UPDATE: The Grand Tour hosts just announced, that the shows will be available to stream across 200+ countries worldwide starting in December. The streaming of the first show, however, will be limited to select countries.
As fans of motoring shows certainly know, the long awaited weekly series The Grand Tour starts on November 18, featuring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. The first collaborative project of the charismatic trio since their departure from BBC’s hit show Top Gear will be released exclusively for Amazon Prime subscribers.
In September, when Amazon announced that audiences could apply for tickets to the first-ever UK recording session of The Grand Tour, it took just 48 hours to receive thousands of applications from over 100 countries. However, complicated licensing terms mean that Amazon Prime Video is available in only a handful of countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Japan and, recently, India. On top of that, even US- and UK-based Amazon Prime subscribers will have problems accessing the show while abroad as the service has strict geographical content restrictions.
As a result, only a very small fraction of the massive global fanbase of Clarkson, Hammond and May will get the chance to see their latest adventures. Many will actually be denied this opportunity even though they are paying Amazon Prime subscribers.
Luckily, geographical content restrictions based on outdated licensing models are becoming a thing of the past with today’s technologies. One of the most reliable ways to make full use of your Amazon Prime account when abroad is to use a VPN service.
NordVPN unblocks sites by routing all your internet traffic through an encrypted tunnel, so your data packets can’t be monitored or censored. Connecting to a VPN server based in the US or the UK also replaces your IP address, allowing you to bypass any content restrictions and to access your Amazon Prime account wherever you are.