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How & Where to Watch Love Island: All-Stars (Winter 2024)

Winter 'Love Island' is back, but with a twist. This time, popular ex-islanders will return to the villa. Whether they found love the first time or it didn't work out, they're back and ready to mingle. This guide shares where to watch 'Love Island: All-Stars' online for free.

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Written by Sandra Pattison (Writer, Editor)

Reviewed by Brett Day (Writer, Editor)

Facts checked by Jasna Mishevska (Lead Fact-Checking Editor)

Last Updated: 2024-01-25T21:42:17+00:00

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Key Takeaways: Where to Watch Love Island: All-Stars

  • You can watch ‘Love Island: All-Stars’ for free on ITVX in the U.K. from Jan. 15 and on 9Now in Australia or TVNZ+ in New Zealand from Jan. 17. 
  • IP addresses from other countries will be blocked, but you can connect to a VPN server in one of those three countries to get access.
  • We recommend using ExpressVPN, and its money-back guarantee will allow you to use it for free. 

The winter edition of ‘Love Island U.K.’ is back, only this time it’s dubbed as ‘Love Island: All-Stars.’ Rather than new contestants, we’ll see iconic U.K. islanders from past seasons return to the villa in hopes of finding love once again. So, if you want to catch all the drama in the ‘Love Island’ villa, here’s how and where to watch ‘Love Island: All-Stars’ for free from anywhere.

Since this is ‘Love Island U.K.,’ it’s no surprise that the new season won’t be available to watch worldwide. Geoblocking prevents you from accessing it from outside the U.K. on the premiere date, but fans need not worry because a good VPN like ExpressVPN can help you bypass such blocks. This guide will walk you through everything, so keep reading to learn more.

  • 01/25/2024 Facts checked

    We rewrote this article to include information for the new ‘Love Island: All-Stars’ season and to update information on the VPN services. 

When Does Love Island: All-Stars 2024 Start?

The start date for ‘Love Island: All-Stars’ is Monday, Jan. 15 at 9:00 p.m. in the U.K. (1:00 p.m. PT/4:00 p.m. ET). The all-stars edition will be set in the same luxurious South African villa seen in the last season of winter ‘Love Island U.K.’ The show will run for around eight weeks.

Will Love Island: All-Stars Be Live? 

Yes, ‘Love Island: All-Stars’ will be live. ‘Love Island Games‘ was pre-recorded, but just like the show’s summer version, the all-stars series will be broadcast live. However, this will only apply if you watch it live on the U.K. service, ITVX. The start date will be delayed in other countries.

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How to Watch Love Island: All-Stars: Streaming Services

‘Love Island: All-Stars’ will air on ITV1 and ITV2 in the U.K., which also means it’ll be available for free on ITVX. That said, ITVX is only available to U.K. residents, but we’ll go over how to get around this in the next section.

It will also be available for free on 9Now in Australia and TVNZ+ in New Zealand from Jan. 17. However, U.S. viewers will have to wait a little longer. The all-stars season is expected to air on Peacock, and while past seasons of ‘Love Island’ have made their way to Hulu, this one hasn’t been confirmed as of yet. No matter which service offers it, you can expect to wait at least two weeks.

How to Watch Love Island Outside the UK? 

If you want to watch ‘Love Island’ from the official start date for free but aren’t in the U.K., you can use a VPN. By connecting to a U.K. VPN server, ITVX will think you’re actually in the country and grant you access. All you need to do is create a free ITVX account. We’ll go over how to do this further down.

The same goes for watching it on 9Now in Australia or TVNZ+ in New Zealand: Simply connect to a server in Australia or New Zealand to watch ‘Love Island’ on the respective service. 

Is Love Island: All-Stars on Netflix?

You can’t watch the new all-stars season on Netflix — at least, not yet anyway. The availability of ‘Love Island’ seasons on Netflix is quite scattered. For instance, season three of ‘Love Island USA‘ is on Netflix U.S., but that’s it. Plus, we don’t know if or when the newer season will make it to the platform.

Availability can change frequently too due to copyright agreements. If you want to check which ‘Love Island’ seasons are available in different regions, you can do so with the help of a VPN. Simply connect to a server in the relevant country, log into your Netflix account as usual and search for ‘Love Island.’ Repeat this process to check different regions.

