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We got a text! If you love the OG version of Love Island, you may want to know how to watch Love Island US online for free to see if the Americans crack on as well as the Brits.
The original version of Love Island, Love Island UK, premiered in 2005 on ITV. The show was rebooted in 2015 for ITV2 and has since become an international phenomenon that has led to dozens of spinoffs in countries like Australia, South Africa, Spain and, of course, the United States. (Click here for how to watch Love Island UK in the US.)
Love Island US premiered in 2019. The show aired its first three seasons on CBS. In 2022, news broke that Love Island US was renewed for a fourth and fifth season on Peacock, moving the series from CBS to the NBC exclusive streaming service. “As we continue to make Peacock a destination for must-watch original programming, partnering with a global powerhouse like ITV enables us to build on their internationally beloved formats to attract all new fans to the platform,” said Susan Rovner, chairman of entertainment content for NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, said at the time.
“’Love Island’ is a highly addictive dating format that is primed for a streaming service like Peacock where we can push boundaries and bring viewers steamy and dramatic twists,” Jenny Groom, executive vice president of entertainment unscripted content, added. “The series took pop culture by storm after the U.K. format found fans across the world, and we are thrilled to be able to bring an all-new version to Peacock this summer anchoring our unscripted slate.”
While Love Island US isn’t the same as the UK series, the American version still has its own flavor and style that make it worth watching for any Love Island superfan. Want to know how to watch Love Island US online for free? Read on ahead.
When are new Love Island US season 4 episodes released?
New Love Island US season 4 episodes are released Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. Saturdays will be a recap show of the episodes that aired Tuesday through Friday.
How to watch Love Island US season 4 online
How can fans watch Love Island US season 4 online? Love Island US season 4 online is available to stream on Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service, which offers three plans: a Peacock Free, which users can sign up for with just their email; Peacock Premium, which includes ads and costs $4.99 per month; and Peacock Premium Plus, which is ad-free and costs $9.99 per month. To watch Love Island US season 4 in full, however, users will need to sign up for Peacock Premium or Peacock Premium Plus.
How to watch Love Island US season 4 online for free
How can fans watch Love Island US season 4 online for free? Read on for our tips and tricks to stream Firestarter at no cost—even if you don’t have a Peacock subscription yet.
While Love Island US is available to stream on Peacock Premium and Peacock Premium Plus, fans can watch the first episode of Love Island US online for free with Peacock’s free plan. The free plan—which users can subscribe to with just their email—offers thousands of hours of movies and TV shows from NBC Universal properties like NBC, Bravo, E! and Oxygen, as well as some Peacock originals like Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reboot.
If fans want to watch more Love Island US episodes, however, they’ll need a subscription to either Peacock Premium or Peacock Premium Plus, which don’t offer free trials. Peacock Premium, which costs $4.99 per month, has everything that the free plan has as well as live sports, live events, exclusive Peacock series and movies, next-day episodes to NBC shows and even more TV shows and movies that the free plan doesn’t have. Peacock Premium Plus, which costs $9.99 per month, has everything Peacock Premium has but with no ads. Read on for step-by-step instructions on how to watch Love Island US with Peacock or Peacock Premium Plus.
- Visit Peacock.com
- Create an account and sign up for Peacock Premium or Peacock Premium Plus
- Search for Love Island US and watch the show
If you want to watch Firestarter online for free, there is a way, but you’ll need to be an Xfinity subscriber or know someone who is. Customers who have Xfinity Flex, Xfinity X1, Xfinity Internet or Xfinity Digital Starter TV accounts can receive a Peacock Premium subscription for free. Yes, free. Peacock has a guide for how to connect your Xfinity and Peacock accounts, but we also listed the steps below
- Visit Peacock.com
- Create an account
- Link your Xfinity account
- Start watching Love Island US
Another way to watch Love Island US online for free is to be a Cox subscriber or know someone who is. Cox customers with an Essential internet plan or a higher video package can receive a free subscription to Peacock Premium. Customers with Cox’s Contour Stream Player or Starter Video plans also have access to free Peacock Premium. See step-by-step instructions for how to watch Love Island US online for free with Cox’s free Peacock Premium subscription below.
