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How to watch Love Island online: stream the winter series from UK or abroad

how to watch Love Island online winter 2020
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The race to the Love Island final is officially on, with the first ever winter edition reaching its climax this weekend. Who will be named the winners? Keep reading to find out how you can watch Love Island online from anywhere in the world.

Watch Love Island online: when and where?

ITV2 is your holiday destination, tune in every night at 9pm. You'll get a brand new episode every day of the week, apart from Saturdays! 

And if you need more Love Island remember that the spin-off After Sun is on every Monday.

Inevitably, there has been a shadow cast on this TV series due to the tragic death of the former Love Island presenter Caroline Flack. 

An ITV spokeswoman said: “Everybody at Love Island and ITV is shocked and saddened by this desperately sad news. Caroline was a much loved member of the Love Island team and our sincere thoughts and condolences are with her family and friends.”

Understandably, due to the devastating news - both last Saturday and Sunday’s episodes along with After Sun were cancelled. Love Island returned on Monday and featured a tribute to Caroline Flack.

If you’re not fully caught up, we won’t give anything away but there was another couple dumped from the villa and Wednesday's episode was filled with romance as all the couples went on a final date ahead of the final episode.

So whether you’re ready to watch the next episode or still have a few to catch up keep scrolling as we tell you how to watch Winter Love Island online whether you're in the UK or mismatched a holiday.

How to watch Winter 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. Simple gather your friends and families around the TV at 9pm every day (apart from Saturdays) and tune in to ITV2.

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 Winter Love Island online from outside the country:

If you’re from the UK and have planned a holiday while the show is on we won't be jealous that you're in the sun whilst we face the cold and rain - we'll just tell you how you can still get your fix and avoid any annoying geo-blocking. 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.

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And while a VPN is the perfect antidote to being on holiday without your Winter 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.

Who are the Winter Love Island 2020 islanders?

  • Siannise Fudge, 25 from Bristol
  • Finnley Tapp, 20 from Milton Keynes
  • Jess Gale, 20 from London
  • Paige Turley, 22 from Scotland
  • Mike Boateng, 24 from Manchester
  • Luke Mabbott, 24 from Middlesbrough
  • Luke Trotman, 22 from Luton
  • Demi Jones, 21 from Portsmouth
  • Priscilla Anyabu, 25 from London
  • Ched Uzor, 23 from Surrey

Who has been dumped from the villa?

  • Ollie Williams, 23 from Cornwall
  • Eve Gale, 20 from London
  • Connagh Howard, 27 from Cardiff
  • Connor Durman, 25 from Brighton
  • Leanne Amaning, 22 from London
  • Sophie Piper, 21 from Essex
  • Wallace Wilson, 24 from Inverness
  • Nas Majeed, 23 from London
  • Rebecca Gormley, 21 from Newcastle 
  • Jordan Waobikeze, 24 from London
  • Shaugnha Phillips, 25 from Londom
  • Natalia Zoppa, 20 from Manchester
  • Jamie Clayton, 28 from Edinburgh
  • Molly Smith, 23 from Manchester
  • Callum Jones, 23 from Manchester

Who were the winners of Love Island 2019?

Amber Gill and Greg O'Shea, and although they have now parted ways - it's safe to say they were everyone's favourite couple for a while. Amber entered the villa on day one and although she had a bit of a tough time, she definitely rose above as she was crowned the winner - and Greg entered the villa on day 43.

What do the winners of Love Island 2020 UK get?

Apart from finding their soul mates of course, they also get a whopping £50,000 which they can choose to split with their partner or keep to themselves. And of course, they get to be crowned as that year's winners inevitably going down into the Love Island hall of fame.

How long is Love Island 2020 on for?

Although ITV have kept it fairly quiet, we can expect for this season to run the usual time as the other seasons so you should be getting six to eight weeks of drama, bombshells and plenty of gossip!