watch Love Island online

Arguably one of the biggest issues with Love Island is that it doesn’t air year-round. Still, with every episode available for streaming, free of charge, you can always revisit your favorite moments while you wait for the new season’s premiere on June 6. Currently traveling? Don’t worry; below, we’ll explain how to watch Love Island from abroad (outside of the UK).

Note that we’ll only be recommending official sources. While you can often find popular shows on unauthorized streaming sites, we strongly advise against using these. The video is usually very low-quality, and there’s always a chance that they’ll be taken down for copyright violation. You can live stream Love Island for free anyway, meaning there’s no need to use shady, unreliable sources.

Love Island is only available on region-locked services. This means that if you’re abroad and looking to watch on your usual services, you’ll need a VPN.

How to watch Love Island online free from anywhere

VPNs make it easy to spoof your location and unblock geo-restricted streaming platforms from abroad. Below you’ll find a step-by-step guide on how to access live or on-demand streams of Love Island from outside of the UK with a VPN.

Here’s how to watch Love Island online abroad (free):

  1. Decide which VPN you’d like to use. We recommend NordVPN but Surfshark and ExpressVPN are both high-quality alternatives.
  2. Download the VPN software, making sure to get the right version for your device’s operating system.
  3. Connect to one of your VPN’s British servers as Love Island UK is only available in the UK, you can however connect to another server abroad to watch various international versions of the show (more on this below).
  4. Create a free ITV Hub account. You’ll be asked to enter a postcode but any valid UK postcode will work.
  5. Try playing a video on the ITV or STV website or app. Any error messages should disappear and the content should load almost immediately. If not, try clearing your cookies and reloading the page.

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How to stream Love Island for free on UK TV

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Watching Love Island season 8 live online couldn’t be easier; viewers in England and Wales (or connected to VPN servers in these countries) can stream every epsisode of Love Island for free on ITV Hub. Better still, there are three full seasons of Love Island USA and Love Island Australia just in case you get feel like something different.

Scottish viewers will be directed to the STV Player with the message “Sorry – This video is not available to watch through ITV in your region.” Note that while Scottish users can create an ITV account, they’ll actually need an STV account to watch online.

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ITV Hub is region-locked, so you’ll need a VPN to access it from outside of the UK. Don’t have one yet? NordVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, which means you can stream Love Island risk-free and get your money back if unsatisfied.

How to watch international versions of Love Island online

Australia

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Three seasons of Love Island Australia are available free-of-charge on 9Now. You will have to create an account and enter an Australian postal code, but that’s as far as the verification process goes. Note that an Australian IP address is required to access the site, but you can easily get one by connecting to one of your VPN’s Australian servers.

USA

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America’s version of Love Island finished its third season last year. The good news is that you can stream every episode on Paramount+. This service usually costs $4.99 USD per month but there’s a seven-day free trial so if you’re quick, you can get caught up for free.

Currently, Hulu has seven seasons of Love Island UK and will be adding new episodes daily when season eight arrives. This service costs $6.99 per month and comes with a one-month free trial.

Paramount Plus is only available in the US. If you’re currently abroad, you can use this platform as normal by connecting to an American VPN server.

Do I need a VPN if I’m in the UK?

While you can watch Love Island without a VPN from within the UK, we’d recommend using one anyway. Various Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have been known to reduce your internet speeds if they decide you’re streaming too much. A VPN hides your activities so this kind of restriction becomes more difficult for ISPs to justify. Further, VPNs prevent most types of Man-in-the-Middle attacks and greatly increase your online security.

Is Love Island coming back in 2022?

Yes – Love Island UK will return on June 6. That’s about all we know at the moment, though, since auditions are still underway. Check back nearer the time for more details on Love Island 2022.