How to Use a Proxy With YouTube

by Greyson Ferguson

Oftentimes a school or company blocks off certain sites it doesn't want you to visit. These aren't always obscene sites, but typically ones that cause you to become distracted. One of these such sites is YouTube. However, even with the site being banned you can most likely access it using a proxy site. A proxy site hides your IP address, allowing you to walk through any protective walls set up to block you from the site.


Launch the Internet browser on your computer and navigate to a proxy site. There are thousands of these sites on the web. A few of them are, and


Type in the YouTube address into the search bar and press "Enter."


Close out any advertisements that appear when you enter in the YouTube address. The advertisements can come in pop-up form or embedded into the site page. Momentarily, YouTube loads. If it does not, try a different proxy site. Continue trying proxy sites until you make it through to YouTube.


Navigate through the YouTube site as you normally would; however, once you type a different site in the browser's search bar you exit the protection of the proxy. To stay in the proxy type the address name into the small search window available at the top of the proxy screen.

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Greyson Ferguson is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in film and television. He currently resides in Lansing, Michigan where he works on independent film projects and writes for numerous publications. Ferguson primarily focuses on computer and electronic articles. Greyson produces, focusing on only upbeat news stories with daily updates.

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