How can I listen to RTÉ Radio services?
Visit rte.ie/keeplistening for information on all the ways you can access RTÉ Radio services using your radio, computer, phone, tablet, TV or smart speaker.
Can I contact someone to get support accessing RTÉ Radio services?
Visit the Contact RTÉ Radio page to find the relevant support.
What programmes can I listen to online on RTE.ie/radio or the RTÉ Radio Player app?
RTE.ie/radio and RTÉ Radio Player allow you to live stream and listen back to all shows from RTÉ Radio's FM and digital stations, alongside a selection of original podcasts.
Almost all content is available to listen back on the RTÉ Radio Player app for 7 days, with the larger archive of content available here at RTE.ie/radio.
On very rare occasions, rights restrictions mean radio content can not be made available.
How soon after broadcast are programmes added and how long are they available for?
Most content is available within an hour of the broadcast ending. Depending on the length of programme, availability times may vary. The broadcast teams work as fast as they possibly can to ensure their programme is available to listen back as soon as possible.
If you are looking for a particular episode or clip but can’t find it, we would advise that you contact the programme team. Details on how to contact them will be listed on their webpage.
Can I access clips and podcasts?
Yes, all of RTÉ's downloadable podcasts are listed here. These are also available on podcast services like Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
On the RTÉ Radio Player app, you can access full episode listen back, or individual items. You can access these from the menu in the top left corner in the app. Please note that not all shows provide clips.
How do I subscribe to a podcast?
To subscribe to the podcast, please visit rte.ie/radio/podcasts/ - find your podcast and click on the "Subscribe" button. This will provide you with links to some popular third-party podcast apps and a link to the RSS feed which includes downloadable mp3s
Can I listen to programmes if I’m outside the Island of Ireland?
Almost all shows are available to listen to outside of Ireland, but on some very rare occasions, content rights restrictions prevent them being made available internationally.
What do I need to access your services?
In order for radio services to run on your chosen device, please ensure it meets the following:
iOS (RTÉ Radio Player): Minimum of iOS 12
Android (RTÉ Radio Player): Minimum of Android 6.0
Web: RTE.ie/radio can be accessed on any modern browser on any device – we generally recommend using Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Safari or Mozilla Firefox. (Please ensure that you are not running any ad-blockers or traffic blocking plug-ins when visiting the site. Please note some offices or public Wi-Fi services may interfere with traffic. Please speak to your network administrator or provider if you are having trouble streaming content)
What should I do if RTE.ie/radio is not working in my browser?
There are a number of factors that may be causing issue. Here’s a few steps that we recommend.
Clear the cache on your browser. Use the 'Help' section in your browser for support on how
Are you running any ad blocking services on your browser? If so, try switching them off or whitelisting/pausing for this website.
Are you running a VPN? Try switching this off.
Are you running any anti-virus software or are behind a firewall? If you are behind a corporate firewall (such as hotel/university/office WiFi) or running any web security software, you may need to whitelist the rte.ie (http://rte.ie/) domain to ensure no requests are getting accidentally blocked. If the devices are owned by your employer it is possible that they are routing traffic through a proxy such as a VPN, and you should get in touch with an IT administrator to confirm what the best course of action is to ensure playback on your device.
If you are able to do so, try switching your internet source – for example: From home WiFi to mobile data or vice-versa. Alternatively, try switching your internet router off for about 10 – 20 seconds and turn it back on again. Reconnect your device and try again. Please note that some WiFi sources on public transport or in certain institutions such as hospitals, offices, school/colleges may have a firewall in place which may block traffic from the radio player app.
If you can, try another browser or see if there is an update available for your browser.
If you continue to have issues, get in touch with the online product support team who may be able to advise. They can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why is the RTÉ Radio Player app not working on my mobile phone/tablet?
There are a number of factors that may be causing issue. Here’s a few steps that we recommend that should get you up and running again.
Have you the most recent version of the app? By deleting and reinstalling the app from the App Store, you can be sure that you have the most recent version.
