Download RTÉ Player apk 1.0.83 free for Android smartphone

12 Jul
RTÉ Player

Posted by RTÉ in Media & Video | July 12, 2016 | 169 Comments

Apk file size: 14.0 MB

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

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

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.

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.

RTÉ Player for Android uses streaming technology, which means that you must be connected to the Internet in order to watch programmes.

Our testing has shown that RTÉ Player performs best on devices capable of running Android 4.0 and above.
To deliver the best user experience, RTÉ Player for Android is available only for devices that meet this minimum specification.

RTÉ Player for Android is available worldwide from the Google Play Store.

We hope you enjoy using RTÉ Player.

Whats new

    This release includes minor bug fixes.
    Thanks for the feedback, keep in touch @rteplayer on Twitter or

RTÉ part of our Media & Video and have average installs from 500000 to 1000000. Last Update July 12, 2016. Google play rating is 66.333. Current verison is 1.0.83. Actual size 14.0 MB.

Download rte-player.apk 14.0 MB


Vladimir Gatov

Absolutely horrible and long adverts It started showing advertisements whenever you start or even reposition. It was OK few months back, but now don't even try. Uninstall.

Jack Creagh

Dissappointing Can't even watch one minute of an episode after watching the sane ad for two minutes before hand !!!! Please update this and I will give a fair review again

Frank Kearney

Will not work on any recent Android devices that I tested Giving nothing but problems on most if not all of the recent Android devices. This really should be removed from the Google Play store and RTE should demand a refund of any money paid to developers. Total crap.

Thomas Murphy

WTF Get with bunch of pocket lining fools. Seriously get with the times no wonder no one agrees with the dame fee for owning a tv lisence in this country. Stay clear you can't get even get past the first repeating ad.

Claire Flanagan

Never once works It keeps quitting unexpectedly, never loads properly. The ad play at the same time as the programme. Such a great idea for an app but absolutely terribly done. Extremely frustrating and annoying! Please fix

Sarah O'Brien

Rte player Really bad. Rte need to move on with the times. Stopped playing and kept buffering. I Played the programme and in 10 mins saw 8 ads because it jumped around so much. Def do not recommend it.

Mark Walsh

Terrible Makes you watch numerous adverts but doesn't show the video you selected. Just advert advert advert. After 10 advertising clips one after the other I deleted app

Barry Jones

Pathetic app. RTE's effort at 21st century technology is embarrassing. Can't even watch the news headlines without it crashing or reloading with a super fast connection. Not a hope of getting to see a match. Would get the news quicker if you sent a pigeon and the bonus would be not having to endure the same batch of flawlessly streamed ads that start every time the app crashes. Upgrade the app or take it down but don't flaunt how you waste the public's money on what looks like a transition year IT project.

patrick weldon

Dont waste your time on the biggest piece of crap Before you can even watch anything you are forced to watch a couple of ads which takes nearly 2 minutes, then the bloody thing isnt working, no sound, then the sound comes on and isnt synced right. I hate this app( the funny thing is the ads are working perfectly) did anyone else notice this???

Alan Downes

Too many fails. Took me 5 x 1 hour journeys to watch 1 hour on this app. Everytime the connection was lost, i had to watch what felt like a million advertisements. Same as the TV station. Far too many adds and simply not a good use of service.

Sean McEochaidh

device id & call information why would a simple MEDIA PLAYER require my CALL INFORMATION? why are RTE collecting this info? also an absolute JOKE of an app, crashes on me after 4 minutes 55 seconds then will not re-stream. uninstalled.RTE you're a JOKE.

Paul Quirke

Rubbish This app is a grade below a student level project. Full of fundamental bugs and appears to have not been tested at all. I wish they would pull this app off the store and relaunch with something that works.

tony whooley

Useless This app is full of bugs, jumps and skips from page to page. If you have trouble accessing the desired programme and exit to try again you're again forced to watch 2 or 3 adverts which of course play seamlessly. Typical RTE rubbish needs a lot more work, shame the TV licence fee couldn't be spend a little more wisely.

