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How to Unblock YouTube Videos - 3 Ways to Watch Blocked YouTube Videos

Unblock YouTube and Watch YouTube Videos Freely No Matter Where You Live

YouTube is the largest and most popular video-hosting site in the world. However, YouTube is blocked in some countries like China, Iran, North Korea and Pakistan because of "offensive" or "inappropriate" content, copyright restrictions or other reasons. People in restricted regions can't get access to YouTube if no measures taken. Meanwhile, this site is also blocked in some schools, workplaces or some organizations to avoid distraction. So, how can we unblock YouTube to ensure that we can still watch YouTube videos when we are in restricted places for travel, business, study or other purposes? Three ways to unblock YouTube site are listed below.

Part 1: How to Unblock YouTube?

The ways to unblock YouTube include VPN, browser add-on, and web proxy. Check details to know more.

1. Unblock YouTube with VPN

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It is an application that can be downloaded onto your device and then put your whole computer in a different place virtually. That is to say, your computer can act like it's in America or wherever the VPN is hosted, and empowers you to access YouTube with ease.

Best VPNs to unblock YouTube:

No.1 Express VPN

Express VPN is available for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, routers and Linux. All apps are easy to use and ultra secure to use. Your internet traffic will be encrypted and IP address will be hidden from hackers and spies. It allows you to choose from 145 cities in 94 countries. 30-day money-back is guaranteed, so feel free to have a try.

No.2 Vyper VPN

VyprVPN also offers easy-to-use apps for multiple platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, TV, and router. It owns more than 700 servers in over 70 server locations. When you enable it, you will get a new IP address to visit YouTube flawlessly and securely. You can try it free for 3 days.

No.3 Hide My Ass

Hide My Ass is another top-rated VPN service capable of unblocking YouTube. It owns servers in over 190+ countries. It also supports 30-day money-back, so you can cancel online at any time if you are not satisfied with it. You can surf the internet securely even on public WiFi and unsecured networks.

2. Unblock YouTube via browser add-on/extension

Alternatively, you can add an extension to your browser to unblock YouTube website without VPN. Available add-ons include ProxTube and Youtube Unblock. You can download them for Google Chrome or Firefox. ProxTube is a free online YouTube proxy that can avoid regional limitations by emulating any of the supported source locations. Youtube Unblock add-on requires proxy servers which are available to get from https://proxy-list.org or other site for free. If you think it's annoying to do this, you can choose a paid subscription ($11.52) which permits you to get access to high speed (100mbit) gateways from 77 different countries and cities.

3. Unblock YouTube through web proxy

If you don't want to download neither VPN nor browser add-on, you can use web-based proxy to watch interesting YouTube videos. A proxy is a website which acts as a middleman letting you access YouTube through it instead of getting into official YouTube website directly. ProxFree is a free web proxy service which gives you the freedom to view blocked YouTube videos by simply entering the URL of target YouTube video.

Part 2: VPN vs Proxy: Should We Unblock YouTube via VPN or Proxy?

Here, we put the advantages and disadvantages of VPN and web proxy in the table. You can choose one to bypass YouTube blocking restrictions based on your own needs and judgment.




1. It is safe to use, because VPN always encrypts all of your data and activities online.

2. The entire computer and all programs that use internet access will work as if they are in another location.

1. You don't need to download anything.

2. You can access it from any device.


1. You need to install something onto your device first.

2. You can only use it on the device you installed it on.

1. Proxy is risky, because all data you enter in a proxy can be easily traced, stored and stolen.

2. It isn't as stable as VPN.

3. Some proxies have low speed.


author - Kistent Waung

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Graduated from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, she employs herself in IT related content creation (since 2013) and happens to perfectly combine her major (computer & science) and her gusto (writing). She's seasoned at offering video audio conversion workarounds and always passionate about new trends, from hot HEVC, 4K to the new AV1 codec.

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