YouTube is the most popular video sharing website on earth. Before the existence of Amazon Prime, NetFlix, Hotstar, YuppTV, etc., YouTube is the sole source of watching online videos with millions of users and billions of videos. Here in this video, we will share you few common we’ll encounter while browsing YouTube videos. We will be sharing step by step guide on How to fix This Video is not available in your country error on YouTube.
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 of 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 a solution to overcome it.
This Video is not available in your Country – Solution
Now we’ll learn how to watch blocked ‘this video is not available in your country‘ videos. If you are not in a certain geographic region or out of the region then you’ll get an error ‘This video is not available in your country’. Due to the license or copyrights 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 a Proxy Site
YouTube identifies your location based on the 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 servers on the left side of the URL box and click on Go
- You’ll be redirected to that YouTube video page.
Method 2: Bypassing YouTube restrictions Using Extensions
YouTube uses your IP address to get to know your country. So Proxies or VPNs 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 VPN Extension. Install the Hola extension 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 the hola extension icon, and change the country. So the problem will be solved.
Method 3: YouTube Trick
There is a simple loophole in 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 the uploader to a particular country). change your location using VPN and you can watch your favorite youtube video.
Many VPN’s available depending upon the platforms. For Android, you can download VPN apps from the 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.