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What services can I watch with a YouTube VPN?
The original, free YouTube service has over a billion users all over the world and is available in 76 languages, with local versions in 88 countries.
To access each local version with minimal buffering, as if you were physically in that country, you’ll need a YouTube VPN.
YouTube Premium (Red)
YouTube Premium (formerly YouTube Red) is a paid service that gives you ad-free and offline access to YouTube, YouTube Originals, and YouTube Music.
YouTube Premium is available in over 15 countries, including the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, and Mexico.
YouTube Music is a streaming music service, similar to Spotify and Pandora. The service is free with ads, or available ad-free and offline as part of the YouTube Premium (Red) package.
YouTube Music Premium is also available in many countries, including the U.S., Australia, the UK, Canada, and Mexico.
The cord-cutting service called YouTube TV offers live TV streaming from over 60 networks, cloud DVR, and video on demand.
YouTube TV is currently only available in the U.S. Note that local live TV coverage will change depending on the ZIP code you supply.
Why are YouTube videos blocked?
YouTube blocked at work
Many companies use a firewall to block YouTube on office networks to keep employees focused.
YouTube blocked at school
School networks often filter YouTube to stop students from watching videos during class.
YouTube blocked by government
Some countries with internet censorship block YouTube for political or cultural reasons.
YouTube videos blocked by region
Some content creators purposely restrict their videos to block viewers from certain countries or locations. You may see a message like “this video is not available in your country” in place of the video you’re trying to watch.
Use a YouTube VPN to unblock anything
A VPN reconnects your device to the internet through a remote server in another location. Websites and services like YouTube will see the remote server’s IP address instead of your real IP address, making it appear that you are in a different location.
ExpressVPN has server locations in 94 countries, and you can choose and switch virtual locations as often as you want. This allows you to bypass the restrictions above and access YouTube freely.
Unblock YouTube TV: Quick hack
YouTube TV is a premium subscription package that allows you to watch TV series and movies from 50+ broadcast TV and cable networks over an internet connection.
However, you’ll need a U.S. IP address to access YouTube TV.*
ExpressVPN is a quick and easy way to get a U.S. IP address to watch YouTube TV securely from anywhere. Use the ExpressVPN browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, or Edge to access YouTube TV at home or on the go.
* Signing up for YouTube TV also requires a U.S. credit card.
A VPN unlocks Vevo on YouTube
Have you ever tried to watch a Vevo music video by your favorite artist, only to see that the content is “not available in your country” and blocked on YouTube?
With a VPN, you can defeat restrictions that stop you from enjoying the videos you want. Simply connect to a VPN location that is not blocked, and you’ll be enjoying the best songs and videos on Vevo in no time!
Discover new YouTube artists, channels, and videos!
Did you know YouTube uses your IP address to recommend videos and artists to you? With a VPN, you can change your IP and discover the best of YouTube worldwide. Follow a local YouTube celebrity, stream a regional e-sports final, or see what’s trending somewhere else in the world. It’s all possible with a VPN.
FAQ: How to use a VPN with YouTube
Does YouTube work with a VPN?
Yes, YouTube works with a VPN. ExpressVPN’s constantly optimized network works with YouTube to let you watch the videos you want in high quality with no restrictions.
Why can’t I access YouTube?
There are three reasons you might not be able to access YouTube:
You are connecting from a country that blocks YouTube and other video-sharing sites
You are connecting from a network that blocks YouTube for security reasons
You are working or studying at an institution that doesn’t allow access to YouTube
On what devices can I watch YouTube with a VPN?
YouTube is available on a wide range of devices, including:
Smartphones and tablets, including iOS and Android
Computers, including Mac, Windows, and Linux
Smart TVs and TV box systems, including Apple TV, Android TV, and Fire TV Stick
Game consoles, including PlayStation and Xbox
ExpressVPN has easy-to-use apps for many of these devices and covers five devices simultaneously. But even if your device cannot install ExpressVPN directly, you can still enjoy full VPN benefits by connecting it to a router running ExpressVPN.
Want YouTube on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.
How do I unblock YouTube on Chrome?
Is using a VPN illegal?
Using a VPN is perfectly legitimate—millions of people around the world access the internet via a VPN every day. VPNs are used by companies to keep sensitive business data secure, and consumers use VPNs all the time to access censored sites like YouTube.
I’m traveling. Will a VPN proxy help me unblock YouTube abroad?
Yes. A VPN can unblock YouTube while traveling anywhere in the world!
If you sign up for a VPN before you go away, you’ll be able to access any website at any time from wherever you are.
How else does a VPN help me use YouTube?
Besides helping you access YouTube from anywhere in the world, a VPN allows you to watch videos privately and securely.
Many local Wi-Fi networks leave your data exposed to third parties, allowing others to see what you share online. However, a VPN encrypts your device traffic and keeps it away from snoops and hackers.
What other sites can I access with a VPN?
What is the best YouTube VPN?
With servers across 94 countries, best-in-class encryption, and ultra-fast speeds that offer minimal buffering, ExpressVPN is the best and most reliable YouTube VPN. See for yourself; if you’re not satisfied, you can cancel within 30 days and get a full refund.
Who needs a YouTube VPN?
A VPN would help anyone who wants to use YouTube as if they are in a different country, or if they live in a high-censorship country that blocks YouTube altogether. A VPN also provides you with a secure connection while watching YouTube videos.
Why should you use a YouTube VPN?
In addition to the possibility of being blocked in some locations and networks, YouTube may be intentionally slowed down by public Wi-Fi networks or internet service providers to preserve bandwidth. Using ExpressVPN with YouTube encrypts all your internet activity, so that your traffic can’t be blocked or slowed down based on what you’re doing online.
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ExpressVPN users can connect to server locations in 94 countries and counting, including:
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If you’re not satisfied using YouTube with ExpressVPN for any reason, you can cancel anytime within 30 days and get a full refund.