YouTube is a very good source of entertainment and the funny videos people share on videos can be great stress busters between our hectic work. Unfortunately lot of schools, offices and universities have a different opinion and see it as a time waster, distraction, and productivity killer.
So, to restrict students at school and employees at offices from accessing YouTube they are blocking it in different ways at their convenience.
Apart from entertainment, there are, lot of things that we can learn by watching YouTube videos. If YouTube is blocked at your school, office or university and you want to know how to unblock it, you are at the right place. In this post we mentioned different ways and techniques to unblock youtube at
- Educational Institutions Like Schools, Colleges, Universities
- Work Places
- Youtube Banned Countries
Here are few handy sites to watch YouTube videos without VPN or proxy.
Unblock YouTube at School, Offices, and Universities using Proxies VPNS, Browser extensions and more
#1. Using Virtual Private Networks to Unblock YouTube (Using VPN’s)
VPN means “virtual private network”. VPNs are private networks which are connected across the internet, they will allow the computer connected through their network to send and receive data through their network. When you use a VPN software, all it does is, connect you with that Virtual private network, which will enable you to send and receive data from that virtual network. There are Hundreds of Paid and Free VPN services available on the internet.
If you are looking for a paid VPN, check out VyprVPN. They have a free plan with 500MB monthly cap, will be great to use on mobile or to listen to radio (Like BBC) from other contries.
1. Hotspot shield, the only free VPN you will need
Hotspot shield is one of the best free VPN service. You should only try the other methods if hotspot shield doesn’t work for you.
You can download the Hotspot shield client from HERE. They also have have an handy browser extension for Chrome and FireFox.
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If Hotspot shield doesn’t work for you, below or 11 more ways to unblock youtube.
Using online Proxy sites (Youtube Proxies)
This is how a proxy server normally works in unblocked websites, when your system is blocked from accessing YouTube.com, instead of directly connecting to the YouTube. First we will try connect to a proxy site (server) and then we will connect to YouTube via proxy that server. This will let us to access any blocked website like YouTube, Facebook, Gmail etc.
All of the free Online proxy sites work in a similar way, there will be a input box on their sites in which you have to enter the web address of the site which you want to block ( youtube.com in our case). When we hit enter, those online proxy sites will let us to access the site we entered.
Here is the list of few top most Online proxy websites to open Youtube when its blocked.
Click HERE to use Proxify online proxy website,
Also check : List of Proxy sites to Unblock websites
Click HERE and go to Kproxy.com on the input box provided on the home page enter www.youtube.com and click on surf. You will be redirected to youtube Via Kproxy and you can watch your favourite videos.
7. Surf Again
Click Here and Go to Surf again
8. Mega Proxy
Click Here and Go to Mega Proxy home page
9. Using Hola Browser extension
You can use the Hola browser extension as YouTube unblocker at your school or office. This will make your things easier. All you need to do is, just to download and install a browser extension form the below downloading links. While you try to access youtube.com from your browser, it will automatically browse through secured proxy servers and will let you to access YouTube in no time.
The good thing about this Hola extension is, it is also available for Android mobiles. You need to download and install Hola app from play store and you should turn the Unblocked ON.
- Download Hola Browser extension for Chrome from HERE
- Download Hola Browser extension for Firefox from HERE
- Download Hola for Android from HERE
10. Using Https connection
Here all you need to do is, just change your “Http” connection to “Https”. For instance if it is http://www.youtube.com in your browser just change it to https://www.youtube.com just by changing it to secure connection. Though this a very silly trick to try, believe me even this works in many cases. Surprisingly this works even at my college too! The reason is at many colleges and schools they just block the websites using few security software’s, where they will manually enter the web address of the sites which they want to block. If they might have just blocked URL’s using http connection then we can access the sites using Https secure connection.
11. Tor Browser
Tor is one of the best used utility for maintaining online anonymity. Tor is basically a proxy software.You can download the tor from HERE https://www.torproject.org/download/download . After installing it will be configured along with your Mozilla Firefox browser. You can access youtube.com from it simply by entering the URL in the address bar.
Also check : how to configure TOR to Unblock Blocked Sites
12. Browsing through a proxy web address.
If you use an online proxy website, each time when you want to open any other blocked site, you can have to resubmit the URL to make it work again. This trick will make your browser to browse through a proxy web address, so that you can browse from any tab, making your things easier. This is how you can do it.
1. Click here to get list of Proxy IP addresses
2. Open your Mozilla Firefox browser and go to following settings OPTIONS > ADVANCED > CONNECTIONS > SETTINGS
3. Click on MANUAL PROXY SETTINGS and enter Proxy IP address selected from the above list, set the port number to 8080 and save settings.Now opening YouTube in your address bar to access the website. if it doesn’t work, you can try by selecting any other IP address from the list.
So this is how you can Unblock YouTube using different ways, if you are still facing any issue in accessing the websites, kindly Comment below to get our assistance.