Public Beta testing

Hello EasyWorship Community!
We are getting ready to release a new version that includes some new features, including Alternate Output and we would like some more beta testers. We have done a lot of private beta testing to clean up a lot of things in this new build and are ready to open the testing up to the public. Installing the beta will install separately from your current version and will not affect your current version. It will use the same database if you're using a profile called Default, so any changes made to your database in the beta, you will see those if/when you go back to your current version. Please make sure you are currently running the latest update available from our downloads page before installing the beta.

If you do have a one-time purchase license and would like to play with/test the features, you can install the beta. You will just need to sign out of your account in the beta and run it as a demo to see the new features.

We do not recommend using this beta in a live service.
If you do find any bugs, have any questions, or have any suggestions, please comment on this post and we will be monitoring it.

Here is a basic list of the new features, enhancements, and fixes in this beta.

Feature: Alternate Output
Feature: Shapes
Feature: Element Rotation
Feature: Contiguous view
Feature: Reflection blur
Feature: Added CTRL and ALT functions in editor for resizing elements

Enhancement: Enlarged font size on Print Schedule Details.
Enhancement: Added Apply/OK/Close buttons to editors.
Enhancement: Schedule right-click works even if schedule is empty.
Enhancement: When creating new song or presentation from top menu navigates to new resource after adding it.
Enhancement: Adding a new blank presentation from the schedule menu opens the Presentation editor.
Enhancement: Open file location added to right-click menu in Media.
Enhancement: Duplicate slide added to Schedule right-click context menu.
Enhancement: Updated hotkeys for Contiguous view - left/right arrows change slides and up/down arrows navigate schedule.

Fixed: Error when opening schedules larger than 4Gb.
Fixed: Feed settings grayed out when editing a feed.
Fixed: Live output locking up when going live to a youtube video.
Fixed: Going live with a PPT while live output off then turning on displays Presentation theme.
Fixed: Live feed performance when using some AMD video cards.
Fixed: Having to click Create Empty after importing data using the transfer tool for EW2007 or EW2009.
Fixed: Message alert with multiple lines affecting the scrolling of the alert.
Fixed: Nursery alert cuts of left side of screen.

Will the alternate output allow us to send alpha channel over NDI?
What we really want to accomplish with this is have one output that goes to our projection system and a different output that goes to NDI with just the lyrics to be used in our live stream setup. I believe this would be a common use case for the alternate display.

Yes, all outputs from EW (main, alternate, and foldback) will be able to send through NDI.

Hello Community,
For those of you testing the beta for the new release, or for anyone wanting to test the beta, here is a new beta build ready to be tested. This will extend the expiration of the beta until Aug 30, 2021. To see all the changes coming up in this version of EW, please see original post above.
Here are the changes in this build:
-Fixed some crashing issues
-Fixed server communication for media and license retrieval
-Fixed Spelling Options layout
-Option screen now remembers last size on opening
-Miscellaneous video playback enhancements
Again, since this is a beta, you are at your own risk of running it in a live service, although it seems to be very stable at this point.
If you do run into any issues or bugs, please leave a comment here and we will see it and address it.

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This alternate screen option is very useful. I use it to send the lyrics as subtitles through NDI to another computer that uses vMix for live streaming. My problem is, when I want to put the Logo (that is a picture) on the main screens in the church, the Logo covers my entire live stream as is sent to alternative output as well. As a temporary fix, i use the Logo as desktop background, and after the song, i simply stop transmitting live from Easyworship, and so on the screens remains only the desktop background that is the Logo. there a way that we can put the Logo/Clear/Black only on Main output? Tanks ;)

Nice the alternative output.

The default font style is nicely taken over from the alternative theme.
What I am unable to do is to get part of the text whose formatting has been changed (not default style) also with the changed formatting in the alternative output.
Is this already possible? (we use this to show the translation of the songs.)

Is it possible to specify a different alternative theme for each song? or can only the default alt song theme be set.




The function of the arrow keys is reversed in the beta ( from what is stated in the help.


Has this been deliberately changed compared to, for example, version 6? Where is the up/down key to change the slide.

Can I change the shutcut keys back myself?



I installed the latest beta version and have since uninstalled the beta version.  After I uninstalled the beta version, I can no longer double click on the saved schedules and launch Easyworship and open saved schedule.  I can however open Easyworship and navigate to the saved schedules to open a particular file.  It seems the file associate was lost when the beta was uninstalled.  How can I fix this problem and is the problem a common issue?


Vez, we will have to do some testing on the formatting of the text.

Currently, you can set one default Alt out theme. There is not a way to set one for each song in the schedule. You will have to manually change the default when you want it to change. There will be a way in the future to be able to do this though.

The hotkey change was done on purpose. You can change it back if you want by editing the Hotkeys.ini file.

There are some instructions in this article that show you how to edit that file.

Williboxcar, I would just do a repair install of EW to see if that restores it. Or go into Windows settings and restore the association to the file name extension to the version of EW installed.

Go to Settings - Apps - Default Apps - Choose default apps by file type, scroll down to .ewsx, and select Easyworship 7 as your default app to open it.

"My problem is, when I want to put the Logo (that is a picture) on the main screens in the church, the Logo covers my entire live stream as is sent to alternative output as well."

We do have this in our request list. 

Thanks. Also, it would be really useful to be able to edit the song live. Sometimes I find little spelling mistakes, or the group \ person singing a slightly different version of the song, and for one or two words, or even some letters, I need to go to edit, and find the slide, than find the part where I need to make the change, than save and then search again on the preview for the slide that the singer reached and then pres Go Live (or double click). And if during the edit I need to change the slide, I can only do it through the app on the phone. I apologize if this was already addressed, but i couldn't find something about this. Thanks again!


If you click on HELP//ABOUT EW let me know which build you are currently on. 

Williboxcar If you reinstall the EasyWorship update for, the issue should be resolved. Try reinstalling that update from 

I am no longer able to present powerpoint slides with beta. This works fine in 7.2. All that shows is a black screen on the Live View. I see the thumbnails and can advance back/forth between them but the live review remains blank until I move to another set, such as an image or video.

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