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How to stream ‘Love Island’ online for free

Making it personal in paradise.

 

Jaime Carrillo

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Published Aug 24, 2020   Updated Jan 27, 2021, 3:26 pm CST

Is there anything more romantic than an island getaway? Sailing off to a remote and scenic location would light the fire in any budding relationship, no matter how dim the flame may be, especially if the destination is Love Island.

Based on the hit UK reality series, Love Island is sort of like if Survivor and The Bachelor had a baby. Each “islander” must couple with another, be it for love, friendship, or simply as a means to stay on the show another week. As the weeks pass, islanders must “re-couple” which complicates budding alliances. Who can you trust? Is any of this love real? The winning couple comes away with $100,000 in cash, so anything’s fair.

Here’s everything you need to know to stream Love Island.

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What is Love Island?

Love Island is based on the UK reality series of the same name which premiered across the pond in 2015. Because of Covid-19 and travel restrictions, season 2 of Love Island will take place at The Cromwell in Las Vegas.

  • Launched: July 2019
  • Airtime: Season 2 premiers Monday, August 28 at 8 PM. New episodes air Mondays at the same time.
  • Channel: CBS
  • Genre: Reality
  • Starring: Presented by Arielle Vandenberg
  • Seasons: 2
  • Status: Pending

Love Island Reviews

What the critics are saying:

  • “CBS’ Love Island doesn’t live up to the charm and smarm of its U.K. counterpart (especially missing are the accents, the jargon, and the gleefully groan-worthy narration from Iain Stirling) but it’s still hard to look away. … It can be gleefully cruel but it’s so much fun to watch because you don’t have to think about anything except for the stupidity of the contestants.” –Pilot Viruet, The Daily Beast
  • “[Narrator Matthew Hoffman’s] blithe commentary on everything happening before our eyes makes the show. … Frothy, goofy, blunt and cynical, Love Island is the summertime reality bimbo of series America deserves — hot, temporary, and yet cognizant that it embodies every assumption about the genre’s dumbness.” –Melanie McFarland, Salon

Love Island live stream: How to watch Love Island

Love Island is available on a few of the major live TV streaming services. When trying to decide which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming. 

Love Island on Hulu with Live TV

Hulu Live TV is a great way to stream live TV, as it comes with access to Hulu’s massive library of on-demand content. You’ll be able to choose from movies, shows, and Hulu’s original programming, and keep up with what’s new each month. Hulu plans even include a bundle option where you can access Disney+ and ESPN+ along with Hulu.

Hulu Live TV sets you up with local channels and has a broad spectrum of entertainment and sports channels to review, including the full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, HGTV, and even deep cuts like National Geographic and Syfy. and local channels like CBS where you can stream Love Island.

Hulu with ads$5.99/mo. or
$59.99/yr.
Hulu with no ads$11.99


Love Island on FuboTV

FuboTV started as a streaming service geared toward sports fans, but it’s evolved into a broadly-appealing option with entertainment and news options alongside its robust sports choices. Depending on the package, you can access as many as 180+ FuboTV channels. If you’re looking to be entertained, Bravo, IFC, MTV, and VH1 are options even at Fubo’s most basic tier. The Fubo channel list still includes plenty of sports, including the Fubo Sports Network, which has original programming mixing sports and humor. The FuboTV cost starts at $54.99 a month, and with Disney Media favorites like ABC, ESPN, and the Disney Channel now on board, some who were on the fence about Fubo are giving it another look.

To watch Love Island, you’ll want to dock in at the FuboTV Standard level.

fubo tv
Standard$59.99
Family$64.99
Family with Showtime$74.99 ($69.99 for first 3 mos.)
Elite$79.99

Love Island on Sling TV

If you’re looking for a streamlined, cost-effective streaming package, check out Sling TV. It offers two basic cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $30 per month. There’s also the third option of getting Sling Orange + Blue for just $45 per month. You’ll get more Sling TV channels by choosing Sling Blue, with its 40 channels including sports favorites like FS1 and NBCSN and cable mainstays like Food Network and Discovery Channel. But Sling Orange brings must-haves Disney Channel and ESPN as part of its package. To gain access to Love Island, you’ll need Sling TV add on AirTV, which unlocks access to local channels. Sling also has a number of add-ons, including robust international packages organized by languages all over the globe.

Sling TV
Orange$35
Blue$35
Orange + Blue$50

Love Island on AT&T TV Now

If you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs, you might consider AT&T TV Now to cover streaming for you. AT&T TV Now channels start with Plus and Max, which even include HBO. Then, AT&T plans expand from there, approaching cable selection and pricing with AT&T TV Now’s biggest packages. AT&T streaming also comes with Cloud DVR, letting you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. If you’re looking for Love Island get in at the AT&T TV Now Plus tier to stream it.

at&t TV Now
Plus$55
Max$80
Entertainment$93
Choice$110
Xtra$124
Ultimate$135
Premier$183
Optimo Mas$86


Love Island on YouTube TV

The YouTube TV channel list includes local channels, sports options including ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, and NBA TV, and plenty to keep kids (and kids at heart) occupied, including Disney Channel and its companion channels, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network—all in one easy-to-access package. It even comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. YouTube add-ons include HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz. YouTube TV packages have some advantages over their competitors, including a generous DVR and multiple screens package. From one account, each user can create an individual profile to track favorite shows.

If you’re looking for Love Island, know that you can stream it on YouTube TV.

Youtube TV
Monthly$49.99
5-Day Free Trial
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YouTube TV Devices

YouTube TV is a great solution for families because one subscription can add up to six accounts, and each account comes with unlimited cloud DVR. You can’t beat the variety, either: There are sports channels like NBCSN, NBA TV, and four ESPN channels, while Disney, Disney XD, Disney Junior, and Cartoon Network will keep any kid (or kid at heart) busy for hours. It also comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. AMC, BBC America, and IFC are there too, so you won’t miss out on all that prestige TV. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)


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*First Published: Aug 24, 2020, 6:00 am CDT