4 Proxy Websites to Unblock YouTube Easily

If you can visit YouTube right now, and if you can use the website without any assistance whatsoever, there’s a good chance that this is a privilege you take for granted.

We forget sometimes that there are countries all over the world that cannot access the server without some help.


If you have a job in which sites like YouTube are blocked, or if you go to a school that has the server blocked on its servers, then you have at least some idea of how frustrating it can be.

We all know the current situation in Pakistan, which has blocked some really popular websites. This is becoming an increasingly popular trend with conservative governments.

No matter what your situation is, if you can’t access YouTube, you’re probably wondering if there are actually websites out there that will help you unblock it.

4 YouTube Unblockers

There are several websites out there to help you out. The best ones will make it possible to access YouTube, Facebook, or any other websites that might be blocked on your server.

A proxy website acts as a go-between. This is just one of the ways in which you can bypass a server that’s blocked yor access.

Whatever the reason may be, if you’re unable to access YouTube on your server, and you’d like to change that, try some of these websites out:

1. Speedproxy.co.uk

One of the best-known, most-trusted proxy websites going today. This site has a worthy reputation for being able to bring access to blocked websites to people from all walks of life and all situations. That certainly includes the famous video site.

Simply type your website into the search bar, and hit enter. That’s all you have to do. This site features quick links for easy access (such as You Tube, MySpace, Twitter), and the opportunity to join their mailing list for any and all future updates. Just remember that because the proxy site has to work as a buffer that prevents your server from knowing what you’re actually doing, your speed is probably going to suffer a little. You’ll still be able to access it. You just may experience some lagging.

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2. Unblockyoutube.org

This is another excellent service to try. Unblockyoutube.org has been proven to get you past those irritating URL or IP-based filters. You simply type in the name of the website you actually want to visit, and hit enter. Like speedproxy.co.uk, this site  is going to slow you down a little, but you should be able to browse the other blocked sites without too much lag or other problems. There are also some additional options to play around with.

You can remove cookies, remove scripts, hide referrer information, and show entry form. If you’re trying to access an instant messenger, such as MSN, AIM, Yahoo, or Gtalk, this site will let you do that, too. There’s even a forum that you can visit.

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3. Hotspot Shield

There are several places in which to download this tool for bypassing blocked websites like YouTube. If you’re hesitant to try this site for yourself, go straight to the source, and visit Hotspot Shield for yourself. This free VPN software loses a few points for being a little heavy with the ads, but if you’re stuck for a way to browse the internet with any hassles, then this is definitely something you should consider.

Simply download the software, run the application, and you’ll be able to access the site. Visiting the website for Hotspot Shield will give you all the information you’ll need, including a blog, contact information, and a breakdown of how the software works.

4. Ultrasurf

Some people prefer Ultrasurf over Hotspot Shield, and it’s not impossible to understand why that might be the case. The program is free to download, and the website itself features support, an FAQ that makes it easy to understand everything necessary to use the site, and a press page that illustrates just how much attention this software is getting in the mainstream press.

Ultrasurf also promises that your browsing will be faster than any other means of bypassing blocked websites. A number of users who have tried the software seem to agree.

BONUS: There is also an option like ProxTube.com for example.

Other Helpful Tips For Unblocking

The above four suggestions are definitely worth a look, but there are other options you can try:

  • Open with Https: There are two ways to access it. There is the http://www.youtube.com option, and then there is the https://www.youtube.com option. These are two completely different links for gaining access. Some servers have the http blocked, but not the https, so it’s certainly at least worth a try.
  • Google DNS: This is a bit of a long shot, but trying Google DNS ( may help you get through too.

If your present circumstances make it impossible to access your favorite site or blog when you want to, don’t panic. There are a wide range of ideas to try. They have worked for a number of individuals in a variety of situations, and they could work for you, too. Don’t assume the worst. Watching videos is something that everyone should be able to enjoy.

[Related: 6 NinjaProxy Alternatives For Anonymous Web Surfing]

And keep an eye on the news. It’s not unreasonable to remember that new programs are being developed all the time. If none of the above options works, it’s fair to assume that eventually, one day soon, someone will come up with something that will work for you.

Until then, try these ideas, and see if any of them produce the results you’re looking for.

