• Category: News
  • Last Updated: 2018-10-19
  • Current version: 5.13.4
  • File size: 241.24 MB
  • Developer: USA TODAY
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10


Downloading and installing USA TODAY on your Windows PC

Download USA TODAY for Windows: USA TODAY is an News App, developed by USA TODAY. The News App was officially released 2012-03-01. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - USA TODAY, with the latest current version being 5.13.4 which was officially released on 2018-10-19. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 253,794 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5.

Using USA TODAY on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install USA TODAY on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use USA TODAY for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type USA TODAY in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on USA TODAY application icon. A window of USA TODAY will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the USA TODAY icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!


Developer Description

The USA TODAY app puts the pulse of the nation in the palm of your hand. Experience comprehensive and personalized coverage the way you want it with award-winning videos, compelling photography, and interactive features that will always keep you updated – on your terms. FEATURES • PERSONALIZE YOUR FEED: With My Topics, you choose what you want to read about, and get notified when there's something new. • BE FIRST TO KNOW: Turn on breaking news alerts so you always know what’s going on. • ELIMINATE INTERRUPTIONS: Get the same great storytelling with no ads for just $2.99/month. Try it with a 14-day free trial*. • RELAX WITH GAMES AND PODCASTS: Play the daily crossword and sudoku (iPad only), and listen on demand to your favorite USA TODAY NETWORK podcasts. • UNPLUG WITH QUIET TIME: Just because USA TODAY’s award-winning content is updated 24/7, doesn’t mean you have to be. *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: Terms of Service: Questions or comments? Visit or email

App Reviews

  • Not really sure what happened

    By Sempil
    Not really sure what happened (as described below), but I haven’t hardly used the app since the update. It seems kind of ok, but I’ve started to get my news from other sources, and when I open USA Today, there is nothing I haven’t already read! Am taking it off the system for that reason, and for the lack of support. I had been reading USA Today for years. A while back I noticed the news was not changed, in USA Today. I figured it was me. It has not updated in quite a while. When I started looking into the issue, I saw the Apple store didn’t think I had the app! I went into USA Today, and found an address to request support from. Support NEVER responded. Since there is no support for this once fine product, I got a new copy of it. New version seems to work. SUPPORT might get a lesson from that. I gave the stars I did as an average of how great the product was, and the fact that I was never asked to upgrade the app. And SUPPORT seems non-existent for the app. Will keep the new version long enough, at least, to see if it works, and works well. I have never had an experience like this. And I will bet Support never did either, since there is NO SUPPORT for this product.
  • You’re liberally bias, I have no issue with bias if you state it. Stop acting objective

    By Dru27
    I’m independent and like objective news sources. That’s increasingly hard to find these days, other outlets I appreciate because they state their leanings. I wish the news didn’t lean a certain way, but at least they put the proper disclaimer on it. Like a movie properly rating itself so you understand what you are about to view. You and other news outlets should strongly consider this course of action. It’s disingenuous and misleading to act objective while simultaneously pushing an obviously liberal/progressive agenda. Your editorial board and contributors are liberal leaning at the very least. I’ve seen you post opposing opinions, but overwhelmingly the opinions expressed here are liberal and it doesn’t take a conservative or trump supporter to see that, of which I am neither. I personally feel we all have a bias of some sort, but some are more willing to address and correct it than others. I personally actively try to dismantle my own arguments regularly to see if they can withstand basic scrutiny. Perhaps your network should consider doing the same, or simply state your bias. That would be a good first step toward better serving the people who consume your content.
  • Good app, irresponsible journalism

