The fifth series of Love Island is well underway, but with an episode every night for almost two months of the summer, how will you watch it if you’re jetting off on holiday? Here, we explain how to watch Love Island 2019 abroad, and also share when to expect Love Island to start.
How to watch Love Island 2019 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’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.
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.