Why Is My Amazon in Spanish? Common Reasons & Easy Fixes

Are you on Amazon and wondering, “Why is my Amazon in Spanish?” As one of the biggest e-commerce platforms worldwide, Amazon supports numerous languages across several global regions. Users might occasionally experience errors in their language settings. When your preferred platform language is English, you might wonder why your Amazon is in Spanish!

Here, we discuss why your preferred language might have shifted and the setting selections that will change Amazon from Spanish to English.

Why Is My Amazon in Spanish?

Amazon automatically selects language based on your current location, account settings, and browser’s default language(s). For example, if you live in an English-speaking country like the United States, Amazon’s user interface will likely be displayed in the same language.

Reason 1. Visiting Spanish Websites

If your Amazon is suddenly in Spanish, one of the most common reasons is that you’ve clicked a link that uses Spanish. Amazon tracks these changes and attempts to sync its languages to the websites you’ve visited. Consider clearing your browser cache and cookies.

Reason 2. Check the URL

As you’re browsing on the web, you might have clicked on a product that’s sold from a non-English website. Maybe you’ve clicked a promotion link that actually leads to Amazon Spain. In fact, several Amazon domains indicate different countries/regions:

  • United States’s version: amazon.com
  • Spain’s version: amazon.es.
  • Germany’s version: amazon.de
  • United Kingdom: amazon.co.uk

How to Fix

If you’re not on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk, simply close the tab and enter the correct URL on your browser’s address bar. However, if you’re on the correct URL and the language error persists:

  1. Hover over the flag icon at the top of the Amazon page. Click the link found at the bottom-most part of the list.
Why is my Amazon in Spanish—how to change language on amazon.com


  1. Next, click on the drop-down list and select your applicable region.
Select your region in the Amazon to change language


  1. Click on the yellow button at the lower part of the page.
Click on the yellow button to change Amazon language


The steps above will open a new tab that displays your preferred Amazon region. You can always change the country or region of your account to access the products offered in other countries, too.

Reason 2. VPN Settings

If you’re using a VPN (Virtual Private Network), check to make sure you’re not connecting to servers in Spain or other non-English speaking regions. While protecting your information by diverting your geographic IP address is great, the websites you visit might be displayed in the languages your VPN location is accessing.

How to Fix

The specific steps to fix this scenario vary depending on the VPN service that you’re using. However, the primary method involves changing your VPN location to a nation or region that uses English as a primary language. For example, you can consider connecting to an Australian-based server while you’re in the United States.

Reason 3. Search Engine’s Location Settings

Like the previous VPN scenario, check whether your search engine’s location is set to Spain. Your search results would depend on the location indicated in its settings, which might be the reason why your Amazon is in Spanish on Amazon, not English.

There are numerous search engines that you might be using at the moment. Therefore, the recommended methods to change your location setting will vary. We’ve broken down the issue for two of the most popular engines: Google Search and Microsoft Bing.

Microsoft Bing

  1. Click on the three-line menu at the upper-left portion of your screen. Select Settings > Country/Region.
Microsoft Bing Settings Country/Region


2a. Select a country or region whose primary language is English (i.e., Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States).

Choose country and language in Microsoft Bing


2b. You can also choose to click on Settings > Language to directly change your preferred language in Bing. The issue with this method is that your search results will still be based on your location (which might be in a Spanish-speaking country).

On Google Search

  1. Click on Settings > Search Settings at the bottom-right portion of your screen.
Change Search Settings on Google search


  1. Scroll down to the Region Settings section and select a non-Spanish country. Click “Save.”
How to change Region Settings in Google search

Reason 4. Spanish Is Your Preferred Browser Language

If you’ve previously selected Spanish — or any of its variants — as a preferred language in your browser, it might be causing some of your websites to be displayed in the said tongue.

To solve this, head over to your browser settings and locate the section for your preferred languages. Here’s how you do it in Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.

On Microsoft Edge

  1. First, click on the ellipsis (…) icon at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge and select “Settings.”
    1. Alternatively, you can press Alt + F, S (Option + F, S for macOS) on your keyboard to open your browser settings.
 Where to locate Microsoft Edge Settings


  1. In the left sidebar, head over to “Languages.”
Where to find languages section Microsoft Edge


  1. If Spanish is displayed under the “Preferred Languages” section, click on the ellipsis (…) icon.
Ellipsis icon in Preferred Languages section Microsoft Edge


  1. Select “Remove.”
Remove language from Microsoft Edge

On Google Chrome

  1. Go to “Settings” by clicking on the vertical ellipsis icon (⋮) in the upper-right corner of your Google Chrome window.
    1. You can also accomplish this by pressing Alt + F, S (Cmd +, for macOS) on your keyboard.
Where to find vertical ellipses Google Chrome browser


  1. Click on “Languages” on the left-hand sidebar.
How to change languages Google Chrome browser


  1. Under the “Preferred Languages” section, click on the vertical ellipsis icon (⋮) for Spanish.
Preferred language section in Google Chrome


  1. Choose “Remove.”
How to remove language from Google Chrome

Reason 5. Outdated Browser

The aforementioned fixes won’t provide a long-term effect if your browser is outdated or suffering from a bug. This is where browser updates come in: Continuous security patches and new features will improve the system and help ensure that your browser is kept optimally working.

How to Fix on Google Chrome

If you’re a Google Chrome user, head over to Settings and select “About Chrome” for the updates.

Google Settings About Chrome

How to Fix on Microsoft Edge

The same trick applies to Microsoft Edge: Go to About Microsoft Edge in the Settings tab. If there’s an update available, the browser will automatically download and install it.

Amazon Language Settings in the Mobile App

Your Amazon mobile app might also be affected by this sudden language change to Spanish. Here’s how to change Amazon languages in the mobile app version.

  1. Launch the Amazon app on your smartphone.
  2. Tap on the three horizontal line icon at the bottom-right corner of your phone screen. Next, select “Configuración> “Idioma y país.
The three horizontal line icon to change language setting


  1. Tap on “Idioma” and select your preferred language.
Select preferred language Amazon mobile app


  1. Tap on the yellow “Done” button at the bottom of the screen to save your changes.
Yellow button on Amazon to change language setting on mobile

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Did My Amazon Suddenly Change to Spanish?

There are numerous reasons your Amazon suddenly changed to Spanish, including clicking a link that leads to a foreign website. You might also have Spanish as a preferred browser language, are connected to a Spanish-speaking server location, or have an outdated browser.

How Do I Change Amazon Mobile App Back to English from Spanish?

To change the language of your Amazon mobile app to English, start by tapping the three-line menu at the bottom of your screen. Next, select the “Configuración > “Idioma y país> Idioma.” Then, select the English language from the list. Press “Done” to save your changes.

Final Thoughts

Since Amazon is an international e-commerce platform, it supports numerous languages to cater to its global users. However, due to this multi-language support, certain scenarios may arise when you’re wondering, “Why is my Amazon in Spanish?” We hope the fixes we’ve discussed in this article help you change your language on Amazon!

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Emma Collins is a tech writer for Productivity Spot. She's been writing tech tutorials & how-to guides on Windows, Android, iOS, Social Media, Data Recovery, Cybersecurity, Gaming, and more as a tech writer for over 6 years. You can find her work on many established tech websites, including Hackr.io, MakeUseOf, Help Desk Geek, Online Tech Tips, Switching To Mac, HandyRecovery, Cleverfiles, and more.

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