Description

From Pulitzer Prize winning storytelling and photography, to rich-media videos, USA TODAY not only delivers the news, but completely immerses you in it. With our local-to-national coverage, you can add news stories happening right in your own communities.

FEATURES:
• NEWS: Browse or search for national, local, most popular and recommended stories.
• NEWS ALERTS: Get news as it breaks by opting in for push notifications on News, Sports, Life, Money or Tech. Rich notifications give you an article preview, plus save and share from your lock screen.
• WEATHER: Be prepared with live weather information from hourly to 10-day forecasts. Enable location services to customize local weather news and other location-based services. (Continued use of GPS running in background can decrease battery life.)
• SCORES: Stay up to speed on the latest NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS, NCAA Football & Basketball scores as well as news from the worlds of Golf, NASCAR, IndyCar, UFC, Fantasy Sports and more.
• PUZZLES: Enjoy USA TODAY created daily crossword and Sudoku (iPad only) puzzles.
• MY TOPICS: Create a customized news feed with the topics that interest you most. Turn on notifications, and never miss out on the latest news that matters to you.
• STOCKS: Get a clear picture of the financial world, from stocks and IPOs to taxes and takeovers. Get personal finance tips and advice to improve your portfolio.
• SAVED STORIES: Save your favorite stories to read later.
• NIGHT MODE: Enable this to view the app using a black background and white text.


ADDITIONAL FEATURES:
• APPLE WATCH: Link the app to your Apple Watch to receive alerts to the stories you want to know as they happen.
• WIDGET: Get a quick update on the latest headlines from your Home and Lock screen! No time to read the full story? Tap the bookmark icon to save for later.
• iPAD PRO ENHANCED: Experience our captivating photography and stories in full screen or multitasking mode.
• 3D TOUCH: Use 3D touch on our app icon from the homescreen for a quick shortcut to weather and your saved stories.


AD-FREE SUBSCRIPTION OPTION:
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Subscriptions are charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and automatically renew each month or year, unless turned off in your iTunes account settings at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. See "Subscription Support" in the app's Settings for more details and customer service contact information.

Privacy Policy: http://static.usatoday.com/privacy/
Terms of Service:http://static.usatoday.com/terms/

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK:
Our app features are constantly being improved based on your feedback, so tell us what you love and what you’d like to see more (or less) of. Contact us at: USATODAYmobile@usatoday.com or on Twitter @usatodaymobile. For additional information, please visit http://www.usatoday.com/mobile-apps.

What's New

Version 5.8.0

• MY TOPICS: Create a customized news feed with the topics that interest you most. Tap "My Topics" at the bottom of the screen, and choose from our recommendations, or look for the topic list in each article. Turn on notifications, and never miss out on the latest news that matters to you.
• Lots of other performance improvements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

115.3K Ratings

115.3K Ratings

Still not user friendly

Bandguy2014

UPDATE: The developer seems to have fixed the auto play video problem so I have added a star. However, the user experience is STILL among the worst of any app I use. Frequently the content jumps when scrolling when an ad loads. Sometimes this jump is so extreme that my place in the text jumps clear off the screen. This is the only app I use where this is a problem and it is a problem that has been ongoing for a while. To the developer-Thank you for the earlier fix but you need to correct usability!

OLD REVIEW: It is as simple as this-online ads that are obnoxious do nothing to gain you fans. Auto playing video ads that hijack my screen while i scroll through headlines are beyond obnoxious, they are basically user hostile. I have no issue with content providers earning money from advertising if it is done in a user friendly way. This is not. It is this kind of behavior that has led so many to use the ad blockers that publishers are so often complaining about. I will not continue to use this app if these continue to be a frequent part of the experience. .

Developer Response

Our apologies, this was not intentional but we’ve resolved this poor experience in our latest app release. Please upgrade and take a look. You can reach out to us at USATODAYmobile@USATODAY.com if there’s anything else we can do to help, we are always looking for ways to improve the app. Thank you!

Over all it's good, video implementation is bad

Midwest_Surf_Guy

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

Magneticnorth124789

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.

Developer Response

Our apologies, this was not intentional but we’ve resolved this poor experience in our latest app release. Please upgrade and take a look. You can reach out to us at USATODAYmobile@USATODAY.com if there’s anything else we can do to help, we are always looking for ways to improve the app. Thank you!

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Information

Seller
USA TODAY
Size
143.2 MB
Category
News
Compatibility
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Copyright
© 2018 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Co., Inc.
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. Ad-Free Monthly $2.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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