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Can I watch NOW TV outside the Republic of Ireland?

As well as watching all over the Republic of Ireland with no restrictions, you can take your NOW TV Passes with you to many European countries too, for up to 30 days at a time.

To enjoy roaming with NOW TV outside the Republic of Ireland, you must:

  • Have an Irish payment card registered on your account
  • Have watched NOW TV on your account in the Republic of Ireland within the last 30 days
  • Be in one of the EU countries listed below – you can't watch NOW TV in any non-EU countries.

You don't need to do anything differently when watching NOW TV outside the Republic of Ireland. Just make sure the country you're in is covered, and start watching on any of our supported devices.

 

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You can take NOW TV with you to any of these EU countries, for up to 30 days at a time:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira)
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain (including the Canary Islands)
  • Sweden
  • UK (excluding the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man)

Where can't I watch?

You won’t be able to watch NOW TV in non-EU countries within Europe, or in any other countries outside Europe.

European countries and territories where roaming isn't available include:

  • Iceland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Northern Cyprus
  • Norway
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey

As your NOW TV service is only for residents of the Republic of Ireland, roaming abroad is only available for 30 days at a time. After that, you'll need to confirm you're still a resident of the Republic of Ireland by watching NOW TV back home before you can watch abroad again.

After you've watched NOW TV back in the Republic of Ireland again, you're free to start another 30 day roaming period next time you travel to any of the eligible countries listed above.

Can't watch back in Ireland?

We're aware some customers may experience issues watching NOW TV back in the Republic of Ireland after reaching the limit for watching abroad. We're working to fix this as soon as we can.

In the meantime, you can start watching again by re-entering your card details in Payment details.

You won’t be able to sign up for NOW TV's Republic of Ireland service or buy any new NOW TV Passes when roaming. All NOW TV Passes must be purchased while in the Republic of Ireland.

You can still enjoy many of the apps on your NOW TV Box or Smart Stick when travelling in the countries listed above, including Netflix, YouTube and Vevo.

However NOW TV is not responsible for catch up apps like All 4 and 3player. These apps might not work outside the Republic of Ireland.

Yes you can – you’ll be able to enjoy your NOW TV Passes in exactly the same way when travelling in any of the countries listed above.

However NOW TV is not responsible for catch up apps on your NOW TV Box or Smart Stick, like All 4 and 3player. These apps might not work outside the Republic of Ireland.

Bought a Sky Sports Day or Week Pass while in the Republic of Ireland, but haven’t activated it yet?

You can activate your Sports Pass and start watching while roaming in any of the countries listed above, as long as you have a Irish payment card registered on your account and you’ve watched NOW TV in the Republic of Ireland in the last 30 days.

To roam in Europe with your Irish NOW TV account, you must be a Republic of Ireland resident. Registering a Irish payment card on your account confirms that you’re a resident of the Republic of Ireland.

Go to Payment details and switch to an Irish payment card before you travel to make sure you can watch outside the Republic of Ireland.

There's no difference to the quality of the stream you receive when roaming compared to streaming at home.

However other factors outside of NOW TV's control, such as your Wi-Fi connection and the mobile data speed available in the country you're in, can affect your stream.

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