YouTube is a global video streaming platform with video creators and viewers from every corner of the world. However, not every video is available to YouTube users in every country.
YouTube has regional or geographical filters in place which block users from specific locations from watching specific videos. This is why sometimes you encounter an annoying “The uploader has not made this video available in your country” message on YouTube.
It can be irritating and unfair, especially when all you want to do is relax and watch any YouTube video. The good news is that there are ways to get around YouTube’s geo-block.
Let’s start with the most effective solution.
YouTube checks a visitor’s IP address and blocks the user if the IP address is from a restricted location. With a VPN, you can select an IP address from a location which doesn’t have restrictions, leading YouTube to believe that you are from a different country. This effectively allows you to circumvent the regional restrictions that YouTube has put in place.
Don’t use just any VPN service though, especially the free ones, since some can be problematic. Paid VPN services are more reliable, and are proven to be faster. Most paid VPNs also offer a free trial; you can take advantage of that as well.
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Here’s how you can use a VPN to get around YouTube’s geo-block:
The quality of the videos you’ll watch, and your overall streaming experience, depend on the VPN provider you choose. Using a free one will likely result in a lot of buffering for a video in 360p, while paying a little for higher quality will let you easily stream in full 1080p.
Another option is to use a proxy service. Proxies work the same way as VPNs do since they allow you to pretend that you’re browsing from a certain country. They act as an intermediary between you and YouTube, and they certainly help bypass YouTube’s regional filters. However, proxies don’t have the encryption process present in VPNs, and are not secure.
Basically, the absence of encryption means that anyone who’s looking at your traffic can easily track you. That could be YouTube, your ISP, hackers, or your government. They will know what you’ve been doing online since proxies don’t encrypt network traffic.
As with VPNs, there are free proxies available online. Since it’s free, hundreds or even thousands of people can be connected to the same proxy at once, so expect slower speed and lower quality YouTube videos.
If you want to use a proxy server to unblock YouTube videos, just connect to a server located in a country where the video is licensed, and go to YouTube.
Your last resort is to download the YouTube video. While the legality of downloading copyrighted materials in a gray area (at best), you shouldn’t worry too much if you will be using it for personal use only. There are several options on how to do this, but you can go to this online downloader for a start.
Take note: downloading YouTube videos are against Google’s terms of service since you are getting around their ads.
Another option is to torrent the YouTube videos you’re interested in, but you would need to protect yourself by using a VPN any time you torrent. Not only that, but who uploads a YouTube video to a torrent site? Have you ever seen it before?