We’re sure some of you guys have come across content on YouTube that is geo-blocked, meaning that depending on your location, some YouTube videos cannot be played due to possible legal/copyright reasons. One way to get around this would be through a VPN, but there might be a quicker, easier, and cheaper way.

TNW reports that there is an extension for Google Chrome called “F*ck YouTube” which basically lets you watch geo-blocked videos. It seems to be pretty straightforward, where you just surf on over to the YouTube page and you’re good to go. The only downside to this is that you will need the URL of the video you’re trying to watch.

This means that if you’re searching for it on YouTube, you won’t find it since YouTube only lists videos that you can watch, but other than that embedded videos or videos with direct links should not pose an issue. However we should point out that the extension has been removed from the Chrome Web Store.

It is unclear why it has been removed, possibly because of the name (we’re not sure if the functionality is considered a violation of the Chrome Web Store policy), but its creator Alessandro Costa has stated that there are plans to bring a version onto Firefox Quantum, so do keep an eye out for it in the near future.

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