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EWTN in Your Home

Getting your home connected to EWTN’s free Global Catholic Television and Radio is probably easier than you think. You just need one of the technologies listed on this page. EWTN is always free and does not require a subscription.

If you need a hand getting set up don’t struggle on your own. Contact us and we will be happy to help.

If you don’t have or want satellite take a look at Amazon Fire TV and Roku. These are low-cost technologies that will bring EWTN’s free Catholic Television & Radio into your family’s living room.

You can connect to EWTN in your car or on the move with your mobile device. You can also download Radio show broadcasts from this website for offline listening.

Remember to bookmark the live schedule page where you can always see what's next on EWTN.

You can connect to EWTN in your car or on the move with your mobile device. You can also download Radio show broadcasts from this website for offline listening.

For those who like to use their computer for everything, you can find EWTN Catholic Television and EWTN Catholic Radio here on this website.

Remember to bookmark the live schedule page where you can always see what's next on EWTN.

 

Satellite

Confused about how to configure your satellite equipment? Contact us and we can help

JUNE 2015: If you have recently lost EWTN as a channel on your satellite equipment download and follow these instructions to restore it.

For those comfortable configuring satellite equipment, the technical information is as follows:


Astra 2G

EWTN Television (Europe/UK) and EWTN Radio are broadcast on Astra 2G
Transponder: TA4; Orbital Slot: 28.2º East
Transponder Frequency: 11265 MHz
Symbol Rate: 27.5 Ms/s
Downlink Polarization: Vertical
FEC: 2/3; SID: 52136; VPID: 2341
Video Standard: PAL; Audio PIDs: 2342 English/English


EWTN Television (Europe/UK), but not EWTN Radio, is also broadcast on the Hot Bird 13D Satellite, but relatively few other English language channels are broadcast from this satellite. Italian speakers may wish to choose Hot Bird 13D because many Italian channels are broadcast free to view – including the three religious channels Telepace, TV 2000 and Padre Pio. Besides Italian, Polish and other Eastern European programmes, as well as Arabic, prevail.


Hot Bird 13D

EWTN Television (Europe/UK) is broadcast on Hot Bird 13D
Transponder Frequency: 10949 MHz
Symbol Rate: 27.5 Ms/s
Downlink Polarization: Vertical


OCTOBER 2015: If you watch EWTN on Hot Bird 13D and have recently lost EWTN as a channel on your satellite equipment download and follow these instructions to restore it.

Some TVs come with an integrated satellite connection, meaning that the dish cable can be inserted directly into the TV and a satellite receiver is not needed. If you purchase a satellite dish and receiver from a local supplier who also offers installation, expect to pay a one-off cost of £200-300.

Once you are set up you can also receive all other free to view channels which include more than 200 English language channels, including the traditional BBC and ITV channels. These are available on the nearby Astra 2 satellite.

 

Sky & Sky Freesat

EWTN is available on both Sky (subscription) and Sky Freesat (no subscription). Both provide parental control.


Channel 589

EWTN Television (Europe/UK) is available on Sky’s Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) Channel 589 under the “Religion” category


Channel 0147

EWTN Radio is available to all Sky viewers on EPG Channel 0147 under the “Radio” category.


Sky Freesat includes a satellite dish, receiver and installation for a one-off payment. There are no monthly or other charges. With Sky Freesat you can watch EWTN and all free to view channels, including the traditional BBC and ITV channels.

Subscribers to Sky can cancel their subscription at the end of their contract, and continue to view EWTN and the 200+ free channels.

 

Freesat

Although EWTN is not included in the BBC/ITV Freesat EPG, both EWTN Television (Europe/UK) and EWTN Radio should be available to you via your BBC/ITV Freesat receiver. BBC/ITV Freesat dishes are set to receive from Astra 2 satellites (see above). Under EU Law every satellite receiver must be capable of tuning in to all available channels on the satellite.

Some receivers allow you to automatically tune to a list of hundreds of free to view channels on Astra 2 satellites, from which you can choose EWTN and others to be included in your “Favourites” list. Other receivers require manual tuning to locate a particular channel among the free to view channels on the satellite; in this case follow the manufacturer’s instructions and enter EWTN’s frequency, symbol rate and polarity details for the Astra 2G Satellite (see above).

Receiver manufacturers often offer a technical support helpline which you can call if you need more help with tuning.

 

Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV is a small device that allows you to watch EWTN on your living room TV. All you need is a broadband internet connection.

Amazon Fire TV is a low-cost technology that uses your domestic broadband internet to stream EWTN to your ordinary TV. That might sound complicated but it’s simple to set up and use. This sort of technology represents the future of television and radio in general, as older technologies merge with the ever-expanding internet.

Amazon Fire TV connects to your TV via an HDMI input. While HDMI inputs are common, if you are unfamiliar with this connection type or unsure whether your TV has one see these images.

There are no ongoing or monthly charges for Amazon Fire TV itself; just an initial one-off payment to purchase the device from Amazon. The only ongoing expense is your internet connection.

