Unblock YouTube

For many people, YouTube has replaced the TV. And even if this isn't the case for you and you'd file this fact under 'teenage quirks', you surely still regularly use the platform to watch music videos, Trump utter the "best words" or cats push objects off tables. You may therefore know the problem of wanting to watch a certain video, finding that it is blocked and contemplating what could possibly entertain you as well as said cat video.  

We feel your pain. That's why we'll teach you all you need to know about unblocking YouTube videos while staying secure and private online. Additionally, we will explain why a VPN is the safest and most reliable option when it comes to unblocking YouTube,  and shine a light on why some of the YouTube content might be blocked for you. ZenMate VPN is trusted by over 41 million users and is the best tool out there for unblocking YouTube videos or any other geo-restricted content found on the web.

Unblock Youtube with ZenMate VPN in 3 steps

1. Download ZenMate’s VPN to your browser, desktop or mobile device. ZenMate works with iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Chrome, Firefox and more. Click on PRODUCTS and choose the right version for you.

2. Once you have downloaded ZenMate, follow the steps to create a ZenMate account

3. Choose the virtual location of whichever location you need and simply connect. Now, you can unblock YouTube videos anytime, anywhere.

How does a VPN unblock YouTube videos?

To fully understand how a VPN can access YouTube content that is blocked, we will first explain how videos can be blocked in the first place. Any device that connects to the internet has a unique number assigned to it - an IP address. An IP address reveals the geographic location of your device and can be seen by the domain you are trying to connect to. Governments and internet providers can easily block you from accessing certain sites due to your IP address. It also makes your steps easily traceable.

A VPN is a tool which allows you to change your IP address with ease. VPN service providers own an infrastructure of servers located in various global locations and therefore are able to exchange your IP address with one of theirs. You just need to choose which location you would like to appear from and then you can unblock almost any website. At ZenMate we have hundreds of servers located in over 30 different countries.

VPN clients are often used by people who wish to keep their online activity private and secure, people who often travel and tend to connect to public WIFIs, or individuals who live outside of their home country and wish to have access to geo-restricted content. In many countries around the world, governments and corporations tend to censor their online content or impose geo-blocking. And let's face it, it neither sounds like a fun idea to share our browser history (including our latest Google search on the mole on our back) with the world, nor does it sound like one to completely expose our personal data like bank details.

How a VPN unblocks YouTube

Why should I use a VPN as my YouTube unblocker?

At the moment, a VPN is the only safe, reliable and fast method for unblocking YouTube and any other content online. This is because a VPN not only changes your virtual location, but it also encrypts all of your data and activities online. This way no one will be able to spy on you online  - not even the government or cyber criminals.

At the moment, VPN is the only safe, reliable and fast method for unblocking YouTube and any other content online

A VPN is an important tool that not everyone is aware of. It is a vital piece of software not only meant for unblocking content and encrypting data but also crucial for people who often travel, tend to connect to public Wi-Fi networks and wish to browse privately. Without a VPN, connecting to unknown networks leaves you prone to dangers such as identity theft.

Proxy vs. VPN

When you use a free proxy site to unblock YouTube, you are giving this site privileged access to your browsing data. Proxies are often used by cyber criminals as an easy way to steal personal information such as bank details, logins, passwords or credit card information. All the data you type in while using a proxy can be easily traced and stored by its owner.

Why is ZenMate the best YouTube Unblocker?

ZenMate is the perfect tool to unblock YouTube videos or any other blocked content online, such as blocked websites or streaming services. With more than 43 million users and a growing community, ZenMate offers security and privacy from unwanted eyes. We do not log any of our users’ data, so no one, including us, can track your online activity. Download ZenMate now and enjoy having a trustworthy YouTube unblocker for life on all platforms - Windows, Mac, iOS, Android or just as a browser extension.