Error 4601 on Amazon even when using a VPN

Are you using a VPN to watch Amazon Instant Videos and Amazon Prime videos from abroad? Are you still getting error 4601 as you try to watch?

Amazon.com seems to learn from their “big brother” Netflix when it comes to their steps against proxy and unblocker services. The basis of the problem is as follows.

  • If you try to watch an Instant Video or an Amazon Prime video on Amazon.com from abroad, you will get an 4601 error message telling you that it can not be watched. Your geographical location is the problem!
  • As a result lots of people use different VPN providers with servers in USA to get themselves an American IP address. As a consequence Amazon.com will believe that you are located in the USA, and you should be able to watch Amazon Videos anyway.
  • Recently Amazon.com seems to block lots of IP addresses provided by VPN providers. It doesn’t matter if you actually have an American IP address. If the IP address you use is on the “block-list” of Amazon.com, you will still get the error 4601 message.
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What to do about error 4601 on Amazon.com?

If you get the error 4601 message on Amazon, then our suggestion is that you follow our instructions on how to watch Amazon Prime and Amazon Instant Videos from abroad. Since the information might be changing we do not write the solution to the 4601 error message here, but instead we encourage you to read the mentioned article which will remain updated all the time.

What we can guarantee you is that there are solutions to the 4601 error, so you do not have to suffer from it.

Have you experienced this error message recently on Amazon.com? Which VPN provider or SmartDNS provider have you been using so far? Do you have good experience with some other VPN provider? Write a comment and share your experiences when it comes to watching Amazon Instant videos from abroad.

3 thoughts on “Error 4601 on Amazon even when using a VPN

  1. Mike Baran says:

    Yes but I only receive this error with Google Chrome (latest version). It does not happen, for example, with Mozilla Firefox.

    I am using Norton WiFi privacy.

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