How to watch Winter Love Island 2023
Love Island is back for its winter edition, with Maya Jama taking over from Laura Whitmore. Ten new hopefuls will enter the villa, located in South Africa, next week. If you want to follow all the drama as it happens, here’s when and how to watch the show.
We also have a method to watch the series abroad, similar to how you can watch BBC iPlayer abroad, or watch US channels like The CW and Netflix US.
When does Winter Love Island 2023 air?
You can watch the first episode of Winter Love Island on Monday January 16, 2023 at 9 p.m. on ITV 2. Pack your snacks and clean up your evening as it will be longer than a normal episode, lasting just over an hour and a half.
You can meet all of the Season 9 Islanders below:
How to watch Winter Love Island online
If you can’t see the show when it airs, you can also watch it on the ITVX website, through the ITVX app (for Android here or iOS here) or on TVPlayer.com. You can also watch previous seasons here.
If you want to download an episode to watch offline, perhaps on your commute, you can subscribe to ITVX Premium, which is available with a seven-day free trial followed by a fee of £5.99 per month.
How to watch Winter Love Island abroad
ITVX lets you 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 EU countries.
There is a way around this, but it’s important to point out that these methods are against ITV’s terms and conditions.
To watch Love Island from any country in the world, you will need to use a VPN. A VPN changes the location of your IP address, so you can choose to connect to a server in the UK to watch Love Island online.
Our VPNs of choice are NordVPN or Surfshark, but you can find more of our favorites in our roundup of the best VPNs. You can also check out our list of recommended free VPNs. However, these have limited server options and so you may find streaming more difficult using one of them.
Once you have installed and connected to your VPN and selected a UK server, you can go to the ITVX website or the ITVX app and connect to watch Love Island from abroad.
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ITVX can stop VPNs from working at any time, so it may not always work. You should be able to contact your VPN support to find out why.
It’s worth checking first that location access is not enabled on the ITVX app, as this can also lead to problems using a VPN. Go to ITVX settings 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 like the Amazon Fire TV Stick and game consoles. For VPN recommendations, check out our roundup of the best VPN services of 2023.
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