Unblock videos unavailable in the UK
Most Youtube users will have encountered at least one video that the site forbids access to, displaying the message: “This content is not available in this country”. The block can be due to licensing, political or legal reasons; because the uploader has chosen to limit it to a specific region; or because you’re not logged into Youtube and there are age restrictions on the clip. The best-known way to beat this restriction is to use a VPN (see our cover feature in Issue 443) or proxy tool such as Tor to disguise your IP address, but there is an easier method that doesn’t require any software. Hooktube ( hooktube.com), which launched last year, lets you bypass regional blocks and age restrictions on Youtube using a simple URL tweak. Just change the youtube in the web address of the blocked video to hooktube, press Enter and you’ll be taken to Hooktube where you can watch the content unhindered, and even download it.
Hooktube offers an easy way to access videos that Youtube has blocked