Is Love Island Games available to watch in the UK?

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Love Island Games spoilers follow.

Love Island Games has officially arrived, featuring islanders from multiple franchises coming together in Fiji for another shot at finding love.

The islanders couple up and recouple just like in the original reality dating show, but there's also a competitive element in which pairs take on physical challenges to win immunity and avoid being dumped from the island.

The global spin-off series, which kicked off in the US on November 1, is hosted by Love Island UK's Maya Jama, while Iain Stirling has returned to narrate all the drama-filled "twists and turns" to come.

But where and when can you watch it?

How to watch Love Island Games in the US

If you're in the US, you can watch Love Island Games on Peacock starting Wednesday, November 1, with new episodes streaming six nights a week.

Peacock has two tiers available in the US: Peacock Premium for $5.99 a month and Peacock Premium Plus for $11.99 a month. To watch Love Island Games, you'll need a Peacock Premium account.

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How to Watch Love Island Games in the UK

The Peacock streaming service is available to all Sky customers in the UK (simply say "Peacock" into your Sky Glass or Sky Q voice remote to navigate to Peacock, or check your catch-up TV and On Demand options to find the Peacock channel) — but Love Island Games will exclusively be released on Peacock US, and its availability on Peacock UK is unconfirmed.

Other Love Island franchises, such as Love Island USA and Love Island Australia, typically air on ITV in the UK after airing in their respective countries.

While nothing has been confirmed yet, Love Island Games will likely follow suit and be available to watch on ITV toward the end of 2023 or in early 2024. We'll let you know as soon as we hear something more definite.

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Despite UK fans having to wait slightly longer to watch Love Island Games, plenty of UK islanders have returned for the series — including Megan Barton Hanson (season four), Jack Fowler (season four), Curtis Pritchard (season five), Georgia Steel (season four), Eyal Booker (season four), Toby Aromolaran (season seven), Mike Boateng (season six) and Scott Van-der Sluis (season 10).

They're joined by contestants from the US franchise, including exes Cely Vazquez and Johnny Middlebrooks, as well as islanders from Australia, Germany, Sweden and France.

Love Island UK's Maura Higgins, who appeared on season five of the reality series and is now the Love Island Games social-media ambassador, recently explained how the spin-off is "different to your average Love Island".

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"People really wanted to win they were taking this very serious like, you know very strategic and I was quite shocked because people were taking it that serious that it's all they're cared about," she told ex-islander Kim Cetinay on the Capital Late Show (via Daily Mail).

"There was still some love interest but not as much. What a show though. I was lucky enough I got to watch it."

We can't be too surprised about the spin-off's brutal nature, though. After all, speaking to Digital Spy ahead of the show's launch, Toby Aromolaran teased: "It's not normal Love Island. It's Love Island on steroids."

While not wanting to give too much away, he added: "The games side of it, there’s passion, blood, sweat and tears and everything."

Love Island airs on ITV2 and streams on ITVX. Love Island Games will air on Peacock in the US.

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