Catholic Radio and TV Apps

Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you,
with all wisdom teaching and
admonishing one another with
psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
singing with thankfulness
in your hearts to God.”
— Colossians 3:16

Catholic Radio Station apps are just too numerous to review and list. Please search “Catholic Radio” in your app store to browse all the many offerings out there. We feature some of the more popular apps below. Most of those radio stations include a wide variety of programming: music, talks/sermons, reflections, talk shows and devotions. If all you want to hear is Catholic Music, we list two apps devoted to that programming as well.  Catholic Television is another animal, and we review and feature the most significant ones here in the United States.

ewtn-appEWTN Radio or TV Live or Video on Demand (free) Apple | Android | Kindle Fire :

Download the free EWTN app and carry largest the religious media network in the world with you wherever you go. EWTN transmits programming 24 hours a day from its home base in the United States. You can enjoy EWTN Live Streams (TV & Radio), many of the popular TV and Radio shows On Demand, prayers and devotionals, and keep up on the latest Catholic news.
Popular TV & Radio shows you can enjoy:

  • EWTN Live (Video On Demand)
  • Journey Home (Video On Demand)
  • Life on the Rock (Video On Demand)
  • Rosary with Mother and the Nuns (Video On Demand)
  • Chaplet of Divine Mercy (Video On Demand)
  • Open Line (Audio On Demand)
  • Register Radio (Audio on Demand)

BONUS! Free RSV-CE Bible text and Book of Mark audio included with your download of the EWTN app.

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CatholicTV (Free)  iOS , Android  Watch the daily Mass, the Holy Rosary, a unique reflection for each day and keep abreast of what’s going on at America’s Catholic Television Network. CatholicTV provides inspiring and entertaining programming, faithful to the teaching of the Church.OS (Free) Android version here. Watch the daily Mass, the Holy Rosary, a unique reflection for each day and keep abreast of what’s going on at America’s Catholic Television Network. CatholicTV provides inspiring and entertaining programming, faithful to the teaching of the Church.

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img_0910-1A recent consolidation of Vatican media has swallowed several old Vatican media outlets (including Vatican Radio) into a new “network hub of Vatican communications” called Vatican News (Free) Apple | Android. If you have old Vatican news apps installed, some may change automatically to the re-branded app (as with Pope App) or just will cease to operate. In that case, download this app.

As the name suggests, this re-branded Vatican News app provides newsy up-to-date (even live!) content connecting you with all things dealing with not just the Pope, but the Vatican, the universal Church and (Catholic) World news in those four categories.  This app was developed by the Vatican’s relatively new Secretariat for Communication as the official network hub based on its web site. So, its content encompasses the entire Holy See and anything concerning the universal Church that would be of interest to the masses. Content includes news reports, video reports, video of events in their entirety (some of it live), the three dependable elements of the pope’s schedule (Angelus, General Audience and Santa Maria daily Mass homily) and more. The app also offers daily readings, Saint of the Day, Vatican News Radio (old Vatican Radio) programming on 11 channels. The radio news reports are offered in text and audio.

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iCatholicRadioiCatholicRadio (Free)  iOS Android– a Catholic Radio service of Holy Family Communications, a not for profit organization. 24/7 access to solid Catholic teaching, live call-in shows, talk shows, devotionals, and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. They bill themselves as the #1 Catholic Radio app in the world. From developer: Now with listeners in over 140+ countries. Tune in and witness the treasures of the Catholic faith. Learn about Scripture, pray along with devotionals and the Mass, delve into Church history and get answers from the top Catholic Apologists on how to intelligently answer questions about our Catholic faith.


Choose between two international streams:
iCatholicRadio – English
iCatolicoRadio – Spanish

And seven local affiliate stations:

  • WLOF – Buffalo, NY affiliate
  • WQOM – Boston, MA affiliate
  • WHIC – Rochester, NY affiliate
  • WTMI – Syracuse, NY affiliate
  • WMTQ – Elmira/Corning, NY affiliate
  • WMIH – Erie, PA/NE Ohio
  • WQHE – Oil City, PA

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CatholicOne-LaudateLaudate (Free) iOS and Android app includes a Catholic Media section which launches iCatholicRadio

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Relevant-Radio-appRelevant Radio (Free) Apple | Android | Kindle Fire (1st generation and up)- Relevant Radio provides calm, clear and charitable discussion of matters of our Catholic faith broadcast on dozens of stations across the United States. Producers characterize the station as “Talk Radio for Catholic life. ” With this app, you can access their broadcasts on live stream. Plus…broadcast shows are available on demand via podcast which they archive for the period of one month. As an additional feature, Relevant Radio serves up audio recordings of various prayers which add considerable value to the app on your mobile device: Rosary (all mysteries with or without music); Chaplet of Divine Mercy; the Memorare; Angelus and Regina Coeli; Prayers to St. Joseph. A separate tab allows you to send in your prayer requests which producers say are prayed for individually in front of the Blessed Sacrament. Daily Mass readings are also available in text format only.

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radio-maria-logo Radio Maria (Free) iOS | Android| Windows Phone. This world-wide ministry is a family of radio networks spanning five continents including the United States. It is based in Rome with Catholic priests serving as directors of its various networks which are run by volunteers. Developers note that programing is aimed at promoting “the evangelical message of joy and hope, becoming a tool to console the sick and the poor, according to the teaching of the magisterium of the Catholic Church; with a clear and rich Marian spirituality. [Radio Maria] promotes…the action of peace and promotion of human values, above all in the developing countries.” Choose from among many countries of origin with Catholic programing in a variety of languages. Once the app is downloaded, simply open and choose the country/language you wish to listen to. Enjoy your programing commercial-free as Radio Maria does not accept advertising, operating strictly on volunteer work and donations.

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iCatholicMusiciCatholic Music (Free) iOS | Android  Sometimes it’s important to reevaluate what influences your surroundings. Changing out the music you listen to can help. The #1 Catholic Radio App in the world, iCatholic Radio, offers this separate app dedicated to streaming contemporary music by top Catholic artists on weekdays and Saturdays. Sunday mornings switch to several hours of sacred Gregorian chant, offering perfect background music as you prepare for Mass. With this app you not only get spiritually-enriching Catholic music 24/7 (no matter where you are in the world, and no matter what time you’re listening), but you get valuable on-demand features:

  • audio Rosary
  • audio Chaplet of Divine Mercy
  • Podcasts — talks by noted Catholic authors and priests on a variety of topics.
  • the ability to record a testimonial on how Catholic music has impacted your life
  • quick links to iCM’s social media posts

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greatCatholicmusicGreat Catholic Music (Free) Apple     Living Bread Radio offers a stand-alone app to fill the need for those just looking for well, great Catholic music. Their selection includes hymns that you’d hear in church as well as Catholic contemporary music. This is a basic click and play app. They don’t offer any other resources–just their commercial-free music.


Living Bread Radio (Free) Apple | Android locally-produced and national programming from northeast Ohio.



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One Comment on “Catholic Radio and TV Apps”

  1. December 6, 2015 at 3:33 am #

    Add our Catholic Hindi Radio MCMM Radio and its app to the list. Visit our site to download the app.

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