Niall O'Malley

Most frustrating app I've ever encountered Seriously RTE WTF can't ye invest some of our licence fee we're forced into paying to fix this once and for all. It's been going on for years.... Constantly crashing and re - running ads ( to which they work perfectly)..... I have 3 devices and always the same outcome

Damien Carroll

Frustrating Rubbish Absolutely muck of the highest order couldn't watch a minute of anything i wanted without crashing. But adds were perfect...typical Rte. Don't know how it has an average review rating of 3.5 stars.

Brendan Mooney

Bugs bugs bugs Really bad app. Trying to watch the rugby. All I get is ads, can watch the match for a bit than video goes with only audio. Can't chromecast. Come on RTE move with the times. How hard is it to make an app that works!

Siobhan Ahearne

Good when it works BUT crashes a lot. The layout of this app is easy to navigate. It crashes a lot where I have to force stop and clear cache to be able to open more than a black screen. Very disappointing app as it does not perform its sole purpose most of the time.

Keith Hammond

Would give it no stars if possible. Program playing while adverts are still running, then just as you think it's going to play, back to the 1st advert. Awful.

Lorenzo Caira

Waste of time, not all channels can be played live and now the player doesn't work for anything! This is what we pay our licence fee for, useless overpaid staff at rte!

Aodan McCaul

Won't work on Android 5.0 Lollipop on Galaxy S6 Works Galaxy S4. Won't work on S6 5.0 Lollipop. Simply won't play any video. Asks for update to Flash player.

John Riordan

Shocking ? This is complete distaste for every license fee payer such a myself . Riddled with adverts can't play jack sh1t without waiting ages then on crashing repeats from start of ad . Pure dung rte your I.T dept needs it's hole kicked .....

Seán Byrne

Good interface, buggy ad playback The user interface seems pretty user-friendly and have no problem finding specific TV programmes such as today's Six One news. I got this app to try an alternative to the terribly ad-intensive RTÉ website. For example, just to watch the weather after the Six One news, I need to watch several minutes of ads when I start playback and then another couple of minutes of ads when I jump to the weather, i.e. over five minutes of ads just to watch the weather! Although this app plays just a single ad at the start, it often gets stuck several seconds into playing an ad, usually the Currys ad. When this happens, the only option is to close out and start over, watch the ad again and then seek to where I left off, which usually results in another ad. Unfortunately, it often gets stuck again while playing the ad and it can take several attempts just to get past the dreaded ad. Once I make it past the ad, the programme itself generally plays fine.

Donal McAsey

Absolute muck This app reflects exactly how rte is, pure shite. Way too many ads and when I finally get to watch the show I want a few mins in and the app stops working and I've to start all over again. It's taken me nearly 2 hours to watch 20 mins of an episode of love hate. I would say please fix but it's pointless rte player has been broken since it was launched not just on android but on a pc too. I suppose I shouldn't expect much from a rubbish tv station where 1 in 100 shows broadcast are good

karl websdale

Rte looser Who do they pay to design this non functional app?

Niall Walsh

Absolutely Rubbish Stay clear of this shite app......Buffering, crashing but working fine when playing that shite advertisement...... Worst App and deleting it now ?

David Thompson

When it works.... Its crashed 5 times in 25 mins, works on desktop but never any good on phone or tablet, unless you have ALOT of patience and don't mind seeing the same 20 second ad after each restart. . also it has crashed a further 2 times on tablet now while writing this review using the phone

John-Paul Foley

Adverts crash the app Adverts are necessary, I understand that. But when adverts prevent the selected show from starting or crash the app when they appear, it renders the rte player useless. Sort it out!

Chris Schumacher

Does not play Want to watch the news or goes to play an advertisement but only shows a black screen and Stops with 29sec remaining. That is with all programs I tried to watch. No point of having it


Rubbis, dont even bother. This is utter rubbish, sound skipping all over the place makes it totally unwatchable and I have excellent broadband, so it's not at my end, Bad enough getting mugged for your licence fee, then have the darn thing not work is just ridiculous.

