YouTube is most popular video sharing website in the earth. Before the existence of the Amazon Prime, NetFlix, Hotstar, YuppTV etc., YouTube is the sole source of watching online videos with millions of users and billions of videos.
If you are a regular user of YouTube and love to explore videos on vivid categories, then you might have experienced – This Video is not available in your Country error code for some videos. This is all because YouTube gives ownership to the content owners to restrict videos to certain locations or geographic regions. If you are the owner any YouTube video, you have every right restrict who can watch that particular video — may be based on Geographic location or user based authentication is required.
YouTube blocks the videos based on government orders also. ISPs like ACT Fibernet, Airtel Broadband, BBNL, BSNL, MTNL, Railtel and more also can block YouTube and we can’t do anything about these sort of blockages. But if it blocked on the basis of Geographic location, here we will provide solution to overcome it.
This Video is not available in your Country – Solution
Now we we’ll learn how to watch blocked ‘this video is not available in your country’ videos. If you are not in the certain geographic region or out of the region then you w’ll get error ‘This video is not available in your country‘. Due to licence problem, some channels like BBC and Olympic Games Channels are blocked in some countries and play in particular countries like UK and USA.
Method 1: Using Proxy Site
YouTube identifies your location based on IP address of your computer. If you can bypass or use some proxy servers, we can watch these videos.
- In this method, Just take the URL which is blocked on the basis of geographical location
- Go to www.proxysite.com and paste your URL
- Select one of the server on the left side of URL box and click on Go
- You’ll will be redirected to that YouTube video page.
Method 2: Bypassing YouTube restrictions Using Extensions
YouTube uses IP’s to get to know your country. So Proxies are the best ways to hide your real IP. Proxmate extension is available for both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. You can install this extension and start watching the restricted YouTube Videos. We can use the proxies sites or chrome or Mozilla extension named Proxmate.
There is another extension also called Hola Extension. Install the Hola extention in your browser. Then it will be on the Bookmark Bar. Get the URL of the YouTube video which is showing “this video is not available in your country”, click on hola extention icon, and change the country. So problem will be solved.
Method 3: YouTube Trick
There is a simple loophole in the YouTube to watch restricted videos. Following is the simple trick.
- Suppose your blocked URL is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziBCPIIwq9E
- Remove /watch?v= part from the above URL and place /v/ there
- Now enter the modified URL in the browser and now you should be able to watch the video.
Update: YouTube recently corrected this loophole and for most of the videos this method is not working now.
Method 4: By Using VPN
VPN (Virtual Private Network) can fix “this video is not available in your country” error (blocked by uploader to a particular country). change your location using VPN and you can watch your favourite youtube video.
Many VPN’s available depending upon the platforms.
For Android you can download VPN apps from Google Play Store. Droid VPN is the best one for android. If you are using PC/laptop, then use free VPN ‘HotSpot Shield’. It helps you to fix This video Not Available In Your Country error.
These methods mostly should resolve your issue. If you are still facing issues while implementing these methods, Please let us know. We’ll try to help you for sure. Cheers!