The sixth series of Love Island has just kicked off, and for the first time this will be a Winter edition. There's also a brand new host - Laura Whitmore - who has stepped in for former host Caroline Flack. But if you're planning on a holiday to get away from the cold - or are based internationally - how can you still tune in?

We've found a method that you can use, the same way you can watch BBC iPlayer abroad, or watch American channels like The CW and Netflix US

How to watch Love Island 2020 online

You probably already know that you can watch Love Island on ITV2 on your TV in the UK. But if you can’t get to a TV screen, you can also watch it live on the ITV website, via the ITV Hub app (for Android here or iOS here) or on TVPlayer.com.

If you miss it and want to catch up online, you can do so via the ITV website or the ITV Hub app.

If you’d like to download an episode to watch offline, perhaps on your commute or on a flight, you can subscribe to ITV Hub+, which is available with a seven day free trial followed by a fee of £3.99 per month. Downloads are only available on the iOS app, but additional benefits include ad-free catch up for all users.

How to watch Love Island abroad

The ITV Hub+ app also allows you to catch up on Love Island and other shows when you’re abroad. However, there are limitations, including the exclusion of live TV and a restriction that only allows you to catch up on shows from within EU countries.

There is a way around this, but it’s important to point out that these methods go against ITV’s terms and conditions.

In order to watch Love Island from any country in the world, you’ll need to use a VPN. A VPN changes the location of your IP Address, so you can choose to connect to a server inside the UK to watch Love Island online.

Our VPNs of choice are NordVPNExpressVPN or CyberGhost, but you can find more of our favourites in our round-up of the best VPNs. You can also take a look at our list of recommended free VPNs. However, these have limited server options and therefore you may find streaming more difficult using one of these. 

Once you’ve installed and signed in your VPN and selected a UK server, you can head over to TVPlayer.com or ITV’s website or the ITV Player app, and log in to watch Love Island from abroad.

ITV can block VPNs from working at any time so it's possible that it won't always work. You should be able to contact your VPN's support to find out why.

It's worth first checking that you don't have Location Access enabled on the ITV Hub app, because this can cause issues with using a VPN too. Navigate to the settings for ITV Hub on your phone or tablet to check.

Most VPNs will work on desktop or mobile, and there are also ways to install and use a VPN on devices such as the Amazon Fire TV Stick and games consoles.