FILM Fans in West Cork can now sign up for Netflix, the first online film and TV rental service available in Ireland.

The service streams movies and TV shows direct and on demand over the internet removing the need to rent a physical copy from a video store.

The movies can be watched on internet enabled TVs, via games consoles or on computers, laptops, tablets and smart phones.

The Irish site currently has content available from the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV and as well as Disney, Paramount, and Twentieth Century Fox.

There is a monthly subscription charge of €6.99 to use the service which includes a one month free trial.

Some customers may be disappointed however by the limited range on offer from the service initially with very few new releases online when checked today.

Netflix say that the range of films available will be expanded substantially over the coming weeks and months.