Martin Hogan

Still terrible Very buggy, hardly ever updated, riddled with ad's, live feeds dont work and doesn't support chromecast. 1 or 2 ad's at the start is fine but then go away and let us watch the programe uninterupted. If you dont have the rights to show some shows on chromecast then let us watch the ones you do have the rights to like sports. Its as you'd expect from RTE, a greedy self entitled organisation happy to waste tax payers money. Not enough like the bbc & far too similar to chanel 4, another company with rubbish app

Sean Mullins

Very buggy -plays ads, then doesn't play the program you want to watch. When it does work, the amount of ads you have to sit through makes it almost unusable now.

Lee Doherty

Can't watch anything it keeps freezing needs to be sorted fast does anyone even pay attention to reviews under here ? What's the point in us writing on here if you still have not fixed it ?

Trevor Byrne

Advert spam 30+ second adverts spam everything all the time, completely useless and unusable app. Waste of time, don't even bother downloading.

Joe Simpson

Why has RTE made no effort to fix this app? Have they no shame? Unable to watch Nine News most nights due to buffering. On the few times when it does work, it is very good. Amazingly there is no buffering when advertisements are being streamed!

Dylan O'Dwyer

Utterly useless Ads load perfectly "over and over" content however is barely able to load, convenient that every time you restart the video you have to watch yet another ad

Mark Furlong

Terrible Absolutely horrific. One of the worst apps I've encountered. Why you can't show live tv longer than a minute is beyond me. The adverts come through crystal clear so the money men will be happy. Will anything be done to fix I'm guessing no having read all the other negative comments and clearly zero improvement.

Mark Powell

Horrendous Those app is a tragedy. Almost never works, crashes, stops streaming. Have used it on 5 different devices and all the same.

Adrian O'Donnell

utter shite If I see 'oops there seems to be a problem' one more bloody time on my device, I'm going to Montrose and I'm gonna kick my 160 euro licence fee outta someone...

Teabag Joe

Needs more work Promising app but buffers to much especially from Australia. Can't watch it because it keeps stopping. RTE please can fix this. I am happy to assist with further feedback.

AtThe Whiskey

Constant Stream Re-Opening Needed I have a 90mb/s connection. The stream seems to glitch out and act like it' s buffering. Sometimes the app's stream restarts by itself, other times it gives an error report. Many of the reports said it was unable to find a stream quality. I would suggest that with this app, you should be able to manually change it' s quality settings. Just like YouTube, you should achieve this fully if you want to be considered as a must have app for the Irish Population!

Martina Dunne

EXTREMELY poor app development! I used to use this app regularly on my Galaxy Note 4 phone - until the latest software update to Lollipop 5.0.1. While I had learned to live with endless advert loops on the previous version of Android, now I get as far as the ads and the player - 'stops working' altogether. Black screen and a timeout. I thought there was something wrong with my phone - and did 4 factory resets. What a complete waste of my time and energy. Contacted RTE and they say it's a 'known issue' with Android....and they are waiting for a fix???? Huh?? Are they serious???? Surely the app development team ought to be the ones looking for the fix. I hardly think Android are going to go out of their way for little old rte! Like web designers working towards cross platform functionality - so too are decent experienced app developers. SO why do RTE expect the software giants to accommodate their shoddy development? Ridiculous response and a ridiculous app!


Too many adverts I tried watching the highlights of a soccer match but after watching 4 minutes of before the programme started I skipped forwards a few minutes of talking in the programme I then had to watch another 5 minutes of adverts I finally got to see what I wanted. I won't be doing it again, most programmes can be seen elsewhere with little or no adverts. I don't mind watching the odd short advert but this app is ridiculous. App uninstalled.

Tony Monaghan

Once again, they mess it up. How many times are they going to do this? RTE must be the only tv station in the world that make the app less usable with every passing month. Whatever testing they do before release is not working. Embarrassing in 2015 for them and us.

Niall Byrne

No Chromecast, doesn't work No Chromecast support to start with is a major flaw but then the app just freezes as it tries to show you ads.

James Mullins

They pay so much of your tax to Darcy,Byrne,Tubridy,finucane and da rest of da jobs and massive pensions for life crowd, they can't spend a few euro on a decent app

Paul FitzGerald

F this im goin to tv3 After being loyale for generations after this rubbish of an app it off to tv3 for me better yet ill go to tg4. The money you make is not well spent

Meliosa Moran

Much improved with latest update A vast improvement but parental controls seem to be activated even though I have it set to off, continually being prompted for a pin number. No support in the help section on how/where to get this pin!!

