YouTube has an option to let uploaders block their videos in certain countries so that they can only be viewed in specific countries. This can be a frustrating experience. But worry not, there are many easy ways to get around this block and play those blocked videos in your country. Here’s how.
YouTube blocks videos based on your IP address. i.e if you are from India, for example, and the video is only made available to viewers from USA, then since your IP is India specific you’ll get a message that says this video is not available in your country.
The trick is to change your IP using a proxy server to another country where the video is made available and watch it.
But the problem with this method is that proxy servers are messy, and even though there are several free tools available that will offer free proxy ip service, they’re always sluggish and getting them to work is often a matter of chance and luck.
How To Watch Blocked Videos on YouTube
Here’s a guaranteed way though. First off, you’ve got to be on the Google Chrome browser. So get it here, if you haven’t yet.
Then, add this simple extension to it – Hola Unblocker. Click here to get it. Adding it is easy as clicking a button.
What this extension does is that it adds a small button to your browser, so whenever you come across a website or a YouTube video which is blocked in your country, then you can simple click this button and toggle your IP address to a different country. And there are several countries from the list available to make the switch and all of them are reliable from what I’ve seen.
You can switch between any country in the list and there are many countries in the list to try.
So, there you have it, A simple way to watch blocked videos on YouTube. Hope you found it useful.
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