How to watch Love Island online for free: stream season 5 from UK or abroad

Watch love island online for free
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Now almost an entire month into the show and Love Island is doing what it does best - full bouts of drama. With intense arguments amongst the couples, threats of leaving the show and definitely a few 'I shouldn't have said that' moments, you will want to watch Love Island online.

The show, which can best be described as a cross between Big Brother and First Dates, has come back to hot up our evening TV viewings. Known for its eclectic dating duos, long Voxi ads and contestants with semi-famous relatives (move over Dani Dyer, here comes Tommy Fury) is here to fill our evening viewing slots! We're here to tell you how to watch Love Island online, even if you're on holiday when it's on.

Watch Love Island: when and where?

Grab your popcorn and gather your friends for gossiping, Love Island is here! Tune in every night of the week to watch - it's on Monday to Friday at 9pm BST, skips Saturday and then comes back on Sunday (or 10pm CET, 3pm ET, 12pm PT, 6am AEST if you're outside the UK).

For the Love Island mega-fans, there is also The Weekly Hot List at 9pm BST on Saturdays and of course, Aftersun on Sundays to round out the week at 10pm.

Returning daily (with the exclusion of Saturday) at 9pm BST, the days of piling around the TV for summer dating drama are back. Whether you're a Love Island devotee who's been patiently counting down the days since last year's bout of strange dating rituals, or someone new to this phenomenon (oh boy are you in for a treat!) this is the place to be to find out everything you need to know about this year's viewing times.

Last year ran for a mind-boggling 59 days, leaving contestants Jack Fincham and Danny Dyer's daughter...Dani Dyer victorious and the proud winners of £50,000. This year's show is expected to run for eight weeks but who knows what plot twists lie ahead.

While not one single couple from the show has managed to stay together for the year that has passed since then, we have high hopes for the longevity of 2019's tanned Romeos and Juliets. With that glorious £50,000 and a lifetime of obscure sponsored ads on the horizon, there is everything to compete for.

So if you're ready to watch Love Island 2019 online and all you need is the location and time, scroll down to see how to watch the dating show of the year! Whether you're in the UK or badly timed a holiday, we've got the low-down for where to watch it.

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

If you're going to be in the UK the whole time the show is on then watching it couldn't be easier. Simply gather around with your friends and families at 9pm Monday to Friday each week to watch the excessively tanned battle it out for money. Each episode airs at 9pm BST on ITV2 (or 10pm on ITV2+1).

But if you would rather watch Love Island online you can easily catch it via the ITV website or watch it 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 and legal, too.

How to watch Love Island online from outside the country

If you’re from the UK and have planned a holiday while the show is on then clearly you're not very dedicated to Love Island! But don’t worry as we can help you avoid any annoying geo-blocking allowing you and your friends to catch Love Island on your holiday. By using a VPN, you can change your IP address to one in the UK which will allow you to stream the event using your ITV account. Keep reading and we’ll show you how.

A VPN is perfect for this as it allows you to change your IP address so you appear to be in a completely different location. We've tested hundreds of VPNs and can recommend these as the three best VPNs currently available: 

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3. IPVanish supports up to 10 devices, so great on the go  and with a focus on security

And while a VPN is the perfect antidote to being on holiday without your Love Island fix, that's not all they're good for. From unblocking restricted sites and watching the likes of Netflix and Hulu abroad, to adding that extra level of security for banking and shopping, a VPN is always helpful.

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