Church Expands Options for Viewing Priesthood Session

  • 1 October 2013

The priesthood session of the April 2013 general conference in the Conference Center. Priesthood brethren will have more options for viewing the October 2013 priesthood session.

Article Highlights

  • For the first time, the priesthood session of the upcoming general conference will be broadcast live on BYUtv,, and the Mormon Channel.
  • The change is part of a continued effort to make general conference proceedings more accessible.
  • Where distances permit, brethren are encouraged to attend their local meetinghouse broadcast.

For the first time, the general priesthood session of the October 2013 general conference will be broadcast live on expanded channels, including, the Mormon Channel, and BYU Television.

The general priesthood meeting will be held in the Conference Center on Saturday, October 5, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. MDT.

In the past, the priesthood session of general conference was only broadcast live to meetinghouses via the Church's satellite system. The live broadcast will now be available from the following additional sources: Video and audio in 16 languages. and Mormon Channel mobile apps: Video and audio in English and Spanish.

Mormon Channel YouTube platform: Video in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Mormon Channel on Roku: Video in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and ASL. (Search for general conference under the “Spiritual” category.)

BYUtv: Video and audio in English only.

BYUtv International: Video and audio in Spanish and Portuguese. Video in English only.

In addition, many local cable and radio stations make conference readily available. Visit for broadcast information or check local listings.

The Church announced September 24 that the change was “part of a continued effort to make general conference proceedings more accessible to members around the globe.”

However, where distances permit, the Church is encouraging priesthood holders to attend the general priesthood meeting at their local chapel. The meetinghouse broadcast represents an important tradition and is an especially uplifting experience for young men who hold the Aaronic Priesthood.

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