How to Watch Winter Love Island: All-Stars Free Online With a VPN

In this section, we’ll show you how to watch ‘Love Island’ season 11 for free on ITVX in the U.K. You can use similar steps to watch it on 9Now or TVNZ+ and to see if it’s available on Netflix. We’ve used our top VPN recommendation, ExpressVPN, for which you can use its money-back guarantee to watch the show completely free. 

Keep in mind that because the show lasts for around eight weeks, it exceeds the 30-day money-back guarantee period. What you can do is wait until the show has concluded and then use the refund period to binge-watch it. 

  1. Sign Up for a VPN

    Go to the ExpressVPN website and choose a plan. All are covered by the 30-day money-back guarantee, which you can use to get a refund when you’re done.

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  2. Download & Install the VPN

    Install the VPN app on the device you intend to use. Launch the app and sign in to your account.

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  3. Connect to a U.K. Server

    Find and connect to a U.K. server. You can view all of ExpressVPN’s available servers by clicking on “current location.” A side window will pop up, and you can then use the search bar or browse to find a U.K. server. Click on the server once you’ve found it to connect. Click on the big “on” button if it doesn’t connect automatically.

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  4. Create a Free ITVX Account

    Go to the ITVX website and click on the “person” icon to create a free account. You’ll need to provide a valid U.K. postcode, but you can find one easily on Google.

    itvx create account
  5. Start Streaming ‘Love Island: All-Stars’ on ITVX

    Search for ‘Love Island: All-Stars’ on ITVX and start streaming it.

    stream love island all stars on itvx

The Best VPNs to Stream Love Island: All-Stars

When it comes to streaming, you need a reliable VPN that provides good speeds, allows you to bypass streaming blocks and offers servers where you need them. Here are our recommended VPN services, starting with the best option, ExpressVPN.

1. ExpressVPN

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ExpressVPN unblocks streaming services reliably and has fast speeds.

Pros:

  • Fast streaming speeds
  • Excellent unblocking ability
  • Large server network

Cons:

  • Expensive plans

ExpressVPN is our go-to service for streaming pretty much anything from anywhere. Our verdict is mostly based on its ability to unblock any streaming service we throw at it. Plus, its fast speeds always provide us with a good-quality stream.

It has servers in more than 100 countries, including the U.K., Australia and New Zealand — all of the places where you can watch ‘Love Island: All-Stars’ for free.

On top of that, it doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or a VPN wizard, as the app’s ease of use is suitable for both. It’ll also help you stay secure while you stream with its strong security.

That said, the expensive price isn’t quite as pleasing. You can reduce the cost by opting for the annual plan though, and there’s a 30-day money-back guarantee in place. Read our ExpressVPN review for more details.

2. NordVPN

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NordVPN has the fastest VPN speeds and an affordable plan.

Pros:

  • Affordable long-term plans
  • Fastest VPN speeds
  • Servers in over 60 countries

Cons:

  • Mobile UI can be tricky to use

NordVPN is another stand-out service that is suitable for streaming season 11 of ‘Love Island.’ It can unblock streaming services effortlessly and has the fastest average speeds according to our tests.

There are servers in around 60 countries, including those needed to access ‘All-Stars,’ and choosing a location is especially easy due to NordVPN’s interactive server map. That said, the mobile map doesn’t work quite as well as the desktop one, though that seems to be due to the smaller screen size.

Overall, NordVPN provides you with a secure and easy-to-use VPN, and it’s more affordable than ExpressVPN if you opt for the two-year plan. There’s a 30-day money-back guarantee in case you change your mind. You can read our NordVPN review for more information.

3. Surfshark

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Surfshark allows for unlimited device connections and also comes with an ad blocker.

Pros:

  • Unlimited device connections
  • Long-term affordability
  • Rich in features

Cons:

  • High latency on close servers

Surfshark is another VPN you can rely on for streaming. It has fast speeds, though latency is high on nearby servers. It can get into streaming services easily, and there are servers in 100 countries — just shy of ExpressVPN’s total of 105. Surfshark’s app is easy to use too, but be aware that it can take a little longer to connect to a server. 

