There are some serious gems on RTÉ's new online player 4 years ago

There are some serious gems on RTÉ's new online player

Love/Hate, Dawson's Creek, excellent sports documentaries and Fade Street, and that's just to start with.

RTÉ's online player has been given a flashy, Netflix-looking makeover this week, and they've beefed up the available content in a big way.


Perfect for a Sunday binge (or, well, whenever you like, that's what entertainment binging culture is now, right?), the new player has a stacked library of RTÈ Player originals, popular Irish and international TV box sets, soaps, documentaries and kid-friendly shows.

Here's a decent fistful of what's available to watch right now:


Every episode of the practically legendary Irish crime drama all there at the click of button.


You can also catch up on creator Stuart Carolan's new direct provision-inspired effort Taken Down, as all episodes so far are currently archived.

Bachelor's Walk

Same goes for the cult Dublin hit that followed the trials and tribulations of three friends as they stumble around the capital trying to find their way in life.

Dawson's Creek


Oh yes indeed. Relive all of the painful angst and bittersweet love and loss that Dawson Leery did his best to capture.

And when you're done, take our quiz on the subject.

Whistleblower: The Maurice McCabe Story

There was a huge reaction from the public when both parts of the Maurice McCabe documentary aired last month.


The story of one of the biggest Irish scandals in recently memory was also watched by a hell of a lot of people, but if you missed out, you really should check it out now while you have the chance.

Anthony Foley: Munsterman

The late, great Anthony 'Axel' Foley and his life in Munster Rugby profiled handsomely.

Fade Street

Aka the fairly infamous attempt at creating a homegrown version of The Hills.


The kind of show that became more important than college lectures for a time, and genuinely bizarre when you relive it now.

And that really is just a handful of what you can dive into. There's also a documentary on Ronan O'Gara, the Rubberbandits' Guide to Life, the Hardy Bucks, a compelling look at the last days of David Bowie's life, the terrific Catastrophe to enjoy and plenty more.

You can check everything out right here.

RTÉ has also addressed some regular complaints that people have regarding the Player.

They have said that the Player will still have adverts, but that they have "improved the experience after listening to feedback" on this subject.

They also said that it will have Chromecast support for both iOS and Android.