How to Watch Winter Love Island 2023: Stream Season 9 Anywhere for Free

The village drama is heating up as season 9 of Love Island Winter continues, with the coveted £50,000 ($60,550) prize still up for grabs for the remaining hopefuls.

Along with a new headquarters at the Ludus Magnus estate in South Africa, the OG version of this now-international show also saw model-turned-TV presenter Maya Jama take over from Laura Whitmore as presenter.

Contestants who entered the villa in Franschhoek’s “millionaires’ queue” include the show’s first contestant who is blind in one eye, a semi-professional soccer player, a biomedical student and a farmer.

The latest run of the romantic reality phenom saw heated fights between contestants Ron Hall and Shaq Muhammad, tense reconciliation ceremonies and tearful evictions of shock.

Now set to run through early March in the UK and late March in the US, don’t miss out on all the remaining hot drama by following our guide to watching Winter Love Island 2023 from anywhere in the world.

The cast of Winter Love Island 2023 wearing swimsuits

The cast of Winter Love Island 2023.


When does Winter Love Island 2023 start?

It depends where you live.

In the UK, Season 9 of Love Island (UK) kicked off on Monday, January 16th. The series is set to run for eight weeks, with new episodes streaming every day at 9pm UK time. (It’s 1pm PT and 4pm ET in the US and 8am AEDT the next day in Australia.) Saturday night’s episodes will feature “invisible bits” of the week’s action.

Outside the UK, it is also available in Australia on Channel 9’s on-demand service, 9Now.

The wait is over for US viewers as the new season premiered on Hulu on January 30th, two weeks after it started airing in the UK.

How to Watch Winter Love Island 2023 from Anywhere on VPN

So what if you’re traveling outside of your home country and want to enjoy the show or want an added layer of privacy for streaming? There is an option that doesn’t require an Internet search for an incomplete site: you can use a VPNor virtual private network.

With a VPN, you can virtually change your location on your phone, tablet or laptop to gain access to the program. If you are unable to watch locally, a VPN can come in handy. Also, it’s a great idea for when you’re traveling and you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network and want to add an extra layer of privacy for your devices and logins.

Most VPNs like CNET Editors’ Choice, ExpressVPN, make it easy to change your location virtually. Looking for other options? Be sure to check out some of the other great ones. VPN offers.

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ExpressVPN is our current top VPN pick for people who want a reliable and secure VPN, and it works on a variety of devices. It’s normally $13 a month. But you can save 49% and get three months of free access — the equivalent of $6.67 a month — if you sign up for an annual subscription.

Note that ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Stream for free in the UK


Fans in the UK can watch all episodes of Love Island Season 9 for free. The show is an ITV exclusive, with episodes shown nightly on ITV2 at 9pm UK time. You’ll also be able to watch the show online for free via the network’s ITVX (formerly ITV Hub) on-demand streaming service from anywhere.

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Hulu is streaming the new season in the United States. The bad news is that there are two weeks to go before UK broadcasts, with one broadcast starting on January 30th, so you’ll need to try to avoid spoilers on social media.

New Hulu subscribers can enjoy a free 30-day Hulu trial on their Ad or Ad-Free plan. After the trial ends, the service will cost $8 per month. There’s also the option of the Disney Plus bundle with Hulu starting at $10 a month.

Tips for Streaming Winter Love Island 2023 Using a VPN

  • With four variables in play – your ISP, browser, video streaming provider and VPN – experience and success may vary.
  • If you don’t see your desired location as a default option for ExpressVPN, try using the “search city or country” option.
  • If you’re having trouble viewing after turning on your VPN and setting it to the correct viewing area, there are two things you can try for a quick fix. First, log in to your streaming service subscription account and verify that the address registered for the account is an address in the correct viewing area. Otherwise, you may need to change the physical address registered to your account. Second, some smart TVs – like Roku – don’t have VPN apps that you can install right on the device itself. Instead, you’ll have to install the VPN on your router or the mobile hotspot you’re using (like your phone) so that any device on your Wi-Fi network will now appear in the correct viewing location.
  • All the VPN providers we recommend have helpful instructions on their main website to quickly install the VPN on your router. In some cases with smart TV services, after installing the application from a network, you will be asked to verify a numerical code or click on a link sent to your registered email address for your smart TV. This is where having a VPN on your router will also help as both devices will appear to be in the correct location.
  • And remember, browsers can often provide a location despite using a VPN, so make sure you use a privacy-first browser to log into their services. We usually recommend Brave.

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