Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for enthusiasts and power users of the Android operating system. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have an Amazon Kindle fire, I have an Amazon Prime subscription, and I am living outside the US.

Every single time I want to enjoy Amazon streaming video service reserved for the Prime membership, the Amazon Geo-IP check stops me from doing so ("this service is unavailable in your region" ).

Any idea to bypass this Geo-IP check?

share|improve this question
Apart from using Proxy, may be contacting customer support will help. I had downloaded Amazon Kindle in my phone and registered using US Address while I live in Nepal. After downloading 5 or so free books, amazon told me to contact customer support as my IP was not from US. They said if I was living outside US the support person might be able to help. – roxan Dec 21 '11 at 6:09
@roxan, from what I know, the Amazon support is more likely to ask you to prove that you are a US resident rather than to really help you solve the problem. – Graviton Dec 21 '11 at 6:55
Yes, they wanted me to prove them that I was a US resident living outside due to some business. – roxan Dec 21 '11 at 7:17
@TonyCuthbert , why are you linking the question to itself in the comment? – Graviton Jul 24 at 7:05
up vote 0 down vote accepted

To answer my own question. Yes it is possible, by using VPN or DNS service.

share|improve this answer
you should be aware, service like Netflix are already suspending service for people that use Proxy/VPN/DNS to bypass their geo-ip restrictions. They have these location based restrictions because of contracts with studios, and local laws. – Ryan Conrad Dec 29 '14 at 15:24
And if this does work, you should provide a little information, like how you set something like that up on android, or something. Think about the next person that may have this question. Your answer may technically answer the initial question, but for most users, it will just create more questions. – Ryan Conrad Dec 29 '14 at 15:28

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.