Michael Sweeney

Never works on Android tablet Can't get past the first ad with out the application freezing. Terrible. Need to fix that as its very frustrating.

Fergal Quigley

Embarrassing! An embrassing failure of an app. Never works, as per usual all the other UK competition blows this app out of the water, when will RTE get something right?

John Duffin

Shockingly Bad Don't understand how they can stand by something so bad. Would expect to see similar performance to Netflix app but nowhere near. Terrible for national broadcaster...

Brian Menton

Terrible I can take my android tablet and Chromecast video content from the web. I can use the same tablet to run the Netflix or the Channel 4 app and view video content. Can I do either from the RTE website or this crappy player app? Can I feck! And the story is that we may have a broadcasting charge imposed on all households soon to pay for the content we are watching online. Really? Sorry RTE. If this is an example of the value for money our licence fee returns forget it.

Bernie Bell

This app will not let me get past adverts. Tried to catch up on Dr Foster and a couple of other programmes but all I see are advertisements. Ah!

Matthew Hickey

Balls! Load a ball of an app. Won't work properlt

Richard Hayden - Luana Morandini

Advertising a nightmare You can't watch anything, even a short weather forecast clip, without first having to watch intrusive adverts. Every video is preceded by 2 minutes of adverts which can't be skipped despite paying the licence fee. It's a real ripoff service. Videos freeze regularly despite me having a 120 meg connection. Tech design needs improving.

Julie Ann McSweeney

Full of Bugs Please fix this app as it's not working properly its a bit slow

Aubrey Skelly

It's OK, not Chromecast compatible For a national station, this app should work on chrome cast, unfortunately it does not.

Rachel Morrin

No Chromecast Netflix, BBC, ITV and Channel 4 all have chromecast, so I can watch shows I've missed on TV. With RTE I have to watch on the phone. Very behind the times RTE!

Sarah Reid

Rubbish Hard to use won't play what i want tells you all you need to know about rte really does some great shows just run very badly

Nik Robson

Terrible app and obviously not looking at feedback for improvements. App slow, keeps freezing and no Chromecast plugin available. Very Poor by todays standards.


Needs Chromecast support Good but needs to be able to play on the Chromecast

Chris Nihill

Disappointing That there's no chrome cast extension?

Michael McGill

Way behind the competition Poor app and very buggy. Also add Chromecast support please.

Conor Nolan

Very poor quality. Never works properly. Unlike other apps such as Netflix.

Eoghan Aherne

Chromecast? Why is there no support for Chromecast?

barney b

So bad Licence fee well spent. Crashes all the time. Ads all the time. Buffers all the time. Sort it out please.


Constantly freezing. I can watch netflx and other streaming platforms no problem but this... such a pity.

Jerry Looney

A media app with no Chromecast support Not the best

Mark Hallett

very good

Helen Doherty

I love this app it's brilliant and I would


Jonathan Meehan Crashes after 1st ad won't go any further. Useless!!!

Damien Drought

Stream quality is terrible

David Martyn

Very unreliable

Marina Philpott

Crashes Crashes at the startup with configuration error

Cathy Magee

Can't watch anything! The app has frozen so many times that I've only got 10mins into the program but it's taken me 40mins to get there!!! Plus no chromcast is a pain. I don't know why RTE bothered.

Dave Davis

Awful - An Embarrassment To The Developers The lads in RTÉ telling us, their customers and owners, exactly what we want. You want Chromecast? Too bad, they know better. This app is an absolute embarrassment. Slow, buggy, crashes constantly. What's worse, poor programming forces you to restart the app multiple times which means, you guessed it, you have to watch the ads multiple times. No frequency cap. Would be good if the devs actually bothered to use this. A bloated quango with a similarly dysfunctional low quality app, well past its use by date.

Chris McCauley

Very poor This really is a second rate app. Buggy, no Chromecast support , doesnt follow material design ...

