YouTube VPN: Watch YouTube from anywhere

Travelers rely on YouTube to watch the news, listen to music, and keep up with the latest cat videos. But sometimes your connection to YouTube won’t go through. How do you watch YouTube unblocked? Download the best YouTube VPN and enjoy blazing-fast streams with no buffering.

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YouTube wants to make user-generated content available everywhere. But that isn’t always possible. In some countries, YouTube’s content is filtered or blocked entirely. When traveling abroad, Hotspot Shield VPN will unblock YouTube so you can stream video without restrictions.

How to watch YouTube with a VPN

Follow these simple steps to watch YouTube with a VPN today.

Step 1


Download the Hotspot Shield VPN app on your mobile or desktop device

Step 2


Open up the Hotspot Shield VPN app and click the “Connect” button

Step 3

Select location

Set the VPN server location to the country you want to watch YouTube from  (“United States”, for example)

Step 4

You’re all set

Head to YouTube and enjoy your favourite content!

Why get Hotspot Shield VPN for YouTube?

Superfast VPN servers

Watch YouTube with HD quality resolution. Our 3,200+ VPN servers in 80+ countries — including 35+ US and European cities — are optimized for a seamless streaming experience.

Unlimited data for YouTube streaming

Watch as much YouTube content as you want — anytime, anywhere. With unlimited data, you never have to stop.

Watch YouTube on any device

Use Hotspot Shield VPN to watch YouTube on all your favourite devices, including Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android.

Unblock YouTube, and more

Don’t just watch YouTube, unblock everything — from sports, live events, to Netflix, BBC iPlayer, YouTube, and more.

Unblock YouTube anonymously

We do not record your VPN browsing activities in any way that can be associated back to you.

Help, when you need it

We’re here to help Premium users with any question or issue. We’ll be with you shortly.

How to stop your ISP from throttling YouTube

In the days of net neutrality, Internet Service Providers couldn’t discriminate against services like YouTube. Today, ISPs are free to slow your internet connection when they detect streaming video. This throttling is another reason to get a YouTube VPN like Hotspot Shield.

We create a secure tunnel through the internet whenever you connect to our network of VPN servers. Fully encrypted, your data is invisible to your ISP so it won’t know when to throttle your YouTube streams. Now, you can get YouTube unblocked without fear of buffering or lag.

How to watch YouTube abroad

After a day of sightseeing and exploring another culture, you may want to unwind by watching videos on YouTube. So imagine your reaction when you find yourself blocked from accessing YouTube. Fortunately, you can still watch YouTube unblocked by using Hotspot Shield VPN.

Selecting a VPN server from our list of 80+ countries will create a secure connection that lets your YouTube stream pass through unaffected. Another way Hotspot Shield secures your privacy and unblock YouTube, a proxy service, keeps your internet address anonymous. By using Hotspot Shield, you can watch YouTube from anywhere in the world.

Why watch YouTube with Hotspot Shield VPN

Fastest VPN on the market

We asked AV-TEST, an independent research firm, to compare Hotspot Shield to other VPN providers. Calling our performance “second-to-none”, they ranked Hotspot Shield VPN as the fastest VPN. We can deliver unrivaled speed and seamless streaming performance because we don’t use the technology the other VPN providers do. Our patented Hydra protocol makes streaming and other applications work smoothly over a VPN connection. Oookla’s Speedtest calls Hotspot Shield the “world’s fastest VPN.”

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Hotspot Shield VPN server locations

As a Hotspot Shield Premium user, you can connect to one of our 3,200+ VPN servers hosted in 80+ countries — including 35+ US and European cities. With this global footprint, Hotspot Shield can deliver unrivaled performance, letting you unblock YouTube no matter where you travel.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Hotspot Shield work with YouTube?

Hotspot Shield is a great YouTube VPN. We use our high-performance Hydra technology to deliver blazing-fast HD streams. And when you need to watch YouTube, our proxy service’s secure encryption technology lets you stream unhindered.

What devices can I use to unblock YouTube with Hotspot Shield VPN?

Devices based on the Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS operating systems work with the Hotspot Shield VPN. We also offer a Chrome extension. One Hotspot Shield Premium account can be used on up to 5 devices.

Will Hotspot Shield VPN slow me down?

With our patented Hydra technology and thousands of VPN servers, Hotspot Shield delivers unparalleled streaming performance. TechRadar rated Hotspot Shield as the best VPN for HD streaming, making it the ideal VPN for YouTube.

Can I stream other content with Hotspot Shield VPN?

Absolutely. You can use Hotspot Shield to watch movies from Netflix and other streaming services. We work with all of the social media services. Hotspot Shield has you covered whenever you want to watch movies unblocked, listen to music, or play online games.

What other benefits do I get with Hotspot Shield VPN?

Hotspot Shield also enhances your online privacy and security. In addition to watching YouTube, the proxy service built into Hotspot Shield keeps your web activity anonymous. The encrypted connection between your device and our Hotspot Shield VPN servers also stops hackers from getting your data as it passes through public Wi-Fi networks.

Are there any data limits?

We do not cap your bandwidth so keep watching YouTube running as much as you want.

What countries can I unblock YouTube from?

You can watch YouTube from almost anywhere in the world, thanks to our network of 3,200+ VPN servers in 80+ countries.

Do I need a separate YouTube account?

We do not include YouTube with the Hotspot Shield VPN app. Once you create a VPN connection, you can use your device’s browser to watch YouTube unblocked from anywhere in the world.

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*Hotspot Shield is not intended to be used to bypass copyright laws. Please read the Hotspot Shield Terms of Service for more details.