Can I watch Amazon Prime content abroad without a VPN?

I have read that a VPN is needed to watch Amazon Prime abroad. Is that really so? Do I need to use a VPN for all the content included with my Amazon Prime subscription, or is it all a lie? Can you please tell me what’s up with stream Amazon Prime abroad and whether I need a VPN or not?

First of all, if there wasn’t a need for a VPN, you probably wouldn’t have heard about it. How come? Lots of people go abroad and as they try to stream Amazon Prime content, they discover that it cannot be done. They get all sorts of error messages, and as a consequence, they turn to Google, Ecosia, or Presearch, and ask for help. What can they do to stream Amazon Prime abroad? And yes, that is when the VPN solution comes as an answer.

So a VPN is needed… but!!!

Yes, a VPN is needed, but there is a big but to this answer as well. Because, just like Netflix is getting bigger and bigger at producing original content themselves, Amazon is moving in the very same direction. What is the result?

There is a lot of content you can stream with your Amazon Prime content that is original content, and do you know what? Amazon has the rights to broadcast this material in other nations as well. The result is, you will be able to watch this content also when abroad.

Examples of Amazon original content that you can enjoy with your Amazon Prime subscription when abroad, even without a VPN.
Examples of Amazon original content that you can enjoy with your Amazon Prime subscription when abroad, even without a VPN.

As you can see on the image above, there is quite a lot of content available on Amazon.com that you can stream with your Amazon Prime subscription, also when abroad. This is all Amazon original content, and Sneaky Pete, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Hanna, Forever, Good Omens, The Grand Tour, Chasing Happiness, Jack Ryan, Goliath, The Man in the High Castle, and Transparent are only some examples of such series.

In other words, you can simply start streaming these when abroad, without a VPN. But, if you want to get access to the non-Amazon original content as well, a VPN is needed. However, you cannot just pick any VPN, as most VPN providers are blocked by Amazon.com. That is why I do frequent tests in order to always be able to recommend VPN providers really working with Amazon Prime in the USA. To find my latest recommendations of VPN providers working with Amazon Prime, check out the main article here at https://amazonprime.fromabroad.org/

In other words, you only partly need a VPN

If you need a VPN or not depends entirely on what you would like to stream on Amazon Prime. Give it a try first, and if you can stream whatever you are interested in without a VPN, be happy about it. But, if you start getting error message 4601 or some other geo-restriction message, follow the instructions here at this site and sign up for a VPN service that actually helps you unblock Amazon Prime.

I hope this answer will help you. If you or anyone else has questions or comments or something to add to the information in this article, write a comment. I always love hearing from you, learning from you, and helping out (whenever that is needed)!

Best VPN for Amazon Prime Germany

Do you have an Amazon Prime subscription in Germany, but you are unable to enjoy it? How can you get access to Amazon Prime Germany and all its video content if you travel outside Germany?

Due to the new EU regulations, you can easily watch and enjoy the content of your Amazon Prime content in Germany as you travel within the EU. But, if you leave the EU, you will start getting messages like this one instead, telling you that the content is not available.

This title isn't available in your location - Amazon Prime
This title isn’t available in your location – Amazon Prime

You get this message because you are located outside the EU, and you do not have the rights to watch the content included with your Amazon Prime subscription in Germany outside the European Union. But, what can you do if you are really eager to enjoy the benefits of your Amazon Prime subscription still? Is there a way to watch Amazon Prime Germany content, also outside the EU and outside Germany?

Which VPN to use to unblock German Amazon Prime?

Maybe you thought a VPN was the solution to unblock German Amazon Prime abroad? That is reasonable, because we also thought so. But, if you use a VPN as you try to visit Amazon Prime Germany from abroad, or if you just surf the internet in Germany with a VPN, you will get a message like this.

your device is connected to the internet using a vpn or proxy service
your device is connected to the internet using a vpn or proxy service

Amazon seems to be really good at recognizing people using VPN providers, and they seem to have a giant database of IP adresses used by the biggest and most popular VPN providers. I have tested lots of VPN providers with servers in Germany and within the EU (as finding a VPN provider with an IP address within the EU that works with Amazon.de would be enough), but I have had a hard time finding one.

In other words, I cannot help you unblock Amazon Prime in Germany like this at the moment. If you want to get access to Amazon Prime in the USA using a VPN, that is much easier. Click the link for more information on how that can be done.

How can I access Amazon Prime Germany abroad then?

I have done some testing, and I found a solution that will help you solve the problem. It is a very easy solution, but it might still require some work and some failing from your side.

The solution is called IPSX, and it is an IP Address exchange working with proxy servers all across the world. This is a small service (yet), meaning that they have loads of IP addresses in their catalog that isn’t discovered and recognized by the big streaming services yet, and thus you can unblock Amazon Prime in Germany with lots of the IP addresses they provide in Germany.

Some of their IP addresses will for sure be blocked as well, but lots of them work. And, it is really cheap, as you can rent an IP address in Germany for as little as 0,2 USD for a couple of hours or for a day, so you can easily try a couple of IP addresses without much risk or without spending a lot of money.

You can read more about how to use the IP Exchange in this tutorial, or you can visit their website right away and give it a try.

