If you live outside China, you cannot access Tudou using the conventional methods. Similarly, you cannot access other online media streaming sites in China if you are outside the country. However, you can use other methods to access content. Whether you are only travelling outside China for a short time or you do not live in the country, you can still access Tudou outside China.
3 Methods to Watch Tudou outside China
Here are some of the most effective ways that you can use to watch Tudou outside China:
Method One: Using Browser Extensions
You can watch all the videos that you want on Tudou by using special browser extensions. Browser extensions can help you to bypass all the geographical restrictions that Tudou places on its content. If you decide to use browser extensions to access content on Tudou, the first thing that you need to do is to get an appropriate extension for the purpose. Most browsers have specific extensions that you can use. Therefore, visit the store of your browser and check for the most suitable extension.
Second, install the extension to your browser. Your computer will prompt you to allow this extension to be added to your browser. This is a normal precautionary measure that your system uses to help you avoid installing unwanted programs. After successfully installing your extension, you will be able to watch all the content in Tudou that you want.
So far, Chrome is the most effective browser that you can use to watch Tudou outside China. One of the advantages of using Chrome is that the browser has a special translator that automatically translates Chinese into English. Therefore, if you don’t understand Chinese, you can still watch Tudou outside China using your Chrome browser. Therefore, you can download and install the special chrome browser from the Chrome app store.
Method Two: Using a Proxy Server
You can watch Tudou outside China by using a proxy server. For you to understand how you can go about doing this, you need to remember a few things. First, bear in mind that Tudou can block its content because it can tell your actual geographical location. If you try to access the site when you are outside China, the servers of the site can detect your IP address and block you from accessing the content.
Proxy servers work by hiding your IP address. Therefore, when you use a proxy server to access Tudou, the servers of Tudou cannot tell that you are outside China. Your proxy server masks your real IP and gives you one which shows that you are in China, in this case. By hiding your true IP address, the proxy server lets you access any geo-restricted content.
For you to watch Tudou outside China using a proxy server, you need first to choose a good proxy server. A good proxy server helps you to be anonymous when you are online and bypass all restrictions. However, in the recent past, many websites have been successfully identifying and blocking traffic from proxy servers. Therefore, make sure that the proxy server you use is still effective.
Method three: Using a VPN
By far, this is the most effective method of watching Tudou outside China. A VPN service performs better that a proxy server in helping you to access geo-restricted content. This is because of several reasons.
- First, a VPN encrypts your traffic. Remember that a proxy server cannot encrypt your traffic. Traffic encryption helps you to access geo-restricted content with ease. Besides, websites cannot detect traffic from VPN services easily. Therefore, it is difficult for sites to block traffic from VPN services successfully.
- Second, a VPN helps you to remain private better than a proxy server. Whereas a proxy server only masks your IP address, a VPN service gives you an entirely different IP address. You can also hide your IP address at any given time. This means that when you use a VPN service, you can watch not only Tudou outside China but also any other service from anywhere in the world.
As it is the case with a proxy server, you need to be careful when choosing a VPN service to use to unblock content, I personally recommend HideMyAss Pro VPN. However, always go for VPN services which have a good reputation. You can check on the reputation of the service on its website. Remember to check the number of servers that the service has as well as its pricing plans. These details will help you choose the most appropriate VPN service to watch Tudou outside China.
Of all the three methods, using a VPN is the most efficient way of watching Tudou outside China. It will help you access the content anonymously. It will also help you maintain your privacy when browsing the internet.