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How to watch Love Island online: live stream the final for free from anywhere tonight

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This is it folks, we're just over one hour away from finding out which couple will win the 2020 Winter Island final. We're here to make sure you can get your viewing party sorted in time with our guide on how to watch Love Island online. That's right, we've compared all the viewing options where ever you are in the world so you can live stream the results for the winning couple. 

If you're late to the party, Love Island UK will now have two seasons per year with one in January and another coming back around summer. Winter-time isn't the ideal time to head to Spain, although it'll be a few degrees warmer than it is here in Blighty at the moment, so the producers of Love Island flew the contestants down to the warmer climate of South Africa. It's almost as if ITV2 didn't believe the show would have the same appeal with their mensa candidates sat around in thick coats and scarfs.

But the great British meeting of minds must go ahead and you can see the final episode tonight at 9pm on ITV 2 in the UK (global options below). This final episode will be a 90-minute special. There's also an option available to catch up on over 30 previous episodes in the season if you need to fill any gaps or rewatch your favourite episodes. We'll tell you how.

If you're outside of the UK on holiday or you live in another country but still want to watch the show, we can help you get around all those pesky geo-restrictions on the online streaming services.

What time is Winter Love Island final on?

Winter Love Island has been on at 9pm GMT pretty much every night since the season started and tonight's final is the same over on ITV 2. This 90-minute episode won't be followed by any sort of Aftersun-style show though.

How to watch Winter Love Island in the UK

If you're a fan of previous seasons of the sun-kissed flirty frivolities of Love Island then you'll be able to enjoy Winter Love Island online via a live stream or later repeat in addition to catching up on live TV on the ITV 2 channel.

You'll also find all previous episodes of the inaugural Winter Love Island and the Aftersun show on the ITV Player or website.

Away from the TV? There's the Winter Love Island live stream over on the ITV 2 website instead. Or if you're watching on mobile/tablet there's a handy ITV Hub app to download on either Android or Apple devices. If you're watching via the app, be sure to get downloaded and logged into earlier rather than expecting to be able to dive straight in seconds before 9pm like you would on the main website or TV.

Or there's option number three if the official ITV website or apps rub you the wrong way. You can also watch Love Island online at TVPlayer.com (along with loads of other UK freeview channels). It's free, legal and we often find that Love Island (and other shows too) live streams are often running at a higher quality than found on individual channels bespoke apps.

How to watch Love Island if you're outside the UK

Going away for a bit of winter sun yourself but don't want to miss out on the dramz? Or maybe you're a US or Australian fan of Love Island and keen to see how the British version stacks up against yours? Wherever you are in the world, you can witness just why we're so obsessed here in the UK with the absolute best in trash TV.

In the US there's a large collection of UK LoveIsland episodes on the streaming service. Check out the free trial options or dive into a low-cost $5.99 Hulu sub.

You could try the options mentioned above, but you'll find that because you're not in the UK, geo-restrictions pop up to block entry. That's where VPNs come in. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) account app enables you to get around this by selecting a country of your choice for your phone, laptop, tablet or streaming stick device to access a world of content not usually available in your nation.

There are so many VPN providers out there and we've tested a wide range of them on our best VPN for gaming and best VPN for Netflix guides and found that ExpressVPN has the best selection of reliable server locations to connect to around the world along with reassuring privacy options. We especially love how the app can be set to automatically protect you on any public Wi-Fi, making browsing and shopping online less risky at a cafe or on public transport.

Follow these simple steps to get set up within minutes to get ready to watch Love Island online:

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1: Get a cheap VPN installed
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2: Connect the server to the relevant location
So for winter Love Island, that would be anywhere in the UK. A London server is usually the default, but you can pick any of the British city suggestions it offers.

3: Head over to TVPlayer.com
This free service is a nice legal way to enjoy live streaming Love Island tonight at 9pm (GMT).

Brendan is the Managing Editor of the Hardware & Gaming team for all things eCommerce at GamesRadar. Formerly the Deals Editor at our sister site, TechRadar, he's obsessed with finding the best tech, games, gadgets, and hardware at the lowest price. He spends way too much of his free time trying to decide what new things to watch on Netflix, then just rewatches It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia instead.