- Visit Peacock.com
- Create an account
- Link your Cox account
- Start watching Love Island US
How to watch Love Island US seasons 1 – 3 online
How can fans watch Love Island US seasons 1 to 3 online? Love Island US seasons 1, 2 and 3 are available to stream on Paramount Plus which offers two plans: ad-supported Essential Plan and an ad-free Premium Plan. The Essential Plan costs $4.99 per month, while the Premium plan costs $9.99 per month. Paramount Plus also offers two yearly plans: The Essential plan costs $49.99 per year (which saves users 16 percent or around $10 from the monthly price) and the Premium plan costs $99.99 per year (which saves users 16 percent or around $20 from the monthly price.)
Paramount Plus’ Premium plan is also available as a channel on Amazon Prime Video for $9.99 per month. To subscribe to the channel, fans will need to have Amazon Prime or Amazon Prime Video. Amazon Prime (which includes Amazon Prime Video) costs $12.99 per month or $119 per year (which saves them around $36.) Those who just want Amazon Prime Video can also subscribe for $8.99 per month. Amazon Prime Video offers a 30-day free trial that comes with the same benefits of Amazon Prime, such as free two-day shipping, Prime Music and more. If you’re a student, the free trial is even longer. Compared to the regular 30-day Prime free trial, Student Prime‘s free trial is six months, which is five months more than the regular free trial. But perhaps the best part about Amazon Prime Video’s free trial is that customers can sign up for it multiple times. According to Amazon, users can sign up for Amazon Prime Video’s free trial over and over again as long as it isn’t within the same 12 months. This means that if you haven’t been an Amazon Prime member for more than 12 months, you’re eligible to receive another 30 days for free.
How to watch Love Island US seasons 1 – 3 online for free
How can fans watch Love Island US seasons 1 to 3 online for free? Read on for our tips and tricks to stream the Love Island US seasons 1, 2 and 3 at no cost.
The best way to watch Love Island US online for free is with Paramount Plus’ seven-day free trial, which is more than enough time to start Love Island US at no cost. Along with Love Island US, Paramount Plus, CBS’ exclusive streaming service, 30,000 episodes, 2,500 movies and 30-plus original series like The Good Fight and the iCarly reboot. After the trial ends, users can choose to subscribe for $4.99 per month for Paramount Plus’ ad-supported plan and $9.99 per month for its ad-free plan. Students also receive a 25 percent discount, which costs them $3.74 per month for the ad-supported plan and or $7.49 per month for the ad-free plan. Read on how for how to sign up for Paramount Plus’ seven-day free trial.
- Visit Paramount Plus’ website.
- Click “TRY IT FREE.”
- Click “Continue” and choose your plan: The Essential ad-supported plan for $4.99 per month / $49.99 per year (which saves users $10) or the Premium no-ads plan for $9.99 per month / $9.99 per year (which saves users $20.)
- Enter your information and payment method.
- Start watching Love Island US with Paramount Plus’ free trial.
If you’ve already used your Paramount Plus free trial, fans can also watch Love Island US online for free with Paramount Plus’ seven-day free trial on Amazon Prime Video. To score the free trial, users need to first sign up for Amazon Prime’s 30-day free trial, which comes with the same benefits of Amazon Prime, such as Prime Music and Prime Delivery (a.k.a. free two-day shipping, free same-day shipping, free release-date delivery and free no-rush shipping.) after the Paramount Plus free trial ends, users can choose to subscribe for $5.99 per month for its Limited Commercials ad-supported plan or $9.99 per month for its no-ads Premium plan Read on for how to sign up for Paramount Plus’ free trial with Amazon Prime.
- Visit Amazon Prime Video’s Paramount Plus website
- Click “Start your free trials”
- Sign into your Amazon account
- Start your seven-day free trial with the ad-free Premium plan, which costs $9.99 per month after the trial ends
- Start watching Love Island US for free
If you’re a T-Mobile or Sprint customer (or know someone who is), both phone plans offer free Paramount Plus subscriptions with their postpaid wireless and home internet plans. The subscription lasts for 12 months and is for Paramount Plus’ ad-supported, Essential plan. The deal won’t last long, however, so it’s best to sign up now. Click here for T-Mobile and Sprint’s FAQ on how to sign up for a free Paramount Plus subscription.
