Last July Setanta Sports was rebranded eir Sport and was included with eir Broadband bundles. The package includes seven different channels eir Sport 1, eir Sport 2, BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport 3, BT Sport ESPN, Premier Sports and Box Nation. I would watch rugby and football with the eir Sports package and find the coverage pretty much as expected. I don’t normally watch the pre/post match analysis as I find it painful on both eir and Sky Sports. It seems to be a race to see who can incorporate the most useless piece of technology and have the presenters struggle to use it.

Either way, you were able to watch eir Sport package on Sky Box, online and on their Android and iPhone apps. They have now announced that you can cast from the eir Sport app to your TV using Chromecast. This is only available on the Green App which is for home broadband customers and will not work with the Red App which is for mobile phone customers.

This is a great way to get eir Sports on your TV if you aren’t wired up for a Sky Box.

eir Sport Logo

eir took over Setanta Sports and now offer the eir Sports pack to all eir broadband customers ‘free of charge’. They really push the idea it is completely free, but it was announced around the same time they increased their subscription fees. My broadband only package went up by €5 a month. I used to pay €15 a month for Setanta sports so I came out ahead. There are six channels in their pack – eir sport 1 (formally Setanta Ireland), eir sport 2 (formally Setanata Sports 1), BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport Europe and BT Sport ESPN.

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