The summer of love is almost over – or at least the part of it that was housed in a neon-festooned villa in Mallorca. Even now, the islanders will be sorting out their last night outfits and packing up their white wheelie cases. If you want to join in and watch the finale live, here’s how.

We also have a method for watching the show abroad, the same way you can watch BBC iPlayer abroad, or watch American channels like The CW and Netflix US

When is the Love Island finale?

Love Island 2021 will air for the last time on Monday 23 August at 9pm on ITV2. The show will be longer than the average episode, finishing at 10.35pm, so get plenty of snacks in to see you through.

Which Love Island contestants are in the finale?

After the surprise exit of Liberty Poole and Jake Cornish, four couples are left in the villa. They are:

  • Kaz Kamwi and Tyler Cruickshank
  • Chloe Burrows and Toby Aromolaran
  • Faye Winter and Teddy Soares
  • Millie Court and Liam Reardon

How to vote for your favourite couple to win

Right now, Millie and Liam are considered favourites to win and share the £50,000 prize money. If you want to have your say, here’s how to vote. You’ll need to download the free Love Island app for iOS (iOS 9+ or later) or Android (Android 4.4.x or later) on your smartphone.

Once the app has been installed, click on the vote button at the bottom of the screen.

If you haven’t yet registered, you’ll get a pop-up directing you to do that first. Registering is also free.

How to watch Love Island online

You probably already know that you can watch Love Island on ITV2 on your TV in the UK. But if you can’t get to a TV screen, you can also watch it live on the ITV website, via the ITV Hub app (for Android here or iOS here) or on TVPlayer.com.

If you miss it and want to catch up online, you can do so via the ITV website or the ITV Hub app.

If you’d like to download an episode to watch offline, perhaps on your commute, you can subscribe to ITV Hub+, which is available with a seven day free trial followed by a fee of £3.99 per month. Downloads are only available on the iOS app, but additional benefits include ad-free catch up for all users.

You can also watch previous seasons of Love Island over on Britbox. If you've not got an account, you can check out our picks of the best TV shows and films on the platform. 

How to watch Love Island abroad

The ITV Hub+ app also allows you to catch up on Love Island and other shows when you’re abroad. However, there are limitations, including the exclusion of live TV and a restriction that only allows you to catch up on shows from within EU countries.

There is a way around this, but it’s important to point out that these methods go against ITV’s terms and conditions.

In order to watch Love Island from any country in the world, you’ll need to use a VPN. A VPN changes the location of your IP Address, so you can choose to connect to a server inside the UK to watch Love Island online.

Our VPNs of choice are NordVPN, Surfshark or CyberGhost, but you can find more of our favourites in our round-up of the best VPNs. You can also take a look at our list of recommended free VPNs. However, these have limited server options and therefore you may find streaming more difficult using one of these. 

Once you’ve installed and signed in your VPN and selected a UK server, you can head over to TVPlayer.com or ITV’s website or the ITV Player app, and log in to watch Love Island from abroad.

ITV hub abroad

ITV can block VPNs from working at any time so it's possible that it won't always work. You should be able to contact your VPN's support to find out why.

It's worth first checking that you don't have Location Access enabled on the ITV Hub app, because this can cause issues with using a VPN too. Navigate to the settings for ITV Hub on your phone or tablet to check.

Most VPNs will work on desktop or mobile, and there are also ways to install and use a VPN on devices such as the Amazon Fire TV Stick and games consoles.