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Can The Amazon FireStick Be Used Abroad?

Can The Amazon FireStick Be Used Abroad

Amazon FireTV Stick is one of the best media streaming players that allow you to watch content from all online streaming platform on any compatible TV. You can also store your content in your FireTV stick as it comes with 1GB RAM and 8 GB internal store and a dedicated VideoCore4 GPU. The FireTV stick also can install third-party Android apps such as Netflix, Hulu, Disney + Hostar, etc., which makes the FireTV stick most popular around the world.

If you are planning to travel abroad for leisure or business purpose, then you may have a question in your mind. Does the Amazon FireStick be used abroad? The answer is Yes! FireTV sticks can be used in several countries outside the United States Of America. However, FireStick’s functionality will be severely limited. By changing location on your Amazon account, you will be able to use the FireTV stick, but some content or features will still be geo-restricted in your FireTV stick.

In simple words, you will not be able to use American Prime video subscription, American Netflix, Hulu, HBO GO on your FireTV stick. You can still watch all your content from anywhere in the world. All you need is to install and use a VPN. It isn’t interesting! Let’s know how to use fire tv stick abroad without any restrictions.

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Why Should You Use FireStick While Traveling?

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Traveling is expensive, and if you are traveling abroad, then you need to pay extra fees for watching a premium channel, which can cost a lot for you. Just think twice why you have to pay for a channel which already has in your home? You can pack the FireStick with you to stream content from all around the world without paying any extra from your wallet.

Amazon is always working in expanding it is business, and currently, Amazon has 12 global sites to reach all over the world. To use the FireTV stick abroad, you need to change your country from device settings, or you can simply use a VPN to make the process easy for you.

Benefit Of Traveling Abroad With Amazon FireTV Stick

FireStick not only let you watching Amazon content but also gives you the ability to install other apps in it too. For example, Youtube restricted some videos to country-specific only. When you travel abroad, then there is no guarantee that you will able to watch the same content in other countries.

Now here comes the VPN, which will unlock the restriction or limitation so that you can watch content freely even abroad. Here are some of the benefits of traveling abroad with Amazon Fire TV Stick-

  • You don’t need to pay additionally for content.
  • You can watch saved content direct from your FireStick
  • Plug and Play feature makes it portable
  • You can access the native language content
  • UI will be same, so you don’t need to rush around settings

How To Use VPN (Virtual Private Network) To Use FireTV Stick In Abroad

How To Use VPN for Fire Stick

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If you want to FireStick in abroad in your native language, then VPN will do the work then you. VPNs or Virtual private network reroute your IP address to your desired location. For example, Some websites or apps are only accessible in a specific country or location. However, a VPN app allows you to appear to that website or app as if you are in that specific country. You can use the same to access FireTV from abroad by just changing the location to your home location.

For your information, VPNs are not commonly free, but many of them offer one month of free trials. Usually, people go abroad for a one or two-week vacation. If this is the case, then you can use the trial version of any VPN and cancel it when you get back home. If you have a question in your mind that is it legal to use a VPN? To be honest, using a VPN is legal in most countries unless you used it for illegal purposes.

How To Install VPN From The FireStick App Store

Suppose you are a regular FireStick use, then you may already know how to install apps in your FireStick. If you don’t know, then this guide is for you. Make sure to check that the VPN you are going to install is compatible with your FireStick or not. Express VPN is one of the popular VPN that allows FireStick users to access content from all over the world.

  • First of all open the Fire TV Stick App Store
  • Now search for the preferred VPN and download it.
  • Once downloaded, click on the “Open” tab and launch the VPN app.
  • Create an account or Sign in into the VPN app.
  • Select your country to start watching content in your native language.

How To Install VPN In FireStick Via Download

This method is useful if you have generation 1 FireTV Stick or have a subscription to a PN that is not available on the app store. By using this method, you will be able to install a VPN using an APK file. We also advise you to download VPN from their official site and don’t use any random site that offering VPN. It may contain malicious threats.

  1. Open your Fire TV and go to Settings > Device > Developer Options and click on “Allow Apps From Unknow Sources.”
  2. Now You Need To Download the VPN in your FireTV Stick. There are several ways to do this – You can load them from your Smartphone, browser the web from FireTV itself, or load them from cloud storage such as google drive or dropbox.
  3. Once you successfully downloaded the VPN from any above method, click on Open File to install in on your Fire TV Stick.
  4. Now go back to your FireTV stick home screen and launch the VPN app that you installed recently.
  5. Sign in or create an account in the VPN app and connect to a server to start watching content.

Below we have mentioned some of the best VPN that will do the job for you.

Best VPN For Fire TV Stick


Express VPN is one of the recommended VPN to access FireStick in abroad. If you want to access the internet anonymously, then Express VPN is more than enough. Express VPN offers three months of free usage if you buy it for 12 months.

You can use express Vpn in your mobile, PC, and FireTV Stick to stream Other countries Channel like Hulu, NBC, Fox, and much more. You can use your Express VPN account in 3 devices at the same time.

Nord VPN

Nord VPN is also one of the leading Vpn that allows you to use your FireTV stick in other countries. It helps you to change your location in a second. You can download the android and install it in your FireTV stick to start watching content.

The Subscription cost of Nord Vpn is much cheaper than ExpressVPN, along with a 30-day money-back guarantee. So you can use the Nort Vpn for 30 days, and after that, if you didn’t like the quality of the Vpn, then you can Claim your refund, and they will issue your refund without asking any question from you. You can Use Nord Vpn in 6 devices at the same time.

TunnelBear VPN

TunnelBear VPN works the same as ExpressVPN and Nord VPN. You can use Tunnebear Vpn on your mobile, PC, and FireTV Stick. It offers you a wide range of countries with a high-speed connection to stream smoothly.

TunnelBear offers 500 Mb of Data for free. So you can try the VPN before buying its pro subscription. TunnelBear Premium cost around Rs 250 per month. You can use unlimited data to stream from FireTV Stick in abroad. If you buy Tunnelbear Yearly plans, then you will get a 50% extra Discount. You can Use TunnelBear in 5 devices at the same time.

SurfShark VPN

SurfShark VPN is quite an interesting Vpn. It supports 15 Netflix libraries so you can watch your favorite Netflix shows from anywhere around the world. SurfShark Vpn only cost about Rs 150 per month. In this pack, you will get 15 Netflix libraries, CleanWeb, and many more advanced features.

SurfShark Also comes with an exciting option called WhiteLister, where you can bypass your Vpn connection for your desired apps such as Intenet banking apps or websites. Where another VPN offer only limited devices, SurfShark is offering unlimited devices. It means you can use the same account in unlimited different accounts at the same time without any worries.


So it was the post about How to use FireTV stick in abroad. We hope you know working on how to use FireStick abroad. No matter in which country you are going to travel. By following the above method, you will never miss your favorite shows or live streaming content. You can give it a try and let us know what you think in the comment section.

If you find this article helpful, then share it with your friends who are going abroad. This trick can be a savior for them, and you will get a lot of compliments in return. Apart from this, if you have any other query or suggestion regarding FireTV Stick, then you can comment down below with your query, and we would love to solve it as soon as possible.

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Sophia Bell
Sophia Bell, an alumnus of MIT with a degree in Electrical Engineering, has been at the forefront of tech innovation since 2011. Before her 2018 arrival at our platform, she worked with top tech startups in Silicon Valley. She started her career in R&D at a leading electronics manufacturer. Sophia’s expertise spans from consumer electronics to cutting-edge software. Outside of tech, she’s an avid science fiction reader and enjoys tinkering with robotics as a hobby.

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