You see a link to a video you would love to watch or to an app that you would love to download, so you click. But on landing there, you see that annoying notice that says, This Content Is Not Available In Your country. You are ready to tear your hair out at this point. Restricted web content sucks.AdvertisementAdvertisement
For one, it isn’t likely that the video or app contains nuclear launch codes or the secret to finding all five Infinity Stones that Thanos used to wipe out half of all life in the universe. All you want to do is watch a fun video or download an app for use.
Anyway, the good thing is that the problem can be solved using simple tools that let you bypass the This Content Is Not Available In Your Country restrictions. You can get rid of that pesky notice. Let’s show you how.
How to bypass This Content Is Not Available In Your Country restrictions
Many times, the country restriction notice shows up because your location has been banned for no fault of yours, and usually this is done by blocking your IP address. This makes it easy to solve by using any of the available tools that let you pick a new IP address and access restricted web content. These include VPNs and proxy browsers.Advertisement
On your smartphone, use a VPN
For smartphone users, VPNs are a great way to get rid of the This Content Is Not Available In Your country notice and blockade. Get a good VPN app that can switch your location IP address to a favourable one. usually, if your VPN can switch you to a US, Canadian, or UK IP address, the restriction disappears and you can watch videos and download apps freely.
While there are many free VPN apps available in Google Play Store and Apple Store, not all of them live up to their claims. As such, you may need to test a few till you find one that works well. Eventually, to enjoy a good VPN, you may have to use a paid one.
But once you have a good one running, you can enjoy videos and other web content that had been blocked to you.
2. On PC, use a proxy browser
Proxy browsers are no longer the rage that they used to be, partly because most web users now access the Internet from their smartphones. But very often, you will still run into the This Content Is Not Available In Your Country notice when web browsing, especially if you watch YouTube videos on your PC.
Some of the most popular and best proxy websites for bypassing country restrictions and accessing restricted web content include:AdvertisementAdvertisement
Web browser extensions are also a great way to deal with This Content Is Not Available In Your Country restrictions.
Some VPN providers and proxy websites also provide browser extensions to make it easier for you to use their service on a PC. If you use Chrome browser, you should definitely explore this, as it is more convenient to use than typing a proxy address in your browser every time you want to access restricted web content by bypassing country restrictions. Just visit the Chrome Web Store to search through the available VPN extensions.
Firefox and Opera browsers also now support extensions, so you may find this useful too if you use one of those.
Some of the more popular ones are:AdvertisementAdvertisement
- Hotspot Shield Free.
Again, you might have to try out a few to determine which works best for you. Be sure to also look at the details, as some of them, especially many of the free ones, do not provide secure connections. You get what you pay for.Advertisement
Using one or more of the above tools will help you get rid of the “This content is not available in your country” notice and give you access to most restricted web content. You will be able to freely watch the video and download that app that you previously had no access to.
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