Even though it’s an inexpensive VPN — so long as you opt for the two-year plan — Surfshark is packed with extra features, such as an ad blocker and an antivirus. Plus, it allows unlimited simultaneous connections. There’s a 30-day money-back guarantee if you want to take it for a spin, and you can find out more in our Surfshark review.

Surfshark Starter
  • Unlimited GB bandwidth, Unlimited devices, Secure VPN, Ad blocker, Cookie pop-up blocker. Plans renew: $231.75 for one year, $417.15 for two years
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Surfshark One
  • Everything in Starter, plus Antivirus protection, Identity protection, Email Breach and Credit Card Alerts, Online Alias Plans renew: $239.25 for one year, $430.65 for two years.
  • Unlimited GB
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Surfshark One+
  • Everything in One, plus Data removal Plans renew: $269.25 for one year, $404.65 for two years
  • Unlimited GB
  • Unlimited

Love Island Cast & Plot (No Spoilers)

If you’re a ‘Love Island’ veteran, you’ll already know what the show is about. If not, then the premise revolves around a group of singletons entering a villa on a quest to find love. However, ‘Love Island: All-Stars,’ or winter ‘Love Island’ season 11, is a little different from the last 10 seasons. Instead of new islanders, we’ll see ex-islanders from many previous seasons enter the villa. 

This is their second shot (or maybe more) at finding love, but will it be with someone new or an old flame? Either way, there should be plenty of drama in the stunning South African villa to keep you entertained. 

Host Maya Jama will welcome the islanders on ‘Love Island: All-Stars,’ and below we’ve provided a list of the confirmed — and unconfirmed — islanders returning to the villa. 

  1. Mitchel Taylor (aka “Messy Mitch”), 27, from Sheffield, season 10
  2. Liberty Poole, 24, from Birmingham, season seven and ‘Love Island Games’ season one
  3. Luis Morrison, 29, from London, season one
  4. Demi Jones, 25, from Portsmouth, season six
  5. Jake Cornish, 26, from Weston-super-Mare, season seven
  6. Hannah Elizabeth, 33, from Liverpool, season one
  7. Anton Danyluk, 29, from Lanarkshire, season five
  8. Georgia Steel, 25, from York, season four and ‘Love Island Games’ season one
  9. Chris Taylor, 33, from Leicester, season five
  10. Kaz Kamwi, 29, from Essex, season seven
  11. Toby Aromolaran, 24, from Essex, season seven and ‘Love Island Games’ season one
  12. Georgia Harrison, 29, from Essex, season three

There are also a few rumored returnees, including:

  1. Michael Griffiths, 27, from Liverpool, season five
  2. Ovie Soko, 32, from London, season five
  3. Theo Campbell, 32, from Bath, season three
  4. Maura Higgins, 33, from County Longford, Ireland, season five
  5. Scott van-der-Sluis, 23, from Connah’s Quay, Wales, season 10, ‘Love Island USA’ season five and ‘Love Island Games’ season one

Final Thoughts

With your favorite islanders returning to the villa and a few old flames reuniting, ‘Love Island’ season 11 is sure to be a hit this January. Watching ‘Love Island: All-Stars’ online is easy, and you can even do it for free.

If you’re not in the U.K., you can connect to a U.K. VPN server and access ITVX as if you’re really there. We recommend ExpressVPN for the job, and its 30-day money-back guarantee means you can get a refund when you’re done. 

Who’s your favorite returning islander? Which service will you use to watch the show? Will you need a VPN to access it? If so, which one? Let us know in the comments below and as always, thank you for reading.

FAQ: Stream Love Island: All-Stars

  • Maya Jama will once again host ‘Love Island’ season 11 and welcome the islanders as they try to find love again.

  • Although not confirmed yet, ‘Love Island: All-Stars’ should be available on Peacock or Hulu in the U.S. That said, it won’t be available until at least a couple of weeks after its U.K. premiere.

  • In the U.K., ‘Love Island: All-Stars’ is on ITV1 and ITV2, as well as the streaming service ITVX. If you’re not in the country, you can hop on a U.K. VPN server and access ITVX.

  • It’s available for free on ITVX in the U.K. from Jan. 15, and you’ll also find it for free on 9Now in Australia and TVNZ+ in New Zealand from Jan. 17. If you’re not in any of those countries, you can connect to a VPN server and access it that way.

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