How to watch Love Island UK 2023 online and stream new episodes from anywhere

Winter Love Island 2023 line-up
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Watch Love Island UK 2023 from anywhere

You can watch Love Island 2023 live on ITV2 in the UK on TV. You can also stream the show on ITVX online. Love Island 2023 is also available right now on Hulu in the US, on Neon in New Zealand and on 9Now in Australia.

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New episodes: every evening at 9pm GMT
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Free live stream: ITVX (UK)
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How to watch Love Island UK 2023: preview

Touching down with a double dose of sun, sea, and slick moves Love Island 2023 is back on ITV with a winter edition. The show comes from South Africa for the second time with Maya Jama taking up the mantel from Laura Whitmore. Strutting around an all-new villa are islanders in search of their type on paper. It's the hottest reality show on TV right now, so make sure you know how to watch Love Island UK online from anywhere in the world.

Love Island 2023 has brought the heat to our chilly evenings with plenty of heads left spinning, mad moves and tensions running high thanks to the usual arrival of bombshells and other dastardly shenanigans.

So far, the Islanders have had to deal with the fallout from Casa Amor and movie night, which exposed shady goings on and secret kisses. The Hideaway has seen its fair share of 'explosive' action, and yet more bombshells have arrived to turn heads. 

But who will remain loyal and who will jump ship? Maya Jama has touched back down in South Africa so tune in tonight. Make sure you know how to watch Love Island 2023 from anywhere tonight.

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How to watch Love Island UK 2023 for FREE


Get your Vitamin D this winter (and then some) with the return of Love Island and its second ever winter series. 

The mad moves cracked on on January 16 with new episodes airing on ITV2 every night at 9pm GMT Monday to Sunday with Saturday night's episode featuring 'Unseen Bits' from the week.

ITV2 is a 100% free-to-watch channel in the UK. You can also watch episodes live and on catch-up through ITVX (the recently rebranded ITV Hub). Not in the UK right now?

Use a VPN to watch Love Island on ITVX from abroad.

Remember you can watch ITVX a number of ways, including on desktop, via your smartphone or tablet with the app, as well as on most media streamers, including Fire Stick, Roku, and Apple TV, as well as on gaming consoles.

How to watch Love Island UK 2023 outside the UK

You can watch Winter Love Island 2023 for free from the UK but, bear in mind that if you're abroad and away from home at any point during the return of the winter edition, you won't be able to watch Love Island UK from abroad, or access the newly rebranded ITVX.

Don't get mugged off by geo-restrictions, which prevent certain services and content from being accessed outside of the UK. Instead get around geo-blocks by using a VPN, or Virtual Private Network. It's completely legal, very affordable and easy to use - and it also encrypts your browsing, offering protection against cybercriminals and government snooping.

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Using a VPN is as easy as one-two-three...

1. Download and install a VPN - as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN

2. Connect to the appropriate server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location (a server in the UK in this case)

3. Go to the broadcaster's stream - head to ITVX and start watching Love Island as if you were back at home

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How to watch Love Island UK 2023 online in the US

new episodes dropping daily

Need a touch of vitamin D? Love Island UK has you covered with its second ever winter edition, arriving to y'all Stateside on Hulu from January 24, the US is just under two weeks behind the UK with new episodes dropping daily.

New subscribers can make the most of a Hulu free trial for 30-days on its With-Ads or No-Ads plan. Thereafter the Hulu price starts from $7.99 a month. You can also get a Disney Plus bundle with Hulu thrown in from just $9.99 a month.

That leaves those in the US just a couple of weeks behind the action. Alternatively, for Brits abroad, you could get a VPN to watch ITVX from abroad

How to watch Love Island UK 2023 online for FREE in Australia

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For those Down Under, Channel 9's on-demand service, 9Now is the place to watch Love Island UK 2023 and stream all-new season 9 episodes, which have been landing every day at 6pm AEDT since January 17. That leaves Aussies just a few days behind the UK.

9Now is 100% free to watch - you simply need to make a Nine account to watch. Of course, this service is geo-restricted, so if you happen to be outside the country, simply sign up to a VPN to appear as if you're in Australia when watching.

How to watch Love Island UK 2023 in New Zealand: stream season 9 online

new episodes arrive daily at 1pm NZDT

Those in New Zealand will be able to watch Love Island UK season 9 on Neon with Kiwis just a few days behind the UK. Landing on the service from January 19, new episodes arrive daily at 1pm NZDT.

There is the choice of a monthly or annual plan. Monthly customers pay NZ$15.99 a month and can benefit from a free trial period. Or save 16% and commit to its annual plan for $159.99

Can I watch Love Island UK in Canada?

In the past Love Island has been available via Hayu and CTV. However, for the last couple of years there has been no official broadcaster.

Don't want to miss out on the boys and girls coupling up, heads turning, and islander dumpings? The only way you'll be able to watch Love Island is with a VPN, which spoofs your device into thinking you're browsing from elsewhere and bypass geo-restricted content. One for Brits abroad in Canada.

