Amazon Prime in the United States is a fantastic service used by tens of millions of people in the United States and also millions of people outside the USA. But, how can I pay for Amazon Prime abroad?
For a long time it was very easy to sign up for and pay for Amazon Prime all across the world. We originally signed up for Amazon Prime with a European VISA card. It was not problem at all and we could pay and enjoy the service at once. To actually watch Amazon Prime videos we had to follow these instructions, but that was very easy. Suddenly however Amazon changed their policy regarding payments, because our European VISA card could no longer be used to pay for Amazon Prime. What could we therefore do to fix this problem?
How to pay for Amazon Prime abroad?
If you want to pay for Amazon Prime you will need to get yourself an American Payment card. That is very hard, especially considering the fact that you need an American address to register an American card. So, what can be done to fix this?
We have earlier here in our IP Address Guide written an article telling everyone how you can pay for Amazon Videos and rental movies on Amazon.com from abroad. The principle when paying for Amazon Prime abroad is exactly the same. You need to pay with a payment card that has an address registered to it in the United States. But, it is not enough, because the address needs to be confirmed by your credit card. This is a special verification system used and it is for example this system that makes it so hard to pay for CBS All Access and other services outside the United States.
Luckily there is a way to fix it, and it is called US Unlocked. You can either visit US Unlocked directly and follow their instructions, or you can read our detailed instructions right here on how to unlock US services with US Unlocked.
Can I use this all across the world to pay for Amazon Prime?
Yes, it doesn’t matter where you live or where you are. If you use US Unlocked you can get an American Payment card all across the world with a registered US address to it. We have tried it, we have used it and in fact we are still using it to pay for our Amazon Prime subscription still.
What about watching Amazon Prime?
Having an Amazon Prime subscription in itself does not mean that it will work for you to watch Amazon Prime videos. To watch them you need an American IP address, but that ain’t enough either. Most American IP addresses provided by VPN providers are blocked by Amazon.com, but there are some holes in the system. For the best working methods available for those who want to watch Amazon Prime from abroad, visit amazonprime.fromabroad.org.