Huffington Post has become one of the most read online “newspapers” but if you’re having trouble watching videos on their site then you’re not alone.
In this guide I’m taking a look at the reasons you’re blocked and the simple steps you can take to unblock videos on Huffington Post.
With just a few simple steps and a service called a VPN you can avoid such blocks and watch the content that you want without an issue.
How do I unblock videos on Huffington Post?
To unblock videos on Huffington Post you’re going to need to sign up for a service called a VPN.
A VPN is a privacy tool that hides what you do online and one of the features of the service is it allows you to virtually reside in another country.
There are plenty of companies offering VPN services but they’re not all as good as each other.
After numerous tests I found the following three VPN services are the best for unblocking videos on the Huffington Post.
- ExpressVPN – 30 day money back guarantee.
- IPVanish – Good all round service.
- NordVPN – Easy to use apps.
Just pick one of the services above, sign-up and then continue reading below for the simple steps you need to take to unblock videos on Huffington Post with your new VPN service.
How do I use the VPN?
I’ve been using HuffingtonPost.co.uk but this guide can be used with any countries edition of the Huffington Post.
Firstly you need to download the software for your device of choice.
In the guide below I’m using ExpressVPN on a Windows PC but it’s the same for Mac and even easier for mobile devices.
The process for IPVanish and NordVPN is also much the same only the layout looks a little different.
- Visit the ExpressVPN website and sign up.
- Click Products.
- Download the correct app for your type of device.
- Install and Run the software.
- Sign-in when required.
- Press Selected Location and press United Kingdom (or the country of Huffington Post you’re trying to access)
- Press Connect.
After a 15-30 seconds the ExpressVPN software will make connection to the United Kingdom.
Any website you now visit will think you’re in the UK.
All you need to do now is visit Huffingtonpost.co.uk.
You will now be able to stream any videos or read any articles on the website.
If you want to watch videos on other Huffington Post country editions then simply select the required country on the ExpressVPN app, connect and then visit that region’s Huffington Post website.
Why are videos blocked on Huffington Post?
When you visit the Huffington Post website without using a VPN as explained above you’ll be blocked from viewing videos and even reading certain articles.
You’ll likely see a block screen similar to the following one:
The reason you’re blocked from viewing is because the Huffington Post website knows what country you’re in.
When it sees that you’re outside the United Kingdom or outside the country of the edition you’re reading then it blocks you.
The reason for this is every internet connection has something called an IP Address assigned to it.
An IP Address is a unique set of numbers that helps the internet function.
When you visit the Huffington Post website it knows who requested it because of your IP Address.
Unfortunately an IP Address also gives away your location. This is how the Huffington Post blocks you from viewing or reading.
When using a VPN as explained above it changes your IP Address to one from another country helping you unblock videos on Huffington Post and other websites.
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