How does Love Island work?
How does Love Island work? If you’re new to the series, here’s how Love Island works: The show starts with 10 or so singles who are invited to a villa on a tropical island with the hopes of finding love. Within moments of meeting each other, the contestants must couple up. As couples, the contestants are required to sleep in the same bed and complete challenges with each other, such as a classic Love Island game where they have to transfer food from their mouth to their partner’s. As the season continues, more contestants are invited to the villa, and islanders already there have to make a choice about whether to stay with their current partner or couple up with someone new.
Each week, there’s a re-coupling and the contestants who aren’t in a couple are sent home. In the end, the public votes for their favorite couple among the finalists, and the winner receives a cash prize. On Love Island US, that prize is $100,000. However, the money doesn’t go to both members of the couple. It goes to one person at random. That person must then decide whether to share the money with their partner or keep it for themselves.
Who is the Love Island US host?
Who is the Love Island US host? The Love Island US season 4 host is Sarah Hyland, who is best known for starring as Haley Dunphy in Modern Family. “I got a text!!!! And it’s a juicy one! I can’t wait to be your new host of @loveislandusa 😍,” Hyland announced in an Instagram post in 2022 before the premiere of Love Island US season 4.
Love Island US season 1, 2 and 3 were hosted by model Arielle Vandenberg. Vandenberg was replaced by Hyland for Love Island US season 4.
Who is the Love Island US narrator?
Who is the Love Island US narrator? The Love Island US season 4 host is Iain Stirling, who has also hosted Love Island UK since season 1 in 2015. Love Island US seasons 1, 2 and 3 were narrated by comedian Matthew Hoffman. Hoffman was replaced by Stirling for Love Island US season 4.
In an interview with The Arizona Central, Stirling explained how narrating the U.S. version of Love Island is different from the U.K. “I think the hardest thing will be the language,” he said. “I don’t even know what you call it if someone mugs someone off. I don’t even know what you’d say. What do you call that in America when a boy is mugging you off?” He continued, “(Phrases) like ‘mugged off’ weren’t a thing before “Love Island.” So hopefully America will get to invent, sort of, their own vernacular and come up with our own little phrases and make it feel unique to them, do you know what I mean? I would love to get an American (version of) … mugged off, et cetera. So we’ll see how it goes.
Though the slang is different, Stirling also confirmed that he’s up-to-date on American references—for the most part. “I think — and I’m sure Americans do know this — but literally, like, half of our news feed is American news, American politics. If you go to the politics section of the BBC website, half of it will be U.S. politics,” he said. “Culturally, I think, we’re sort of all right. All the TV shows, I sort of get. The sports, I don’t understand. I don’t get that. Basketball is cool. But why is soccer not the best sport? It’s mad; it’s the best game. It’s so good.”
He also told The Arizona Central about what it’s like to narrate Love Island US and UK at the same time. “It’s a bit wild, and I’m very fortunate because the people at Peacock are sort of, like, very aware of how full-on it is, and they’ve done everything to make it possible that I can do this and sort of do things like, you know, sleep and see my family and eat, things like that. Everything’s in LA for the American show, apart from the writing team,” he said. “We’ve basically got two huts next to each other, and me and Mark (Busk-Cowley) will write the British one. And then the second we finish recording that, we go into the American room — I was going to say office, but that makes it sound too good — and go inside the American box. We’ll help those guys write what they’ve written so far and sort of let them know things we would and wouldn’t say. And also we learn stuff, like Americans don’t know what grafting is! I found this out today.”
Where is Love Island US filmed?
Love Island US season 4 was filmed in California. Love Island US season 3 wasfilmed in Ninole, Hawaii, while season 2 was filmed in quarantine at The Cromwell in Las Vegas. Love Island US season 1 was filmed in Fiji.
Love Island US season 4 is available to stream on Peacock. Here’s how to watch it for free.
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