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From critically acclaimed storytelling, photography, videos, full 360-degree experiences and virtual reality, we’re now able to not only tell the news, but allow you to be completely immersed in it. Browse headlines and read about breaking news happening nationally and locally including News, Sports, Entertainment, Technology, Travel, Business, and Weather with a swipe. The new app design has also been streamlined to give you a deeper, richer, more visually-stimulating storytelling experience so you can get in, get out, and get on with your day.
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• USA TODAY NETWORK: National and state-by-state stories keep you connected, covering the issues that matter most to you 24/7. Elect to add up to five of our local properties to get your community news added to your feed.
• BREAKING NEWS ALERTS: Get news as it breaks by opting in for push notifications on News, Sports, Life, Money or Tech. Rich notifications allow you to get an article preview, save and share from your lock screen.
• PHOTOS AND VIDEOS: Experience headlines through captivating videos and photos. Amazing galleries cover everything from news to entertainment, sports and tech, to weather and money.
• VIRTUAL REALITY: Be in the center of where the news happens with 360-degree video and virtual reality content.
• SCORES: Join the most active and engaged community of sports fans in America. Stay up to speed on your favorite players and teams with scores, schedules, and in-depth stories. View all the latest sports scores for NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS, and more.
• ENTERTAINMENT: See the stars and get inside access. Go behind the scenes and know what’s in and what’s out with celebrities, fashion, music, movies, TV, awards shows, books, and more.
• 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.
• NIGHT MODE: Enable this feature to view the app using a black background and white text.
• WEATHER: Live weather, hourly to 10-day forecasts. Customize location settings and always be prepared with daily forecasts from your hometown or any major city in the nation and around the world.
Enable location services to customize local weather news and other location-based services. (Continued use of GPS running in background can decrease battery life.)

• 3D TOUCH: Use 3D touch on our app icon from the homescreen for a quick shortcut to weather and your saved stories!
• iPAD PRO: Experience our captivating photography and stories in full screen or multitasking mode.

• 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.
• EXPANDED NOTIFICATIONS: Get an article preview, save and share from your lock screen! Sign up for news alerts by going to Settings > Notifications

Our app features are constantly being improved based on your feedback, so we welcome you to tell us what you love and what you’d like to see more (or less) of. Contact us at: [email protected] or on Twitter @usatodaymobile. For additional information, please visit


Enjoy daily

Have been reading the Freep for some time and will continue to do so. Nice app.

Happy to have the connection
Jeanne d'art

Michiganians living in Minnesota rely on the Free Press to keep up with our sports teams and Detroit area news.

App is too sensitive in iOS 13

With the latest version of iOS, the app links are too sensitive when scrolling. If you accidentally touch a link while scrolling in an article it opens the link far too easily. Previous versions allowed for you you to only open a link if you deliberately pressed on the link. Now when there are articles with a large number of links, it is very difficult to read the entire article without getting unwittingly redirected.

Gm strike

Always up to the minute with news I care about

Great source of info

The Detroit Free Press app is great for checking out my local news!

Luv free press
missing Dtown

Great access Michigan athletics, Detroit Area top stories and entertainment!!!!! What else could a GUY from Ohio want !!!

The news

Always up to date and available such a great app I highly recommend it!

Very informative

Information very fast!

Excellent Paper!!!!!

Has current news without any spin. Just the facts!!!

Good news

Good news