How to unblock Youtube. The website could be blocked by your isp or by any other reason listed below. There are couple of ways you can get youtube unblocked. One of the best method is to use a Youtube proxy site. It will be fast and efficient then just unblocking Youtube.com using an VPN/Proxy. Cause VPN/Proxy sites slow down the websites and make your experience of site miserable.
There are thirteen methods you can use to unblock youtube.com
- Use Vpn
- Use Proxy Websites
- Use IP Rather Than URL
- Use Google Translate
- Bypass via Extensions
- Replace your DNS Server
- Wayback Machine
- Change Network Proxy In Browsers
- Redirection with Short URL service
- Google Cache
- Retrieve web pages via Email
Restrictions and bans over websites are always annoying, and governments are now censoring content more than ever. Check out the 10 easy ways to bypass the censorship to access blocked websites. These easy-to-use and effective methods include the use of VPN, extensions, DNS hack, proxy websites, and others.
Proxy and VPN servers
Proxy sites and VPN services are great as they allow us to access any website which is blocked in our internet connection by ISP or government. And, if you’re to choose between them two, I recommend you to use VPN service to access Youtube because it is both anonymous and secure.
However, both of these methods slow your connection. You might face issues like slow site speed, slow streaming, distorted site interface, etc. which are not good in this case. So, the best way to access Youtube even if it is blocked is by using Youtube Proxy. Youtube Proxy sites are dedicated duplicate of original Youtube free streaming site managed by Youtube Team or volunteers who want to provide unblock access to Youtube content to all the people around the world.
2. Use Proxy Websites
Very often, in a professional environment, the employers draw certain boundaries, restricting your the access to some particular websites. At times, you need a way to access the blocked websites and in those situations, proxy websites act as a rescue method.
On the web, there are hundreds of proxy websites that make your web experience ‘unrestricted’. A proxy website becomes a moderator between the user and server site. The proxy website camouflages the blocked site from the ISPs and allows you to access blocked websites. To get a proxy website for any blocked site, just perform the Google search.
Eg: Facebook Proxy Server. In case, Facebook is blocked in your institution, or you can go to
3. Use IP Rather Than URL
The blocked website sometimes are stored as a list of URLs and using IP of the website might work in few of the cases. To get the IP address for any website, you do a
In return you will get the IP address of youtube.com
Enter the Ip address in url bar instead of youtube url. and hit enter you will have access to youtube.
Using IP is a simple way to access blocked websites in your region. However, if the website had hidden its IP too, then it won’t open with this method.
All you need to do is run CMD on your computer. Now type “ping www.youtube.com” and press Enter. This will promptly return the IP address. Now enter this IP address in your web browser’s address bar and hit Enter.
4. Change Network Proxy In Browsers
Your college or institute might be having more than one proxy for its network. So, it happens that youtube is restricted on one proxy, but accessible in another. So, you can give a try to proxy surfing to access blocked youtube in your college.
Disabling the network proxy settings in our web browsers isn’t a tough task. You just need to find the connections/network option in the settings of your web browser. There, you can select the no proxy option or use another one that’s providing unrestricted browsing at your institution.
5. Use Google Translate
Institutes or even countries sometimes don’t ban Google Translate. So, you can bypass the restriction by converting the blocked Youtube into some other language that you may know. Try Google Translate and see for yourself. It is yet another simple way to access blocked websites.
You can also use Microsoft’s Bing translation service to unblock a banned Youtube.
6. Bypass via Extensions
If the Youtube is blocked by your institute or office are dynamic in nature such as Facebook then you should give a try to these extensions. Hola and ProxMate are some extensions that you can use to access blocked websites.
7. Replace your DNS Server
You can simply use this method and bypass the blockade. This method generally involves using Google DNS or OpenDNS for accessing the internet.
Here are the instructions:
For Windows Vista and 7, click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center. If you’re using Windows 8, hit Windows key + C > click Search on the right-hand side > type Control Panel in the search bar > select Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center.
Click Change adapter settings, which is on the left sidebar.
Right-click the Internet connection (MTNL, Airtel, BSNL, etc.) on which you’re having trouble accessing websites, and clickProperties.
Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP), and then click Properties.
Click the radio button next to Use the following DNS Server addresss. If you want to use Google DNS, enter 188.8.131.52 as the Preferred DNS Server and 184.108.40.206 as the Alternate DNS Server. If you want to use OpenDNS, use 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 respectively. After entering these, click OK.
8. Wayback Machine
Wayback Machine is an interesting service that stores a copy of most of all website on the internet. It saves multiple versions of a website and you can use it to access the past versions of a website. The users can also use it to browse the blocked content online.
9.Redirection with Short URL service
Sometimes the URL you intend to browse might be ban, but converting them to another a shorter URL with short URL services might just help you to bypass the settings.
Here’s 2 Short URL service we’ve previously mentioned – MooURL, SnipURL
Search engines like Google and Yahoo cache webpages and these cached pages are stored in search engines themselves, which likely will be added to the blocked list. Click on the ‘cache’ will bring you to a cache version of the page, as updated as how Google caches it.
11.Retrieve web pages via Email
Web2Mail is a free service that sends websites you want to read right into your inbox. All you need to do is send an email to [email protected] with the URL as subject title.
These are some of the most effective and easy to use methods to circumvent the censorship that has been put on your favorite websites. Let us know which one do you prefer to access blocked websites in your region.