As one of the most popular video websites in China, Youku is available for you to watch hundreds of movies and TV series online free.
But all those videos are only available for Mainland China, as what you can see from the following image:
Luckily, where there's a will there's always a way, you can definitely watch Youku outside China.
How To Watch Youku Outside China?
Besides, you can also check out the following 2 free browser extensions to change your default IP address to a Chinese one directly, without any VPN or proxy tool required:
If you are using Firefox, you can check out the Mason add-on.
After installation, you can see an extension icon on the Add-on Bar, right-click on the icon, click the "Add" button, and enter the following information:
Description: Youku (or any other name you like)
Include URL: youku.com
After that, choose "customize header" from the "Function" menu, click the "Config…" button, and enter the following data:
Header Key: X-Forwarded-For
Header Value: 126.96.36.199
By the way, you can change the above "Header Value" to any Chinese IP address. After that, click OK, OK and OK to save the settings, then you can watch Youku on your Firefox browser outside China.
2. Change HTTP Request Header
If you are using Chrome, you can check out the Change HTTP Request Header extension.
On the "Options" page of the extension, click the "X-Forwarded-For" item on the left "Editable Headers" column, and click the "Add" button to add the following information:
Name: Youku (or any other name you like)
Value: 188.8.131.52 (or any other Chinese IP)
After that, click the "Add" button below to add the following information:
And click the "Save" button to save the settings, then you can start to watch Youku on your Chrome browser outside China.
A piece of cake, right?
Update: Both Mason and Change HTTP Request Header are not available any more, instead, you can check out Unblock Youku.