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How to watch ‘Love Island UK’ in the US

All hope isn't lost. Here's how to tune in and watch 'Love Island UK,' even if you're across the pond.

There’s no arguing the popularity of the reality dating show Love Island. Over the last eight years, Love Island has spread across the globe with 23 international iterations, including American, Australian, Canadian, and many more. However, for many, the U.K. version of Love Island still reigns supreme. 

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Featuring a group of easy-on-the-eyes contestants known as “islanders,” the show follows eager hopefuls as they search for true love on a luxurious villa, compete for the affection of one another, and try to win over the hearts of audiences at home. 

Here’s how you can watch Love Island UK even if you live in the US

There are only two options for watching Love Island UK if you live in the US. The first option is to watch the show via the network’s website, ITVX, but unless you live in the U.K. or have a VPN (Virtual Private Network) – which allows users to set their location to another country, and thus tune into international shows – you can’t watch the episodes live. 

The easiest way to get a VPN is by signing up for a paid VPN service, such as ExpressVPN or NordVPN. ExpressVPN is by far the most popular and costs $99.95 a year, or $8.32 a month, and is billed annually. NordVPN is slightly cheaper at $78.96 a year, or $4.99 a month, and is also billed annually. Both options offer a 30-day free trial.

The second option for watching Love Island UK is slightly easier, although it comes with a catch. Those who are willing to wait between episodes can watch the show on Hulu. New episodes air a week after initially premiering in the U.K. This, of course, means you’ll have to avoid spoilers in the meantime. Those who already have a Hulu account will find this as their best option.

Hulu offers two popular plan options: one with ads, and one without ads. The ad-supported plan is $7.99 per month or $79.99 per year, whereas the ad-free plan is $14.99 per month. A third tier is the Hulu + Live TV option which gives you access to over 75 channels, live TV, and no ads. 

Love Island UK season 10 aired its final episode on August 3, which means you can binge 10 seasons worth of drama right now.


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