Eoin McCarthy

Using it. RTE have enough good content to satisfy my TV watching needs but my schedule means I rarely catch stuff live. However, this app really needs some work. It's mediocre at best. Currently, it errors and stops broadcasting with about 2 minutes from the end of any programme (started doing recently, please fix). Chromecast support would be great as chromecasting my phone screen just doesn't have the same quality. Occasionally crashes, often losing track of my position in the programme so I have to go through the ads again. I _want_ to stick with the RTE content. Please make it easy to do so.

Andrew Woods

Can't find shows I can't watch something on the far better designed mobile site, it tells me to download the app. Download the app and can't find the clip I wanted to watch, second captains.

Dave Davis

€13 a Month For a Complete Embarrassment Imagine this. You pay more for this than Netflix and what do you get? The worst app on the planet. Development most definitely tendered out to a crony of one of the RTÉ crew. No QA, forces you to re-watch the same ads over and over (do advertisers know this?), stream broke? Try again and watch the ads again. Imagine not having to be accountable to your "customers". What a cushy number that would be.

Diarmuid Thoma

Can't screen share or chromecast This is a poor attempt for an organisation with a massive budget

Feichín Mac Diarmada

Chromecast support please! Only okay, the adverts are too long and there's no chromecast support - come on, RTÉ, not everyone has a smart tv!

Kamil Krawczak

Like everything wth RTE logo... Just Crap

Sean Oneill

I dose not work

Seán McMahon

Chromecast No Chromecast support which was the reason I downloaded it in the first place...

Declan Thompson

Unless Like everything and everyone on rte unless

Paschal Nee

Chromecast Seems like chromecast would be an obvious feature for a TV streaming app?

Rebecca O Leary

Constantly skipping Skipped the whole way through the program

Duggu Bhai

Doesn't work Show freezes after 2 minutes goes back to phone home page. You need watch the show from start. So annoying. Please fix this issue

Paul Feely

Don't Install. Life is too short Just Awful. Very limited. Crashes when ads play. To be expected of rte. Have as yet been unable to successfully watch anything on 3 different devices. Lots of error messages though!

Ger Johnson

Pathetic Over ONE MINUTE of ads (it's a long time when you're sitting there waiting) is bad enough, RTE for the love of God are you that cheap or hard up for cash that you can't do a simple ap without heavy sponsorship?? Jesus. Most other sites have ten to fifteen secs of ads, if at all. And it gets worse. After the ads, it just hangs. Like my description says, pathetic. Just pathetic.

Gary Ranford

Not working at all on note 4 Installed. Loads. States 30 or 40 seconds to play - commercial break. Never goes any further! !!


Ads Ads are placed in all the wrong places, right after the intro, after the commercial break and in the middle of the resolution of almost every cliffhanger

Grace O'Shea

Good app . could be better It's great plenty to watch only just a bit laggy and glitchy! Definitely recommend it!

Paddywhack Brewer

Rubbish Any decent content has been removed. Great if you're a spanner who likes winning streak

Cathal Lennon

Shit It won't play anything on my phone or smart tv because I have a connection problem and yet any other app i have works perfect! RTE u are a joke an embarrassment to the word Irish u should be ashamed!!!! On a positive note the advertising works perfect ironic ???

John Moylan

Great content and just works! I use it with chrome cast screen mirroring or while on the move.

Eoin McCarthy

RTE have enough good content to satisfy my TV watching needs but my schedule means I rarely catch stuff live. However, this app really needs work. It is poor. Currently, it errors and stops broadcasting with about 2 minutes from the end of any programme (for over a month now). It crashes regularly and navigation through the menus is poor. Chromecast support would also be great. For a good quality service I'd put up with more ads. Please pull finger out and improve this app.

Brendan O'Shea

Cant really make it worse It freezes barely opens on anything saying it cant connect, check connection yet all the other apps work perfectly on my phone and tablet, waste of memory really

Luke Gray

Didn't work Tried to watch RTE2 and it let me watch all the ads but none of the show.

David Hyland

Crashes after first ad Android 4.4.4, app constantly freezes after 1st advert. You got the ad working though so that's all that matters....

Ben Mulligan

Good but why the hell does stuff not stay on it, like WTF RTE

Conor Duffy

When it works this can be ok. However it crashes a lot (on phones and tablets). No google cast support. It's not designed for use on android tv boxes but it seems obvious that users would be keen to use it this way - unfortunately it's too dependent upon touch input to work in that use case.

