How to Bypass Error 4601 on Amazon Prime?

You want to watch the Amazon TV shows everyone’s talking about, but since it’s unavailable in your country you decide to use a VPN to work your way around those restrictions.

 “This video isn’t available due to geographical licensing restrictions

While you were able to open the Amazon Prime US website without fail, you end up receiving the aforementioned error message as soon as you click on the TV show you want to see.

Why Can’t You Stream Amazon Prime from Abroad?

To put it simply, this is because Amazon Prime only has the rights to stream their TV shows and movies in selected countries. It is due to this reason only that regional limitations are applied and the content on Amazon Prime isn’t accessible to users in different regions.

Amazon Error 4601

The streaming on-demand service has also started to periodically block the IP addresses of many big and small VPN providers on their side in an effort to deter foreign streaming, much like their ‘Prime’ competitor Netflix.

Luckily, there’s a way to easily bypass the 4601 error and access Amazon Prime to watch the content of your choice. With PureVPN, you can watch Amazon Prime from anywhere in the world – it just takes a few clicks!

But before we show you how to, let’s take a quick look at what you can watch on Amazon Prime.

What Can You Watch on Amazon Prime?

Did you know that the number of paying Amazon Prime subscribers in the US has increased from 63 million in 2016, up to 90 million in 2017? Netflix is the first name that comes to mind when it comes to online streaming, but Amazon Prime has done a great job in rivalling the VOD leader.

It may be behind Netflix in terms of original content, but the streaming service continues to beef up its offerings to hold their own in that domain. Unlike most of its competition, Amazon Prime’s catalog also features a number of popular series from other networks, including HBO, ABC, FX, etc.

The following are some original TV shows and programs that you can stream on Amazon Prime:

Red Oaks

David Myers, an assistant tennis pro, spends the summer of 1985 working at a country club in New Jersey while trying to figure out his future.

Sneaky Pete

Marius, a con man, adopts the identity of his cell mate Pete after being released from prison in an attempt to take cover from his past.

The Grand Tour

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May travel across the world as the goofy hosts of this Amazon motor show.

Mozart in the Jungle

The story revolves around Rodrigo, the new eccentric conductor of the New York Symphony, and Hailey, a struggling oboist, who hopes for her big break.


The lives of a dysfunctional L.A. family change forever when three grown siblings find out their father’s biggest secret.

The Man in the High Castle

The show offers a glimpse into North America’s alternate history in which Japan and Germany win the World War II.

However, the content on Amazon Prime varies from region to region, which means that some TV shows and movies are only available in certain countries.Unfortunately, the streaming service doesn’t offer manual region switching, so you will have to find another way to circumvent these restrictions.

This is exactly where a virtual private network (VPN) comes into play and allows you to enjoy the content you want, regardless of your location. It changes your IP address and encrypts your internet traffic so that you can get around any digital hurdles without anyone eavesdropping on you.

PureVPN is one of the very few providers that still supports Amazon Prime and has made it easier than ever to gain access to the streaming service from anywhere in the world, courtesy of its one-click browser extensions for Chrome and Firefox.

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How to Get Rid of Error 4601 on Amazon Prime?

Without further ado, let’s go through the steps that you will need to take to get rid of error 4601 on Amazon Prime:

Step #1: Subscribe to PureVPN

Unlike other VPN providers out there, PureVPN offers seamless and instant access to Amazon Prime and its huge catalogue. All you have to do is head over to the order page, and sign up for a subscription plan that best suits your needs.

Step #2: Download Browser Extension

After you receive your credentials via email, download the browser extension of your choice: Chrome or Firefox. They come packed with features such as WebRTC Leak Protection, access to servers in 25+ countries, and more.

Step #3: Check Your IP Address

Make sure to check your IP address before you hit the connect button on PureVPN’s extension. There are free IP checkers available on the internet that tell your IP and location, but the one we’d recommend is:

Step #4: Connect to PureVPN

Open your browser from which you want to stream Amazon Prime, and find the PureVPN extension at the top right corner of the window. Once opened, click the “Popular Websites” option and select Amazon Prime US from the list of available websites.

Step #5: Check Your IP Address Again

Check your IP address again by visiting: to ensure that your VPN is working and keeping your actual identity hidden from any prying eyes. Keep in mind that the displayed IP address and location should be different to the results shown in Step #3.

Step #6: Visit Amazon Prime & Stream Away!

Last but not the least, go ahead and visit the Amazon Prime website. You will be able to access it instantly and with no interruptions whatsoever! Now, click the TV show or movie you want to watch and stream away without facing the Amazon Prime video error code 4601.

Final Word

And that’s all, folks!

Follow the guidelines discussed above and bypass the error 4601 on Amazon Prime once and for all to enjoy uninterrupted, high-speed streaming of your favorite Amazon TV shows and movies from any corner of the world with PureVPN.

Haris Shahid has a genuine passion in covering the latest happenings in the cyber security, privacy, and digital landscape. He likes getting out and about, but mostly ends up spending too much of his time behind a computer keyboard. He tweets at @harisshahid01

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