Want to find where you can get your Christmas movie fix this year in the form of Love Actually? Look no further. This guide will help you find a Love Actually stream wherever you are on the planet.
Love Actually - fact file
Run time: 135 mins
Director: Richard Curtis
Stars: Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Bill Nighy, Liam Neeson
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 63%
Love Actually has solidified itself in the decked halls of Christmas fame as a go-to movie to get in the spirit of the season. As such, it can be hard to find at Chrimbo since each network wants to be the one showing it, at a cost, of course.
Since we want everything streamed when we want it, and without adverts, you may want to enjoy the movie using a service other than terrestrial TV. So what are your options for getting Hugh Grant as the PM of England and Bill Nighy as a naked rock star this year?
Below we've rounded up the services that are showing a Love Actually stream in the US, UK, Canada and Australia. Nobody showing the film where you are? Well we've got a handy trick to help you there, too.
Can I watch Love Actually on Netflix?
Sadly, this incredible romantic comedy is not on Netflix this year - the streaming giant removed it last year. But don't get disheartened, we have plenty of options for you to get your Christmas fix with this movie.
Can I watch Love Actually on Amazon Prime Video?
Good news! UK Amazon Prime Video along with Australia Amazon Prime Video have jumped onto the Love Actually bandwagon, so if you have a subscription to the service - you can stream the movie for free (as long as you're in the UK or Australia). Don't worry if you're not a subscriber or if you're located somewhere else, you've got plenty of options too!
If you're a subscriber you can use a VPN to relocate the IP address of your laptop, mobile, tablet or streaming device, and watch as if you were there. It's easier to do than it sounds - scroll to the bottom of the page for full details and our pick of the best VPN service.
And if you're not a subscriber you can always subscribe for free - there's a seven-day free trial, or if you're comfortable with a one-off payment, why not rent or buy it?
Where to stream Love Actually in the US
This year there are a few options that get you viewing Love Actually in the US. The only subscription services offering it are HBO, DIRECTV and HBO with Amazon.
Other services offering a similar pay-per-view rental system are:
- Redbox - $2.99
- Amazon Video - $3.99
- Apple iTunes - $3.99
- YouTube - $3.99
- Google Play - $3.99
- FandangoNOW - $2.99
- Vudu - $2.99
- Microsoft - $3.99
- DIRECTV -$3.99
- AMC on Demand -$3.99
Where to stream Love Actually in the UK
This year you can't get Love Actually on Sky for free like last year, instead you'll have to pay via Sky Store. Netflix may have crushed your hopes by removing the movie but if you want to catch it on 'regular' television, then ITV is here to save the day with regular showings of the movie. Catch it on Friday, December 13 at 10.05pm, Sunday, December 22 at the same time and Friday, December 27 at 10.10pm.
Don't want to catch it on 'regular' TV? If you're an Amazon Prime Video subscriber you could watch it free of charge, or rent it from the following providers:
- PlayStation - £2.49
- Chili Cinema - £2.49
- Rakuten TV - £2.99
- Amazon - £3.49
- YouTube - £3.49
- Apple TV - £3.49
- Google Play - £3.49
Where to stream Love Actually in Canada
For Canadian based fans, you've got one streaming service who was it in stock : Crave. And as ever, if you don't have a subscription - you can always rent the movie from the following providers:
- Microsoft - $3.99
- Cineplex - $3.99
- PlayStation - $3.99
- YouTube - $4.99
- Apple TV - $4.99
- Google Play - $4.99
Where to stream Love Actually in Australia
Result for Prime Video and Stan subscribers, Love Actually is available for you to stream as part of your monthly fee. If you're not a monthly member and don't fancy that, then these other places will rent it to you:
- Apple TV - $4.99
- PlayStation - $3.99
- YouTube - $2.99
- Google Play - $2.99
- Microsoft Store - $3.99
How to stream Love Actually from anywhere in the world
If you've hunted high and low where you live and just can't find anybody streaming the film, then we have a nifty trick up our sleeve that should be able to help. Downloading and installing a VPN allows you to virtually relocate the IP address of your laptop, computer or streaming device and then watch a feed from another country.
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.
Streaming with a VPN is really easy to do, as well. Just follow the three steps below...
Step one: Download and install one of our top rated VPNs
1. ExpressVPN the best all-round VPN for streaming, comes with 30-day trial and 3 months free when you sign up
2. IPVanish supports up to 10 devices, so great for the family
3. NordVPN SmartPlay tech makes Nord a great choice for streaming
- Read more: The best VPN service for 2019
Step two: Connect to a server where the film is streaming
Simply open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location. It's super easy to do.
Step three: Head to the streaming service you want to watch on
If you're already subscribed to the service (e.g. Netflix), then you're good to go. Otherwise you'll need to sign up - and don't miss out on any free trials.
Where can I watch using a VPN?
A VPN will enable you to watch the film from literally anywhere. So that obviously includes: UK, Israel, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Denmark, India, Netherlands, Spain, Brazil, Belgium, Romania, Mexico, France, Sweden, Italy, Portugal, Czech Republic, Ireland, Poland, Kenya, Hungary, South Africa, Indonesia, China, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Russia, Japan, Egypt and more!
Main image courtesy of Disney