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

It's safe to say, we're well and truly into the swing of Love Island drama now. With unexpected acts of re-coupling, tense throw-downs and the cash prize of £50,000 up for grabs – the one thing we can say is you need to watch Love island online. 

Whether this is the first time you're watching this dating show behemoth or you're a returning fan, back for a dose of drama, this is the place to be for the ultimate guide to how to watch Love Island online.

Luckily, the show is back this season with all of the things that make it brilliant – the fights, the weird conversations and most importantly, Iain Stirling and his brilliant commentary. But this time when you watch Love Island online, you get a little bit extra – Maura arguing, Tommy Fury (another contestant with famous relatives!) and ballroom dancing…

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, you'll just have to watch Love Island online to find out.

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 – 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.

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