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Should you get Amazon Prime Video in Ireland?

Amazon Prime Video is a popular movie & TV streaming service. Here’s all you need to know about Amazon’s on-demand video platform, Prime Video in Ireland.

Latest Update Prime Video to remain ad-free in Ireland

Amazon has ditched plans to introduce ads to its streaming platform in Ireland.

Amazon’s plan to introduce ads from January 2024 will now only be launched in the UK, US, Germany and Canada.

Amazon will give viewers in these countries the option to pay for an ‘ad-free’ subscription, which will cost £2.99 in the UK.

Fortunately, Irish viewers can continue to watch ad-free for the foreseeable future.

What is Amazon Prime Video?

It’s an on-demand streaming service that allows you to watch the latest movies, TV shows and live sports from various devices like your TV, laptop or tablet.

Prime Video is a subscription service for which you pay a monthly fee but is also included as one of the benefits of Amazon Prime membership.

Is Prime Video available in Ireland?

Yes, you can get Amazon Prime Video in Ireland as a standalone streaming service or as part of Amazon Prime. However, the complete Prime Video catalogue on is only available to Prime members living in the UK and the Channel Islands.

You can still watch exclusive Amazon Originals and thousands of popular movies and TV shows with

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What do you get with Prime Video?

  • Unlimited streaming of 1000’s of movies & TV shows
  • Watch or download on a variety of devices
  • Stream up to three titles at the same time
  • Ad-free, uninterrupted viewing
  • 100’s of movies and boxsets available in 4K UHD

What’s available on Amazon Prime Video?

Discover new movie releases, award-winning drama, popular boxsets and live sports, such as:

  • Critically acclaimed films like Saltburn, No Time to Die, Top Gun: Maverick
  • Popular TV series like Last One Laughing, Reacher, Expats, Terminal List, Vikings, The Boys
  • Amazon Originals like The Wheel of Time, Reacher, Gen V, The Rig
  • Exclusive access to live sports events like the Autumn Nations Cup & Open Tennis
  • The latest season of The Grand Tour, Clarkson’s Farm, The Walking Dead & Picard

If you can’t find what you are looking for, you can also pay extra for award-winning TV series like Succession and family movies like Jurassic World to watch instantly on your TV or devices.

Some UK content is unavailable to residents of the Republic of Ireland, for instance, Live Premier League matches.

How to watch Prime Video

You can watch Prime video TV and movies on a variety of different platforms, but you’ll need to download the Prime Video App if it’s not installed on your device.

  • Smart TVs
  • Games consoles
  • Mobiles & tablets
  • Blu-Ray players
  • Set-top boxes and media players

You can also watch Prime Video on your laptop or desktop using your web browser; just make sure you are running the latest web browser version.

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What does Amazon Prime include in Ireland?

If you are thinking about signing up for Amazon Prime, the membership offers a raft of extra benefits alongside the movie and TV streaming service:

  • Free, unlimited priority delivery in Ireland
  • Free Kindle books & magazines from Prime Reading
  • Free, unlimited photo storage on Prime Photos
  • Prime Early Access to lightning deals & special offers
  • Prime member exclusive deals
  • Deliveroo Plus free for a year

How much does Prime Video cost?

In Ireland, you can pay for Prime Video as a stand-alone monthly subscription, or you can watch Prime Video as part of the Amazon Prime membership package.

Amazon currently charges customers £8.99 (€10.35) per month for Amazon Prime and £5.99 (€6.99) per month for Amazon Prime Video. The price is charged in GBP because Amazon doesn’t run a dedicated Irish Amazon Prime service.

If you don’t want to sign up for Prime Video, you can still rent or buy videos to watch instantly. They will be charged to your payment method if you already have an Amazon account.

Can you get a Prime Video free trial in Ireland?

Yes, free trials are available for both memberships if you’re a new customer.

