Attention all users!
We're very happy to announce our support for the Google Android family of phones so that now you can listen to sermons, watch videos, and access other resources on SermonAudio.com -- instantly! It's the SermonAudio Android Edition!
Download it for free! Here's how you can get it today. Simply go to the Android Market (Play) directly from your phone and search for "sermons" in the catalog. It should be the first one to pull up and it's completely free of charge!
Background Playback Support! Sermons will now continue to play even when exiting the app, turning the screen off, or performing other tasks. Simply click on the HOME or BACK button to switch to another task. To completely stop and unload the background playback, hit PAUSE first, then BACK.
Multi-Bitrate Video Streaming! You can now stream the newest videos over any connection, including 3G, EDGE, or WIFI. Videos uploaded at the higher bitrate on SermonAudio automatically have a lower-bitrate option available!
Live Video Webcast Support! You can now watch live video webcasts from supported SermonAudio broadcasters on your Android phone! Our infrastructure allows broadcasters to make available multiple bitrates for high or low speed connections!
Play-To Roku TV Integration! If you own a Roku Device, from your Android phone, click on the "Play-To Roku" button any sermon or live webcast and it will wirelessly send the command to your Roku to start playing on the big screen!
Local Church Finder via the MAPS tab. The app will automatically use the built-in GPS to locate your position and show the churches nearest to you! Alternatively, you can search by ZIP code or partial city name.
Context-Sensitive Search! We take advantage of the Android's dedicated SEARCH button to perform context-sensitive searches anywhere in the app! In the MyChurch tab? Search only your church's sermons. In the Broadcasters section? Search only broadcasters. In the Maps tab? Search by city or ZIP. Hooray for the search button!
SermonAudio Android Edition allows you to elegantly browse and search through our library of over 730,000+ FREE MP3 sermons from thousands of different speakers and listen to any of them immediately on your Android phone! Additionally, you can watch sermon videos (MP4) and even read sermon transcripts (PDF).
Summary of features include:
And the best news is that this new service is completely FREE for all our broadcasters and listeners! We hope you'll enjoy this revolutionary new way of accessing some of the great preaching we have on SermonAudio!
- New! Built-in audio player shows sermon information and album art.
- New! Tune into our 24x7 Radio Stream for non-stop preaching+music!
- Searching is context-sensitive and utilizes the Android search button!
- Download MP3 sermons to the Music App for offline listening!
- Browse, search, and stream AUDIO sermons!
- Browse, search, and stream VIDEO sermons!
- Browse, search, and read PDF transcripts!
- My Favorites. Access your favorite broadcasters, sermons, or speakers!
PLUS or FULL membership required (learn more)
- Browse through the daily featured sermon.
- Browse through the News In Focus audio commentaries.
- Browse through all newest sermons added.
- Browse churches by name, location, denomination.
- Use our Local Church Finder to find a good church!
- Browse sermons by Bible reference. Book, chapter, verse..
- Browse or search by the speaker name.
- Browse through our recommended staff picks.
- Browse through member-recommended sermon picks.
- By TOPIC: Addiction, Biographies, Family, Money..
- By EVENT Category: Audio Books, Weddings, Q&A, Funerals..
- By DATE Preached: January, February, March..
- Browse sermons by foreign language.
- Online Hymnal + Psalter. Browse or search for a hymn!
- Read Spurgeon's Daily Devotional.
- My Church gives you convenient, 1-click access to your home church!
- Browse our news feed with audio commentaries and user comments!
- Find local churches using your GPS with our interative map!
- Video streaming over 3G, EDGE, WIFI with selectable bitrate.
- Live video webcasting support with selectable bitrate!
- Play-To Roku TV integration! Enjoy sermons and webcasts on TV!
- Play sermons in the background while doing other tasks!
- Add user comments directly to sermons or news!
Your Favorites-To-Go! PLUS and FULL Members can access your favorite things on your Android device. A sermon you want to listen to on-the-go? Simply adding it to your "favorite sermons" on the site will bring it to your "favorite sermons" list on your phone!
MyChurch 1-Click Access! Is your home church broadcasting on SermonAudio? Go to the "MyChurch" tab and type in your church's Member ID to jump straight to your own church's sermons! Don't remember the Member ID? Click on BROWSE to find it!
New! 24x7 Radio Stream! You can now tune into our unique 24x7 Radio Stream for non-stop preaching+music enjoyment! Simply click on the RADIO icon located in the HOME tab and keep it running all day long -- perfect for those long commutes!
New! Add User Comments! You can add user comments to sermons or news items directly from your phone! Enjoyed a particular sermon? Encourage the broadcaster, and add a comment. It's now easier than ever!
A new evangelistic tool! People love to discover new apps for their Android phone, one of the fastest growing segments in the smartphone market. Introduce a friend to the free SermonAudio app and introduce them to the great preaching from your church!
6/17/13 - Use the new "Email" button found on all sermon and news pages to more easily share items of interest with family. Also supports multiple recipient emails.
10/16/12 - Version 1.9.6 adds built-in support for our 24x7 Radio Stream providing non-stop preaching+music enjoyment anywhere you go at home or on the road! A new way to enjoy the riches found on SermonAudio.com!
10/6/12 - Based on user requests and respecting Android's own platform strengths, version 1.9 is now doing sermon downloads like it did before 1.8. When a sermon is downloaded, it is now placed directly into the native Music App. 1.9 also has numerous bug fixes and the graphics have been refreshed for higher resolution tablets such as the Nexus 7.
7/25/12 - Version 1.8 allows you to download MP3 sermons directly in the app to the new Downloads tab. Downloaded sermons can be optionally copied to the SD card. There are also general UI improvements. Daily Devotional is now moved to the Home tab.
4/6/12 - Fixed a bug with viewing PDF transcripts on certain Android tablets. Internal code support for Kindle Fire + Nook Tablets.
6/29/11 - Expanded the filtering options for many of the sermon search result lists in the app. Filter by speaker for videos, transcripts, Bible reference, and much more. Give it a try!
12/24/10 - Version 1.6.5 fix now supports automatic pause and resume of playing sermons when a phone call is received.
11/20/10 - Version 1.6 added support for background playback so that sermons will continue to play even when exiting the app, turning the screen off, or performing other tasks.
11/12/10 - Version 1.5 introduces Roku TV integration so you can easily play any selected sermon, video, or webcast on your television.
9/2/10 - Version 1.0-1.4 is launched and is our first-ever Android native app. Multiple bug fixes at initial launch brings us to 1.4. We hope you'll enjoy this new way to access SermonAudio!