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Does anyone else have fierce trouble with RTE Player?

icehonesty (Wexford) - Posts: 2475 - 15/11/2020 17:11:22    2309353

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Replying To icehonesty:  "Does anyone else have fierce trouble with RTE Player?"
Yeah it's usually crap & with a shed load of ads.

keeper7 (Longford) - Posts: 3859 - 15/11/2020 19:38:56    2309557

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Replying To icehonesty:  "Does anyone else have fierce trouble with RTE Player?"
Nope fairly perfect for me over the last few weekends

nicko94 (Mayo) - Posts: 4 - 15/11/2020 20:34:26    2309618

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Replying To icehonesty:  "Does anyone else have fierce trouble with RTE Player?"
Crashes all the time and you have to shut it down and and go through the 2 mins of ads every time

galwayfball (Galway) - Posts: 1208 - 15/11/2020 20:44:21    2309625

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Replying To icehonesty:  "Does anyone else have fierce trouble with RTE Player?"
No. I can't get it in England.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1114 - 15/11/2020 21:00:48    2309643

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Replying To keeper7:  "Yeah it's usually crap & with a shed load of ads."
If people had to pay a cost for ad free would you pay?
Might be an option. would also allow RTE put more money into improving the service as well

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 1625 - 15/11/2020 21:22:26    2309656

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Replying To KillingFields:  "If people had to pay a cost for ad free would you pay?
Might be an option. would also allow RTE put more money into improving the service as well"
Rte should have enough resources to improve the service if you look at what their top presenters get. I've no issue with the ads it's that it constantly crashes and you have to watch the 2 mins of ads again and particularly during a game its extremely frustrating

Compare that to the All4 app which is also free and never crashes. I dont understand how after all these years it's still so poor

galwayfball (Galway) - Posts: 1208 - 15/11/2020 23:52:40    2309740

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As I read on Twitter before it would challenge the patience of the most relaxed and content man on the planet

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 2589 - 16/11/2020 01:20:50    2309754

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Replying To galwayfball:  "Crashes all the time and you have to shut it down and and go through the 2 mins of ads every time"
same as me. them ads drive me mad!!!!! Crash after crash. needs improved big time.

The_Fridge (Tyrone) - Posts: 1786 - 16/11/2020 10:59:04    2309875

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Replying To galwayfball:  "Rte should have enough resources to improve the service if you look at what their top presenters get. I've no issue with the ads it's that it constantly crashes and you have to watch the 2 mins of ads again and particularly during a game its extremely frustrating

Compare that to the All4 app which is also free and never crashes. I dont understand how after all these years it's still so poor"
Should they?
You cant just say their top presenters get x therefore everything else should be better.
Channel 4 has extensive more income and can therefore spend far more on things like its playback player.

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 1625 - 16/11/2020 11:20:27    2309900

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I usually use the mobile app and cast it on to the chromecast and it works well. Quality is good and ads aren't too bad.

DL_Man (Donegal) - Posts: 89 - 16/11/2020 11:36:16    2309917

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Is it a lot worse streaming live events than playback for TV shows? Not sure how that works but the streaming has to rely on a good signal from the venue first. Contention must impact it too, if 3 people want to stream a game versus 10,000. Quality of broadband too, does it always work badly, does your neighbour have same problem on the same broadband provider? No-one else on other devices in the house at the same time. Tiktok!

Anyways, they spent too much effort and money on making the Player look good without improving coverage first. If we pay for a TV licence we should be able to log in for an ad-free service. RTE should redo the Player and get the people who do the TG4 Player. Better streaming for matches and you can download programmes to watch offline. Doesn't look fancy but it works.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5950 - 16/11/2020 11:50:27    2309934

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The ads are crystal clear, the rest are muck. And also there seems to be a delay of 30 secs on the player with live games as opposed to TV.

republicofcloone (Leitrim) - Posts: 119 - 16/11/2020 13:44:25    2310048

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are yous using the app or the website. The app is always the best way to go whether on a pc or a phone or whether you are watching BT SPORT, Sky sports, or whatever. If there is an app available always use that.

s goldrick (Cavan) - Posts: 5346 - 19/11/2020 21:04:27    2311554

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It's useless, thought it might be a problem with the broadband here, keeps on stalling, gave up on it,
couldn't even watch a 3 min video on it....

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 1067 - 19/11/2020 21:50:53    2311568

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