No matter where you are in the world, sometimes you just need to connect with home - hear the Irish accent, catch up with news and events, or get a dose of Irish humor. Now there’s a new way to get your Irish on and stay connected to home - RTÉ has launched a brand new online Irish television service, RTÉ Player International.

The new iPad and iPhone app, which can be downloaded for free from the App Store, has over 500 hours of great Irish television content. It’s like having Ireland in your pocket. With just one click you can catch up with what’s happening at home with the latest just-aired TV programmes or binge on multiple episodes and seasons with our box set collections featuring some of Ireland’s most popular shows, including “The Late Late Show”, “Six One News”, “Prime Time”, “Callan’s Kick’s”, “Second Captains Live”, “The Meaning of Life” and much more.

With over 500 hours of free and paid for content covering everything from news and current affairs, comedy, entertainment, documentaries, drama, lifestyle, Irish language and kids programmes, the new app is jam packed with shows we know you will enjoy.

The great thing is, you can choose to feast on 100 hours of free content or unlock everything and watch free of advertising for €8.99 ($8.99/£6.99) per month. Content will be refreshed regularly and new programmes will be added to the service weekly.

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The new app for international audiences (outside of Ireland) can be downloaded from the App Store.