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Streaming services

  • 07-03-2021 6:01pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 642 ✭✭✭ Skyrimaddict


    On the back of my other questions, what is the best streaming services you can get in Ireland now?
    What even are there?
    At the moment I have
    Netflix
    Disney
    Now
    Prime


Comments

  • Moderators, Regional Midwest Moderators Posts: 23,383 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Clareman


    I've Disney, Amazon and NowTV, I got rid of Netflix. With Stars adding to Disney it's probably the best in my opinion, especially if you've had Netflix for a while.


  • Registered Users Posts: 642 ✭✭✭ Skyrimaddict


    Clareman wrote: »
    I've Disney, Amazon and NowTV, I got rid of Netflix. With Stars adding to Disney it's probably the best in my opinion, especially if you've had Netflix for a while.

    Is that starz? Or a different thing.

    God, I remember back when Netflix had shows I wanted to watch, and was 9.99 a month. I'm. On 17.99 now


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,115 ✭✭✭✭ Sleeper12


    God, I remember back when Netflix had shows I wanted to watch, and was 9.99 a month. I'm. On 17.99 now


    There is a thread where you can get 4k version of netflix for less than 5 euros a month from Turkey


  • Registered Users Posts: 642 ✭✭✭ Skyrimaddict


    Sleeper12 wrote: »
    There is a thread where you can get 4k version of netflix for less than 5 euros a month from Turkey

    Would it have the sane stuff as here?


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,115 ✭✭✭✭ Sleeper12


    Would it have the sane stuff as here?

    Yes. You will get exactly the same Ireland netflix. I've been paying mexican netflix but Turkey is cheaper again. I'll be moving in the next few weeks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 55,604 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    Is that starz? Or a different thing.

    God, I remember back when Netflix had shows I wanted to watch, and was 9.99 a month. I'm. On 17.99 now

    Star on Disney and Starz are two different streaming services.


  • Registered Users Posts: 395 ✭✭ Butson


    There is a serious amount of crap on Netflix


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,005 ✭✭✭✭ fryup


    Sleeper12 wrote: »
    There is a thread where you can get 4k version of netflix for less than 5 euros a month from Turkey

    does it involve technical stuff - vpn ?


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Butson wrote: »
    There is a serious amount of crap on Netflix


    Serious amount of crap on all of them really. Only a few good things on each one.


  • Moderators, Regional Midwest Moderators Posts: 23,383 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Clareman


    Sorry, was on my phone earlier. Star is on Disney.

    @fryup, it involves a VPN and an international payment option like Revolut, nothing major.


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  • Moderators, Regional Midwest Moderators Posts: 23,383 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Clareman


    I meant to add earlier, a lot of the terrestrial stations have decent online offerings as well, RTÉ gets a bad rap but there's a lot on there, as does Virgin and TG4.

    I used to have the full suite of services and have started to cut back, we very rarely used Netflix so that was easy to cut. I get Amazon because I'm a student and it comes with Prime so it's a no-brainer. I got Disney on launch last year with the addition of Stars and decent shows coming online I'll renew for another year, it's a decent price point. I've NowTV Kids for the children, I got a cancellation deal so it's €4.20 a month, I'll sign up for a Sports pass every once in a while if there's a good weekend of sport coming up. I just remembered I've access to Eir Sports as well, I've never used it so can't comment on it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,061 ✭✭✭ corks finest


    Sleeper12 wrote: »
    There is a thread where you can get 4k version of netflix for less than 5 euros a month from Turkey

    I
    Mexico is also ok


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,115 ✭✭✭✭ Sleeper12


    I Mexico is also ok


    I'm on Mexico and it is cheaper than Ireland but Turkey is cheaper again. I'll be moving soon


  • Registered Users Posts: 55,604 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    All4 is great and it's free

    It is add supported however I'm ok with that.

    RTE player has some great stuff just a pity the player itself isn't the greatest.

    Shudder is good if you enjoy horror etc.

    Mubi is good if you enjoy arthouse and classic films.

