Attention: This extension is discontinued and won't receive further updates.

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YouTube Restriction Checker

A Chrome extension that checks for video restrictions on YouTube.

Most useful for sharing YouTube videos with international audiences. It displays an icon in the address bar, telling you whether the current video is restricted from viewing in any way. Clicking on the icon tells you the details.

It tells you about:

  • Geographic restrictions
  • Embed restrictions
  • Age restrictions

Get it from the Google Webstore

Further notes


If a video has a restriction, a single character appears beneath the icon. This is what each character stands for:

Firefox Extension

We don't offer a Firefox version of this extension.