While the internet may be a great place to access contents from virtually everywhere in the world, it can be frustrating sometimes. Have you ever tried to access a website and you get a message that says, “Content Not Available in Your Country”? If you have, I bet you kind of know how disappointing it is.
YouTube is a great place to watch video from different content creators around the world. Some of these contents might not be accessible to viewers in other regions. If you have ever come across something like this, you might have seen a message that says, “This video is not available in your country”. YouTube is not the only platform that has this, You might also have come across this too, “BBC content not available in your location”. There are a host of other websites that might be blocked in your region and in this post, I will be showing you, how you can fix this.
Reason Why You Are Seeing Content Not Available in Your Country
Usually, the main reason why you are getting or seeing the “Content Not Available in Your Country” message is because you location or IP might have been banned or denied access to the webpage or website you want to access. A good example of this, is the case of the BBC above. Just in case you don’t know, BBC is funded in the UK through a license fee, and as such, they are allowed to publish content specially for its users in the UK only.
How You Can Fix the ‘Content Not Available in Your County’ Error Message
If your location or IP has been banned or blocked by any website, and you are eager to access the blocked content, below are some of the best way you can do that.
Making Use Of A Virtual Private Network (VPN)
One of the best and easy way to fix this problem, is by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). A VPN helps to mask your IP by encrypting your internet traffic and disguise your online identity. You can be in the US, and appears to be in the UK, making accessing UK content easy.
There thousands of VPN providers you can choose from. Some of the best service provider around is the NordVPN, Private Internet Access (PIA), PrivateVPN, Hotspot Shield and IPVansh. While the above offers mostly paid services, there are also others that offer a free VPN service you can use if you are low on budget. Examples of these include, WindScribe, ProtonVPN and a host of others.
Using a Proxy Website
Another great way to access blocked website, is using a proxy website. You can search for a list of good proxy website from the internet. While this may be an easy and flexible way to access a block website, it might not work properly as you wanted. In some cases, you might not be able to access the content if the proxy itself has been blacklisted.
Using A Browser Extension
There are many different VPN or Proxy browser extensions that can be used to unblock banned content on the internet. Examples of these are the Hola and Express VPN extensions. All you need to do for this to work, is to download and install them on your browsers. When you install them, you get access to the restricted content.
While they are a great and easy to use methods, it is also important to note that not as secure as the your regular VPN or proxy. Also, they are mostly available for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. They have their advantages too, and one is this is that they are light-weight and easy to use.
Those are the methods you can use to unblock and access banned websites in your country or region. Please drop your comments to tell us what you think.