You can watch Youku free movies outside China legally, without a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or a proxy server.
In other words, you don’t need a VPN to hide your real IP address to access Youku from abroad.
You can enjoy viewing Youku free movies and TV series legally from outside Mainland China.
In addition, you can also access VQQ, iQYi, Le.com, Toudo, and Ifvod, without using any China IP address server.
In short, forget about a VPN, a proxy server or even Chrome Unblock Youku extension.
You don’t want to infringe on the legal rights of others.
Note: This guide is in compliance with Google Publisher Policies.
We have read that China streaming video websites are said to be geo-restricted.
Those of you who live outside the Mainland China, you cannot access the free shows from video streaming websites like iQiYi, Baidu Video, PPTV, SohuTV, etc.
Similarly, you have read blog posts telling you that you need to use a VPN service or a proxy server (like FoxyProxy) to access these China-based websites.
Certainly, it is not completely true.
You can still watch FREE movies from most video streaming sites based in China without a VPN or using a China IP address!
I am from Malaysia and below is my IP address.
Watch Youku Outside China
As I have just mentioned, at Youku, you can watch all the so-called free films, TV series, animated shows, documentaries, etc from various countries.
Last week I re-watched the 2014 Science fiction action flick “Lucy“.
Here is a scene I captured from my laptop screen.
This French science fiction action film written and directed by Luc Besson.
Here is more proof.
Then I continued watching this 2012 classic French melodrama, titled “À coeur ouvert” (An Open Heart).
It stars Juliette Binoche and Edgar Ramirez.
For those of you who understand French or read Mandarin, click here and enjoy this heart-rendering French flick.
How To Watch Youku Free Movies Outside China
If you who reside outside China, and want to watch free full-length feature films and TV shows from Youku, then read on…
This is a simple guide on how to search for Youku free content.
Particularly for those who do not understand the Chinese language (Mandarin).
You can Google translate the Youku website for your reference, but you CANNOT view any streaming videos from this translated site.
It will only show you a blank black screen.
And if you click on the “free” link in the Google translated website, it will show an error blank white page with the message:
“The page you requested attempted to redirect to itself, which could cause an infinite loop.”
In order to watch the free content of Youku, you need to go to its original site in the Chinese language.
Actually when you click on the “free” link in Chinese (免费), it will open a page for you to filter search the content by category (series, movies, variety, anime, etc), country, genre, year, status, mode of payment and trending.
I think the best way for those who do not under the Chinese language, you need to copy out the Chinese text and paste it onto Google Translate.
I know it’s rather tedious and slightly time-consuming.
But that’s the only option to go about searching for the shows you want to watch.
When the movie starts, should you see lines of Chinese text streaming across the top part of the screen.
You delete them by clicking on the first small circle with the Chinese character 弹 icon below the movie. (see image below)
Updated August 2021: Free Latest Films & Streaming Movies
Forget about this site Youku, VQQ, Le.com, or any of the other Chinese websites which I have recommended in other earlier blog posts.
There is another website from China where you can enjoy all the current Hollywood films and online streaming movies WITHOUT VPN at all.
This Chinese website is called IYF.TV.
To watch free movies:
For desktop users, click this link.
For mobile phone users, press here.
To watch free TV series:
click here (desktop)
click here (mobile)
Enjoy all the wonderful shows in the safety of your own home.