If you stumble upon a YouTube video that, for one reason or another has been set as “age restricted,” you can still watch the video without signing in or confirming your age. Just use this little URL trick.
Want to watch an age-restricted video, but can’t log in because you’re at work, school, or simply don’t want to create a Google account? You don’t need an account to watch age-restricted videos. All you need to do is make a small change to the video’s URL (address). This will not work for videos that have disallowed embedding on external sites.
There should be a function to designate me as an “Explicit Is Legit” user, so I only have to enter in my information once as long as I am on the same computer or device. I will sadly be older than 18 for the rest of my life, so having to confirm this more than once is a little annoying.
Open Restricted video on Youtube you want to watch. Just remove the ‘watch?‘ in the URL and replace the ‘=’ sign with a ‘/’. For example:
and hit Enter. It’ll play full-width in your browser. You cannot view comments using this method.
Open Restricted video on Youtube you want to watch. Just add nsfw to the beginning of the address. For example:
You will be able to watch the video without having to be logged in.