If you have an Amazon Fire TV Stick you will for sure want to bring it with you as you go traveling. Maybe you are heading overseas for a short holiday, or maybe the destination is somewhere else, but the question is still whether or not you can use the Amazon Fire TV Stick abroad or not.
The answer is in general yes! It can be complicated if you live in a hotel and want to plug the Amazon Fire TV Stick to the TV in the hotel room, but if you live in a flat or a house where you can setup the router yourself it is fully possible.
Using Amazon Fire TV Stick abroad
The easiest way to use your Fire Stick abroad
The easiest way to use your Fire TV Stick abroad is by using the services of Unlocator and setup their DNS servers directly on your router. This require you to be able to access your router and manually change the DNS servers in use. This may sound hard, but Unlocator has very detailed guides on how to do so on different routers, so it should be possible for even the anti-nerd to make these changes.
Unlocator is completely free for seven days and no payment information is needed at all to try it. If you like it the price is 5USD a month after the first seven days.
If you want to know more about using your router for this purpose, read the following article.
The harder way to use your Fire TV Stick abroad
If you live in a hotel where you simply have a WiFi connection available, then you will soon find out that you can not enjoy your Amazon Prime membership and probably not your Netflix account or any of the TV channels either, because you are located outside the United States. Since the WiFi connection gives you an IP address in your actual nation you will need to create a new WiFi connection where you are connected to a VPN server in the USA and share this connection to make it work. This sounds hard, but it is quite possible. To get this working we recommend using Connectify on a laptop. You need to use the PRO version, because that will allow you to share VPN connections as well. Go ahead therefore and make your VPN connection and then share it with Connectify, and you should be able to connect to that WiFi network with your Amazon Fire TV Stick, and things should be working. But, this is complicated and almost more mess than fun.
If you are looking for a solid service for this purpose, we recommend PureVPN which has both a VPN service and a SmartDNS service included as you buy their product.