How to buy Amazon Prime Video in the countries which Amazon Prime is not supported such as Singapore and Malaysia? As we have already known, Amazon Prime member is entitled for free movie streaming on over 40,000 titles. However, not all new releases are free for viewing. Instead they are available for rent or purchase at a very affordable price. Due to the geographical restriction, you may find that you are unable to rent or buy this Amazon Instant Video on your device. This tutorial will demonstrate to you on how to buy these videos and streaming on your device seamlessly.
First of all, you will need a VPN service such as PrivateInternetAccess or PureVPN, and we prefer not to buy the video directly from the device's video tab (such as Kindle Fire HDX or Amazon Fire TV). For unknown reason, sometimes the video platform of these devices is not that sensitive to detect your VPN connection. However, there is no problem if you buy the Amazon Prime Movie by logging in to your Amazon account via Kindle Fire HDX's Silk Browser. We will demonstrate on this later.
Apart from the geographical restriction, the other problem is the payment restriction. You cannot use Singapore or other countries' credit card to buy the videos. But this can be solved easily by buying a Amazon Gift Card for yourself (click here to get one if you have not done so). By default, Amazon will first charge to your Gift Card balance, if the gift card has insufficient fund, it will then charge to your credit card.
Update (2015): Some users feedback that the Amazon system request for US credit card when buying Amazon Prime Movie. So, do read this updated post for more information).
Step for Buying the Amazon Prime Movie or TV show.
You can use PC or Kindle Fire HDX (or older Kindle Fire or any tablet that you can install a VPN client). Make sure you have switched on the VPN connection; visit SingaBoleh to check if your VPN is successfully connected. (refer to the upper right corner of this webpage)
If you are doing this on your Kindle Fire tablet, open the Silk Browser to visit this tutorial.
Click here to login to your Amazon account and search for the movie title that you would like to get:
Click on the Buy with 1-Click, some titles may be available for rent. In this tutorial, we will only buy 1 episode which cost $1.99.
The purchase is in the process.
The movie is now ready to be watched instantly.
Below shows the Gift Card Balance before buying the movie.
And this screenshot shows the Gift Card Balance after buying the movie, $1.99 has been deducted from the balance.
The invoice shows that $1.99 is paid with Amazon Gift Card. We use the package forwarder address as our 1-Click setting address.
That is it. The movie is now available on the Kindle Fire HDX.
Just make sure two things before you proceed to buy the Amazon Prime Movie outside USA.
1. Have sufficient Gift Card Balance in your Amazon account.
2. Successfully connected to US VPN.
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was your credit card american or singaporean? i have done all of the above steps and have credit from the gift card but the purchase cannot be completed because apparently amazon only accepts american credit cards? help :/
It could be an update from Amazon currently, so far we face no problem. But we will update some new information on this soon. Here is the information.
I had this issue, in my case it was because I had a non-US credit cards saved to my account as a payment methods. Removing all linked cards kept it from doing the address check and my buy went through.
the gift card method doesnt seem to work anymore.
Purchased a $30 card, loaded into my amazon account. But when i tried to purchase a movie, it prompts me to enter a valid usa CC.
Removed my CC info and i got another error
Your Amazon payment method settings do not appear to be active. Please update your payment method to complete this purchase.
Contacted customer support and they said the only way is to have a valid us cc and try again.
Thanks for the feedback. We just tried another movie purchased with gift card and there is no problem. However, we will find a better way to help you and other who are facing problem in buying the video with gift card. Here is the information.
Just wondering what vpn services do you recommend? I’ve heard private internet access is one of the cheapest ones and quite reliable? You’re using purevpn only?
we use purevpn for unlimited and private tunnel for prepaid, so far so good. It is personal preference, if you like to try private internet access, you can get it here. If you’re using vpn for watching video, you can try unlocator instead.
It says i need a backup credit card what should i do ? Pls advise…
Hi,I can’t seem to use my gift card to purchase it still charges direct to my cc
Thank you SingaBoleh.
Are u able to purchase any videos/movies ?
Hi Yung, so far we have not face any issue with purchasing video using gift card, the screenshot on this post are the actual transaction of we purchased a video using gift card. See if you can remove your credit card record and purchase the video again, it suppose to charge to your gift card first. (just make sure you buy the video through the browser and not the video store on Kindle Fire, or you can do it on your PC) If this doesn’t work out, try to contact Amazon customer service for assistance.