    Volta is an Irish based streaming service that has Irish and International films on it this more rent and buy though.

    The one great thing about streaming services is you are only tied to month long contracts and can bounce between them a month at a time when you want to watch something.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,938 ✭✭✭ brevity



    Shudder is good if you enjoy horror etc.

    I asked this on another thread but this thread might be more active, are you able to get Shudder on Amazon Fire TV? It seems to be region blocked for me, I cannot install it via Amazon and it doesn’t appear in the search on the fire tv.


  • Registered Users Posts: 55,604 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    brevity wrote: »
    I asked this on another thread but this thread might be more active, are you able to get Shudder on Amazon Fire TV? It seems to be region blocked for me, I cannot install it via Amazon and it doesn’t appear in the search on the fire tv.

    I don't have a Fire sorry so can't help you on that one.

    Have you tried contacting Amazon or Shudder supports just to ask what the issue might be?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,938 ✭✭✭ brevity


    I don't have a Fire sorry so can't help you on that one.

    Have you tried contacting Amazon or Shudder supports just to ask what the issue might be?

    Yea that was my next port of call. Cheers!


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,005 ✭✭✭✭ fryup


    is Discovery + available in Ireland?


  • Registered Users Posts: 338 ✭✭ yogibear77


    fryup wrote: »
    is Discovery + available in Ireland?

    Yes, Sky are currently offering a years free subscription


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,005 ✭✭✭✭ fryup


    so its only available through sky?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,190 ✭✭✭ S.M.B.


    brevity wrote: »
    I asked this on another thread but this thread might be more active, are you able to get Shudder on Amazon Fire TV? It seems to be region blocked for me, I cannot install it via Amazon and it doesn’t appear in the search on the fire tv.
    Do you mean you can't add it as an Prime Video channel via a Web Browser or App? If so I'd imagine it's region blocked. I'm in the UK so can't check.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,938 ✭✭✭ brevity


    S.M.B. wrote: »
    Do you mean you can't add it as an Prime Video channel via a Web Browser or App? If so I'd imagine it's region blocked. I'm in the UK so can't check.

    Both!

    It’s very annoying. I am able to sign up and give my credit card and watch it on my phone/iPad but even though I have amazon prime and a fire tv I cannot watch it on the television.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,271 ✭✭✭ Dodge


    fryup wrote: »
    so its only available through sky?

    It’d take you less time to google this but no, it’s available to all and it’s €6 a month


  • Registered Users Posts: 642 ✭✭✭ Skyrimaddict


    I tried Starzplay on my Tv last night, I have a Samsung series 7
    It wont find the app for me!

    I put starzplay on my phone, thinking I could use the screen projector function, but for some reason, it won't play the video, will show everything else but just not the video.

    I couldn't find starzplay on Amazon prime as I want to watch the Stand and Mr. Mercedes. There was a few other shows also I wanted to watch.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 542 ✭✭✭ Bill Ponderosa


    I'm really liking Discovery + at the moment, some great content there.

    Netflix still in a league of its own though imo, in terms of content, usability and app performance.

    Now tv and prime have good content also but let down by brutal apps and poor usability. Disney is a good one for the kids.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,005 ✭✭✭✭ fryup


    Dodge wrote: »
    It’d take you less time to google this but no, it’s available to all and it’s €6 a month

    but why bother, when the likes of you do it for me :p


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,688 ✭✭✭ batistuta9


    brevity wrote: »
    I asked this on another thread but this thread might be more active, are you able to get Shudder on Amazon Fire TV? It seems to be region blocked for me, I cannot install it via Amazon and it doesn’t appear in the search on the fire tv.

    Shows up on a search on firestick for me. My store is set to UK though. You can change this easily if not.

    Can you install BBC iplayer or ITV hub?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,938 ✭✭✭ brevity


    batistuta9 wrote: »
    Shows up on a search on firestick for me. My store is set to UK though. You can change this easily if not.

    Can you install BBC iplayer or ITV hub?

    Nope. I think this is the problem. Will try to change my store on the fire stick

    Cheers!


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