5 Best Streaming Services in Ireland

Updated July 26, 2022 • Staff

Ireland has a fair amount of streaming options to choose from; you don't have to look further than big players like Netflix and Disney+ for a wide array of films and TV shows. But like most areas outside of the US (and thanks to expensive licensing agreements), titles that get to crossover are still pretty limited.

Thankfully, a number of new and local streamers have cropped up to answer those needs. Curzon Home Cinema offers pay-per-view movie releases, while Rakuten TV, if you own one, gives you add-ons like Starz, which boasts a number of popular and American titles. Below, we round up the very best streaming services for Irish viewers.

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Volta was the name of the first cinema that opened in Ireland in 1909. And this streaming service lives up to the name - it's the first independent Irish streaming service. You will find a range of Irish content as well as some international releases.

Price: free for channels available

Device availability: Website

Rakuten TV (previously wuaki) is a Japanese-owned online streaming service that provides access to movies and TV shows—a heady mix of high-profile and independent media —either for a subscription fee or a rental fee. Currently, the streamer is only available in Japan and select countries in Europe, so if you're in the area and want a streaming service similar to Netflix, then this service is for you. Launched in 2009, the streamer offers subscriptions for $4.99/month for ad-supported content and $9.99/month for an ad-free plus pass.

Price: $4.99 per month

Device availability: Android, Android TV, Chromecast, iOS, Website, Xbox One

NowTV is an internet television service that is subscription-based and operated by the British television satellite provider, Sky. NowTV provides access to award-winning shows and films, as well as various sports channels. This service is for those who will love having high-profile movies, TV shows, and sports coverages all in one place. Launched in the UK in 2012, it's currently only offered in England, Ireland, Germany, and Italy. NowTV has a variety of membership options, although it should be noted that their sports television subscription is separate from their TV and film subscription.

Price: $12 per month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV Stick, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, LG Smart TV, PS4, PS5, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Sony Bravia Android TVs, Website, Xbox One

Curzon Home Media is an internet streamer that provides access to films through rentals. It releases many of its films on the same date they are available to watch in cinemas, so you can rest assured its selection is fresh. Currently, the video-on-demand service is limited to the UK and Ireland, so if you're in the area looking for a regularly updated library that also happens to contain quality art-house, foreign, and lesser-known films, then this is for you. Curzon Home Media, launched in 2010, is owned and operated by the London-based Curzon World Group.

Price: free for channels available

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Website

While programming depends on your geographical location, Acorn TV in the US focuses on TV shows from dozens of international networks in countries of the Commonwealth, from British channels like the BBC and ITV as well as Oceanic shows from Australia and New Zealand. 

Aside from British shows, there’s also a solid selection of content from other major European networks from France, Italy and Ireland. 

Price: $5.99 per month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, Roku

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The streaming services on this page were chosen by our editors. If you choose to subscribe to a streaming service we recommend as a result of our research, analysis, and curation, our work is sometimes (but not always) supported by an affiliate commission from the streaming service when you make a purchase.

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