How to watch Amazon Instant Video from abroad?

Amazon INstant Video from abroad

I would like to watch films available on Amazon Instant Video online, and I am willing to pay for them, but because of my location, I am not able to. Recently Toy Store 4 and Avengers: Endgame was added to Amazon Instant Video, but I can not watch them. What can I do?

If you are located outside the United States and want to watch Amazon Instant Video there is one thing you need to do in order for this to work. Or, maybe two! Follow the instructions in this article and you will be ready to watch Instant Videos on in an instant. And you will not only be able to watch them, but I will also give you instructions on how you can pay for them without having an American payment card. Read on and enjoy watching after having followed these instructions.

Watch Amazon Instant Video from abroad

  • Make sure that you have an Amazon account in the United States registered with a postal code and postal address in the United States. If you do not have this yet, create one right away.
  • Sign up for the VPN services of ExpressVPN, download their program and connect to one of their servers in the United States which will provide you with a US IP address. Connect to their US server.
Visit the ExpressVPN website(and watch Amazon Videos online)
  • Visit Amazon Instant Video with your new user registered with a US address, and you can now buy and watch videos on Amazon Instant Video from all across the world.

American payment card required to buy Amazon Instant Video

There might be one more problem as you try to watch Amazon Instant Videos from abroad, and you will get the problem as you try to buy the video. Often will check if your VISA card number origins from the USA, and if it does not originate from the USA, you will not be allowed to buy the Instant Video you want to see.

If you face this problem you will need to get yourself an American VISA number or get yourself a gift card redeemed to your account and afterward delete all other available payment methods.

So, buy yourself an Amazon Gift Card using your current credit card. Afterward, redeem the gift card so that the money is registered on your account. This should be enough, and you will now be able to rent and purchase Amazon Instant videos on

If you have further problems, you can try to delete your payment cards registered so that the only remaining option is to use your gift balance, and go ahead and try to pay for the video again. But again, the last step shouldn’t really be needed.

You can also create a second account with an address in the USA. Buy a gift card using your current account, and then redeem the gift card with your second and new account with an address in the USA.

If you already have an American account with Amazon and bought films before, but currently you are abroad and want to watch films, then you only need to sign up for ExpressVPN and get your American IP address, and you will be ready to watch at once!

Visit the ExpressVPN website(and watch Amazon Videos online)

This is a method that can also be used to watch Amazon Instant Video and Instant Prime Videos on iOS and Android devices from all across the world, but I will write more on how to watch Amazon Prime on Android devices from abroad in a future article to be published sometime!

If you have further questions on the subject of watching Amazon Instant Video from abroad, just write a comment and I will do my best to help!

6 thoughts on “How to watch Amazon Instant Video from abroad?”

    1. If the video is free you do not need to pay for it, except from your VPN subscription. If you need to pay for the video then you will need to pay for it no matter where you are int eh world. But, the VPN is simply a tool and a solution for those who want to get access to this content also from outside the US.

  1. “American payment card required to buy Amazon Instant Video” – this worked brilliantly with an Australian credit card, thank you!

    1. That will unfortunately not work… But, you could visit, and maybe you will be able to do so in your nation without a VPN, as prime Video is a service available in lots of different nations around the world.

  2. I have just updated the article with even more information, making sure that it is up to date and that it will help everyone interested in how they can stream Amazon Instant videos abroad. For many, the greatest challenge has been to actually pay for the Instant videos they want to rent and to buy. But, if you follow the instructions you will find out how you can easily bypass such regulations and buy all the movies and TV shows you want to, without trouble.

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