While Amazon Fire TV offers many channels - movies and TV shows, sports, music, games, and more - you can use Amazon Fire TV just to receive EWTN if you prefer. Amazon Fire TV provides parental controls and allows you to uninstall channels you do not want. EWTN is, of course, a free channel. To install EWTN simply search for "EWTN" and choose to install it. (Please note that to locate the EWTN app you may need to use voice search using either a Voice Remote or the Amazon Fire TV app on your mobile device which you can download free from your mobile device's app store. Some users have experienced a bug where searching by text input for the EWTN app returns no results. Amazon are aware of this problem and because it is does not concern the EWTN app itself but rather Amazon Fire TV's search function we recommend you contact the Amazon Fire TV support centre directly if you encounter this problem as they will be able to assist you.)

To learn more about Amazon Fire TV please visit Amazon's website. Various models are available, but all work with EWTN.

For technical support and setup enquiries, use the Amazon Fire TV support centre. Please also feel free to contact us.

Be aware that viewing EWTN via Amazon Fire TV involves downloading large quantities of video data. An internet package that offers unlimited downloads is recommended.

 

Apple TV

Note: the EWTN app for Apple TV / tvOS is not supported by Apple TV 1st / 2nd / 3rd generation.

Apple TV, similar to the less expensive Amazon Fire TV and Roku, is a small device that allows you to watch EWTN on your living room TV. All you need is a broadband internet connection.

Apple TV uses your domestic broadband internet to stream EWTN to your ordinary TV. That might sound complicated but it’s simple to set up and use. This sort of technology represents the future of television and radio in general, as older technologies merge with the ever-expanding internet.

Apple TV connects to your TV via an HDMI input. While HDMI inputs are common, if you are unfamiliar with this connection type or unsure whether your TV has one see these images.

There are no ongoing or monthly charges for Apple TV itself; just an initial one-off payment to purchase the device from Amazon. The only ongoing expense is your internet connection.

To learn more about Apple TV please visit Apple's website. You can find answers to common questions here.

Be aware that viewing EWTN via Apple TV involves downloading large quantities of video data. An internet package that offers unlimited downloads is recommended.

 

Roku

Roku, similar to Amazon Fire TV, is a small device that allows you to watch EWTN on your living room TV. All you need is a broadband internet connection.

Roku is a low-cost technology that uses your domestic broadband internet to stream EWTN to your ordinary TV. That might sound complicated but it’s simple to set up and use. This sort of technology represents the future of television and radio in general, as older technologies merge with the ever-expanding internet.

Amazon Fire TV connects to your TV via an HDMI input. While HDMI inputs are common, if you are unfamiliar with this connection type or unsure whether your TV has one see these images.

There are no ongoing or monthly charges for Roku itself; just an initial one-off payment to purchase the device from Roku. The only ongoing expense is your internet connection.

While Roku offers many channels - movies and TV shows, sports, music, games, and more - you can use Roku just to receive EWTN if you prefer. EWTN can be found in the Roku “Channel Store” under the “Religion & Spirituality” category. EWTN is, of course, a free channel.

To learn more about Roku please visit Roku UK. Various models are available and all work with EWTN.

For technical and setup enquiries, you can telephone Roku directly on their UK support line (see their website) or chat with them via their website's support page. Please also feel free to contact us.

Be aware that viewing EWTN via Amazon Fire TV involves downloading large quantities of video data. An internet package that offers unlimited downloads is recommended.

 

Google Chromecast

Google Chromecast, similar to Amazon Fire TV and Roku, is a small device that allows you to watch EWTN on your living room TV. All you need is a broadband internet connection. The main difference with Google Chromecast, in comparison with Amazon Fire TV and Roku, is that you use Google Chromecast to visit an EWTN website and then view TV and listen to Radio via the website. For ease of use with EWTN, unless you have a specific reason to choose Google Chromecast we recommend choosing Amazon Fire TV or Roku instead.

Google Chromecast connects to your TV via an HDMI input. While HDMI inputs are common, if you are unfamiliar with this connection type or unsure whether your TV has one see these images.

Setup is simple using a simple mobile app, or using your desktop or laptop. Once it’s ready you can visit EWTN’s websites and “cast” the live EWTN Television and Radio, as well as past episodes of your favourite EWTN shows, to your ordinary TV. You select and initiate “casting” using your mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer.

There are no ongoing or monthly charges for the Google Chromecast itself; just an initial one-off payment to purchase the device from Google. The only ongoing expense is your internet connection.

To cast live EWTN Television and catchup videos from your desktop or laptop computer, use the Google Chrome web browser and the Chromecast extension for Google Chrome. The extension will allow you to cast whatever is displaying in your browser to the TV to which your Google Chromecast device is connected.

Be aware that viewing EWTN via Google Chromecast involves downloading large quantities of video data. An internet package that offers unlimited downloads is recommended.

 

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