Amazon Prime Video Philippines

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  1. yoh_hectic

    yoh_hectic PhilMUG Addict Member

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    The Grand Tour, and by extension Amazon Prime Video will be out in 200 countries before 2017.

    I assume this includes the Philippines too.

     
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    yoh_hectic PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Amazon Prime members in the Philippines, could you check if your account can be used without need of a VPN?
     
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    Now it works.
     
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    It does! Woohoo!

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    Tried to sign up for Prime (using my PHL billing address) for The Grand Tour and was met with the message:

    "Sign up problem
    • You may continue with this billing address, but Prime Video streaming, Prime Music, and the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library won't be available outside of the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Prime shipping benefits are available to shipping addresses in the contiguous U.S."
    I guess I'll have to wait for the global launch of Prime Video next month.
     
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    ^Weird. I'm here now in Manila.
     
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    Found it strange too as you and plenty of people on Reddit say otherwise.

    I don't get the same message when I choose my LBC Shipping Cart address so I guess it's available only for countries where Prime shipping and Video is available.
     
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    i was able to subscribe with my ph billing address
     
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    #9 Juice, Nov 19, 2016
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    Anyone tested buying videos on amazon prime with a local credit card?
     
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    I'm jealous! There must be something wrong on my end. It lets me sign up but warns me that Prime Videos won't be available hence didn't continue with it. Then again, I guess that's what the free trial is for. I'll have to try again when I have the time.
     
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    Tried viewing using our Android TV and it works.

    1080p is fine but preloading is not as fast compared to Netflix.

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  13. kinse_44

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    There are certain Amazon Prime titles that are available to watch abroad. The Man in the High Castle, and The Grand Tour are included in the list that's why you can watch these titles without the need of a VPN or unblocker when you have an Amazon Prime subscription.
     
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    Just to clarify NOT all videos will be possible to be viewed even if you have Amazon Prime?
     
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    That's right. I think all the videos in this list you can watch from outside the US: Amazon Video: Watch While Abroad.

    It's not a lot really. Like @kinse_44 mentioned, only The Man in the High Castle and The Grand Tour are the noteworthy titles.
     
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    Thanks, that is definitely a SHORT list. :(
     
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    yoh_hectic PhilMUG Addict Member

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    If you just want it for steaming video then not worth getting.

    Although the shipping time improvement and 30 min priority for lightning deals are good incentives.

    Was able to get the $79 Amazon Prime deal when it was available.
     
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    You're gonna need a VPN or an unblocker to get the most out of Amazon Prime's library. You can also download every title they have on Amazon Prime to your mobile device so you can watch your favorites when you're on the go.
     
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    Well I've read somewhere that Amazon video might expand to Asia. Don't know the timetable though.
     
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    Which VPN or setup are you folks using to be able to watch Amazon Prime overseas? The videos I try to access gets the service error since I left San Francisco. It would be a shame to have to wait till I get back so I could make use of the service. Thanks in advance.
     

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