How to pay for Amazon Instant Videos outside the US?

Unable to purchase Instant Videos on Amazon.com?
Unable to purchase Instant Videos on Amazon.com?

We are big fans of Amazon Instant Video and the chance to watch those Amazon Instant Videos online. But, if you are trying to watch Instant Videos outside the US you have probably bumped into some problems, especially when it comes to paying for the product. What can be done if you want to pay for Amazon Instant Videos outside the US?

It is seldom that we have problem paying for products. Most stores are happy to receive your money, but when it comes to Amazon.com they are not so eager to get your money as you are paying for Amazon Instant Videos. In fact, if you try to pay for Amazon Instant Videos outside the US you will receive a warning telling you that you can not pay for the video unless you have a US Payment Card. In other words, if you do not have a payment card registered in the United States you will not be able to pay for the Instant Videos, and thus you will not be able to watch the video.

How to pay for Amazon Instant Videos outside the US?

Therefore, if you want to buy Instant Videos and pay for them outside the USA, this is what you will need to do!

  1. First create a brand new Amazon account registered to your name on Amazon.com, but with an American address. What kind of address can you use? Search Google for any hotel, restaurant or so in the USA and just register your account with that address.
  2. Visit your current Amazon account and buy an Amazon Gift Card.
  3. Use the code on the Amazon Gift Card and redeem the Gift Card value to your newly created American Amazon.com account.
  4. Now with your American account pay for the Instant Videos and have fun watching using the money on the account that you just got redeeming your Amazon Gift Card.

It is important that you have no other non-American payment cards registered to your Amazon account for this to work. We found these instructions right here and they are working for us, so hope they will work for you as well!

More information about watching Amazon Instant Videos from abroad can be found right here.

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