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Master Geek


# 217821 13-Jul-2017 15:05
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Has anyone got amazon prime video running on an iPad AND US content via a vpn?

 

 

 

I thought I'd give it a go with their 7 day trial (currently use netflix and hulu via vpn) and I can get full US content on the iMac with vpn running but with same vpn running on iPad I only get what appears to be the NZ content.

 

I want it on the iPad so I can airplay to the tv via ATV.

 

I have the amazon prime video app on the samsung tv but it still only gives me NZ content, even when I tap into the VPN stream from the iMac.

 

It's ludicrous that we have to jump through all these hoops (as paying customers) just to watch tv but there you go.


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Ultimate Geek

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  # 1821997 13-Jul-2017 15:53
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I would think you will need to get it from  us appstore to get us content . When I downloaded it there was no nz amazon so you had to get it with a us account. I use dns4me works great.


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Uber Geek


  # 1822009 13-Jul-2017 16:04
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At one stage I did when I did a trial. I recall I got the app off the US store.


 
 
 
 


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Ultimate Geek


  # 1822014 13-Jul-2017 16:10
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I can only get US content on my Sony BD player, as soon as I try and get US content on the iPad, I get TV shows and Bollywood movies only, disconnect DNS and all the NZ content is back. The US content is preferable given it has Fox & HBO TV series not available with NZ shows.

 

 

 

Just waiting on the Apple TV app now...




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Master Geek


  # 1822033 13-Jul-2017 16:47
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dazhann:

 

I would think you will need to get it from  us appstore to get us content . When I downloaded it there was no nz amazon so you had to get it with a us account. I use dns4me works great.

 

 

 

 

Yes I got it from the US app store (using US apple account) and using vanishedvpn which works fine for netflix/hulu/CH4/BBC player etc




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Master Geek


  # 1822038 13-Jul-2017 16:50
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sen8or:

 

as soon as I try and get US content on the iPad, I get TV shows and Bollywood movies only, disconnect DNS and all the NZ content is back.  

 

Just waiting on the Apple TV app now...

 

 

 

 

Yes, this is exactly what I get. Really enjoying "The Night Manager" but will find it hard to justify for the limited NZ content after that.

 

So is there an apple TV app in the rumour mill?


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Ultimate Geek

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  # 1822040 13-Jul-2017 16:53
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So have you created a US account to use on the ipad prime  app? Not sure if that makes any difference. I know I can't see what is available to NZ prime users with my US account. I would have to create new nz account to do so, so same in reverse?




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Master Geek


  # 1822046 13-Jul-2017 17:04
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dazhann:

 

So have you created a US account to use on the ipad prime  app? 

 

 

If you mean US account for amazon prime I just took up the 7day then $2.99 offer from my existing 10 year old amazon account. It has my NZ credit card linked to it so that is probably the problem. It's just that I can get US content from the video section of the amazon.com site.

 

I can't see a way of changing my location (from NZ to US) without using a US card? 


 
 
 
 




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Master Geek


  # 1822047 13-Jul-2017 17:05
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Actually just realised its an Australian credit card with a NZ postal address, but same diff.


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Ultimate Geek

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  # 1822052 13-Jul-2017 17:15
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I paid with a nz credit card as well.

 

When I signed up I had dns4me set to usa for Amazon, so they think I'm in America so they offer me US content not NZ. If I signed up without dns4me they would sign me up to a NZ account based on my ip location




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Master Geek


  # 1822054 13-Jul-2017 17:16
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I made sure I had US vpn running when I signed up.


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Ultimate Geek

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  # 1822055 13-Jul-2017 17:18
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When you signed up to Prime or when you created your Amazon account originally?




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Master Geek


  # 1822058 13-Jul-2017 17:20
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when I signed up to prime 2 days ago. been on amazon 10years and didn't have or know about vpn's back then.


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Ultimate Geek

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  # 1822061 13-Jul-2017 17:23
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I didn't have a Amazon account before I signed up to Prime.I'm just thinking your Amazon account is NZ so when you sign to Prime they allocate you NZ content. 




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Master Geek


  # 1822070 13-Jul-2017 17:42
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dazhann:

 

I didn't have a Amazon account before I signed up to Prime.I'm just thinking your Amazon account is NZ so when you sign to Prime they allocate you NZ content. 

 

 

 

 

What makes an amazon account Nz or US? Can I just change the address in my account details? Is it the credit card registered to the account? and why can I see US content from amazon.com (with vpn running) but not from primevideo.com with same vpn running.

 

 

 

I'm thinking I might try the full monty "amazon prime" 30 day trial as opposed to just the "amazon prime video" and see if that makes a difference.


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Ultimate Geek

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  # 1822077 13-Jul-2017 18:22
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Isn't primevideo Amazons offering to the rest of the world and Amazon prime is USA? 


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