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Eir dials up the competition with new TV offer
Daragh Cassidy
Head Writer

Eir’s TV service brings together live and on-demand TV and is a world first.

With pubs, cinemas, theatres, concert venues and night clubs all closed right now, people’s entertainment options have been fairly limited to say the least. 

That’s probably why, to many people, our broadband and TV service has become almost as important to us heating and water. So thankfully for Irish consumers there’s never been more choice or better value on offer for those looking to to be entertained.  

And this latest offer from Eir is no exception. 

What’s on offer?

Eir is offering its new TV service for a discounted price of just €9.99 a month for an entire year. What’s more, it’s also throwing in the first month for free. 

And if that’s not enough Eir customers also get one year’s free subscription to Amazon Prime Video, the new streaming service from Amazon. 

And did we mention that you’ll get a free Apple TV thrown in as well?

Eir TV with Apple TV 

Eir recently teamed up with Apple to incorporate its TV service into Apple TV. This made Eir the first TV provider in the world to use the Apple TV 4K device as its sole set-top box.

Apple TV is the media player from Apple that lets you stream content onto your TV. It currently gives users access to iTunes films and TV shows, Apple TV channels, Apple Music, Apple Arcade and other apps such as Netflix and YouTube. It also gives users access to Apple TV+, the new on-demand streaming service from Apple. And now, it’ll also contains Eir’s TV service, which includes HD as standard, the Eir Sport pack and Virgin Media Sport, the RTE Player, and over 50 live TV channels like RTE 1 and 2, BBC 1, 2 and 4, Channel 4, and Virgin Media 1, 2 and 3 etc. Customers will also get a one-year free subscription to Apple TV+.

The service also includes a new seven-day catch-up feature, the ability to pause and rewind live TV and record up to 500 programmes.

For premium channels such as Sky Sports and Sky Cinema, you’ll now have to access these channels through the Now TV app on your Apple TV box.  

However this means you can just pay for the games, tournaments and movies you really like as with Now TV you're able to buy daily, weekly or monthly passes if you want. Customers will also benefit from higher picture quality. What's Now TV you ask? See here for more info on the streaming service.

Who’s the deal available to?

This new deal is available to new customers as well as existing broadband customers who add Eir TV to their package. The offer is available from today for a limited time only. 

Anything else?

It’s a 12-month contract and after the initial year is up the price reverts to €19.99 a month - which still isn’t that bad. You can also add an Eir Sim-Only mobile plan with 40GB of data and unlimited calls and texts for a tenner.  

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