The RTÉ Player apps for iPhone and iPad are available to download free from today to all Irish and international audiences.

iPhone and iPad users are now able to stream RTÉ programmes for up to 21 days after transmission using a Wi-Fi or 3G network, as well as watch selected shows live from RTÉ One, RTÉ Two and RTÉ News Now. The App can also be used on the iPod Touch.

The RTÉ Player apps have been developed as part of RTÉ’s ongoing strategy to give people a greater choice in how they access RTÉ programmes.

Múirne Laffan, Managing Director, RTÉ Digital, said, “We are delighted to bring the apps to market in time for Christmas for people to enjoy on their holiday break and on their new devices.

"This release of the RTÉ Player apps is optimised for apple Mobile and Tablet devices and we will continue to innovate with many more new features planned for early 2012."