Julie Ann McSweeney

Full of Bugs Please fix this app as it's not working properly its a bit slow

Mary Lys Carbery

App won't even open A few weeks ago this app stopped working on my phone. Uninstalled it and installed it again. No joy. Won't even open

brian mcevoy

Needs Work Unfortunately doesn't work brilliantly. Needs work and Chromecast connection

Brian Carberry

Poor quality picture The still photos are perfect however when you hit play for live picture the quality is atrocious.

Debbie Cahill

Black screen!!! Tried watching something and world till the ad's are over then screen goes black have sound but no picture!!!! FIX THIS PLEASE!!!!!!

Ruth Egan

Amazing I love Fair city and east enders but I also am quite busy so I watch any episodes I've missed on the player. There are adds but sure thre only 1 minute

Joe Marsella

Such a bad app can't even Watch the news so slow to load and keeps freezing all all and all the time . Please fix.

Chris Nihill

Disappointing That there's no chrome cast extension?

Gary Fitzgerald

Shit App is completely useless, trying to watch some matches and it keeps stopping and starting turning a 90 minute match into well over 2 hours, sent an email about it and no reply.

Conor Power

Was 5 stars years ago, a poor effort these days. Switching HD/SD crashes the app, tried this on 11 different android devices same thing. Adverts play perfectly then content often bottoms out forcing you to watch the ads again. Sometimes to watch a half hour program you see the same adverg 10 times. Whatever about the content the TV3 player works a lot better.

Adrian Schneider

Slow!! I'm a big fan of RTE. But unless you have 4G or WIFI your at Notting with this app. With YouTube for example if you have H+ Internet it runs very well RTE player doesn't at all

Graham Fitzpatrick

Crashes continuously!!!! 2013 comment: Please sort it out, really frustrating trying to watch a match with it crashing every 5 mins. I'd say your advertisers are loving it, I see more of their ad than I do the RTE programs!! 2016 update: Still crashing every few minutes, disgraceful from a national broadcaster!! Still watching more adverts than programs due to crashing and restarting.

Stephen Kavanagh

Sad really If your thinking of downloading....I wouldn't bother. Never come across an app that runs so slow and shuts down when ever it wants to half way through watching a program and the picture freezes but sound still runs cause that's handy. Try to lower the quality to see if that helps...Nah just freezes and shuts down. If money from our television licence is spent on this app RTE should be embarrassed. JOKE!!!!!

Maccon xxx

Useless app and useless Rte server Most rubbish app I ever had. And I pay for this thru my TV licence. Intuitive is nothing here. Due to bad server I had to start again and watch ads again. Ads are in HD but the matches not. Just another ripoff from the state broadcaster. I DEMAND SERVICE I PAID FOR!!!!

Emmett Daly

Shite. Pure and utter shite . Should be renamed 'RTÉ advertisement player' as that's all I can get. I've spent 25 mins trying to stream the euro 2016 semi final only to be shown endless reruns of a Hyundai ad. Clearly you need the money to pay flat head Tubridy and play-it-safe D'Arcy, rather than put decent money into a glorified static content streaming piece of shite. Great to see that the tax payers money is being put to great use. I bet you even had Miriam O'Callaghan as lead developer on this. Utter, utter shite.

Tony Whooley

Better off looking out the window. Useless. This app is full of bugs, jumps and skips from page to page. If you have trouble accessing the desired programme and exit to try again you're again forced to watch 2 or 3 adverts which of course play seamlessly. Typical RTE rubbish needs a lot more work, shame the TV licence fee couldn't be spend a little more wisely.

Dave Davis

€13 a Month For a Complete Embarrassment. Chromecast support a decade away Imagine this. You pay more for this than Netflix and what do you get? The worst app on the planet. Development most definitely tendered out to a crony of one of the RTÉ crew. No QA, forces you to re-watch the same ads over and over (do advertisers know this?) when you have to restart it after constant crashing. Stream broke or app crashes? Just try again and watch the ads again. Imagine not having to be accountable to your "customers". What a cushy number that would be. Devs should be ashamed of themselves.

