Thats our guide how to Unblock content on the Internet. – For more info about why some of the content on the Internet is blocked in Germany, read this Wikipedia article about Blocking of YouTube videos in Germany. The key about solving the problem is simple: You must make Youtube believe that you are not surfing from Germany.
There are many ways to do this little trick. Now we will share with you couple of the most popular ones.
1. Install Proxtube (free)
This is one is my personal favourite one because it’s quick and totally free: Proxtube is an extension for your internet browser – Firefox or Chrome. After installing, when you browse to a blocked video, it will automatically reload the page – but now through a proxy server from other country. What happens is that Youtube thinks you are not in Germany anymore, and let’s you watch the video.
2. Get a VPN Account (paid)
With VPN service the principle works the same way: Instead of going on the internet “directy” and connect your browsed to the website, you first connect to a VPN server of your service, and then to the website.
And that VPN server can be in any other place: Most VPN services offer servers from 26 up to even 141 different countries!
So for example, if you want to watch a live stream from Italian TV but they only show it to viewers within Italy – with a VPN service you can pretend that you “are” in Italy.
Here is a list of some VPN services and the countries they offer:
|servers offered in||monthly price from|
|Private Internet Access*||au, br, ca, ch, de, fr, hk, ie, il, it, jp, mx, nl, nz, ro, ru, se, sg, tr, uk, us||$3.33|
|NordVPN*||at, au, br, ca, ch, cl, de, es, fr, hk, il, is, it, jp, lt, nl, no, nz, pl, ro, ru, se, sg, uk, us, za||$4.00|
Side effect: Your connection is always encrypted, this is much safer to use it on open wifi networks, like in coffee shops for instance.
3. Listen to Music on VK.com (free)
VK, short for vKontakte, is something like the Russian Facebook: You can set up a profile and connect with friends etc. – but their big bonus is: All users can upload their music and video files – and all others can listen to it or watch it! (Yes, seriously.)
So in effect, VK.com offers probably the same music collection as Spotify. Just try it:
- Register an account,
- click then on “My music” in the left sidebar
- and search for some super-rare song (not in the top search bar, but the one a bit down, below the music player).
I bet they’ll have it!