I was successful in bypassing the geo-blocks on Amazon Prime Germany at my first try (with a 0,2 USD proxy server in Germany), so go ahead and give it a try. You can later use the same system to unblock lots of other streaming sites all across the world.

Here I am watching Amazon Prime in Germany without any error message
Here I am watching Amazon Prime in Germany without any error message

As you can see above, it is possible to stream Amazon Prime in Germany from abroad without any error message.

Do you know of a VPN that works with Amazon Prime in Germany?

I would love to hear about VPN providers that work with Amazon Prime videos in Germany. I haven’t managed to find one during my testing, but if you know of any, please let me know. They will all cost more than an IPSX proxy, but some people do feel more comfortable using a VPN instead of a platform they haven’t heard about before.

But, while waiting for a VPN solution, let me tell you that the IPSX platform is really easy to use, it is cheap, and just as quick (maybe quicker) than a VPN. And you do not even have to install any single VPN application, as the only requirement is to copy the address to a proxy setup file into your Windows settings (or on the proxy settings on your mobile device), and you will be good to go and ready to stream.

But still, please tell me if you know about VPN providers that work with Amazon Germany, and I will update this article later with such information as well!

If you have any other comments or question, write them beneath, and I will do my best to answer as quickly as possible!

Does PureVPN work with Amazon Prime?

Maybe you have heard about PureVPN, one of the leading VPN providers on the market. But, can you use PureVPN with Amazon Prime? Does PureVPN work with Amazon Prime?

If you have an Amazon Prime subscription in the United States, then you will for sure be eager to take advantage of that, also when abroad. Maybe you are out on a work trip to Europe, or maybe on a beach holiday in Brazil. It is evening, you are tired, and you want to watch a new episode of Jack Ryan, Mozart in the Jungle, or maybe Bosch. The only problem is that you get an error message as you try to stream Amazon Prime abroad, telling you that it cannot be done.

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Now you are out there looking for a VPN provider that will work with Amazon Prime, and the question is whether PureVPN might be the right provider to pick! Well, this is the case!

PureVPN and Amazon Prime

PureVPN has servers in lots of nations worldwide, and it is quite obvious, that you need to connect to a server in the USA to stream Amazon Prime abroad. But, even if you connect to a server in the USA, you are very likely to get an error message on Amazon Prime using PureVPN. How come? Most of the PureVPN servers in the USA are blocked by Amazon.com. But, there is a very easy way to fix this, and it is done this way.

How to use VPN to unblock Amazon Prime
How to use VPN to unblock Amazon Prime

Now, this is very easy. First, you need to make sure that you enter Streaming Mode on PureVPN. Then you need to select Channels, and from the list of channels, click Amazon Prime US. Once you click the Amazon Prime US text, you will connect to a US PureVPN server working with Amazon Prime, and once connected, your browser will automatically open the website of Amazon Prime. You are now ready to watch Amazon Prime content all across the world using PureVPN.

You got to agree, it wasn’t that hard. But, if you just try to connect to any server in the USA, you are likely to get an error message. That is why you need to follow these instructions, and you can watch Amazon Prime in a couple of minutes from now.

Want to see how it works in practice?

Would you like to see how I unblock Amazon Prime with PureVPN? Check the video beneath!

Have you given it a try? Did it work? Of course, it will work, but I am just asking to be polite. Should you have a comment or a question related to streaming Amazon Prime abroad using PureVPN, write a comment. I will do my best to answer any questions you might have as quickly as possible.

 

VPN trouble with Amazon.com?

I receive more and more comments from people who have VPN trouble with Amazon.com. The trouble is not really with the VPN and not with Amazon.com, but the combination of the two of them.

As you might know it has become very normal for TV companies and streaming services to block the IP addresses used by VPN providers. This is in order to keep the “copyright” laws intact, making sure that only people in certain nations can access certain content. VPN providers are out there to help you stay safe on the Internet. As you connect to a VPN service your online activity will be encrypted. That is very useful, especially as you surf the Internet in free WiFi zones and use unencrypted networks. But, why does Amazon.com block VPN users?

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Why does Amazon block VPN users?

Since Netflix started blocking VPN provicers in the start of 2016 this has been one of the big battlefields. Why should I have to say no to security and encryption in order to watch Netflix? If I surf the Internet in an Internet coffee shop in New York and use a VPN to stay safe, I can not watch Netflix because I will get a proxy error. As a result I need to disconnect from my VPN (and stay unsafe) and only then can I watch Netflix. That’s a pity! And now the same is happening with Amazon.com to a larger degree. Why?

A VPN connection works like a tunnel. When you connect to a VPN server all your traffic will be routed through the server and seem to origin from that server. Most Instant Videos available on Amazon.com are available only to people in the USA. If you however connect to a VPN server in the USA you can access these, even if you are located in another nation. That is how people use VPN to bypass geographical blocks and bans.

In order to defend themselves against such users Amazon (and Netflix) has to block these users. Their attack is of course not on the usage of VPN for Internet security. Their attack is on the abuse of VPN in order to access geo-blocked material.

What do you think of this? Is it fair?