Universalis

Licensing FAQ

Android

How much it costs

£9.99 from Amazon or Google Play (this is about $16 or €12.50). See "How to Get It", below. This is a one-off payment: no subscription is needed, and updates are free.

Free if you already have a Universalis registration code. Instructions are here.

Possibly free if you have bought for Android before. It will be free if you buy through the same app store as you did last time. Full details are here.

Free trial - instructions are here.

Content & features

Requires Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or above. (Android 4.0 was released in October 2011).

Works on both phones and tablets.

Works on the Kindle Fire HD and modern versions of the Kindle Fire. ("Modern" means "since September 2012": check if yours is new enough).

You do not need an Internet connection to use this app.

Full liturgical calendar including many national and local calendars.

About Today pages for every saint and feast.

Liturgy of the Hours – Psalms, prayers and readings from every Hour: Morning Prayer, the three daytime Hours (Terce, Sext and None), Evening Prayer, Night Prayer and the Office of Readings. Translations: The readings are from the Jerusalem Bible. For the psalms, you have a choice between our own translation (as seen on the Web) and the Grail version, which is used in most of the English-speaking world.

The Order of Mass – The new English translation of the Order of Mass, which came into use in 2011. You can optionally view the text in Latin and some other languages side by side with the English.

Readings at Mass – First Reading, Responsorial Psalm, Second Reading, Gospel Acclamation and Gospel, plus the antiphons and prayers for the Mass of the day. Translations: You have a choice between the Jerusalem Bible readings with the Grail psalms (used in most of the English-speaking world) and the New American Bible readings and psalms (used in the USA).

Mass Today A single page that gives you the whole of the Mass of the day: the Order of Mass with all the readings, antiphons and prayers filled in.

There are no time limits: you can view any date, past, present or future.

The Hours are formatted for best appearance on your device.

You can easily change the type size to suit your needs.

If your device has a screen reader such as TalkBack, the Universalis pages are visible to it.

The Universalis app lets you arrange for emails of chosen hours to be sent to you automatically every day.

How to get it

Note: If you already have the Universalis app for iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch, use that app to buy a registration code from us, instead of buying a Universalis app from the Android app stores. It will be more flexible in the future and will sometimes cost less as well. Here are the instructions.

Buy from Google Play

If you have Google Play on your device, click here to buy Universalis from Google Play.

Buy from the Amazon Appstore

If you have the Amazon Appstore on your device, click here to buy Universalis from the Amazon Appstore.

Amazon only sell apps through the Amazon Appstore in a handful of countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Germany.

Otherwise

If you haven't got Google Play or the Amazon Appstore, or if you can't use them, you can still get Universalis. This page will tell you how.

How to use it

Here are the operating instructions.