– Catholic Streaming

There are a number of Catholic movies available on (and it always varies by country and region), but you have to dig a little to find them. What if there was a streaming service for Catholic content, a ‘Catholic Netflix’, wouldn’t that be amazing? Well, there is! And it is called Formed. And it is $9.99 / month for individuals. The service can be offered at a parish level for your ENTIRE congregation, see their site for details on that. My parish doesn’t offer it yet, so we are focusing on the individual price. So for $9.99 you can have tons, and I mean tons of really rock solid, Catholic Video, Audio, and Books!

Now content is available in offline mode. So, if you are planning a trip, and you want the kids (perhaps Br. Francis) to be able to watch a series or movie without using up all of your Data, this is awesome!!

New Content for 2022 LENT


What is this journey in between the event we call “birth” and the one we call “death”? Is the journey taking you somewhere, or are you leading yourself to some kind of destination – a destination that could extend beyond your last breath? What do you want from your life during the in between? The questions are there. And, the answers are too. Watch the trailer:

Watch now:

If your parish doesn’t already subscribe, then encourage them to, in the mean time, it is well worth it.’s new app has a great layout, similar to their mobile layout on their website.

Scott Hahn, Bishop Robert Barron, YDisciple. Catholic topics like the Church, parenting, Divine Mercy, and the Saints. Really focused topics like Saint John Paul II, the Holy Spirit, and Catholic Catechism of Adults. There is so much more too.

Augustine Institute, you remember them? Of course you do, you may even see them each weekend? They are the company behind the Catholic Study Bible App, and the ones that put together those amazing displays of Catholic CD’s that you see in parishes. Augustine Institute has a CD of the Month Club, and a MP3 of the month club, as well as a massive and growing library of really solidly Catholic digital content, including the Bible Study App! They have come to the forefront of video streaming on demand as well, and created Formed. It’s a continuously growing platform, with new content (I get their emails) regularly added.

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The Formed Service is The Catholic Faith. On Demand.

They have brought in some very significant content, including titles from Bishop Robert Barron, like Catholicism. I first purchased this from when it was first released, and the quality is top of the line. One reviewer on Amazon says:

In addition to rock solid scholarship and theology, the DVD series is filled with beautiful cinematography, which is used to illustrate the theological points in the series. As Fr. Barron points out, the Catholic Church is and always has been a Church that embraces both the “right and left brain” of humanity. It is a Church of science AND art, and the imagery in the DVD series is far more than fluff or filler.

But the great thing about Formed is that it is right there, as much as you want, whenever you want it. You don’t have to buy the DVD collection for over $50.00. You can watch it all for $9.99 / month. For the same price as buying the DVD set, I could have five months of Amazing Catholic Content! Video, Audio, and Even Books on Demand. ALL. THE. TIME.

Catholicism by Bishop Robert Barron

For the first time, in breathtaking, high-definition cinematography, the beauty, goodness, and truth of the Catholic Faith are illustrated in a rich, multimedia experience. Journey with acclaimed author, speaker and theologian Bishop Robert Barron to more than fifty locations throughout fifteen countries. Be illuminated by the spiritual and artistic treasures of this global culture that claims more than one billion of the earth’s people.

Parish Content, or Group Study or Group Retreat

Formed has a number of video retreats as well. This is awesome. And the quality of these are what you would experience if you were to go out and purchase the DVD’s. One Example is the 33 Days to Morning Glory Retreat with Fr. Michael Gaitley. In this series, and you get the whole series, you can download the participants guide and the leader guide, to go along with the Video. Again, this is really amazing, because these things bought on their own would cost much, much more.

Stage 1 of the Hearts Afire Parish-based Program offers individuals a quick and easy way to withdraw from the demands of daily life and enter into a peaceful interior reflection on their relationship with Christ in the context of Marian devotion.

These are just two of the titles that are available in their long list of titles. There are a lot more, and include things like Sacramental Preparation.

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION series are also part of the Collection

What About Our Kids

Our kids cannot be left out of this incredible offering can they? You will be very happy to see titles like The True Story of Fatima, Ben-hur, The Odyssey, Francis the Knight of Assisi, and many more. This is where I can feel safe, letting my kids watch this and learning about their rich and deep Catholic faith. Everything has it’s place, but Dino-Trux, and Sesame Street don’t offer my young kids a chance to experience or learn about the Eucharist, the amazing love of Jesus, or the miracles of Fatima. gets a huge thumbs up from us at and we whole heartedly recommend it. IT is is THE place I will be going for Lent, Advent and bible studies. Obviously, we are very digital focused, but I think that if you have an Android phone or tablet, iPad or iPhone, you can benefit from this.

And of course it streams easily.

Sign up for a FREE 7 day trial today!

How to Watch This is the Nerdy Technical Section

Right now, you can only watch Formed from within a browser, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer. However, if you can airplay or cast from your devices, you can watch it on your home TV. We are a family in the Apple world, so we have appleTVs connected. Here is how we do it:

  1. Set up your AppleTV device
  2. Connect your iPhone/iPad to the same wifi network as your AppleTV
  3. On your iPhone/iPad swipe up from the bottom of your screen to open Control Center.
  4. In Control Center, tap AirPlay Mirroring, then select your Apple TV from the list. If an AirPlay passcode appears on your TV screen, enter the passcode on your device.
  5. Navigate to FORMED in your Safari (or Chrome) browser. Once you’ve selected a video to view turn your phone to landscape and enter full-screen mode.

