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How to unblock YouTube using a proxy

You can remove YouTube blocking using a proxy. There are several ways you can configure it on your computer: system parameters, browser settings, proxy extensions, proxy, web proxy. Below you will find reviews of each of these methods separately. Also, at the end of the article, there is an instruction for bypassing YouTube blocking on a smartphone.

Proxy configuration in OS system parameters

You can configure an intermediary server to unblock access to YouTube videos in the operating system settings. If you choose this solution, all network connections will start going through the proxy you are using. That is, by default, the specified intermediary server will be active not only on YouTube but also when visiting other web resources. If necessary, you can also add exclusion sites to the settings where the proxy will not work.

For example, consider the instructions for setting up a proxy server on Windows 10:

  1. Enter the phrase "Proxy Settings" in the search engine of the operating system. This will help you find the settings you want faster.
  2. Open the section that is highlighted at the very top of the list under the heading "Best match".
  3. Scroll down the page. All attention to the section "Configuring a proxy manually". Here you need to change "Off" to "On", write the address and port of the proxy, and indicate the sites-exceptions, where the proxy server will not work (the last item is optional).
  4. After completing the listed settings, save the changes.

If you are using a different version of the Windows operating system, then proceed according to a similar principle, but taking into account the peculiarities of your interface. If your computer is running Linux or Mac OS, then it will be easier for you to use other methods of setting up a proxy, which will be discussed below.

Configuring a proxy in the browser

The peculiarity of this method is that the configured proxy server will be active only when using one application with Internet access. A deep connection will only work through the browser in which you make the settings below.

Change browser settings

For example, let's study the process of setting up a proxy server in Firefox:

  1. After launching the browser, click on the gear icon.

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  2. Enter "Proxy Settings" into the Firefox Settings search engine.
  3. Select the "Customize" option.
  4. Select the format for manual proxy settings.
  5. Enter the data of the server that you previously bought or found for free on the Internet in line with the corresponding protocol.
  6. Click "OK" to complete the configuration.

Proxy connection on other browsers follows the same principle - through the appropriate settings.

Installing proxy extensions

An alternative browser solution to unblock YouTube through a proxy is to install a proxy extension. With its help, it is more convenient to manage intermediary servers, because in just a couple of clicks you can switch between them, and also enable/disable them as needed.

TOP 5 proxy extensions for browsers:

SmartProxy

Best Proxy Switcher

Hide My IP

SurfEasy Proxy

SimpleProxy

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many detailed settings

10,000 proxies will open on a paid subscription

you can connect your proxies

high level of anonymity (no logs are kept)

you can install "smart rules."

You can find the above proxy extensions in the Internet directory of your browser. The only exception is Yandex Browser, for which you can download add-ons in the Opera or Chrome directories.

After installing the proxy extension, the only thing left to do to start secret work is to launch it. In the settings of some plugins, you can organize proxy autoplay only for YouTube. Everything is intuitively clear there, so we will not dwell on this.

Setting up a proxy in a proxifier

Another way how you can configure a proxy server on your computer is with proxifiers. They are special programs that allow you to make detailed proxy settings on your computer.

For example, let's consider working with Proxifier software. You can use the same principle to set up a proxy server for YouTube in any other proxy.

Follow the instructions:

  1. Start Proxifier on your PC.
  2. Go to "Profile" - "Proxy Servers ...".

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  3. Click "Add", write the proxy server details. If your server requires authentication, then after entering the IP and port, do not forget to check the box next to "Enable" and write your login and password.
  4. Check the proxy for working capacity by clicking on the "Check" button.
  5. Complete the process of adding the server to the database with the "OK" button. Click it again to close the previous window.

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  6. Go to "Profile" - "Proxification Rules" - "Add".
  7. Under the Target hosts heading, enter * youtube.com.

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  8. Next to "Action" select the previously added proxy from the drop-down list and complete the settings by clicking on the "OK" button.

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  9. Uncheck unnecessary items, leaving only one rule active, where we configured a proxy connection only when we went to the YouTube site.

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Unblock YouTube on Smartphone

Below are detailed instructions on how to create an anonymous proxy connection for iOS and Android smartphones (with or without root). Follow the instructions below to unblock YouTube at school, college, work, or home.

IOS

Connecting a proxy server on iOS can be done in the smartphone settings:

  1. Go to "Settings" - "WiFi".
  2. In the line of the connected Wi-Fi network, click on the icon in the form of the letter "i", enclosed in a circle.
  3. Scroll down the open page and select the Manual option.
  4. Enter the server and port, and, if necessary, login and password for authentication.
  5. Close the settings.

Android

Does your smartphone have root rights (superuser rights)? If you are not sure about this question, then the first step is to find the exact answer. To do this, download the "Root Checker" software, run it and click "Check ROOT". Depending on the response received, select the appropriate instruction from the ones below.

If your smartphone is rooted, then follow these instructions:

  1. Install the ProxyDroid mobile application on your gadget. It only works correctly on rooted devices.
  2. Run the application, and in the "Host" tab, write the IP address of your proxy.
  3. Next, in the "Port" tab, write down the proxy server port.
  4. In the "Proxy Type" line, select the server protocol.
  5. Check the box "Auto Connect".

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  1. Click on the "Bound Network" parameter and select those networks to connect to through a proxy server.
  2. Click “OK” to complete the settings.

If your smartphone is not rooted, then follow these instructions:

  1. Install the Firefox mobile browser on your gadget.
  2. Run it and in the browser settings go to the following path: "Tools" - "Add-ons".
  3. In the Firefox add-on search engine, write “Network Preferences Add-On”. Install the extension of the same name to work with a proxy.

    You can also search for an add-on similar in principle by typing the word "proxy" into the add-on search engine.

  4. After installing the plugin, you need to go to Firefox, enter "About: config" in the address bar, and click the button to enter data.
  5. You will be taken to the settings where you need to enter the "Network.proxy" command in the settings search field.
  6. When the options are highlighted, select the protocol that matches your proxy server data. Enter the IP, port of the proxy to be used in the blank line.
  7. Also, find the item "Network.proxy.type" among the available settings. Below it, in an empty line, you need to change the value from 0 (work without a proxy) to 1 (manual proxy settings).

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  8. Save changes, close settings. Now you can bypass blocking on sites through the Firefox mobile browser. 

As you can see, there are tons of ways to unblock YouTube using a proxy. Choose the most convenient one and try to put it into practice.