Catholic Radio and TV Apps

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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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.

In addition to news outlets, many of the separate social media accounts associated with the Vatican are now consolidated under this new Vatican News hub. This includes Facebook (the Vatican’s page as the pope doesn’t have a Facebook page), the pope’s Twitter account (@Pontifex), YouTube and Instagram. These consolidated social media outlets have consolidated audiences/readers as well, causing their engagement numbers to rise. And social media is taking on some significant content responsibilities for Vatican communications– for instance, much video has been farmed out to the YouTube portal; the old “galleries” are pushed to Instagram.

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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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Catholic-RadioCatholic Radio ($1.99) iOS. Imagine accessing SIX different Catholic radio stations in the USA  from a single app! You get: EWTN, KBKN, Radio Ave Maria, Queen of Peace, Sacred Heart Radio and Covenant Network. Simply download, click a station and start listening live (assuming you are connected to the internet, of course). Future programing is outlined in a separate menu so you can click the program during its scheduled time and listen. This is a very simple push and play app. Nice to have so many stations bundled into a single app so that valuable space on your mobile device isn’t taken up by separate apps for each station. Your two bucks for this app pays for this convenience and the schedules.  Keep in mind that the individual radio stations can be accessed FREE at the links above. Some have their own app. Some can only be accessed via your internet browser (in which case your device’s format does not matter).


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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iCatholicRadio (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. 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 give a reason for the Catholic faith.

Choose between two international streams:
1.iCatholicRadio – English
2.iCatolicoRadio – Spanish

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Catholic Playlist.pngThe Catholic Playlist show (Free) Android- If you’re looking for Catholic/Christian music, here you go! From developers: The Catholic Playlist Show is a podcast AND radio show that plays the best and newest contemporary Christian music from Catholic artists. This is music you won’t hear on any other Christian radio station! If you’ve been wanting to hear great contemporary Christian music from Catholic artists, this is the app for you. Get each new episode delivered directly to your device with the Catholic Playlist app, allowing you to listen whenever and wherever you have a data connection. Never miss an episode!

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

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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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