Saturday, December 28, 2019

How To Watch Blocked YouTube Videos in Your Country

Are you looking to watch blocked YouTube videos in your country? Are you worried about missing your favorite videos because YouTube blocked it? Read more here to find four different ways to unblock YouTube videos.

YouTube is the most-watched video sharing site in the world. Since it's Google's product, you can see the YouTube app on almost all Android phones. Next to Google's search engine, YouTube is the most searched site.

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There are many YouTube channels that do have fans worldwide such as PewDiePie, Mr.Beast, T Series, etc and so on. Many YouTube videos are blocked in certain countries due to many reasons. The blocked videos are not deleted from YouTube. It means, it is just not available in your region.

How To Watch Blocked YouTube Videos

In this post, you'll learn how to watch blocked YouTube videos online on your PC.


Requirements


  • PC/Laptop.
  • Browser Add-ons (Method 1).
  • Proxy sites (Method 2)
  • VPN software (Method 3)
  • Tor Browser (Method 2)

Disclaimer: In some countries, using VPN is prohibited and thus not recommended. This blog post is only for educational purpose.

How To Check Regional Filter For The YouTube Videos?


If you come to know that a YouTube video is blocked in your country, you could check whether the specific video is blocked only in your region or worldwide. This will help you if the YouTube video is blocked in multiple countries.

YouTube  video region filter checker

For example, this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHgc8Q6qTjc) is blocked in India. You could verify this using the below guide:

  • Copy the YouTube video link.
  • Paste the copied video link in the URL field and hit the "Submit" button.
  • If the video is restricted in a specific region, you'll see a map showing "Grey" and "Red" color painted on countries. Here, the "Grey" area shows that video is not restricted whereas "Red" shows that it is restricted. Below the map, you'll also see lists showing Allowed and Disallowed countries for the YouTube video.
  • Restriction-checker.com is an alternative site to check regional-filter for the YouTube videos.
Alright. Now, let's begin to start with 4 powerful methods to watch blocked videos on YouTube.

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How To Watch Blocked YouTube Videos in Your Country


Browser Add-ons (Method 1)


A simple VPN (Virtual Private Network) browser extension can solve your problem in viewing blocked YouTube videos for free. It encrypts your online activity from snoopers and hackers. It provides free servers for you to switch from one server to another. There are two best VPN browser add-ons I would like to mention. These VPNs are available for Chrome and Firefox browsers. They are:

  • uVPN - Free and unlimited VPN for everyone. 
1. Chrome users: Download link

2. Firefox users: Download link

  • Free VPN - The fastest VPN in the house. 
1. Chrome users: Download link

2. Firefox users: Download link

These plugins act as a YouTube region unblocker.


Steps to Follow:


  • Install any of these add-ons on your web browser.
  • Sign-up for a free account if prompts.
  • Choose between available servers worldwide.
  • Open the blocked YouTube video you want to watch.

Proxy Sites (Method 2)


Without using any VPN software, you can easily click and play blocked YouTube videos via Proxy sites. A proxy server can hide your IP (Internet Protocol) address but serves you the same content that you request online. Therefore, the targeted website doesn't know exactly where you're from. If a YouTube video is blocked by a regional filter, using a Proxy site is another possible way to bypass the filter.

You can find many free and paid version proxy sites on Google. Remember that not all proxy sites load YouTube videos. You've to find the right proxy site for this method.


VPN Software (Method 3)


Previously, we've discussed VPN extensions for browsers to unblock YouTube videos. If you're not a fan of Chrome and Firefox browsers, you should use VPN software for anonymous usage. The VPN software applications are extremely popular which adds an additional layer of web security.

With the help of a good VPN software, you can browse any geo-blocked sites. All the web-based apps installed on your computer will start to depend on your VPN for sending and receiving requests. You can filter which application should be allowed and disallowed for sending traffic inside VPN settings. 

There are many free VPNs available in the market. However, free VPNs are low in quality. It is a wise choice to buy a popular premium VPN to surf the Intenet anonymously.

Some of the best VPN applications are listed below:

  • Hotspot Shield.
  • ExpressVPN.
  • TunnelBear VPN.
  • ProtonVPN.
  • Windscribe.
  • Speedify.

Tor Browser (Method 4)


Tor Project is an open-source browser that enables anonymous communication. It adds multiple layers of security to hide your real IP address.

If you want a free browser that hides your location and IP, Tor is your only choice. By using Tor, you can start to unblock YouTube videos.

Using the Tor browser only for browsing is not illegal. However, it is not advised to use this browser for any illegal purposes.

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In some regions, Tor is blocked. You can configure Tor to connect to a bridge during the setup process. Make sure that your system clock is correct before connecting to Tor.

Tor is available for Windows, MAC, Linux, and Android devices.


Conclusion


All the above-listed methods are tested to watch blocked videos on YouTube. While using a VPN or Proxy, you'll experience a slow Internet connection. So, always using a fast Internet connection is recommended.

In some cases, the proxy sites won't work because of the server overloaded issue. You can try other methods and Enjoy watching videos anonymously!