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“Love Island” is one of TV’s most popular shows, and for good reason. The show’s real-world dramas of love and betrayal are standouts even in the wild world of reality television. “Love Island” is one of the best reality shows on cable – but you don’t actually need cable to watch it. We’re here with a cord-cutting reality check for reality TV fans: Here’s how to watch “Love Island” without cable.
Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream ‘Love Island':
To watch “Love Island,” our best bet is to find the channel that the show airs on. As “Love Island” fans know, that’s CBS. So how can you watch CBS without cable?
As it turns out, it’s not too tough! Our primary cable alternatives are live TV streaming services, which replicate the “multichannel” approach of cable and allow cord cutters to channel-surf just like cord-havers can. But our options don’t end there so be sure to read our whole list below.
Watch "Love Island" with DIRECTV Stream
Live TV streaming service DIRECTV Stream impressed us with its huge channel selection. So it’s no surprise that DIRECTV Stream offers a livestream of CBS – and therefore of “Love Island” – in most markets.
Watch "Love Island" with Hulu + Live TV
Hulu + Live TV is an impressive service that combines Hulu’s on-demand service with a live TV streaming option. The live TV portion of Hulu includes plenty of channels and CBS is among them. That means you can watch “Love Island” on a service that we raved about in our Hulu + Live TV review.
Watch "Love Island" with fuboTV
fuboTV’s live streaming selection includes local channels (as with its competitors, fuboTV offers these channels in “select markets,” but the selection in question is pretty generous). For most subscribers, a fuboTV live TV streaming subscription will come with a CBS livestream and access to “Love Island.”
Watch "Love Island" with Paramount Plus
Paramount Plus is a streaming service packed with content from CBS, Paramount, and Viacom. Paramount Plus has on-demand and live TV, and the latter includes a local livestream of CBS (in select markets). For “Love Island” fans, it doesn’t get much better than this. Since this service is solely focused on the media that its parent company produces, it’s a lot cheaper than the large and cable-like live TV streaming services that you’ll find on this list. Though we had our issues with this service in our Paramount Plus review, it’s your most cost-effective streaming option for “Love Island.”
YouTube TV is one of the best live TV streaming services on the market. Google's answer to competitors like Sling TV and DIRECTV Stream is simple and user-friendly, and the YouTube TV channel lineup includes essentials like CBS. With a livestream of CBS from YouTube TV, you’ll have no trouble streaming “Love Island.”
Live TV streaming services make great cable replacements, but you don’t actually need dozens of networks to watch “Love Island” live. You actually only need one: CBS. And since CBS is a major network that broadcasts free over-the-air TV in many areas, there’s a good chance that you can grab an antenna and watch “Love Island” without cable for free.
Cord-cutting doesn’t mean swapping your TV for a laptop or an iPhone. Even without cable, you can still enjoy “Love Island” on your TV’s big screen – though you could also use a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or another internet-connected device if you so desire. That sort of freedom is what cord-cutting is all about.
If you can’t get enough of shows like “Love Island,” you’ll find plenty to watch on our favorite streaming services. Some of the same live TV streaming services listed above will deliver you a livestream of truTV – and all of the reality TV goodness that comes with it. Meanwhile, on-demand streaming services have now entered the reality TV game, too. A Netflix subscription, for example, will net you binge-worthy reality romance shows like “Love Is Blind” and “Dating Around.”
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