YouTube is one of the most popular video hosting services with billions and billions of users.
Here, you can share your experience, thoughts, show your talents and many other things.
YouTube also gives you the chance to promote your brand through exclusive video content.
YouTube, however, can make potentially inappropriate videos invisible if you are not signed in to your Google account.
When you try to watch such a video, you will get a message that the video is unavailable in Restricted Mode enabled.
To watch the video, you will need to sign in your google account and confirm your date of birth on your Google+ profile.
You can now turn the restricted mode off on YouTube.
However, if you are not 18 years old, the video might still be unavailable for you.
Let’s see the different ways you can turn this restricted mode off and watch the video:
• Using NSFW YouTube Mode
This applies if you are not of age and can’t sign in your Google plus account and turn off restricted mode on YouTube.
Using the search bar on top of the YouTube site, type in the name of the video you want to watch and press enter.
The video will load,and the “Content Warning” screen will appear asking you to log in.
Click on the URL in the address bar and highlight it. Click right after www. placing the cursor at the beginning of the URL.
Edit the URL after www. and add NSFW. For example, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLUvb will become http//www.nsfwyoutube.com/watch?v=MLUvb.
Press enter and your video will now load and open on a redirect site.
This way, you will be able to watch the video without being logged in and also without the restricted mode coming between you and watching the video.
• Use Listen on Repeat
Search the video you want to watch on YouTube and press the enter button.
The content warning screen will appear restricting you to watch the video.
Highlight the video URL and edit it. Put repeat afterYouTube in the address bar.
For example, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLUvb will now become https://www.youtuberepeat.com/watch?v=MLUvb.
Press enter to load the video and it will open on a redirect site.
This way, you will be able to watch the video on the redirect site without having to be logged in.
• Using a Proxy Site
A proxy site is very useful if you are trying to access YouTube when a video is blocked.
Type in www.hidden.in into your browser’s URL bar and press enter to load the site.
It is important to note that proxy sites might be blocked by some organizations.
If the proxy site loads and opens, you will see a search bar located at the center of the screen.
Type in tuneblock.org into the search bar and press enter.
Several checkboxes will appear some checked and others unchecked.
Click on the surf button on the search bar and this will bring you to tuneblock.org.
Remember not to delete the tuneblock.org URL on the address bar at the center of the screen.
When the site opens, search for the video you want by typing the name in the search bar at the top of the screen and press enter.
You can also click the magnifying glass icon to perform your search. The video will load and once you click on it, it starts playing.
• Change the URL
This is the best method for people who don’t want to bypass age restrictions without having to use additional web applications which might seem complicated to others.
You can also use this method if you want to embed the restricted video on a blog or website.
Simply open the YouTube site and search for the video you want to watch.
The content warning screen will appear and ask you to log in. Click on the video’s URL in the address bar to highlight it.
On the URL, highlight the “watch?v=” part and press backspace to remove it.
Replace it with /embed/ and this will turn the URL into the embeddable link.
The embeddable page doesn’t have age restrictions.
Press enter and this will bring you to the embeddable video page and you can watch the video on the site without having to be logged in.
These are different ways to load and watch a restricted video on YouTube.
If you are not of age or if you don’t want to watch the video logged in your Google profile.
Otherwise, if you have a Google plus profile and you are of age, you can edit your date of birth on the Google plus profile.
This way, you can change it to the year you want and then you can watch the video on YouTube without any restrictions.