Love Island fans, assemble: the popular reality dating show is back on ITV2 to brighten your winter with some South African sun.


The show returned on Monday 16th January, with the 2023 initial line-up entering the villa and beginning their quest to find love.

Things are a little different this time around though, with Maya Jama taking over presenting duties from Laura Whitmore following her exit last year, as well as new social media guidelines for all the 2023 contestants.

Last night’s episode saw farmer Will Young set about getting to know the rest of the girls after bombshell Tom chose to swipe Olivia from him during the recoupling on Tuesday night.

And there was more drama when the islanders got some surprise texts revealing that bombshells David and Zara were arriving in the villa, though not before they’d each had two dates outside of the villa...

While the show is airing on ITV2, viewers can also rely on ITVX – the new service which has replaced ITV Hub as the home of all ITV content – to get their Love Island fix.

With plenty more drama undoubtedly in store, read on for everything you need to know about how to watch Love Island 2023.

How to watch Love Island 2023 live on TV

Love Island airs on weekdays and Sunday nights at 9pm.

You can watch live on ITV2 or stream on ITVX.

On Saturday night's, ITV airs an episode at 9pm, titled Love Island Unseen Bits, which is a recap of the week's events plus moments that didn't make the original cut.

Love Island 2023 host Maya Jama
Love Island 2023 host Maya Jama. ITV

How to watch Love Island online on ITVX

If you don't have a TV near or don't get to tune in live, fear not. You can still watch Love Island live on ITVX or via catch up.

The ad-supported tier on ITVX is free to use, but you can also subscribe to a premium version at a monthly or yearly cost.

For more on how to watch ITVX, follow this link.

What channel is Love Island on?

Love Island airs on ITV2 and is available to stream on ITVX.

Despite rumours that it would eventually move to ITV1, Love Island has aired on ITV2 since it launched in 2015.

Will Love Island season 9 come to Hulu?

David Salako ITV
David Salako on Love Island 2023.

Based on previous seasons, new episodes of Love Island are expected to eventually land on Hulu in the US.

No official release date has been confirmed, but previous seasons have debuted on Hulu in the US around two weeks after they premiered in the UK, so fans across the pond shouldn't have too long to wait.

How to watch Love Island abroad

Haris Namani
Love Island 2023 contestant Haris Namani. ©ITV Plc

Unfortunately, you cannot watch Love Island 2023 in the US. However, seasons 1-3 are available to stream on Hulu.

While you can't watch Love Island outside of the UK, if you're going out of the country, you can get around this if you download ITVX before setting off. That way, you'll be able to watch every episode of Love Island outside of the UK.

Where else can you stream Love Island 2023 in the UK

Love Island episodes will also be available to stream on BritBox the morning after they air.

A BritBox subscription costs £5.99 per month on a rolling contract, or £59.99 per year. You can sign up for a 7-day free BritBox trial here.

What is the Love Island 2023 schedule?

Ron Hall, Anna-May Robey. Kai Fagan, Tanya Manhenga, Tanyel Revan, Shaq Muhammad, Lana Jenkins, Haris Namani, Will Young and Olivia Hawkins for Love Island 2023.
The cast of Love Island 2023. ITV

New episodes of Love Island air on weekdays and Sundays at 9pm.

On Saturdays, there is an episode of Love Island Unseen Bits.

Episodes are expected to air at 9pm over the next eight weeks, but this could change depending on events.

Episodes usually last an hour, however, there may be longer episodes for recouplings, twists such as Casa Amor and specific challenges and tasks like the heart rate challenge, and parents visit.

We'll update you if there are any changes to the schedule.

Love Island continues on ITV2 and ITVX every night at 9pm. Previous seasons of Love Island are available on BritBox – you can sign up for a 7-day free trial.

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