How to watch Love Island online for free: stream it online from the UK or abroad

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We're into the third week of Love Island in the UK and millions of viewers have been tuning in six days a week to watch the drama, the desire, and the deceit of series 4. That and Dr. Alex's shiny shiny face of course.

There's a reason why it's become a national (and international) obsession - how long before Adam does the dirty on Rosie? Will Wes stick with Laura this week? Does anyone actually like Eyal at this point? 3.4 million of you watched the first episode of this series, and that doesn't even include those who watched online or on catchup so the show is more popular than ever.

So if you're going abroad on holiday and don't want to miss an episode, or if you live outside of the UK and want to find out what all the fuss is about, we'll show you how you can stay up to date!

Watch Love Island: when's it on?

ITV2 is your destination for Love Island on TV, or the array of ITV streaming options if you're not able to watch on TV - more on that below.

You can get your Love Island fix for an hour at 9pm BST every night of the week (or 10pm on ITV2 +1). And superfans also have Love Island: The Weekly Hot List at 9pm BST on Saturdays and Love Island: Aftersun to round off the week on Sundays at 10pm.

For the uninitiated, Love Island is a dating show like no other. Kind of a cross between BIg Brother, Blind Date and Britain's Next Top Model - it's all abs, bikinis and downright trashiness. Only the most toned and beautiful need apply for a spot in the Majorca villa with evictees and overall winning couple being voted for by the public. And if that all sounds a little tacky, Love Island has critical chops too - it won the 'Best Reality and Constructed Factual' category at this year's BAFTA TV Awards.

Your biological clock is probably already finely tuned to Love Island's start times, but if you're anxious about missing the show when out of the country we've got some good news. We can tell you an easy, legal and - best of all - free way that you can watch every Love Island minute while away on business or on your hols.

Keep reading to discover how to keep up with the Love Island gossip, even if you're outside the UK, with our guide on how to stream for free.

How to watch Love Island online for free in the UK:

Love Island is one of those rare shows these days that people still gather around the TV for at the time of broadcast while retweeting memes, clips and opinions. But you can easily watch it via the ITV website or catch up on your mobile devices via the ITV Hub app which you can download here for Android and here for your iPhone or iPad.

The other way to watch ITV online is to go via TVPlayer.com - we actually prefer this option as the stream tends to be better quality and more robust. It's also a faster site, more responsive and quicker to get up and running with. It's still free, too.

Watch Love Island anywhere else in the world for free:

OK, so you probably already knew how to watch in the UK. So here comes the clever bit if you can't go without Love Island while you're on your hols, or if you live abroad and are curious about what all the fuss is for. 

Simply download and install a VPN to change your IP address to one in the UK and head over to TVPlayer.com or the ITV Hub website for catch up episodes. You can also get the ITV Hub app for the Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, games consoles and other smart devices, and ExpressVPN will work on all these devices too so no worries there.

From there you’ll have to sign up for a free account to stream Love Island on your computer or from your favorite streaming devices to your TV. Here's how to stream Love Island with a VPN:

1. Download and install a VPN
The best way to stream Love Island for free outside the UK is to download and install a VPN. We've tested all of the major VPN services and we rate ExpressVPN as the absolute best. It's compatible with all of your devices, supports most streaming services and ranks amongst the fastest. You can even install it on devices like an Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox and PlayStation. So for a one-stop shop, you can't go wrong with Express - but there are more fantastic VPN options out there as well:

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2. Connect to the appropriate server location
Simply open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select anywhere in the UK - it's super easy to do.

3. Go to TVPlayer.com
The service is free and the best legal way to stream every minute of Love Island. If you're on the go and prefer to watch the races from a mobile device you can also tune in via the ITV player app. Alternatively use TVPlayer.com.

How to watch Love Island series 1 and 2

If you're completely new to Love Island and watch to start from the beginning - or if you're just so obsessed with Love Island that you need to watch old episodes to bridge the impossible 24 hour gap between episodes, you'll be pleased to know that you can now watch Love Island series 1 and 2 on Netflix UK. If you're outside of the UK, again you'll need to use a VPN to watch these episodes but once you've got your VPN installed it really is super quick and easy. At the moment there's no easy watch to watch Love Island series 3 but we expect this to pop up on Netflix before long.

1. Get your VPN here

2. Watch Love Island on Netflix here

Where can I watch Love Island using a VPN?

A VPN will enable you to stream Love Island from literally anywhere. So that obviously includes: the US, Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Turkey, Japan, Poland, Germany, Mexico, New Zealand, Czech Republic, Ireland, Austria, Thailand, Canada, Australia, Denmark, China, Russia, South Africa, Argentina, Singapore and more!

Images courtesy of www.itv.com/loveisland

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