If you’d like to try Prime Video only, you can enjoy a 7 day free trial and cancel anytime. For the full Amazon Prime membership, you can get a 30-day free trial. This option includes free, unlimited priority (2-day) delivery and other Prime benefits.

How fast is Amazon Prime delivery in Ireland?

As an Amazon Prime member, you get unlimited priority two-day delivery at no extra cost on eligible Prime items with no minimum spend.

If you wish to qualify for priority, free delivery, you’ll need to order Amazon Prime-eligible items.

If you don’t have an Amazon Prime membership, you can qualify for free shipping on orders of £25 or more (including local VAT) for eligible items dispatched by Amazon. However, delivery can typically take up to 6 days.

Do students get an Amazon Prime discount?

Yes, Amazon offers Prime Student for higher education students in Ireland at a discounted rate.

If you want to try it first, Amazon frequently offers generous Prime Student free or discounted trials to students living in the Republic of Ireland.

You will need to provide evidence of enrolment and a valid academic address to sign up.

Are there any Prime Video discounts for pensioners?

No, you can’t get a discount if you are older or retired, although you may be able to get Prime Video as part of a broadband or mobile bill pay offer.

Eir is currently offering free Amazon Prime Video for a whole year if you sign up with them. You can find out more about the deal at eir Prime Video offer.

Is it easy to cancel Amazon Prime or Prime Video?

If you no longer want Prime Video or Amazon Prime, it is easy to cancel anytime online.

Remember that your membership will auto-renew after your free trial unless you cancel before the renewal date.

Cancelling your Prime membership

To cancel your Amazon Prime membership:

  1. Hover over Account & Lists
  2. In the dropdown menu click Your Prime Membership
  3. Select ‘Manage Membership’
  4. Select ‘End Membership’ from the dropdown menu
  5. Confirm your choice (you may get asked to do this several times)

To cancel your Prime Video membership:

  1. Hover over Account & Lists
  2. In the dropdown menu click Your Prime Membership
  3. Click ‘Manage Membership’ (Update, cancel and more)
  4. Click ‘Do not continue’ to cancel a Prime Video free trial
  5. Click ‘Cancel membership’ to end a paid membership

Is Amazon Prime worth it?

Guaranteed quick delivery can be especially useful if you live in a rural area, so if you frequently shop on Amazon and want free, fast delivery, consider paying extra for Prime.

Prime Video streams many original, quality TV series and films alongside a choice of established and popular TV & movies that you won’t find on other streaming sites, so it’s worth a look.

If you’re an ardent movie fan and boxset binger, but not sure whether the content is good enough, sign up for a free trial to see what’s on offer. Just remember to cancel your subscription before it renews.

Alternatively, if you want to watch two or three movies or TV shows, plan your viewing and sign up for just a month to watch the lot in one go.

So, Amazon Prime or just Prime Video?

If you find that delivery is often slow and expensive where you live, then it could be worth paying a couple of extra euros per month to gain the benefits of Amazon Prime alongside Prime Video.

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Amazon Prime Video FAQs

Can I gift Amazon Prime or Prime Video?

Yes, you can purchase an Amazon Gift Card, which can now be used to pay for Prime membership.

Can I download Amazon Prime Video movies & TV shows?

Yes, you can. To download Prime Video content for offline viewing.

  1. Open the Prime Video app on your device, and find the title you want to download.
  2. Click the download icon and you’ll be given download options.
  3. TV shows: View the list of episodes and select the download icon to download individual episodes.

How do I log in to Amazon Prime Video?

Most devices require the Prime Video app to stream content. If you are planning to watch Prime Video on:

  • Your Smart TV: Find the Amazon Prime Video app in the Apps area on your TV and sign in with your email address and password
  • Your mobile device: Download the Amazon Prime Video app on your device and sign in with your email address and password
  • Your laptop or PC: Sign in to your Amazon account and you should automatically be able to watch or download TV and movies on your computer if the web browser is up to date