Getting a hyperlink to a music video on YouTube from a good friend, solely to search out your self unable to view it, is an actual bummer. You can get round YouTube’s location-based restrictions with a dead-simple extension that, frankly, everybody ought to set up. It’s known as F*ck YouTube (due to course it’s).
The free extension, in keeping with The Next Web, makes watching region-locked content material on the video internet hosting service so simple as copying and pasting a YouTube video URL. Instead of being greeted with a message telling you your video is unavailable in your nation, you’ll see the F*ck YouTube extension trying to unblock the video. Just wait just a few seconds for it to work its magic (curious programmers can try the extension’s supply code on Github user AlessandroFC15’s page). There’s no have to refresh the web page—the extension will robotically load the unblocked video.
Here’s a good way for U.S.-based YouTubers to check out the extension: simply watch this video of Adele singing about James Bond.
Of course, no extension is ideal. With F*ck YouTube, you possibly can solely use it to look at movies for which you have already got the hyperlink. That means searches and movies listed in channels are nonetheless restricted to your area. But a minimum of you’ll by no means really feel unnoticed when your buds ship you some selection Ok-Pop tunes.