New ‘Pope App’ streams papal events live

December 17, 2012

The Vatican is offering a new app that provides live streaming of papal events and video feeds from the Vatican’s six webcams.

The Pope App also will send out alerts and links to top stories coming out of the Vatican’s news outlets, said Gustavo Entrala, founder and CEO of the Spanish firm, which developed the free app.

“You’ll have almost everything that the pope does or says” delivered to a mobile device and app users “will be able to watch the pope live every time he speaks,” he said at a Dec. 3 news conference.

The app became available Dec. 10 for iPhone and iPad while an Android version is due out in January.

The Vatican already offers live streaming online of papal events on its Silverlight video player and through its news portal,