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How to Watch Paramount+ in Ireland

Want to watch Paramount+ in Ireland? It’s most likely not coming to Ireland any time soon. That doesn’t mean that you can’t watch it. There is a way to get Paramount+ in Ireland, and in this guide we cover that, including account creation, as one of our many entertainment guides around unblocking content in Ireland.

...But first...

Why You Can’t Watch Paramount+ in Ireland

In 2020, Paramount+ was called CBS All-Access but rebranded into Paramount+ going into 2021.

...With its rebranding, the new platform launched across several regions, with that not including Ireland.

Why?

Primarily because Paramount+ doesn’t have the rights to do so.

A lot of the content it shows, other platforms already show in Ireland, and in order for that to change, contracts would need to expire.

...In cases of sports, with the likes of the Champions League, other platforms already also have rights to it, meaning that if Paramount+ was to launch in Ireland, it would in many ways be somewhat limited.

...Since Paramount+ in Ireland is not a thing, in order not to break contracts, Paramount+ needs to make efforts to prevent people in countries where the platform is not supported, from watching.

...As a result there are two steps that you need to take to make Paramount+ work in the UK.

  1. Paramount+ needs to think you are in a supported region such as the US.
  2. You need to bypass Paramount’s geo-payment block that requires you to have your card issued in the country that you are in or virtually in.

Making Paramount+ Think You Are in the US

If you go to Paramount’s website while in Ireland, it will know you are not in a supported region, and thus will prevent you from signing up.

Paramount has to do that in order to not breach any current contract.

...To bypass this issue you are going to need to use a VPN.

VPN services allow you to virtually change your region, without moving. In this case, you can be in the US while actually in Ireland.

Is that all it takes?

Not quite.

Paramount knows of VPN services. All major platforms know of them. And if they can’t show you something, then they also need to make efforts to prevent people from watching via the use of VPN services.

...As a result most VPN services don’t work with Paramount+.

...And that’s where PrivateVPN comes in as a service that focuses on entertainment and making sure entertainment platforms work whether that’s Paramount+ in Ireland, or whether you are trying to watch RTE Player in the US.

  1. Sign up for a PrivateVPN account on the website.
  2. Download the PrivateVPN app for your device whether a laptop or mobile device.
  3. Connect to a US server.

...If you do already happen to have a Paramount+ account, then in your case, that is it. If not, continue reading⬇️.

Creating a Paramount+ Account in Ireland

This is a topic most guides don’t mention, but that is so important because without an account, it doesn’t matter if you unblocked Paramount+.

...And it’s not quite as simple as providing your details and paying to create an account.

You need to have a card issued in the country you are signing up from, with that being in the US, in this case.

How do you do it? By signing up via your phone.

That’s because Paramount+ doesn’t take care of payments on mobile devices. Apple and Google do. And they do not enforce such blocks.

...There is however one catch. You will need to change the region of your app store to first download the Paramount+ app which we will show how to do now⬇️.

How To Sign Up for Paramount+ on Apple Devices

  1. Sign out of your iCloud account.
  2. Create a new account with your location based in the US.
  3. Download the Paramount+ app.
  4. While connected to a US VPN server, sign up for Paramount+ from your phone.

If you would like, you can, of course, sign back into your previous account after you have done that and Paramount+ will still be there.

How To Sign Up for Paramount+ on Android Devices

  1. Connect to a US server with PrivateVPN.
  2. Open up your Google Play Store.
  3. Press on the 3-bars on the top-left of the screen.
  4. Click on Account.
  5. If connected to a VPN, you will be given an option to switch your region to be in the US.
  6. Go back into your Account and confirm the selection of the US as your region.
  7. Download the Paramount+ app and create an account.

Watching Paramount+ in Ireland on TV

It’s not quite as simple to watch Paramount+ on a TV in Ireland as one might imagine.

Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku are great platforms, but they don’t support VPN services. Neither do most Smart TVs.

Solutions? Either get an Amazon Fire TV Stick which does work with VPN services, or otherwise to simply connect a laptop with a TV via an HDMI port.

If you already have an Amazon Fire TV Stick, you will need to change the region of your current account:

  • Go to your current Amazon account in the web browser.
  • Press on Accounts & Lists, followed by Manage Your Account and Content.
  • Change your region to be in the US.
  • Now go to your Amazon Fire TV device. Press on Settings and My Account.
  • Deregister and sign back into your Amazon account.
  • Download Paramount+.

Just ordered an Amazon Fire TV Stick? Simply select for your region to be the US.

That’s How to Watch Paramount+ in Ireland in 2 Steps

...But that’s also how to watch many other services in Ireland such as Hulu.

The steps are almost identical, and if you implement changing of your app store, then all you will need to do is simply to connect to a US PrivateVPN server and simply to download the Hulu app or whatever American server you want to use.

...But to sum up this Paramount+ in Ireland guide.

  1. Make Paramount+ think you are in the US by connecting to an American server with PrivateVPN.
  2. Create a Paramount+ account by changing the region of your app store, on your mobile device.


Written by Michael Smolski.

Disclaimer: While PrivateVPN supports Paramount+ and has done so for a long time, due to the nature of streaming services having to take efforts against VPN services, it cannot guarantee non-stop 100% of the time support, at all given times.

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