Irish households spent €211m on streaming services like Netflix and Disney+ in 2020

Video streaming services was the largest category of spending within the €896 million spent on digital services that year

Irish people spent an average of more than €40 each on digital streaming services in 2020. Picture: Getty

Almost a quarter, 24 per cent, of the total €896 million spend by Irish households on digital services went towards video streaming services such as Netflix, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime and NowTV.

Irish people spent €211 million to access digital streaming during 2020, a year which proved a particular boon for these services as a result of Covid-19 lockdowns forcing people to remain at home, according to the latest data provided by the Central Statistics ...