It’s really that easy.

For Android and Chrome devices it is a little more complicated, and it depends on your setup. This is from their support documents, which by the way is great for finding lots of helpful things.


If you use Google Chrome as your browser you can stream videos or movies from FORMED with a Chromecast to your SmartTV. This device will allow you to stream FORMED from your computer, tablet or smart-phone to your SmartTV.

*We’ve found the easiest way to cast FORMED is by using a computer with the chrome browser, rather than casting from a phone or tablet.

Casting From Your Computer:

Instructions for installing and “casting” (the term for streaming your video to your TV from Chrome) are below:

  1. Plug the Chromecast into a USB port on your TV and follow the instructions provided in the Chromecast manual to connect to your wi-fi.
  2. Download and install the Google Cast Plugin to your Chrome browser on your computer. Ensure that this device is on the same wi-fi as your TV.
  3. Connect Chrome to your SmartTV.

You will then see the Chromecast icon (a rectangular box with a slanted wi-fi signal in the lower right corner) in the top right of a “cast-eligible tab” – one for which you can cast to your TV. Click that icon and select your TV from the list. Your browsing screen should then be visible on your SmartTV screen. You can then control the video through the player on your computer. *Please note: Chromecast causes a duplication of the download (as it simultaneously downloads it to your computer/device and TV). Thus, if you have a low speed/wi-fi connectivity this may interrupt the video stream to load. If this is the case we recommend using a direct connection (HDMI).

Casting from Android Smart Phones/Tablet:

If using an Android Smart Phone you will need to download the Google Home App to mirror your Android phone’s screen to the the to your TV through Chromecast.

  1. Connect your Android Phone to the same Wifi as your Chromecast
  2. Open the Google Home App
  3. In the top left corner of the home screen, tap the Menu button and select Cast Screen / audio
  4. Select your ChromeCast Device. Your phone’s screen should now be mirrored on your TV screen.
  5. Navigate to in one of your phone’s browsing Apps.
  6. Turn your phone to landscape mode and select a video and click the full screen icon.
  7. Your FORMED video should now be visible in full-screen mode on your TV screen.

Casting from Apple iPhones:

Mirroring through Chromecast is not available for iPhones or iPads. For this reason you will need to download a separate App to your iPhone/iPad in order to cast with Chromecast to your SmartTV.

There are multiple mirroring Apps available for iPhone/iPad in the App store, for instance the Video & TV Cast For ChromeCast App, which is a free App. To use this App follow the below instructions.

  1. Connect Chromecast to your TV
  2. Download a mirroring App to your device
  3. Sync the App with your Chromecast Device (must be on the same wifi network)
  4. Use the built in browser within the App to pull up
  5. FORMED will open within the browser. And your iPhone screen should be mirrored on your Smart TV if not you will be prompted to cast the video.




  1. Sister Carmen Acosta May 3, 2017 at 12:12 am - Reply

    Do you offer this also in Spanish?

  2. Camelia Flye August 28, 2017 at 5:56 am - Reply

    Thank you, from the Parish of Notre Dame (249H8Z), just want to make sure that Parish is included in this wonderful app, again thank you

  3. PATRICIA April 15, 2018 at 11:30 am - Reply

    can you cast from your computer to your tv using ROKU?

  4. Bill Hogan November 27, 2018 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    Looking forward to a ROKU release. My family (like so many other cord-cutters) uses our Roku exclusively (setting up streaming via a Chromecast (or equivalent) is too much hassle). Once it’s out, we’ll be jumping back into a membership (found we never used it before).

    Hoping the release will be soon!

  5. Ann Reed December 17, 2018 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    I have a subscription to Formed, but I don’t know how to access videos on the site. Thanks, Ann Reed

    • Cary Molyneux March 8, 2019 at 7:11 pm - Reply

      If you visit and sign in, you can view them on any device.

  6. Juan Ponce January 3, 2019 at 2:04 am - Reply

    Hola bendiciones. Tendran este servicio en español o con subtítulos. Muchas gracias y saludos

  7. joan titre September 9, 2019 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    I am not able to view the Opening the Word videos in the new format. Please help.

  8. Erin November 13, 2019 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    I never received a code when we signed up on Monday can you help?

  9. Joan Collins December 10, 2019 at 3:11 am - Reply

    The new format for signing in is very difficult. My parish belongs to Formed but no one seems to be able to access it. It was easy before you changed it.

  10. Laura Bugay January 24, 2020 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    If I’m signed in with another church but want to sign-in under my own parish how do I do that? I went to and am looking for the SIGN Up button that I’m supposed to Click on but it is no where to be found.
    Please advise.
    Thank you,

  11. Jeanne Nickell February 8, 2020 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    Can I do this on a Kindle Fire?

  12. Theresa Piekut February 3, 2023 at 7:31 am - Reply

    FORMED is amazing. I have been a Catholic my whole life but did not realize how much more there is to my faith until I learned about the Augustine Institute and all that they offer through FORMED, both video and audio. I love the kids section for my grandchildren. Every video series by the Augustine Institute is professional, inspiring, educational and entertaining. I thank God every day.

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