How to Watch Youku Outside China

Published: November 11, 2019

Youku, needs no introduction – especially for those living in China! However, if you are living in other countries and want to gain access to the popular streaming service, get PureVPN. Connect to a China server location and watch Youku outside China.

Watch Youku Outside China

Youku Tudou, more commonly known as Youku, is one of China’s most popular video hosting and streaming services.

It has a massive variety of free-to-watch movies and TV shows, and the catalog also includes a gold mine of western content which users living in Canada, US, and the

UK would typically have to pay a hefty subscription bill to view.

Furthermore, all the content is 100% legal and can often be watched without any registration – but there’s a catch!

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Why is Youku Blocked Outside China?

If you attempt to access Youku from anywhere outside China, the following message is displayed on the screen:

“Sorry, this video can only be steamed within mainland China.”

Why may you wonder? That’s because the content is licensed and viewers must be located in mainland China to watch it.

Fortunately for you, there’s an easy yet effective way to access and watch Youku videos outside China at blazing-fast speeds.

How to Watch Youku Outside China with a VPN?

By using a Virtual Private Network to spoof your IP address and location, you can trick Youku into thinking you’re inside China. VPNs are an essential tool when it comes to increasing your privacy and security, but also useful for accessing the Internet freely.

Just install it on your preferred device, change your virtual location to China, and watching Youku outside China now becomes a reality! Keep in mind that not all VPNs are capable of getting around China’s “Great Firewall,” so make sure to follow these steps:

  1. Subscribe to PureVPN
  2. Download and install the PureVPN app on your streaming device
  3. Initiate the app and choose Streaming as your mode
  4. Connect to a China VPN server
  5. With a Chinese IP address, you’ll now be able to watch Youku from anywhere!

How to Watch Youku on Android?

If you want to enjoy Youku on your Android device, the streaming service has a dedicated app available on Google Play. While you might face no issues in downloading it, you won’t be able to access or watch any videos due to regional limitations. Here, a VPN for Youku will save the day.

Follow these steps:

  1. Subscribe to PureVPN
  2. Go to Google Play Store
  3. Download and install the PureVPN app
  4. Now, download and install the Youku app
  5. Launch the PureVPN app and choose Streaming as your mode
  6. Select China as your desired server location
  7. Launch Youku and enjoy watching videos on your Android device!

How to Watch Youku on iOS?

Similarly, you have the option to watch Youku on your iOS device, as well. There’s a dedicated app available on App Store, and though you may be able to download it, regional limitations will prevent you from accessing or watching any videos.

Once again, a Youku VPN is your best bet. Follow these steps and get started today:

  1. Subscribe to PureVPN
  2. Go to App Store
  3. Download and install the PureVPN app
  4. Now, download and install the Youku app
  5. Launch the PureVPN app and choose Streaming as your mode
  6. Change your virtual location to China
  7. Launch Youku and enjoy watching videos on your iOS device!

Watch Youku on iPad/ iPhone

For those interested in watching Youku on an iPad or iPhone, we have you covered. All you need is the PureVPN iOS application operating on your device, and that’s about it. To know more about how you can get connected, check out the steps below:

  1. Subscribe to PureVPN
  2. Subscribe to any one of the plans
  3. Download the application on your iPad or iPhone
  4. Connect to China
  5. Launch Youku and start streaming

Watch Youku Chrome Extension/ Firefox-Plugin/ Safari

PureVPN also features a Chrome extension and a Firefox plugin, which can allow you to access the website without having to download separate software. To do this, follow the steps below:

  1. Subscribe to PureVPN
  2. Download the extension or plugin
  3. Connect to a Chinese server location
  4. Head to Youku
  5. Start watching

How to Watch Youku in the USA

For our US residents who are looking for ways through which they can watch their favorite shows and movies on Youku, we have got you covered. Check out the steps below and get started today.

  1. Subscribe and download PureVPN
  2. Log in with your details
  3. Connect to China
  4. Go to Youku and start streaming

How to Watch Youku in Singapore

To watch Youku in Singapore, follow the steps mentioned down below:

  1. Subscribe to PureVPN
  2. Download on your preferred streaming device
  3. Log in
  4. Connect to a Chinese server location
  5. Head to Youku and start streaming

How to Watch Youku in Hong Kong

Hong Kong pretty much has zero restrictions when it comes to the internet, which means you have complete freedom. However, this often comes with added risk as your chances of getting hacked become quite high. Because of this, when accessing sites like Youku, it is recommended that you log in with a reliable VPN like PureVPN. To do so, follow the steps below:

  1. Subscribe to any of the three PureVPN plans
  2. Download the application
  3. Log in with your credentials
  4. Connect to a secure server location (China for Youku)
  5. Start streaming

Access Other Chinese Streaming Sites with PureVPN!

Youku is just one of the many names in China’s highly competitive video streaming industry. If you’re unable to find the content you want to watch there, you also have the option of trying QQ Video, Sohu, iQiyi, and LeTV.

However, you’ll need to arm yourself with a reliable VPN to access these streaming services. As mentioned earlier, you’ll need to trick them into believing that you’re located in China, and this is where PureVPN can prove useful.

We allow users to choose from more than 2,000 VPN servers in over 141 countries across the world, including China, and connect them to a Chinese IP address so that they can access their preferred content from anywhere.