JW Library Sign Language is an official app of Jehovah’s Witnesses. It downloads, organizes, and plays sign-language videos from jw.org.
Watch the Bible and other video publications in sign language. Download them to your mobile device so that you can watch them when you are not connected to the Internet. Enjoy the colorful images, simple navigation, and easy-to-use controls.
New videos and songs are now available in the app within a few minutes of being posted on jw.org
Improved performance and reduced the amount of storage space the app uses on your device
Ratings and Reviews
Awesome and In Awe!!!
Good day, Brothers and Sisters!!
The playlist is excellent!!! This help me prepare for several purpose such as using playlist for ministry preparation, public discourse scriptures and photo/Art, personal bible applications, Bible study, etc!!!
This is the best reward and thank you for feeding us spiritually!!! There is nothing better than this Translation of the Bible in ASL!!! I only like have several suggestion to add to the JW Sign Language application.
Is it possible to include the following ideas?
Add zoom in/out to crop photo(s) from different publications and can add to playlist. Another suggestion is there a way to add photo to playlist that are from other source(JW google photos and some other photos not from JW publication) to the playlist?
I like the Select/Delete option included last time to be able to select all or some instead of deleting individual book or chapter.
What happen to swipe to next bible book? Like when I’m open 2 Chronicles book and want to swipe to 1 Chronicle book. Can add that as an option in the setting for those who don’t want to swipe from one bible book to the next one.
Update symbol is helpful, but can’t figure out what is updated on PC desktop. Example: the Bible is updated in ASL, I have to click each book to find out which one is updated, maybe add shaded color like gray for one specific or more bible book to locate it. The same for other publication.
Issues for users when downloading in foreign language
Recently, via a video call we helped a Bulgarian deaf man to download the app on his phone. After some time he finally succeeded to choose the Bible in his language. However, when trying to walk him through choosing “издания” (publications) and “медия” (media) he was confused with having English appear and then have to choose a language again in each of those categories. It was frustrating to him because he thought he was making a mistake over and over again. It would be more user friendly, especially for deaf people, many of whom who have limited reading ability in other countries, if the main language that is chosen when downloading the app and bible is the language that those categories display publications or media in.
Lacking refinement and features.
I just reloaded iOS onto my iPad and needed to download all of the videos again. The app randomly crashes and frequently becomes unusable during this process. After restarting the app, the app will not open, it does not even get to the flash screen before crashing many times. My guess is that I am going to need to delete the entire app again in order for me to get the app functional (this has happened previously when I first set up the app.)
If switching to another app and then trying to open JW Library again, I consistently see only a black screen and must force quit for it to work properly again. This is the only app out of 65 that I use that I see this problem with.
App still has UI bug that has been present for many months. The pop-up menu at the bottom should disappear after a few seconds or when the video is one-finger tapped, but actually leaves a very visible and distracting grey box.
The custom playlists do not allow for selecting anything other than a full chapter and won’t allow trimming. Also, playlists still do not support importing media. These features were present on third-party apps like Cienega almost 8 years ago.
The songs take an inordinate amount of time to load. The load time is so exaggerated that students often press two or three times because they think the app is not responding. The extra touch inputs then interfere with the correct playback of the songs.
Thank you for endeavoring to fix these issues.
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- Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc.
- 163.9 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Assamese, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bengali, Bulgarian, Cambodian, Catalan, Croatian, Cusco Quechua, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Ewe, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Kinyarwanda, Kirghiz, Konkani (macrolanguage), Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Marathi, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian Bokmål, Oriya, Parauk, Pedi, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Setswana, Simplified Chinese, Singhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamil, Tatar, Telugu, Thai, Tigrinya, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh, Xhosa, Yoruba, Zulu
- Age Rating
- © 2021 Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.