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How to change country on a Fire TV Stick

If you wish to spoof your location on an Amazon Fire TV stick (aka Firestick), then you will need to use a VPN service.

The following instructions are only useful if you have moved country and want to officially re-register your Firestick to your new location. Note that the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick only fully work in the following countries:

If you have an Amazon Prime account, you can stream Prime exclusive content (only) from more countries using your Firestick. But most other apps and content will not work because of geographic licensing resections. Using a VPN on a Firestick may help here though.

The Fire TV Cube only works in the United States.

How to change country

To re-register your Fire Stick in another supported country you must first register your new address with Amazon.

1. Sign-in to your account on the Amazon web page and visit Manage Your Content and Devices -> Preferences -> Country/Region Settings.

amazon country/region settings

2. Click on the Preferences tab -> Country/Region Settings -> Change.

 

preferences tab on amazon

3. You can then change Country of Residence. It requires a valid postal address. When done, hit Update.

 

add a new address

4. When you first use the Firestick in your new country you will need to go through the entire setup process again – just like you did when you first purchased the device.

How to change your location on the Fire Stick itself

You can only change your location on the Fire Stick within the country the Fire stick is registered to with Amazon (see above). This is mainly only useful for receiving localized weather updates from Alexa.

1. Visit Settings -> Preferences -> Location.

 

location setting firestick

2. Enter your new post/zip code and click Next.

 

enter zip code on firestick

How to change Fire Stick region with a VPN

Want to get the most out of your Amazon Prime subscription and unblock geo-restricted content (and check out other streaming services from across the globe) via your Fire Stick? You'll need a way to look as though you're living in the same region as the shows, movies, or sites you want to stream, and you can do this by changing your IP address.

This might sound overly complicated, but the good news is that you can change your IP address and check out international content by using a VPN. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Pick a VPN provider from our recommendations below and install its Firestick app – this should only take a moment or two.
  2. Log in to your VPN app and connect to a server in the same region as your content or streaming service of choice.
  3. Wait until you've connected to the server.
  4. Then visit your streaming app, starting it if necessary, and enjoy geo-restricted content from anywhere in the world.

Some of the best VPNs in the business even have their very own dedicated apps for Fire Stick and Fire TV – as well as a whole host of additional privacy enhancing features. If you're interested, you'll find our top Fire Stick VPN picks in the table below, or check out our best VPNs for Fire Stick article.

From $6.67/month

The best VPN for Amazon Fire Stick. Its Fire Stick app installs in a blink and is easy to use, and users get a 30-day money-back guarantee to play with.

ProPrivacy TrustScore:
10 out of 10
Simultaneous connections
5
Free trial
No
Server locations
160

From $3.99/month

The best midrange VPN for Amazon Fire Stick. A VPN that won't break the bank, dedicated Fire Stick app, and full security toolkit. Also offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.

ProPrivacy TrustScore:
9.9 out of 10
Server locations
60
Simultaneous connections
6
Free trial
No

From $2.19/month

The best secure VPN for Amazon Fire Stick. A favorite amongst the security-conscious, thanks to customizable privacy tools and superb OpenVPN encryption. With a 30-day money-back guarantee.

ProPrivacy TrustScore:
9.8 out of 10
Server locations
84
Simultaneous connections
10
Free trial
No

From $2.49/month

The best value VPN for Amazon Fire Stick. A budget-friendly service that doesn't skimp on features or security, offers unlimited simultaneous connections, and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

ProPrivacy TrustScore:
9.7 out of 10
Simultaneous connections
Unlimited
Free trial
Yes
Server locations
108

From $3.25/month

The best user-friendly VPN for Amazon Fire Stick. Its Fire Stick app is perfect for newcomers, and streaming servers are all clearly labelled for additional ease of use. Also offers a 45-day money-back guarantee.

ProPrivacy TrustScore:
9.6 out of 10
Free trial
Yes
Server locations
113
Simultaneous connections
7

Written by: Douglas Crawford

Has worked for almost six years as senior staff writer and resident tech and VPN industry expert at ProPrivacy.com. Widely quoted on issues relating cybersecurity and digital privacy in the UK national press (The Independent & Daily Mail Online) and international technology publications such as Ars Technica.

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