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Version 5.4.2

• Now you can search for the news you want! Click the search icon in the top right and find the trusted content you've been looking for. The app will save your recent searches for easier access or clear them if you choose.
• We've made it easier to see the videos, galleries and media in our content. Look for our new icons on the images when viewing a list of articles.
• Our navigation is now cleaner and easier to read! Get to the news you want faster.
• As usual, we've fixed some bugs and improved performance along the way!

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

113K Ratings

113K Ratings

Good app, but still plenty of room for improvement.


Over the years I have been a fan of this app and it has been one of my go to news apps, but there are areas for improvement. Bringing back the night time reading mode option was definitely a great thing and my eyes greatly appreciate it. However, now the app is sluggish at times and seems to be draining my battery quicker than it used too. Also, I don’t prefer the increase in video stories as I prefer to read my news. Further, when reading the articles and some of the ads load they move my placement of where I was in the text of the article so that’s very annoying having to find my placement again and that sometimes happens more than once when reading one article. Not sure if this is really coincidental or not, but the pop up asking if I would like to go without ads pops up incessantly now. Also, sometimes when Twitter comments are a part of the article they’re not always completely visible. It’s like the left and right portions of the Twitter comments are cut off. Lastly, the thumbnail photos used for the headlines are sometimes not shown as a part of the article. So when I click into the article to see a larger version of that thumbnail photo I’m disappointed when it’s not there. Overall, it’s a good app and I will be paying attention to see if these issues are fixed in later updates especially the battery drain issue which just started happening recently.

Over all it's good, video implementation is bad


I use it every day multiple times a day. I like it except for the way they have implemented the videos where they play an advertisement before the video. The problem is they play the same advertisement segments over and over! After a while you get so sick of hearing them that you would never by what they are advertising! The current most annoying thing is that they are slow to show the ads they have in static text articles. So you are reading along and then the text suddenly scrolls down so that you are in a different part of the article! It’s simply maddening! So now you have to scroll back up a screen or two to find your place! It’s kind of like a while back when the ads would hang and you couldn’t watch the video! I am not sure if the problem is my slow internet it their bad programming skills! When they are adding the ad content that is off the screen they SHOULD NOT CHANGE THE SCROLL!
I am guessing that the guys programming this do not use it on their iPhone otherwise they would not make such an obvious mistake.

This app has lost its way


Years ago the USA Today App was a solid news delivery platform that incorporated national, international, and local news into a UI that functioned flawlessly. Today, after many updates to the UI it is now one of the most dysfunctional apps with a user experience that delivers the maximum amount of annoyance. While its AP and broad network content remains, that content is buried beneath a confused, glitchy interface that prioritizes junk trending articles and video advertisements that take over the screen and audio. Moving through the platform, trying to uncover the quality content, and reading articles is a joyless and even torturous run through an obstacle course of “features” that fight for attention and keep the words of the news articles jumping around the screen out of view. The very idea of reading - which is the central activity of news readers is insulted by a UI that has the design markers of a member of the zero attention span Snapchat Generation. No participation trophy for you, this app is a failure. A failure which gets worse and less content prioritized with each quarterly update.


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