entropay was the ideal solution for that, but then Entropay suddenly did not work anymore. So, if you want to buy Amazon Instant Videos and get the error message that an American Card is required, this is what you need to do!
Watch Instant Videos on Amazon without an American Card
- Visit Amazon.com and buy yourself a Gift Card.
- Send the Gift Card to yourself and add the money to your email address.
- Retrieve the gift card and add the money to your Amazon account.
- Delete all other cards connected to your account so that the only payment method remaining is the gift card.
- Try purchasing the video again and it should now be working!
Since you need to delete payment cards not from the USA registered to your account it might be smart to add a decent amount of money to your gift card at once, so that you will have money there to buy at least a couple of films. Later you can of course add a card again, but at the time when you want to buy Instant Videos from Amazon you can only have gift card money available!
Have you tried it? Did it work for you? Have any trouble? Just write and I would love to help you on. I am using this method myself so it really does work! Enjoy!
Read more about watching Amazon Instant Videos from abroad here, and there you can also read some more about paying for Amazon Instant Videos and the need for an American payment card for this to work.
There is another method available, which is a bit more complicated, requires more time and more money. But, it is the best as it will give you a real US VISA Prepaid Card and a valid US address. This can also be used for CBS All Access, Hulu, US Apple ID and much more. You can read about it here.