How to watch Amazon Prime Instant Video in Australia? Amazon Prime is one of the best online streaming service. If you have an Amazon Prime subscription, you can watch movies and TV shows for free. You also get to buy and rent movies/TV series online. Unfortunately, Amazon Instant Video is only available in USA, UK, and Germany. In this help guide, I will show you how to use VPN or Smart DNS proxies to get Amazon Instant Video in Australia.
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How to Get Amazon Prime Instant Video in Australia with VPN
The two Amazon regions Australians are most interested in are US and UK Amazon Instant Video. VPN gives you the ability to bypass geographic restrictions and unblock either Amazon Prime region in Australia. See, what VPN does is hide your IP address. Instead of your Australian IP address you can surf the web using an American or British IP address. This, in turn, enables you to watch streaming channels that are geoblocked down under.
To watch Amazon Prime in Australia, sign up with a VPN provider.
Install the VPN provider’s app on PC, Mac, iOS, or your Android device. Then, connect to an American or UK VPN server depending on which Amazon Prime region you want to unblock.
That’s is all there is to it really. You can now watch Amazon Instant Video as if you were in USA or UK.
The same VPN setup also unblocks other streaming channels such as BBC iPlayer, American Netflix, Hulu, HBO GO, ITV, Sky Go, and many more.
VPN encrypts all your Internet traffic. This means that you can browse the web anonymously.
Now obviously not all VPN providers properly work with Amazon Prime. If you want to unblock and watch Amazon Instant Video in Australia, use ExpressVPN or any of the other top ranked VPN services listed in this table.
Watch Amazon Instant Video in Australia using Smart DNS
Of course, VPN is not the only method you can use to unblock Amazon Prime in Australia. If you want to bypass regional blocks without changing/hiding your IP address, you can use Smart DNS. When you visit Amazon Prime, certain links on the website or app tell Amazon where you are located. Smart DNS only redirects those URLs to make it appear as if you are in UK/USA. The upside is that you get to watch local streaming channels and geo-restricted ones simultaneously. The downside is that you will not benefit from an extra layer of online privacy as is the case with VPN.
You can setup Smart DNS on all your streaming devices. Watch Amazon Instant Video on PS3, PS4, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox, iPhone, iPad, Roku, Smart TV, Android, PC, or Mac.
Using one Smart DNS proxy setup, you can unblock streaming channels from different regions at the same time.
There is no need to re-configure your network settings to watch local Australian streaming channels such as SBS, ABC iView, or TenPlay.
Your IP address and Internet speed are unaffected when you use Smart DNS.
As with VPN, not all Smart DNS proxy services support unblocking Amazon Instant Video. Unlocatordo allow you to watch UK, USA, and German Amazon Prime abroad, so they are definitely worth checking out. If you want to give Smart DNS a go, sign up for a free 7-day trial.
Best TV Shows on Amazon Prime
The Grand Tour
Mozart in the Jungle
The Man in the High Castle
Streaming Devices Compatible with Amazon Instant Video
Amazon Fire TV Stick
Xbox 360/Xbox One
Nintendo Wii/Wii U
LG Smart TV
Sony Smart TV
Samsung Smart TV
Unblock & Watch Amazon Prime Instant Video in Australia
Top Gear’s spin-off, The Grand Tour, is set to launch on American and UK Amazon Prime on the 18th of November, 2016. If you do not want to miss out on Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May new TV series, use VPNor Smart DNS proxies to unblock Amazon Prime Instant Video in Australia.