There’s nothing worse than clicking a link to a YouTube video only to see the following notice from YouTube: “YouTube video not available in your country.”
Of even worse yet, you’re at school (or work) and YouTube is blocked all together.
Never fear my fellow internet-friend, I’m here to show you how you can unblock You Tube using a proxy server.
The best news that is that using a proxy to un block YouTube videos is quick and easy.
Quick Overview Of The 3 Easy Steps
2. Download HMA and connect to a US-based server
3. Congrats! You’ve successfully unblocked YouTube videos
Keep reading if you want to see the step-by-step guide on how to unblock videos that aren’t available for you to watch where you live.
Step 1. Sign Up For HMA
HMA is one of the world’s biggest virtual private network (VPN) providers in the world and they will act as your proxy server as the “go between” for you and YouTube.
You might have noticed that there are a lot of proxy sites for YouTube out there, so you might be wondering why I recommend HMA?
The main reason I recommend that you use HMA is because it works. Plain and simple.
One of the biggest reasons that you’re not able to watch a YouTube video is because you and your computer aren’t located in the USA (or whichever country that video is locked down to).
Since we know that your location is the problem we’re going to use HMA to fix it since by connecting to their secure and encrypted server located in the United States (or the country where the video is locked down), you’re able to virtually reside in that country whenever you want to watch otherwise blocked YouTube videos.
The process looks like this:
You first connect to the VPN server located in the USA, then that VPN server will go and connect to the YouTube server that is also in the USA.
When the YouTube Server checks your IP, it sees that the computer that’s accessing YouTube is located in the United States of America and allows you to watch the video.
Since you’re virtually residing in the USA you’ll be able to unblock the YouTube video that you’re trying to watch.
Step 2: Download & Install HMA
How To Setup Your YouTube Proxy Server On Your Computer
First, I’ll show you how to get this setup on your computer. If you want to know how to get it setup on your smartphone or tablet, scroll down.
When you need to use a proxy server to watch a YouTube video on your computer, you’ll first log into your HMA account and then look for the “software & help” button and click it.
Then you will just need to select the version of HMA you need back on your operating system:
After you have download and installed HMA on your computer you will want to launch HMA and connect to one of their US-based proxy servers:
At the time of writing, HMA has 860 VPN proxy servers in 310 locations in 190 countries with a total of 116,720 IP address and counting!
Don’t get overwhelmed with this choice! Choose one in the USA and connect. It’s just nice to know that you’re backed by such a huge network of servers if/when you need them
Once you’ve connected to HMA on your computer you should have successfully unblocked the YouTube video you were trying to watch.
How To Setup Your YouTube Proxy Server On Your iPhone / iPad / iPod / etc.
Don’t let the fact that there are 12 steps discourage you, each of these steps is pretty much just tapping your screen or entering your username and password.
Step 3: You Have Successfully Unblock YouTube Videos
This is my favorite of all three steps! Now that you know how to unblock uTube (as the cool kids call it in text messages these dayz) you can now watch the funny you tube video that your friend shared with you.
Thanks to this YouTube proxy website you don’t need to be the last person in the world to see the funny video that isn’t normally available in Canada or around the world.