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RTE (Raidió Teilifís Éireann) is one of the biggest broadcasting channels in Ireland. They produce great content and are consistently one of the most watched channels in Ireland. Many Irish customers have decided to ditch cable and rely purely on streaming services. Or if you live outside of Ireland it can be tricky to figure out how to watch your favorite RTE programs. Luckily, we are here to show you how you can watch RTE online live no matter where you are currently in the world.


RTE Player

RTE has decided to give away most of their content for free online which is a great move to stop pirates from taking their content off of torrent sites.

If you live in Ireland you can go to the Play Store or App Store to download the RTE Player application. From there all you have to do is sign up for an account or you can even log in with your Facebook account. Yes, RTE has done a fantastic job at making sure that you can easily view all of their content for free because they are trying to increase the number of users that use their service.

All you have to do is download the RTE Player on any device and you will be able to stream all of your favorite RTE shows. You can also head to and you can stream RTE live anywhere in Ireland.

RTE Player International

RTE has done a great job at creating applications so loyal RTE fans can watch their broadcasts from anywhere in the world.

There are two different versions of the RTE Player International. The one that they originally released was and still is completely free but there is only 100 hours of content that is posted every single month by RTE. There are a couple of issues with the free version of the app, you have to watch ads and there will be more restrictions on the content that you can watch due to the fact that you are using the international version of the player. The great thing about the app is that you can use it from anywhere in the world but make sure that you have a strong internet connection so that the online stream will not be choppy.

The paid RTE Player International version is a great paid subscription. The service only costs $9 a month and you get access to over 500 hours of RTE content each and every month along with some select documentaries, box sets, along with the best news programs that Ireland offers. One of the issues that the paid version has is it is only available on the App Store if you have any other device you will only be able to access the free version of the app and there is no way around this.

Some of the content cannot be viewed on the RTE International Player due to the fact that there are some copyright restrictions. But, there is a workaround where you can get access to the same content that you can get in Ireland by using a VPN (Virtual Private Network). Here are the steps:

  1. Sign up for a VPN service such as IPVanish, most services cost around $10 a month
  2. Then download the VPN app on whichever device that you plan to play the RTE Player on
  3. Then you can connect to an Irish IP address and stream the RTE Player and watch whatever you would like to!