What is VPN and How to Use With YouTube
VPN is short for Virtual Private Network. When you connect to the internet via VPN, you are setting up a secure internet tunnel that allows you to mask both your identity and your internet traffic.
VPN servers are located around the world and gives you the chance to login to the internet from a location such as Germany but to give the appearance of logging in from another country.
When connected to VPN, your internet services run the same as if you are directly connected to your modem or Wi-Fi connection. To use VPN for Youtube, just login to your VPN server and access Youtube as you normally would.
You’re Not Presently in the United States
If you travel outside of the United States, you will often discover that you will be unable to access the site. Several countries block or limit users from accessing Youtube and the only way you’re going to get to your videos is through the use of a VPN.
When you use a VPN, the servers see the connection from the VPN server location and not your physical location. If you are in the United Kingdom and connect to a Florida VPN server, Youtube sees you’re in Florida.
Your YouTube Selections Are Limited
Even if you are in a country where Youtube is available, you may not have all the same features as U.S. customers would, and may have some content restricted.
Not All VPN Services Are Compatible With Youtube – Do Your Research
When you start researching VPN providers, you need to make sure whether they will allow you access Youtube. On some services, you will not be able to use VPN to unblock Youtube videos. Certain Countries have been actively working to block known VPN services from accessing their servers and the list of blocked companies is regularly growing.
Some VPN services will only have a few servers where you can stream from Youtube. Your best bet is to not only read reviews about VPN providers but also reach out to their customer support team to find out which server will allow you to stream.
Our personal recommendation is to stay away from providers who have a limited number of servers or that claim that they will be expanding server to provide Youtube access in the future.