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 3.0.6

We're always making changes and improvements to RTÉ Player to make it better for you.

This version includes some minor bug fixes and performance improvements.

Thanks for the feedback, keep in touch @rteplayer on Twitter or

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

trarobrya ,

Terrible since upgrade

I have previously put a review on here for this app which I’ve copied below. The same issues are still happening months later & we now have a new addition with similar programmes to the ones you are watching at the bottom of the large screen. This prevents you from forwarding the programme to where you had left off previously because it doesn’t restart where you left off. It’s so frustrating. The developers really need to review All 4 or Virgin Media Player to get some ideas on how to make the app better & so much more user friendly.

Glad to see I’m not the only one having issues with this app since the upgrade. The ads are way too long, you can restart with a programme where you left it without having to watch all the ads again. The programmes keep sticking but the sound keeps going but funnily enough if you need to restart you have to watch the ads again. Really not ideal for on the move. Frustrating to say the least.

Antarbh ,

Player does not work well with Apple Airplay

When I try to use AirPlay I get either sound only or video only. Have not succeeded in getting both audio and video except sometimes for ads. Using AirPlay on iPads. Using rye player and watching on iPad ads play ok but show which I want to watch doesn’t sometimes. Not reliable. Freezes. Audio from ads plays over audio andvideo from show. Lose bottom of screen to thumbnails of similar shows which I can’t remove. This should not be there when playing full screen. If I tap on an ad it takes over full screen with a still and freezes. No way back except to exit player and relaunch.

Sharper001 ,

Great to have app and box sets

Glad to see will continue to improve and update as are a few glitches... if call comes in seems to pause app ok and keep placeholder but for any other interruption, including text message or notification to screen app closes with no placeholder kept, therefore no opportunity to resume viewing programme rather need to start from scratch at main menu again.... and ad set-up means you can’t even fast forward or rewind easily, should restrict ads to beginning and end of programme to avoid this maybe?


101.2 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple TV.

Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
© 2018 RTÉ


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    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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