Have you ever seen the message “This video is Unavailable In Your Country”? If yes, then you have landed at the right place. In this article, I will tell you the easiest ways to watch videos not available in your country.
This error occurs in the geo-restricted videos. The publisher has applied the geo-restriction while uploading the video. The message could occur on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Twitch, Apple TV, etc.
The message could occur on Android, iPhone, Windows, Mac, or any other device that shares geo-location.
Disclaimer: This content is only for educational purposes we don’t recommend you access any content that violates your local laws.
4 Ways To Fix “This Video Is Unavailable In Your Country”
- How To Watch YouTube Videos Unavailable in Your Country Using Mobile and PC
- How To Watch a Geo- Restricted Video on Any App – (Only For Mobiles)
- How To Watch a Geo-Restricted YouTube Video On PC Using Chrome Browser- (Only For PC)
- Use A VPN Software (For Any Platform/App On PC)
1. How to Watch YouTube Videos Unavailable in Your Country Using Mobile and PC
If you are facing this error on YouTube then the fix is very easy. You can watch geo-restricted videos on YouTube without using any extension or software.
Follow these steps to watch videos that are not available in your country-
Step 1: Copy the URL of that video. If you are on the YouTube app then Just click on the share icon and click “Copy Link”.
Step 2: Past the link in Google Chrome or any other browser but don’t hit enter.
Step 3: Your video URL should contain the string ?v= Replace these characters with /v/.
Example: Replace the URL Youtube.com/something?v=fdg with Youtube.com/something/v/fdg
This was the easiest fix to watch YouTube videos not available in your country.
If you are facing this error on any other platform then read the next methods.
Note: The steps will remain the same if you want to watch a geo-restricted YouTube video on a PC.
2. How To Watch a Geo- Restricted Video on Any App – Only For Mobiles
If you are facing this problem on any other platform then you should use the VPN app. These apps will change the location of your device. Here are the best VPNs apps for Android and iPhone-
- Express VPN
Read in detail on CNET- for Android and for iPhone
3. Use A Free Extension
Note: This method will only work if you are watching the video on Chrome Browser. If you are watching the video on a Desktop App like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, etc then move to method number 4.
You can use an extension that can change the location of your device. These extensions can convince the platform that your device is in another country.
For this, you can use the ZenMate Chrome extension.
What is ZenMate?
ZenMate is a free VPN extension for Chrome. You can install this on the Chrome browser and change the location of your device for free.
In the free version, you can change your device location to 4 countries. And In the paid version there are many other locations available.
Note: To apply this trick you need to find out the country in which the video is available to watch.
Once you know that the video is available in some country then you can change the location to that country.
Normally, this error occurs in countries outside the United States. The good news for you is ZenMate can change your device location to the United States for free (It is one of those 4 countries)
Even if you are a resident of the United States, and the video is not available in your country then you can choose another country using ZenMate Chrome Extension.
How To Use ZenMate To Change The Location Of Your Device?
Step 1: Go to the official Google Chrome Extension page of ZenMate. Follow this link.
Step 2: Click on “Add to Chrome” and a popup will appear, Here click on “Add Extension”.
Step 3: Now you should see the icon of ZenMate in the chrome bar near the URL. If you don’t see it then click on the Extensions icon second left to your profile icon. And pin it to your Chrome Bar.
After the pin button in front of the ZenMate icon turns yellow you will see the ZenMate icon in the Chrome Bar.
Step 4: Now click on the icon of ZenMate in the Chrome bar. (Close the guide if appears Or Click the back arrow in the extension if the upgrade screen appears.)
Step 5: Now click on the Turn On button like the one circled in the image below.
That is it the ZenMate extension is turned ON.
Step 6: Now click on the name of the country that appears and you will see a list of countries. You can change your location to 4 of these countries for free and the United States is one of them.
That is it, click on the name of the country. If the Video content is available in the United States then click on “United States”. And if the video is restricted in the United States then choose another country.
This method will only work if you are watching the video on Chrome Browser, or if you are facing the problem with another desktop app like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, etc. Then you should move to the next method.
4. Use VPN Software (For Any Platform/App On PC)
If you are seeing the message “This video is unavailable in your country” on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, etc then this method will fix your problem.
Using VPN Software for PC you can change the location of your device and watch content not available in your country.
Some of the best VPN Software are-
- Hotspot Shield
- Private Internet Access
- Norton Secure VPN
I have created a detailed guide on The fastest VPN services for PC that you can Read Here.
Here, I am going to describe the complete process for my favorite VPN service Nord VPN.
Nord VPN has 5505 servers from 59 countries and it provides a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Follow these steps to watch geo-restricted videos on your PC with the help of Nord VPN-
Step1: Download and install the software using the link below-
Step 2: After successful installation, search Nord VPN from the start menu and launch the application.
Step 3: Enter your email ID and password that you used to purchase the software. If you have not purchased the license then visit the official website and click “Get NordVPN“.
Step 4: After inserting the email ID and Password the software interface will open.
Step 5: Here you will see the “Quick Connect” button. It will connect you to the fastest server automatically.
Alternatively, if you want to choose a specific country then you can do it from the left scroll. Here you will find servers from the United States and other countries.
These are the easiest ways to fix the “this video is unavailable in your country” error. You can apply any of the methods to watch the videos not available in your country. You should choose the free ways to access the geo-restricted videos on your device. Purchasing a VPN service should be the last resort.
I hope that the article has helped you a lot. If you like the article then please share it with your friends on social media. And if you have any suggestions then feel free to use the comment section.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why is this video not available in your country?
Answer: Because the owner of that video has restricted access to that video in your country. This could happen because the video content doesn’t comply with the laws of that country.
How can I watch videos blocked in my country without VPN?
Answer: The first method in the article is the best way to watch the video unavailable in your country without a VPN.
Why is my video blocked in some countries on Instagram?
Answer: It could happen because the content in your video violates some rules and regulations of that country, community guidelines or some user has reported it.
Priyanka Sharma is a technical content writer at SoftAppWorld. Her keen interest is in testing different kinds of software and writing reviews about them. Her goal is to help people with software reviews and how-to guides. In her free time, she likes to create different kinds of sketches and designs. You can find her on Twitter