How to bypass YouTube's age restrictions

Posted: Thursday, 10 April 2014

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What's stopping you from watching that trailer for that game that you're interested in?

Well apparently, YouTube's age restrictions is the barricade to everything.

I know, the age restriction is horribly implemented. Imagine this scenario. You're watching a trailer for titanfall, but wait. You can't actually watch it because the video is flagged by YouTube as not adhering to some community guidance.
Basically, the trailer uploaders, or someone, set the trigger for the video to be watched only by people with a YouTube account that's also over 18 years of age. Amazing isn't it?
So titanfall, an MA15+ game, has its official trailer blocked to those aged 15, 16 and 17 because you're not 18 and above. How ridiculous and uncalled for is that?
It's over-restrictive and limiting for a game that's rated and approved for those aged 15 and above to be blocked by YouTube for that age. And that's where this extension comes in.
MA 15+ classified material contains strong content and is legally restricted to persons 15 years and over. It may contain classifiable elements such as sex scenes and drug use that are strong in impact.

Age Restriction Bypass for YouTube is a simple, transparent solution that automatically bypasses YouTube's age restriction regardless of whether or not you have an account.
What's so awesome is that its transparency involves working in the background. This isn't some button that you have to press in order to bypass the age restrictions, the webpage itself is injected with the bypassed video, modifying the page to allow for the age bypass to function.
So you can continue browsing through YouTube, nothing breaks, you're not brought to some ugly massive video player with no comments, none of YouTube's iconic menu buttons...
Enough of the talk. Bypassing YouTube's age restrictions involves using a Google Chrome extension, and you can get Age Restriction Bypass for YouTube™ from the link below:
1. Install it
2. I don't know. what is step 2?

Description from the extension's page:

Fast track viewing YouTube videos! - Bypass unfair Age Restrictions set by YouTube
Youtube's fixed age restriction prevents users under 18 from watching certain videos.
Unfortunately, moderately graphic or violent depictions in videos blocks access to content that's barely considered graphic in 15+ rated movies.

As a result, bypassing the restriction in YouTube videos to circumvent the unfair minimum age requirement is the only logical step to take, and this extension does exactly that.
If you don't have a YouTube account and you find that the age restriction is incorrect because you are in fact over 18, then this extension works as well...
Instead of having to go through the tedious process of creating a fake over 18 Google Account, all you have to do is to install and enjoy!

Previously "Age restricted" videos will now be to watch at your discretion!
The video that was previously restricted will now talk, walk and act like the normal YouTube player.

Take note, however, that the content that you watch will may or may not be distressing.
Make sure, for your safety that you enable this extension only when you come across a video that you think or are legally allowed to watch and disable it afterwards.
This extension can:
Bypass YouTube age restrictions.
Allow you to skip creating a YouTube account over 18 to watch restricted videos.
Remove YouTube age restrictions
Remove YouTube restrictions
Bypass and remove the "Content Warning. Sorry, this content is age-restricted" message where the "This video has been age-restricted based on our Community Guidelines" message does not hold true


Now supports native HTML5 for when you disable flash. Note that this uses another service that I currently host - I do not use the data in anyway, I care not about what videos you watch on YouTube. If you are against native HTML5 or are against the server processing stage, and do not like it's performance benefits, then re-enable flash and it will use the original bypass method (without contacting the bypass processing server).

Open up issues or contact me in the comments section below if it doesn't work!