Mikaela O Sullivan

Luv it Its the best thing ever who ever thinks i the worst is a fool

Colm Keeley

Ads ads and ads Too many ads and sometimes doesn't even play live tv. Just used TV3 app and much better. One ad and straight into football

Joseph Malone

*Video keeps buffering* App opens up fine but video won't play smoothly. It keeps buffering even with full WiFi Connection. App worked perfectly up until now. I would give it 5 stars if this problem was to be fixed!!!

Darren O'Reilly

live streaming quality appalling can barely make out details even set to HQ and with 360mb broadband on a hardwired connetion

Dave Walsh

Rubbish app waste of licence payers money . Update this app acutely got worse over the last year or so. Does anyone in RTE even check that it works.What a disgrace for a national broadcaster. Wonder where our licence fee goes. Certainly not developing this app

Gabba Yabba Doo

Horrendous How this app was let out like this is beyond me, poor dev, I imagine zero testing. App starts adverts, sound but black screen, then when the ads are over it crashes,... Poor poor poor

Graham Tracey

Useless. Plays for 20 seconds then goes black then shuts down. Awful awful app.

Gavin O'Dwyer

Shocking bad Downloaded this while on hols in the UK to watch the Sunday game. No link in the app to watch this live. Only offered News.


Worst app ever Better off sourcing your programme off the various apps you can get.

maria Smith

Disappointing No casting capability. Slow, freezes. Very disappointing compared to similar apps. ....

Darren Sheils

Used to work on my android phone. Didn't work at all for Connacht final. Stalls on Samsung tablet. Rubbish! Waste of money for a TV license. Seems to be only updated/designed with apple in mind. Works on friends iPad and wife's iPhone. Joke! Absolute con! Rte player doesnt even work on my samsung smart tv. World outside apple people. Rte get your act together ffs

Anna fabiano

could be better as we have to pay TV licence I pay for the licence every single year, and not even able to.provide a app that can work on Samsung smart TV nor on Chromecast would have given one, but there are some nice series available. but if the cast was available o could see it in my big screen or if my Samsung would stop loading every five second would be even better.

FlowerChild 1961

Waste of time Not only do the videos on the website take forever to load, it's happening on the app too. It will play for 10 seconds or so then stop and keep buffering then just stop playing altogether. Watching my tv shows should not be this difficult.

Alma Duddy

No good Not a good app. If you try to fast forward or rewind to a particular segment, the picture freezes while the audio plays. Also, it's not even possible to watch directly on the RTE website as the link just directs you to watch it on the Android app.

Paschal O'Sullivan

No good in NI In Northern Ireland we have about 10 programmes to pick, weather that sort of thing. I understand there are rights issues, but can't you even include all RTE produced programmes? Pointless app filling up space on my tablet...uninstalled.

E O'Leary

More rubbish from rte. Why cant they grt it right? It crashes all the time, nothung but adds and still no casting facility. If i could give it zero stars, i would.

Joseph Malone

*Video keeps buffering* App opens up fine but video won't play smoothly. It keeps buffering even with full WiFi Connection. App worked perfectly up until now. I would give it 5 stars if this problem was to be fixed!!!

Jason Taylor

Must do better I pay for this with my TV licence? Total rip off. Constant lag and cut out (except for the adverts funnily enough). Nothing wrong with my connections, all run Netflix just fine, problem is at RTE's end.

G Harkin

It works but no Chromecast Don't know what everyone is crying about with it not working. Works perfectly; perhaps their phones are crap. But no Chromecast at this stage of the game for a video app on Android is worth a 2 star deduction.

Dermot Lennon

Usual rubbish . My experience with RTE apps is they do not work. This is over the last 3 years. Uninstalling, just a waste of time and data. Hopefully I will not succumb again to what is an OK broadcaster but a useless internet provider.

Scot Carr

Great cultural tool! As a proud Irish Boston American, I love the chance to watch the variety of the national carrier of Eire. Important for the diaspora. Wish the Beeb'd do the same thing!

