How to watch 'Temptation Island,' no matter where you are in the world

Expect *many* surprises this season—that's why you need to know how to watch 'Temptation Island' this summer

How to watch Temptation Island -- “Same “Island, New Twists” Episode 501 -- Pictured in this screengrab: (l-r) Christian Tesoriero, Brice Robinson, Michael Zappa, Kristian Barbarich, Sebastian Baraza, Griffin Grady, Julian Bradley, Tahjjic Smith
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No need to tell us twice: we're all curious about how to watch Temptation Island, especially now that season 5 promises to switch things up. 

The reality show of the Naughts is getting new life, and things are only going to be more wild from here on out. Naturally, we're ready—especially since we don't like going terribly long without a reality dating series! 

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Time and date: 9pm ET, Wednesday, June 14
Channel: USA Network
Stream: Peacock
Watch anywhere: Stream from anywhere with ExpressVPN

How to watch 'Temptation Island' from anywhere

Your screen time is about to heat up with some coaxing and naughty no-nos, but will those on the island be able to walk away with love, be it with someone new or a relationship from years past? You'll have to see for yourself.

How to watch 'Temptation Island' in the US

As part of USA Network's Hump Day programming, Temptation Island will premiere on Wednesday, June 14 at 9pm ET on USA, just before The Big D at 10pm. Additionally, the show will appear on sister networks such as Bravo and E!, but schedules vary. 

Should you not have cable, you'll be able to watch the show the next day on Peacock, with the premiere available for streaming on Thursday, June 15. 

How to watch 'Temptation Island' in the UK and beyond

Even if you're not watching Stateside—or anywhere close to the hot and sizzling Temptation Island, for that matter—you can tune in with the help of a VPN. A VPN service allows you to change your device's IP address and thus unlock content that may be barred from your current geographic location. 

We highly recommend Express VPN, the top-rated product from our sister site, TechRadar. You can try it risk-free with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Plus, your activity is secure, data is private and help is available whenever you need, 24/7. Should you encounter any issues while using the VPN, remember to delete the cookies from your device or switch to a new server.

Here's how to get started with a VPN, so you can watch Temptation Island from anywhere in the world:

  1. First off, you need to make sure you have a Peacock account so you can log in once your VPN is set up.
  2. Download ExpressVPN, using the easy-to-follow instructions.
  3. Once you've installed your VPN, open the app and select your server location as anywhere in the United States
  4. With your ExpressVPN installed and your location set to the United States, head to Peacock, log in and follow the instructions to stream Temptation Island. (Should you encounter any issues while using the VPN, remember to delete the cookies from your device or switch to a new server.)

Watch a sneak peek of 'Temptation Island' season 5:

What is 'Temptation Island' about?

Similar to other reality dating shows, including The Ultimatum: Queer Love and The Big D, couples are venturing to a tropical getaway (as they always seem to do) to put their relationships to the ultimate test. Will they walk out with a stronger connection than ever before...or will sparks fly with someone new?

Who is hosting 'Temptation Island'?

Mark L. Walberg (not to be confused with Mark Wahlberg) will assume hosting duties for Temptation Island season 5. (For reference, The Bachelorette's favorite success story, JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rogers, will host The Big D in the hour after.)

What changes are coming to 'Temptation Island'? 

Although the show premiered on FOX in the early 2000s, USA decided to make some changes to the series once the network took over in 2019. Every season since has gotten a makeover, number five included. 

First things first: a brand-new temptation light will flash any time a contestant gets coupled up...or gives into temptation. That means it'll be pretty hard to be discreet. Additionally, an O.G. rule is getting an overhaul: couples who came to the island were previously able to send messages, but now for the first time, so can the singles. 

These changes are leveling the playing field and will definitely make things messier for all involved, so much so that even Walberg had his doubts. 

"It dials up everything," he told Screen Rant. "I was not a fan of it at first, but then when we put it in the show, I was like, 'Oh my god!'"

Are you really tempting yourself to stay away? We didn't think so! Catch Temptation Island season 5 on Wednesdays at 9pm on USA Network, or the next day on Peacock. 

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.