RTÉ is free-to-air TV channel in Ireland and they are exclusive FIFA World Cup rights holders in Ireland. RTE will produce live coverage of all 64 matches available on RTE 1 and RTE 2 in Ireland. RTE will also produce live streams of the tournament via their online platform called RTE Player which available for free to all Ireland residents. We guide you through how you can watch World Cup matches on RTE from anywhere in the world.
Watching FIFA World Cup On RTE Player From Outside Ireland:
If you were to access RTE Player live streams from outside of Ireland you will get an error message saying “This programme cannot be streamed due to the rights restrictions and only available in Ireland”. That is because RTE live streams are geo-blocked outside of Ireland and they can only be accessed with Ireland IP address.
But if you can change your device’s IP address you can unlock RTE from anywhere in the world and we explain how you can do it.
Unlocking RTE Player Live Streams From Outside Ireland
To unlock RTE Player from outside Ireland all you need to do is change the IP address of your device. This can be done by using VPN. Follow the steps below to watch World Cup on RTE player.
Using VPN To Watch World Cup On RTE Player
Time needed to unlock RTE ? 10 minutes
#1. Download and Install VPN app On Your Device:
You will need VPN account and we recommend ExpressVPN which is one of the best vpn providers with servers in over 120+ countries including Ireland.
Download and Install the VPN app on the device you want to watch the world cup on.
#2. Connect to Ireland IP Address
Inside the VPN app, search Ireland and connect to Ireland IP address.
#3. Watching World Cup On RTE Player
Once you are connected to Ireland IP address. Just visit RTE Player website on your browser you normally use. Click on RTE 1 or RTE 2 channel which every is showing the game. And you have your self unlimited live coverage of World Cup on official source.
Just make sure you are connected to VPN while you are watching RTE Player streams.
Using VPN To Watch RTE Online Free
Download and Install ExpressVPN app on your device.
Connect to Ireland IP address via VPN app
Visit RTE Player website in your browser.
Watch the world cup free of cost in English commentary.
Now that you know, how to watch FIFA World Cup live online absolutely free on RTE player. You might also want to check out our other guides on channels with Free World Cup coverage.
BBC and ITV are also broadcasting World Cup live in other UK countries (England, Wales and Scotland). We have the guide how you can unlock BBC iPlayer or ITV Hub from outside the UK.