Everything you need to know about Winter Love Island 2023

Maya Jama in promotional image for Love Island: Winter Edition

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Winter Love Island line-up

  • Tanya Manhenga - 22, biomedical student from Liverpool
  • Kai Fagan - 24, Science and PE teacher from Manchester
  • Lana Jenkins - 25, make-up artist from Luton
  • Ron Hall - 25, financial advisor from Essex
  • Anna-May Robey - 20, payroll administrator from Swansea
  • Will Young - 23, farmer from Buckinghamshire
  • Tanyel Revan - 26, hair stylist from London
  • Shaq Muhammad - 24, airport security officer from London
  • Olivia Hawkins - 27, ring girl and actress from Brighton
  • Haris Namani - 21, TV salesman from Doncaster
  • Tom Clare - 23, footballer from Barnsley
  • David Salako - 24, money advisor from Essex
  • Zara Lackenby-Brown - 25, model and property developer from London
  • Aaron Waters - 25, model from Melbourne
  • Jessie Wynter - 26, personal trainer from Sydney
  • Ellie Spence - 25, business development executive from Norwich
  • Spencer Wilks - 24, eCommerce business owner from Bournemouth
  • Jordan Odofin - 28, HR advisor from London
  • Casey O'Gorman – 26, recruitment consultant from Tring
  • Claudia Fogarty - 28, fashion boutique owner from Blackburn
  • Layla Al-Momani - 28, brand managing director from Kingston
  • Sammy James - 27, beauty buyer from Leicester
  • Cynthia Otseh-Taiwo - 25, receptionist and baker from London
  • Sanam Harrinan - 24, social worker from Bedford
  • Lydia Karakyriakou - 22, customer assistant from Glasgow
  • Lynda Flix - 22, singer and healthcare assistant from Salford
  • Kain Reed - 21, energy consultant from Gateshead
  • Ryan Weekley - 22, steel erector from Nottingham
  • Frankie Davey - 22, boxer from Ipswitch
  • Maxwell Samuda - 23, finance student from London
  • Bayley Mummery - 25, operations manager from Surrey
  • Martin Akinola - 27, senior software engineer from Dublin

Who are the current Love Island 2023 couples?

  • Tanya and Shaq
  • Jessie and Will
  • Samie and Tom
  • Olivia and Kai
  • Lana and Ron
  • Claudia and Casey

Who is hosting Winter Love Island 2023?

After taking over as Love Island presenter in 2020, Laura Whitmore stepped down from her villa duties at the end of season 8 last summer.

While her husband, Iain Stirling, will still lend his dulcet tones for some cracking voiceovers, it was revealed that TV and radio presenter Maya Jama will be taking the reins and grabbing love by the horns as we enter into Love Island UK's second ever winter edition.

Following the announcement, Maya Jama said: "I've always been such a massive Love Island fan and I'm so excited to be hosting one of the nation’s favourite shows! I can't wait to get into the villa to meet all of the Islanders."

Ludus Magnus villa for Love Island 2023 winter edition in South Africa

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Where is Winter Love Island 2023 being filmed?

You wouldn't be foolish for thinking the winter edition of Love Island UK might swap bikinis and flip flops for ski jackets and snow boots.

In actual fact, though, the winter series will once again take place in Cape Town in South Africa, where average January temperatures average 84 °F / 29 °C. 

According to Executive Producer Mike Spencer, the winter helping of Love Island will take place in a "stunning new villa".

Who is the Love Island 2023 sponsor?

Where is the place to buy all those on-screen fashions?

Continuing on in its endeavours to push a more sustainable message after endorsing a slew of fast fashion brands in the past, Love Island's winter edition will stick with eBay as its official sponsor for another season.

Love Island: Aftersun title

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Where can I get the latest Love Island news?

Our first port-of-call for Love Island news is the official Love Island Twitter page.

For a true deep-dive into islander life, you should also tune into Love Island: Aftersun every Sunday at 10pm GMT straight after the latest action from the villa.

What time can I watch the Love Island first look?

Made available every Monday to Friday and Sunday afternoon, the Love Island first look is shared on Love Island Twitter and Instagram page. This usually drops around 2-3pm GMT and gives an exclusive look and the drama going on in the villa in that night's episode.

What safe-guarding has been put in place for Love Island?

Both the mental well-being of contestants, as well as how the show tackles inclusivity have come under fire for the last few years. This follows the loss of former contestants Sophie Gradon in 2018, Mike Thalassitis in 2019, and former host Caroline Flack in 2020, all three to suicide.

The first duty of care protocols were shared in 2019 ahead of season 5 with 2022 seeing Love Island producers release a full set of protocols, including the new addition of inclusion training to tackle “inclusive language around disability, sexuality, race and ethnicity, behaviours and microaggressions".

In its continued efforts to better safeguard contestants, ITV has announced a key new rule change. Contestants will be asked to pause their social media accounts ahead of entering the villa. This follows previous seasons where friends and family would take the reins on their accounts.

Following last summer's series where Ofcom were inundated with complaints of controlling and misogynistic behavior particularly from the men in the villa, this year ITV announced "Islanders will also receive guidance and training around mutually respectful behaviour in relationships [...] to help them identify negative behaviours in relationships and understand the behaviour patterns associated with controlling and coercive behaviour."

The cast will also view a video including interviews with former islanders talking about their experiences following villa life in an endeavour to better prepare for the transition.

Outlined on ITV's website, protocols are broken down to pre-filming, during the series, and aftercare and include:

Dan Sung
How to Watch Editor

Dan is How to Watch Editor at Future. His job is to make sure our readers (and our staff) know how to watch their favourite sports and entertainment online and on TV wherever they go. Dan has worked in tech journalism for over a decade, writing for Tech Digest, Pocket-lint, MSN Tech, Wareable and What Hi-Fi? as well as freelancing for T3, Metro and the Independent. Dan has a keen interest in playing and watching football. He has also written about it for the Observer and FourFourTwo and ghost authored John Toshack's autobiography, Toshack's Way.