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I can watch Netflix in Thailand, but most other movie streaming services (Prime Video, Hulu, Crackle, Vudu, etc.) that I used to use in the USA are "not available in this geographical location." They have gotten wise to the use of VPNs so that doesn't work either. 

 

Please share ANY AND ALL movie streaming services that work in Thailand. Country of origin or cost or anything else doesn't matter to me. I just want some movie streaming services that work in Thailand besides Netflix. Thank you for sharing. 

 

P.S. if something technical is involved, please share how it is done. 

 

 

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Prime Video works in Thailand (or at least it used to).  I only really subscribed to get the Grand Tour last year and cancelled it when that finished but it worked fine.

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Amazon Prime Video does NOT work in Thailand now. I also tried it using a VPN with a Los Angeles address, but Prime detected and rejected that too.

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9 minutes ago, DanFromHawaii said:

Amazon Prime Video does NOT work in Thailand now. I also tried it using a VPN with a Los Angeles address, but Prime detected and rejected that too.

 

Amazon Prime, the U.S. version, does work perfectly fine in Thailand, but you have to use the right VPN, and even then, it likely will be only selected ones of the provider's various server locations that will work with Amazon Prime. Amazon has been very aggressive about blocking VPN access, and while they've shut the door a lot, they haven't been able to shut it entirely.

 

It also depends on what device you're using to access it. I've had the most trouble with PCs connected to Thai ISPs even with a U.S. VPN, better success with using devices connected via wifi using a U.S. VPN connect, and probably the best success with streaming devices that don't have any built-in geolocation functionality like Fire TV and Android TV devices when using an on-device VPN app with a U.S. connection.

 

But in the end, it comes down to using the right VPN service for the job, and knowing or finding out which of its various server connections are going to be compatible (i.e., have not had those particular IP address ranges blocked by Amazon).

 

PS - there's also the international version of Amazon Prime that you can use here without using any VPN at all. But it has a different and more limited catalog compared to the full U.S. Amazon Prime video catalog.

 

 

Edited by TallGuyJohninBKK

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Thank you. I realize you can't "broadcast" exactly which VPN service and which US location within that service works because you would then be telling Prime publicly what to block. But I also don't want to spend a 1 month fee for 10-12 different VPNs to try out, which will be blocked eventually anyway. 

 

My real question is WHICH movie streaming services in the whole world can I actually use? 

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Actually, I have another question. With a whole world ready to buy their services and product, why do the US streaming services not want to sell their product to other countries like most other US companies do? Seems like there's a lot of profit to be made AND would make us expats happy. 

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Prime Video and all other video streaming will work if you use a VPN and set it to the USA.  I watch CBS All Access daily, as well as my Prime Movies when needed.  A VPN is needed to fix what ails you.  I watched the NFL season this way as well by having the NF package...good luck.  Just finished watching thursdays episode of Picard....

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Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, DanFromHawaii said:

Thank you. I realize you can't "broadcast" exactly which VPN service and which US location within that service works because you would then be telling Prime publicly what to block. But I also don't want to spend a 1 month fee for 10-12 different VPNs to try out, which will be blocked eventually anyway. 

 

My real question is WHICH movie streaming services in the whole world can I actually use? 

there probably aren't any Thai-based English language streaming services ... why would there be? Are there any Thai streaming services in US ? No.

 

The answer everyone is pushing at you is sign up for a VPN, then you can be anywhere you want, US, UK, Australia whatever.

 

VPN 101 ... do NOT use a 'free' VPN ... it's only free because they (a) on-sell your data/logs (b) don't invest a lot in their network.

 

Look for a 'no-log' paid VPN with a strong server presence in your favourite countries ... in your case US, yes?

 

All VPNs are subject to blocking from time to time, it's a cat and mouse game, so your best bet is to pay a few bucks for a smarter mouse.

 

I have no problem recommending Private Internet Access (PIA). Nobody here should worry about naming names ... Prime or whoever cannot deduce a constantly-changing server address from it's trading name!

 

As far as i know, PIA and most paid VPNs will not routinely offer free trials (again, with VPNs free = bad!) but i believe PIA is open to refunding if not satisfied in first 7 days.

 

I've used PIA for about 3 years now ... their list of servers is impressive, weighted towards US and Europe but also includes all Australia, HK and Singapore and a lot of Nordic countries (for your original Scandi-Noirs). Super-easy to flip from one server to another. I don't stream much but I've been able to access otherwise-blocked stuff like Gmail and eBay from inside China via PIA's HK and Singapore servers.

 

Couple of times i've needed to use PIA support ... flawless and it's so far always turned out to be a problem my end.

 

Installation is simple ... they probably all are.

 

More info on PIA DM me i'm not going to follow the thread.

 

Good luck.

Edited by pdtokyo

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On 3/22/2020 at 9:07 AM, DanFromHawaii said:

Actually, I have another question. With a whole world ready to buy their services and product, why do the US streaming services not want to sell their product to other countries like most other US companies do? Seems like there's a lot of profit to be made AND would make us expats happy. 

It's not the streaming services that set the limits, it's the owner of the original copyrighted content. A streaming service might have only have US or NA distribution rights . Other companies for different worldwide geographically regions. If company A knowingly streams content into company B's area that would be a copyright infringement violation and heavy fines would be levied. 

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Why not go onto Pirate Bay or ExtraTorrent and download almost anything, films, TV series, music, games...and there you go.

Got the re-mastered Man in the Iron Mask in 1080 ready for tonight.

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