Is the operating system on your device up-to-date? We require a minimum of Android version 5 and iOS 11 in order for the app to download and run on your device. Anything older than this may be able to install the app but it isn't supported.
Are you running a VPN? Please switch this off. With the rare exception, all of RTÉ Radio’s streams are available to stream and listen back to on-demand from anywhere in the world.
If you are able to do so, try switching your internet source – for example: From home WiFi to mobile data or vis versa. Please note that some WiFi sources on public transport or in certain institutions such as hospitals, offices, school/colleges may have a firewall in place which may block traffic from the radio player app.
Get in touch with the online product support team for RTÉ Radio Player team may be able to advise. They can be contacted via email@example.com.
How do I listen on my Internet radio device?
You can listen to live radio services from RTÉ on your internet radio device.
If you're having problems playing live programmes on your internet radio device, try the following steps:
Have you tuned in the correct radio station? Try deleting and input the URL manually.
The RTÉ Radio live links are listed below:
RTÉ Radio 1
RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta
RTÉ lyric FM
RTÉ Radio 1 Extra
Restart your device and internet router. Wait a few minutes before trying to connect them again.
Check that there is no software update or radio station directory update needed for your internet radio device. If there is, please install it and try access the radio again. You’ll need to consult the manufacturers guidelines on how to install and update the software on your device.
How do I listen to RTÉ Radio on my Alexa / Google Home?
All RTÉ radio stations are available on Amazon and Google smart speakers.
Alexa / Echo
To install RTÉ Radio on your Amazon Echo/Alexa, you will need to get RTÉ Skills.
To get RTÉ skills, please do the following:
Go to your Amazon Alexa app
Open the menu
Type "RTÉ" into the search bar
Select the RTÉ skill you would like
When you want to listen to RTÉ Radio, ask your Alexa to play RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ 2FM, RTÉ Lyric, etc...
Alternatively, you can ask Alexa to play the station of your choice through TuneIn.
You can ask the Google Assistant on your device play RTÉ radio stations by name. TuneIn comes preinstalled on most Google devices – this is how RTÉ Radio will play back on your device.
Say "Ok Google" or press the button to talk to your Assistant.
Say "Play RTÉ Radio 1" or your RTÉ radio station of choice and Google should pick up the stream via TuneIn.
Note: Unfortunately, RTÉ radio stations are no longer listed by TuneIn in their UK listings due to a change by TuneIn in their radio station listing practices in the UK.
Playback is stopping/starting/buffering on my device
Buffering can be caused by a number of different factors. The most common factor being a weak internet connection.
To listen back to a programme without interruption, you’ll need a stable internet connection. There are a few things to try out to ensure your connection is stable:
Are you sharing internet with others or using the internet on other devices? It’s possible they may be downloading something or one of your devices is using up a lot of bandwidth. This can in turn weaken your connection which may cause the radio to stutter and buffer. Try pausing a download or switching off devices.
If you’re connecting via WiFi, make sure your router is in a prominent position and that it isn’t being blocked behind any walls or other objects. Alternatively, you can see about switching what frequency your broadband broadcasts on – you will need to contact your internet service provider on the best way to do this.
Check your download speed. Generally, the higher your download speed is, the better quality the stream will be. We would recommend having at least 2MB to ensure a smooth streaming experience.
My radio uses DAB and I can’t access RTÉ Radio stations?
RTÉ ceased transmission of its radio services on the Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) network on the 31st of March 2021.
RTÉ’s digital radio services – RTÉ Gold, RTÉ 2XM, RTÉ Radio 1 Extra, RTÉ Pulse, and RTÉjr Radio – will remain available through our online platforms. RTÉ Radio1, 2FM, Lyric and Raidió na Gaeltachta will continue to be available through FM.
For details on how to continue to listen to RTÉ digital radio services visit www.rte.ie/keeplistening
I have a suggestion for a programme/podcast
You may be interested in submitting your idea to RTÉ’s Independent Radio Productions team.
I heard something that upset me - what support do you offer?
We welcome feedback about programmes and understand that some topics may be upsetting.
You can access a wide range of support helplines here.