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  • Andrew Jordan

    Fantastic article, Just what i have been looking for. Although youtube is not blocked as such where i am (Austria) some video’s are country restricted (certain official music videos for example) which upsets me a little as I am originally from the UK and love watching the latest music videos.
    Tried speedproxy and was able to access the UK restricted videos :) Thank you.

  • John WIlson

    Woohoo youtube in school, My school network blocked youtube but these websites seem to work fantastically thumbs up from me :) Lets hope my school doesn’t block these sites too.

  • Mark McKenzie

    These websites are great but i would suggest the vpn based solutions hotspot shield (if you can bear the ads) or ultrasurf that you have mentioned here if you would like to access watch iplayer, 4od, or itv player online.

  • Lee Bury

    Thank you so much for this, never again will there be a boring afternoon at work. You can take our myspace but your will never take our youtube freedom.

  • Shaun Connor

    I have tried other way’s to unblock youtube at work such as the https method mentioned with no success and some other proxy websites.

    This list is fantastic just what i have been looking for although to be honest i just tried the first one in the list and found it lets me unblock youtube and it’s fast too. Can’t complain for free.

  • Rick

    I don’t get why youtube is blocked in many place. I can see it being blocked in a school, but even that is ridiculous to me. I don’t have to worry about youtube being blocked, but it does get on my nerves that some countries as well as schools block it. You can use youtube to learn things. Gosh! :(

  • Cass

    unblockyoutube is the site I use in school. My school is very strict when it comes to watching youtube and other stuff that may take us off of our learning, but I find it helps with my learning. If this site ends up getting blocked, I’ll make sure to look at the other sites just in case. Thanks for the great article by the way, this site is becoming of a favorite of mine. :)

  • Sindy

    I was under the impression that youtube isn’t the kind of site that can be blocked, I guess I was wrong. Youtube being blocked is just weird to me. I suppose I can see it in schools, but in other countries it just feels wrong. I guess some countries just don’t like freedom of speech.

  • Kendrick

    It’s odd to say the least that people think sites like youtube are bad and so they block it. I can see sites with offensive material, like porn or anything really bad being blocked, but youtube, that’s crazy! Other countries must think otherwise. Oh well, if it ever comes to it, I’ll use one of these sites.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Ethan

    At my school youtube is blocked along with many other social sites like it. I tried changing the html to https and it worked. They must not have known people would guess that when getting onto youtube. I always delete my history, but I doubt that’ll change much of anything. Hopefully they don’t catch on, if so I’ll just use one of the sites. Thanks!

  • ed pierce

    I was actually in a country on business and I couldn’t get YouTube at all. I didn’t understand why until I got home and then it hit me, it was blocked in their country! If only I had read your post sooner, I could have had my favorite pass time. :)

  • jon terns

    This is just the information I need at work! They somehow have the internet blocked for us and I haven’t been sure how to get around it. How do companies, schools and other countries block the internet? I thought it was all powerful and unstoppable! :)

  • bree

    I don’t understand why YouTube is blocked in schools and other countries.What about it is so offensive that it should be blocked in the first place? What’s so wrong with watching mindless videos whenever you need a break?

    • http://draumstafur.deviantart.com/ nodeer

      Copyright issues related to those countries, I think.

  • http://draumstafur.deviantart.com/ nodeer

    Yes, I really needed this! Sometimes I just want to watch a video and it’s not available in my country. It sucks. I understand they must have their reasons for it, but it just feels so…America-centric for some reason (because almost no videos are blocked for the USA). I know it’s stupid to think that, but I get annoyed by it XD

  • Daisey

    You are so awesome! I am tired of not being able to watch YouTube. I think I will be able to now! :D

  • romin alavi

    I have often wondered how the Syrian opposition is able to get their videos onto the internet given that Assad/Syrian govt owns the internet provider in the country. I knew a little because I have family that lives in Iran and apparently the Iranian government blocks a ton of sites too. I didn’t realize it was as simple as it is until I read this. I have also been paying for my VPN service through Private Internet Access because I do a lot of Pirate Baying for tv shows and movies. I am going to try the free one you have listed that is ad heavy and see how it is on the speed. Another great article, thank you!!!

  • http://www.ioflare.com/ Vance Davies

    http://googlewarriors.com works perfectly for YouTube.