Darren Murphy

I used this ages ago and it was desperate to use. Slow and difficult. I downloaded it yesterday and watched the all Ireland live and I was most impressed

Bob Nolan

Olympics hockey A fine performance from Ireland v India in hockey but 1.14 mins of innoccous discussion is surely a joke, for crying out loud...can we not even see some of the field play...good grief!!! Over to the BBC I'm afraid!

Carlos Tighe

Rubbish. Doesn't work Downloaded it for Ireland s first world cup qualifier. Didn't work. Dodgy streams are better than national broadcaster's app.

Aubrey Skelly

For a national broadcasting co. You have to pay for - rubbish Try look for sailing in the Olympics and you get adverts. And after this rubbish, you get another sport unrelated. Which buffers all the time. Funny how the adverts dont?

Fiona McManus

Poor buffering Stops and starts every few seconds. Any other player app I use is fine so it's not my WiFi signal

Lar Norris

Way too many ads that are way too long, and you can't even skip them. We pay enough in TV license, why do we have to sit through like three minutes of ads??

Keith Madden

Add Chromecast for more stars Ye made a balls of the Connacht Final replay....., The whole app needs to be upgraded! Still no Chromecast support! Check out Channel 4's "All 4" Android app and use it as a template to start from.

Joe Mac

rubbish fix this app please, video never plays properly apart from the ads. could be great

Dave Mayew

Won't work for Android Live option useless. You're killing me RTE, is there anything you're good at?

Paul M

Navigation seems to work fine, but video playback is awful. It's so buggy and poorly implemented.

Paul Michael Devine

Doesn't work Can't rely on it abroad never mind in Ireland. What is tv licence actually being spent on?

Turlough M

Rubbish app constantly freezing Google needs to bring in quality control to block rubbish like this. app constantly freezing

Julie Ann McSweeney

Full of Bugs Please fix this app as it's not working properly its a bit slow

Graeme Manning, Clooncoran River Suck

Pure shite Couldn't watch the replay of the Connacht final!!! Kept saying error, but could watch other live sport??

Neil Vaughan

Too many ads. Chromecast support please. Update of original review 2014... still no Chromecast...incredible..any launch date RTE ????

Sarah Grogan

Very disappointed Constantly stops after 10 seconds. Please improve, I need my Fair City fix!.

Anthony Hegarty

Keeps losing connection Watch the add no problem get to 30 seconds of programme. Buffers the loses connection. Not a problem with 4oD

john moloney

Sound quality needs to improve hugely, even with volume turned up fully can barely hear it, compared to other apps Please fix it

Geri B

Terrible This app is beyond doubt the worst app I've ever used, it never works! Despise this app

annie obrien

Really bad!!! Keeps freezing stops during episodes really annoying Best advice Its a waste of Internet Dont download !!!

Martin Kenny

"See what you're missing". Turns out most of it Watched channel 4 ap for over 3 hours without missing a beat. Turn on Rte player to watch all Ireland semi final and missed most of it through buffering. Pure rubbish

Christine Byrne

TOO MANY TV Ads There is way too many TV Ads before and during a programme, I usually don't bother because it takes so long... you guys need Chromecast brought in too

Neasa lenehan

PTSB Ad Error I get an error every time after the PTSB Ad. I have to keep loading the programme in the hope I get a set of ads that doesn't include the PTSB one! Please either omit the Ad or fix it!

Ciaran Greaney

3 years of crap app How many bad reviews does it take, how many more years before you fix this app?? Drop half the ads and play the commercial break ads instead

Kevin McGuigan

Rubbish!! Was this app some first year IT students' end of year project, that was thrown together the night before its submission date?? Terrible app. Slow loading. No Chromecast option. Lots of ads. Crappy content. Awful UI. Exactly what I've come to expect from the over paid amateurs at RTÉ.

Seamus macgearailt

Useless Can't watch the Ireland game, along with other times I have tried to use this app, have a galaxy tab s2 so my device is new

Conor O'Neill

Chromecast? Rarely ever works, normally takes 15 minutes to actually get watching something and by then what's the point. No Chromecast compatibility either

Worst app ever Plays for 10 seconds or so then stops and takes forever to load so bad used to work

David O'Connor

Too many commercials Every time you want to watch a clip you have to watch 30 seconds of ads. Rubbish

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