RTÉ launches Radio Player web service and mobile app

17 Oct 2011

RTÉ has launched the RTÉ Radio Player, which will offer all eleven RTÉ Radio stations as a flash-based live service available online and as a mobile app.

The Radio Player will act as a sister service to RTÉ Player and lets users either listen live or catch up with shows they’ve missed.

It will also let users search radio content by item, date, presenter and programme and will let them share shows through Facebook, Twitter or email.

The new RTÉ Radio Player has been launched alongside the revamp of the RTÉ Radio website. It will work for both national and international users.

“Digital technology has changed how people consume media, and as Ireland’s leading multi-media organisation, RTÉ is continuously striving to bring the benefits of digital technology to our audiences,” said Clare Duignan, MD for RTÉ Radio.

“The RTÉ Player is among RTÉ’s most successful recent products, and the RTÉ Radio Player is a natural progression in the development of RTÉ’s on-demand services for audiences,” said Duignan.

Since RTÉ Player’s launch in 2009, the service has had a total of 50m programme streams viewed by 500,000 unique browsers. 16pc of programmes has been viewed internationally.

“The new Radio Player makes listening to RTÉ Radio so easy; for the first time there is a real sense of the breadth and diversity of what RTÉ Radio offers across its eleven services, and for the first time those services are truly searchable, shareable and instantly accessible,” said Duignan.

“I am particularly pleased that this Player will improve what we offer our listeners overseas who, we know, value RTÉ as a reliable and engaging voice and who depend largely on the internet to maintain contact with Ireland,” she said.

The RTÉ Radio Player is available on the RTÉ radio website or through RTÉ Player. Users can also download the app for iOS or Android devices.