ExpressVPN is our top VPN pick overall, but it’s also a fantastic choice for unblocking YouTube due to its ability to work effortlessly in high-censorship countries like China.
It’s also super reliable speed-wise, with solid, fast performance across its server network, meaning that you can watch HD videos buffer-free.
You can read our full ExpressVPN review here.
Astrill has long been known as the go-to VPN for China, even if it’s not quite as reliable as it used to be. Its two proprietary stealth protocols mask VPN traffic so that it can go undetected by government firewalls.
These measures will help you to bypass YouTube blocks in order to access all the video content it has to offer. Performance is impressive too, both locally and over longer distance connections. Just be aware that users in certain countries like China can’t take advantage of its if free trial.
You can read our full Astrill review here.
NordVPN is another great choice for unblocking YouTube and a host of other popular websites. It’s super secure, keeps no user logs, and comes with obfuscated servers which work in China (more often than not). It’s just a shame that these aren’t available for iOS yet.
NordVPN is lightning-fast and offers plenty of location choices so you can appear to be wherever you want to be – within reason.
You can read our full NordVPN review here.