How to watch Love Island from anywhere in the world

Wondering how to watch Love Island from wherever you are? We've got you covered

How to watch Love Island
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Love Island 2023 has returned to ITV and we are already hooked! Here's what you need to know about how to watch this show from anywhere in the world.

The UK version of the hit show which sees a bunch of singletons dropped in a stunning villa in Mallorca where they hope to find love has finally made its triumphant return!

The hit ITV2 show hit our screens once again on Monday, June 5, 2023, at 9pm with Maya Jama once again returning to host. While many in the UK know exactly how to watch this show, what happens if you're not lucky enough to be watching Love Island live on ITV2? Fear not, because there are several simple ways to watch Love Island from anywhere in the world...

When did Love Island 2023 start and when does it finish?

Love Island 2023 returned on Monday 5th June at 9pm and episodes are airing every evening at the same time, except for Saturdays.

While the official date for the finale hasn't been confirmed yet, this year's series is expected to run for eight weeks—meaning it will end around the end of July or first week of August. 

The final usually airs on a Monday, so Monday 31st July will likely be Love Island 2023 finale night. 

What channel is Love Island on?

In the UK, Love Island airs on ITV2 and is also available on catch up online at ITVX (formerly called the ITV Hub) for the episodes you've missed.

The sister show, Love Island Aftersun - also fronted by the show's host Maya Jama - airs every Sunday at 10pm after the main show. 

How to watch Love Island UK live online

If you are in the UK you can tune into ITV2 or ITVX and watch or stream the show as it airs from 9pm every day (except Saturdays) for the next eight weeks.

The show is pre-recorded a day in advance so watching the show as it airs is about as live as you can get it. Towards the end of the series, there will be a live show when the winners are announced, at this point, we will be watching the Islander's real-time reactions. 

How to watch Love Island from anywhere in the world

If you’re outside of the UK or Europe and don't have access to ITV2, you may need to use a VPN in order to stream this show.

This is a really handy bit of software that changes your IP address so that streaming services think you’re in the UK.

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