Music and audio

Music and spoken audio are now available in our Android and iOS apps.

This page is about iOS. You can read about Android here.

Live highlighting

Here is a sample of Sung Latin Compline. If you press the Play button, you will see how each line is highlighted as it is sung.

Te lucis ante términum,
rerum creátor, póscimus,
ut sólita cleméntia
sis præsul ad custódiam.
Te corda nostra sómnient…

No Internet connection needed

You don’t need an Internet connection to listen to your music or speech. Of course, you do need one to download the content onto your device in the first place – this happens automatically when you buy the content (if it costs money) or the first time you play it (if it’s free).

What is available

Mass readings spoken in English (Jerusalem Bible)

Liturgy of the Hours spoken in English

Liturgy of the Hours sung in Latin

Liturgy of the Hours spoken in Latin


How to get it

  1. In the Universalis app, go to a relevant page: for the spoken English Hours, this can be any of the Hours; for Sung Latin Compline, it is the Night Prayer page; for the Mass readings, it is the Readings at Mass page.
  2. You will see a Play button at the bottom left-hand corner. If you press the Play button then a menu will pop up with two choices:

Listen to free sample – plays you a sample so that you know what your purchase will sound like. For Compline, this is the Salve Regina (or Regina cæli, etc, depending on the season). For the readings at Mass, and Lauds and Vespers and the daytime Hours, it is the content for Christmas Day.

Find out more – tells you about the audio content and gives you its price. Then you can buy it (for purchased content such as Sung Latin Compline) or subscribe to it (for the Mass readings and the Hours) either monthly or yearly. A subscription renews itself automatically and you can turn off this automatic renewal at any time.

If you have more than one iOS device (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch), you won’t have to buy twice. Whatever is bought on one device becomes available on all the other devices that share the same iTunes account: this is Apple’s rule. But we have no way of arranging to share the audio between iOS and Android.