TIP: View 18+ videos on YouTube without signing out!

How to view 18+ videos on YouTube without having to sign out*

Tired of being told "Sorry, you need to be over 18 to watch this video" when browsing your favourite shows on YouTube? Here's an easy workaround!

* This works with TV shows and other partner videos who can add their own video ratings (often these videos may start with warnings about language etc). Non-partner video normally require you to sign in

1 - tip: view 18+ videos on youtube without signing out!

Enter your browser's private mode. This may be called "Private Browsing", "InPrivate Browsing" or "Incognito Window".

This usually sandboxes that browsing session from all of your existing cookies etc, and forgets any cookies etc from the private session after you end it.

2 - tip: view 18+ videos on youtube without signing out!

Click refresh.

3 - tip: view 18+ videos on youtube without signing out!

This time, when YouTube checks your cookies, your browser will say "There's no YouTube cookie here lol" and YouTube will be like "K lol, no ones signed in" and asks you to confirm with a stupid button. You can lie if you can deal with the moral disheartening of lying to a huge faceless company.

4 - tip: view 18+ videos on youtube without signing out!

And... voila! You can watch your video now!
5 - tip: view 18+ videos on youtube without signing out!

BROTIP: You can exit private browsing if (like in Safari) it sandboxes all of your tabs. This means things like Facebook will work without having to log in again. The YouTube video will continue to work and play as long as you keep that tab open and don't refresh :)

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  • 9

    Or just be over 18...

    or just make a account that says your over 18...
    - buddyfoeva April 4, 2012, 4:01 pm
    Yeah but it sucks to do that when you have an account with a fair amount of videos, views, allowed to monetize videos and make videos longer than 15 minutes - not to mention it has the only name I would ever want to use.

    NOTE: Being able to monetize videos and make videos longer than 15 min takes quite a while - it's not something you ask for (unless you become a partner), they just do it based on a certain popularity (actually quite low) and your account standing (how you have played by the community rules - no offensive videos or copyright infringements across a selection of videos)
    - SkinnyBill April 4, 2012, 5:37 pm
    I can do 15 minute videos & ads on my vids :)
    - TryThat April 4, 2012, 7:21 pm
    I think they let anyone do that now. My youtube account has numerous copyright claims against it and I can monetize/submit 15min+ views now.
    - casper667 April 4, 2012, 8:23 pm
    Haha ok... it may not be to do with copyright. But the point is, my account has good status and a name which I don't want to throw away. (I have had copyright notices, but not infringements - notices are where they say "This content was matched from your video. No further action is needed, but your video may be removed if the content holder changes their policies".
    - SkinnyBill April 5, 2012, 3:40 am
    I've had a majority of my videos muted, and some taken down :P They're all like 5 year old RS vids though back when I played that game haha I only keep them up to advertise my website and cause they have a decent amount of views(50-100k).
    - casper667 April 5, 2012, 8:45 pm
    you could just keep your account and make another one that says you are over 18, you may have to switch sometimes to see a over 18 video but whatever, or you just go to a porn site like a normal underaged and just click YES when you are asked if you are over 18, most porn sides dont even ask you anymore
    - Vans April 5, 2012, 9:07 pm
    Yeah, but that means signing out and signing in again. With this way, you just put it in private and refresh, then taking it out of private auto-signs you in again (because teh cookie 'reappears')
    - SkinnyBill April 6, 2012, 5:59 am
    just go to a normal porn site like everyone else, kissing girls on youtube are boring
    - Vans April 6, 2012, 9:33 am
    I wasn't talking about porn sites then :P
    - SkinnyBill April 6, 2012, 1:59 pm
    what videos are over 18 without any sexual content?
    - Vans April 6, 2012, 3:17 pm
  • 9

    17865433 - tip: view 18+ videos on youtube without signing out!

    • Ertrov
    • April 4, 2012, 7:04 pm
    Best. Reply. Ever. +1 and a plate of cookies that I will make tomorrow and possibly eat :3
    - dogggy April 5, 2012, 12:22 am
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