Love Island is a British dating reality TV series that follows a group of glamorous singletons thrown together in a beachside villa, as they get to know each other better and eventually pick their favorite person to “couple up” with. The winning couple will receive a combined £50,000, making for plenty of drama in between the romance.
The 2022 edition of Love Island is the show’s eighth season and was hosted by Laura Whitmore.
Love Island UK Season 8 release date
Love Island UK 2022 started airing on June 6th, and new episodes were released Sundays to Fridays. The season finale took place 8 weeks later on August 1st.
Where to watch Love Island UK Season 8
The latest season of Love Island UK is available for catch-up streaming on ITV, Hulu, and 9Now, depending on where you are in the world.
How to watch Love Island UK for free in the UK
For those in the UK, your best bet for watching Love Island UK (including all the past seasons!) is via the online streaming service ITVX (formerly ITV Hub). Streaming on ITVX is totally free—you’ll just need to provide a valid UK postal code (e.g. LL32 8PR, NN3 2BZ) when signing up for an account.
How to watch Love Island UK Season 8 in the U.S.
If you’re based in the U.S., streaming giant Hulu carries Love Island UK Season 8, along with all the previous seasons! New to Hulu? There’s a one-month free trial—which should be plenty of time to binge your way through the series.
Besides the UK edition of Love Island, there’s also Love Island USA which is in its fourth season. You can stream the latest season of Love Island USA on Peacock!
How to watch Love Island UK 2022 for free in Australia
Aussie Love Island UK fans, rejoice! You’ll be able to watch every season via 9Now, the on-demand streaming platform from the television network Channel 9. And yes, it’s totally free! Simply create an account with your email on the 9Now website and you can stream it all easily on your phone, computer, or TV.
Who are this year’s Love Island UK contestants?
The cast of Love Island UK 2022 was particularly exciting, with notable singletons being Tasha Ghouri, the show’s first-ever deaf contestant, and Gemma Owen, daughter of famed footballer Michael Owen. Here were the first 11 islanders of the season:
- Amber Beckford — 24, nanny
- Andrew Le Page — 27, estate agent
- Dami Hope — 26, microbiologist
- Davide Sanclimenti — 27, business owner
- Gemma Owen — 19, business owner
- Ikenna Ekwonna — 23, pharmaceutical salesman
- Indiyah Polack — 22, hotel waitress
- Liam Llewellyn — 22, student
- Luca Bish — 23, fishmonger
- Paige Thorne — 24, paramedic
- Tasha Ghouri — 23, model and dancer
FAQ: Love Island UK
Can you watch Love Island UK live in the U.S.?
Yes! You can stream all seasons of Love Island UK via Hulu. If you’re new to Hulu, a 1-month free trial is currently available.
Is Love Island UK on Netflix or Hulu?
Love Island UK is no longer on Netflix, but all seasons (including the latest) are available on Hulu.
Is Love Island UK on BritBox?
Yes, all seasons of Love Island UK are available for streaming on BritBox. If you’ve yet to subscribe, a 7-day free trial is available—or opt for watching for free on ITVX instead!
Is Love Island UK on Peacock?
While Peacock doesn’t carry Love Island UK, it does have the latest season (i.e. season 4) of Love Island USA!
Is Love Island UK on Amazon Prime?
Seasons 6-8 of Love Island UK are available on Amazon Prime. If you’re looking for the full collection, Hulu has every season of the series!
Does Love Island UK have an app?
Yes! The official Love Island UK mobile app allows users to vote for their favorite couples on the show, listen to the official podcast, shop for merch, and more. It’s a must-have for any diehard Love Island UK fan!