After years of being must-see guilty pleasure TV in the UK, Love Island is expanding. Yes, the hit dating came stateside this week, so here is everything you need to know about how to live stream Love Island USA.
If you haven't heard about Love Island USA, that may be because the show isn't the smash success that it was in the UK. We're hearing that's because us Yanks aren't used to the nightly schedule, plus American broadcast TV tamed the show down.
How to watch the Love Island USA in the U.S.
After the cast of Love Island made their debut on July 9th on CBS, the show struggled with ratings, that may be due in part to irregular airing schedules. Episodes air at 8:00 p.m. EST every night in many — but not all — time zones.
For example, CBS in Los Angeles (in the Pacific time zone) aired the premiere at 8:00 p.m., but CBS in Denver, Colorado (in the Central time zone) aired the episode at 7pm. Anyone with an TV antenna, cable or CBS All Access can watch.
Each episode will run 60 minutes, and the Love Island USA season 1 finale will air August 7.
CBS is also available via Hulu + Live TV ($45 per month), YouTube TV ($50 per month), DirecTV Now ($50 per month) and PS Vue's Access package ($50 per month) and FuboTV ($55 per month). All of these services offer short-term free trials to new customers.
Can you watch Love Island USA in the U.K.?
Unfortunately Love Island USA doesn't appear to have a home in U.K. streaming and TV services.
How do I use a VPN to watch the Love Island USA?
If you're traveling outside the country this summer, you don't need to miss one night of Love Island USA. A virtual private network, or VPN, can help you connect to your desired streaming service through a U.S. server and watch the draft as if you were at home.
Actually choosing a service could be a challenge, but fortunately, we’ve tested out many different offerings to find out who offers the best VPN. Our top pick is ExpressVPN, which offers superb speeds that will meet the needs of most users, but you’ve got other options as well.
Our favorite VPN service, ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) costs as little as $6.77 per month if you sign up for a one-year contract, and there's a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you just need ExpressVPN for the two weeks Wimbledon is on, it’s $12.95.
Cheap and secure, NordVPN (opens in new tab) is just $2.99/month for a three-year contract, while a month of service costs $11.95. NordVPN uses 2048-bit encryption, and makes it easy to use streaming services.
Performance is just average, but this is one of the simpler VPNs out there, and at $9.99 for one month of service, TunnelBear (opens in new tab) is a lower-cost option if you just want to use the VPN to watch Love Island USA.