YouTube is the largest video hosting site accessible to everyone anywhere in the world. However, this does not mean that all the videos can be viewed everywhere, if this is not the case then the error message appears on the screen “This video has been blocked in your country“.
Which is pretty frustrating when you just want to watch a movie trailer or video clip. To overcome this obstacle, follow our tutorial.
How to unblock Youtube videos ?
This is the question you asked yourself if you are currently browsing this article. Therefore, we will hasten to tell you about the full tutorial that we have done in this context.
Before getting into the subject, be reassured: no special computer skills will be necessary to unblock YouTube and its videos with the help of some tools like :
Use a VPN
The most reliable and efficient way to bypass the regional filter is to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) service. It allows you to browse the web as if you were based in another country.
There are free VPNs, but we recommend paid ones like NordVPN, which we think is the best on the market, so you will benefit from faster connections, more servers and much better protection of private data. Before subscribing to it, we advise you to test their free version.
In order to see YouTube videos blocked from your country, install the VPN of your choice on your PC, Mac or smartphone. Make sure it lets you choose the location of the server, which will give you secure access to the video (normally, the country where the creator is based).
Now just open your web browser again and go to the YouTube video you want to watch. YouTube now thinks you’re in the right country; the video should then start. Depending on the VPN selected, the video may load a little slower or be of lower quality.
VPN service is usually the fastest and easiest way to unblock YouTube videos.
Use a proxy
If you don’t want to go through a VPN then your best alternative is to use a proxy server. It will have a result similar to VPN since you will be able to browse as if you were in another country. However, it is less secure and does not encrypt your browsing, which is why, in our opinion, a VPN is preferable to a proxy.
However, if you are trying to access videos from a country whose government prohibits viewing, then the VPN is certainly your best choice.
Like VPNs, there are free proxy servers but they are often so limited that a paid service is more appropriate.
Use browser extension
You will usually need to access the server through a browser extension. Again, make sure the server you choose is located in a country where the video in question is available. Finally, all you have to do is go to YouTube.
NB: Remember that if it’s not illegal to upload videos to YouTube, it’s technically contrary to Google’s terms of service, and it’s probably immoral since you bypass the ads that help fund the site and its content.