It’s easy to Unblock YouTube. I hate when a YouTube video is blocked, because we are in the wrong region of the world. This is censorship, but usually has to do with licensing or government laws. As a YouTube user, you might not even realize that if you live in the United States, that censorship is higher here, then in most European countries. This is in large part due to the extreme religious factions within the country.
In order to Unblock YouTube, we need to use 2 different applications. The first application is Google Chrome, though Firefox will also work, but this guide is made for Google Chrome. Second, you will need to get the plugin called “Hola Better Internet“. This will allow you to select which location you want to be shown from. Want to watch a Canadian video, select a Canadian Server. Want to watch something which is blocked in the United States, select a UK server.
While this will work, 95% of the time, it can be slow to route your service through a proxy (and deadly on mobile bandwidth). In this case, using a VPN like HideMyAss, might be a bit more effective. You can either use their free web service, or their application or mobile app service.
You might be wondering why I decided to write this article, but the reasoning is simple. My wife is Asian, and likes to watch Asian TV shows on YouTube. Unfortunately, sometimes those videos, are restricted by her region or country. She wants to watch the shows, but can’t, and I don’t want to pay $30-$50 a month to catch those channels. So I did some research. Most of the research I did, came up flat. By this I mean I tried different browsers, and tried to find the easiest way to Unblock YouTube with a Free Proxy. But for the most part, none of the supposed solutions, apps, and plugins didn’t work. So when I found the solution, I just had to share. ^^