Watch the best of programmes broadcast on RTÉ Television with the RTÉ Player App.

You can watch selected programmes live from RTÉ One, RTÉ 2 and RTÉ News Now plus catch up on a wide selection of programmes broadcast on RTÉ Television for up to 21 days after transmission.

Social sharing features allow you to share programmes via email, Facebook and Twitter. You can browse programmes by name, category, date or latest. You can save programmes as a favourite and pick up on a programme where you last viewed.

The RTÉ Player App supports AirPlay so you can watch programmes on the big screen using Apple TV.

While most RTÉ Player content can be accessed through the app, some programmes may not be available due to rights restrictions. We are continually looking to clear rights and add new programmes.

The RTÉ Player App uses streaming technology which means that you must be connected to the Internet in order to watch programmes. The app will automatically adjust video quality based on the speed of your WiFi connection.

We hope you enjoy using the RTÉ Player.

What's New

Version 1.9.11

- Bug fixes for VoiceOver support
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Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5

507 Ratings

507 Ratings

Ads completely ruin an otherwise good app


I feel bad giving a good app a poor review for the ads. I understand ads are required but they need to be implemented better. It should keep track of the amount of ads you watch over a period of time. If you have to exit the app for a second to get a mail or some other reason, you absolutely shouldn’t have to rewatch ads. Ads are fine, watching the ads repeatedly over a short period is just very very frustrating.

Live content should not have ads before you start, completely ruins the experience. Ads consistent with the timing of the normal live stream is fine or else delay the stream. Forcing ads at start means you’re missing content which is madness.

Keyboard needs an update too.

RTÉ Player


Probably one of the best players out there. Programme layout is user friendly and dated before playing. (Not all players date their programmes which can be confusing when trying to find the one you missed) Hope it's not changed or given a needless "updating" format. If it's not broke and all that.... A quick side-note: One thing I like about RTÉ is that they put Irish issues and Irish sport at the start of their respective bulletins. Not just about sensationalism. Good to see

Current version


I love this app I can watch it anywhere and never miss a thing but the app would be better if you could cast it to your tv sometimes my eyes hurt watching it on my phone I have a smart tv Sony but there's no app for it on my tv.
Thank you for listening.


26.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
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