    By JAR17tg
    I've used the USA Today app as my primary, and often only news app on my phone since about 2012. Overall it's a good news app, the front page has good variety and I think you can customize that, although I never have. However, in the last few years, their coverage of mass shooters has been completely wreckless and irresponsible. They focus so much on the shooter, quasi-glorifying/justifying their actions usually based on one or more clichés seemingly picked from a hat: bullied in high school, played violent video games, had depression, parents were divorced, all things that millions of people across the country deal with and don't kill people in the process. I have unfortunately now replaced the USA Today app on my phone because of this type of coverage. I say unfortunately because when they aren't reporting on the next mass shooting, it's a good app. But the above reasons have finally turned me off too far. I hope enough people raise this concern to them so they will stop bringing so much attention to the shooter instead of the victims. We already know that glorifying these people in the media only encourages more copy cats.
  • Still not user friendly

    By 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. .
  • Pretty, but no longer useful

    By KLstil
    I've had this app for many years. While it's gotten prettier to look at, it's gotten less useful as time goes on. Absolutely every time I use it, the app shuts down on me no less than three times before I've scrolled all the way through the Top Stories. Also, there are now paid advertisements that look like stories, right within the midst of the real news. If you're not careful, you're actually reading advertisements from sources like The Motley Fool and others. This is deceptive, and rather cheap of USA Today to fund their app this way. Other news apps do not take this approach. On the whole, USA Today app doesn't always have the latest news. I'll read a story from another news source on Twitter that was posted several hours ago, and I'll head to the USA Today app for more information, only to see they haven't even written about it yet. It's usually there by the end of the day, but it's half a day behind other news outlets. On the whole, USA Today is a pretty app that doesn't always work, has paid advertising peppered throughout their real stories and is usually behind other apps in posting the latest news.
  • Over all it's good, video implementation is bad

    By 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

    By 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.
  • I’m looking for news not opinions

    By Jahobi
    This used to be a great newspaper with reporters that gave unbiased opinions. Now it seems that they view the world through jaded lenses. I just read an article titled Canadians boycott American product. Let’s start with the title, “Canadians” a plural! Yet only one Canadian was named in the article outside of “other Canadians” what f@&$”);! Other Canadians?! How many of said Canadians?! What impact is this having on the U S economy?! How bout some f,?!&$@ facts instead of a one sentence quote from a small business woman in rural Canada? If it’s national news give me a national story with definitive facts that have numbers and dates and not words like greatly or negatively! Tell me how negative, tell me what it’s going to do! I like the news because I like to stay informed. I don’t give two s$&@! About one reporters opinion. If you have an experts opinion I want to know why their an expert and why their the ones I should listen too. And I swear I don’t care about a neighbor from down the streets opinion when it comes to national news unless there some documented expert on the situation that may be unfolding!!!!
  • Shameful

    By ChristophCA88
    I’ve been seeking an alternative paper for awhile, as the overall quality of stories printed in USA Today (at least in their app version) rarely rises above the writing skills of a mediocre high school English student. Spelling and grammatical errors occur too frequently. Bias is extraordinary in this publication. Today’s story that USA Today decided to print suggesting The currrent SCOTUS nominee is indeed a child molester and shouldn’t be allowed near children is beyond gutter writing and is discraceful. I cancelled my print subscription to the LA Times over a decade ago due to their inability to report objectively, and have never read that paper since. Today, I delete this trash paper which is competing with the National Enquirer from my tablet and phone. Having recently subscribed to the Wall Street Journal, that paper raises the bar on intellectual discourse by several sigmas. Along with the sports and travel which otherwise were my go to sections, I have tagged websites to curate hockey and travel news. This paper used to reflect the American population objectively. Sadly, no more. Goodbye USA Today.
  • Good Content, But Text Shifts Too Quickly

    By JV58
    Overall, I’ve enjoyed and appreciated the USA Today app on my iPhone and iPad for several years. Good content, reasonable balance. I do perceive a bit of a liberal/left bias, but in their defense, they do post opinion pieces from a conservative viewpoint, and they do a good job of identifying and labeling opinions that may be biased when they are posted. My only criticism with the current app is that the text shifts forward in the article as the ads load, and causes sections of articles to be skipped ahead. This happens sometimes 2-3 times while reading an article—definitely frustrating when trying to read through the article. (I’m trusting this problem will be addressed.) Overall, a good source of information that I’ll continue to use.