How to unblock YouTube videos on restricted networks

YouTube is the world’s largest video streaming website. Every major video is published like trailers, gameplay, etc. are on YouTube. But as a source of distraction, many networks at places like the offices, schools, colleges, and some private networks. In this post, we will be taking a look at the methods which will help us to unblock and access YouTube videos on restricted networks. However, some of these methods which do not include dedicated software and websites. I will mention separately.

How to unblock YouTube videos

These methods will work on PCs, Android, and iOS devices as well:

  1. Using a VPN or Virtual Private Network.
  2. Using a Proxy Freeware.
  3. Using a Free Web Proxy.
  4. Using a browser add-on for Mozilla Firefox.
  5. Using a browser add-on for Google Chrome.
  6. Using YouTube Downloader software.
  7. Using YouTube Downloader website.
  8. Other Methods.

1] Using a VPN or Virtual Private Network

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Using a VPN software or a Virtual Private Network, you can break through the barriers of the local network and unblock and view YouTube videos.

2] Using a Proxy Freeware

Proxy software can also help you to access restricted websites and services on certain networks.

3] Using a Free Web Proxy

You may use proxy websites or programs to access websites blocked in your area. One such proxy is UltraSurf. This was specifically designed to allow the population of a certain country to access social networking sites. There are some websites which let you easily access and open blocked websites. OpenBlockedWebsite.com. kproxy.com, hide.me/en/proxy, proxysite.com and HideMyAss.com are some such websites you may want to check out. They act as free web anonymizers that aim to unblock blocked websites and offer free anonymous web surfing.

4] Using a browser add-on for Mozilla Firefox

Some browsers including Mozilla Firefox have VPN extensions on their Extension Store that can be used to use a VPN connection bound to that particular browser. Some of the VPN Extensions for Mozilla Firefox are, TouchVPN, HoxxVPN, and NordVPN.

5] Using a browser add-on for Google Chrome

Some browsers including Google Chrome have VPN extensions on their Chrome Web Store that can be used to use a VPN connection bound to that particular browser. Some of the VPN Extensions for Google Chrome are, DotVPN, Betternet VPN,  Hola VPN, and NordVPN.

6] Using YouTube Downloader Software

How to unblock YouTube videos

Another way to watch YouTube videos on restricted networks is by downloading them. All you need to have is the download links. You can search on a Search engine for the link to a video that you want to watch.

The YouTube Downloader HD software is available here free of cost for Windows 10, MacOS as well as Linux. You will have a variety of choices of formats and resolutions of what kind of video you wish to download.

7] Using YouTube Downloader Website

You can download videos online using some YouTube Downloader website. There are various websites that will let you download the YouTube videos on your browser. The only thing is that you need to get a link to the video that you want to download. After you get it, you can use websites like SaveFrom.net, ClipConverter.cc, Y2Mate.com, and FetchTube.com.

8] Other Methods

You can also use some browsers like the Tor browser and Opera that can bypass this restriction due to their mechanism. Some of them even have VPN connection utilities built inside of them that can even bypass this blockage.

TIP: You can learn more here about accessing restricted websites on a computer.

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.

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