I have been trying to cut down on my subscriptions and came up across VPN method to save on some of the services. I signed up for Amazon Audible through Indian Audible just now using a VPN and paid $25.38 as pre-paid for 6 months. Got my monthly credit immediately and downloaded the book on phone app and it all works. I haven't bought a book with money yet but they appear to be somewhere between $3 and $5.
Here are the steps I followed - I suggest doing this on computer.
Step 1: Getting VPN - I don't have VPN account so I signed up a free trial on TunnelBear (500mb limit so don't use it up on other browsing). Once signed up and installed on my PC, I closed all browsers and connected to Indian server. Very easy to do with a creative visual on the window. A bear tunnels from Aus to IN and you know you are connected.
Step 2: Open up Audble India and sign up for a plan (free trial won't work as they need local CC or Debit card). Select 6 months pre-paid plan.
Step 3: You can pay using your AU card, it will prompt the standard bank security check, for me it was a text on my Au phone.
Step 4: Enter Indian address as shipping address. I used a friend's address that I had. Once all signed up, you will get confirmation and a welcome to Audible message.
Step 5: Download Audible and sign in. IMPORTANT - when signing in, select Market Place as Audible.in, this is right at the bottom of the sign in page. if you sign in using AU then you won't see your membership or credit.
Note - I haven't purchased a book yet, but I assume I will have to use VPN again to buy from Audible.In website. Happy with 6 credits for $4.23 each for now.
While I had free trial left on VPN, I signed up for Youtube Premium as well on Youtube India. Sign up process was straight forward, open youtube.in when connected to Indian VPN server. Click on sign up for premium, it's around 129 Indian Rupee a month or around $2.45. You get first month free as well. I downloaded Youtube Music and signed in on YouTube using my email and it works fine. Only cache is that youtube music is loaded with Bollywood suggestions so I'll have to build up a library from scratch.