USA Today app gets Xbox One Support

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read

USA Today was founded by Al Neuharth 34 years ago and is currently distributed in the US, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, Asia and the Pacific Islands, and Europe. Readers can also install the mobile app on their smartphones running on iOS, Android and Windows Phone. USA Today has released a Windows 10 version in 2015 and since then, it has been updated a few times. The latest update brings support for Microsoft’s Xbox One video game console.

USA Today won the Pulitzer Prize for the way it tells the news, offering impressive photos, videos and even full 360° experiences and virtual reality. Daily headlines with breaking news and other important information are listed in News, Sports, Entertainment, Technology, Travel and Money sections along with weather.

Fans can watch Talking Tech reviews with Ed Baig and Jefferson Graham, get the latest sports scores for the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS, get a clear picture of the financial world, check stocks, IPOs, taxes and takeovers, solve daily crossword and sudoku puzzles, or read articles using a black background and white text by enabling the Night Mode.

Now, the app can be used across Windows 10 PCs and laptops, Windows 10 Mobile devices, Xbox One gaming console and HoloLens headset. Microsoft has noted that the latest update number varies by device and published the full list of available updates:

– 2.3.6 turned on Xbox and Hololens again;
– 2.3.6 brought bug fixes to reduce the amount of “Breaking News” errors;
– 2.3.2 rolled back to 2.2.5 because of crashiness of 2.3.0;
– 2.3.0 added Xbox support;
– 2.3.0 fixed crash on launch for Hololens;
– 2.2.6 brought bug fixes and improved Continuum experience;
– 2.2.5 introduced breaking news alerts;
– 2.2.5 updated Privacy Policy link, fixed crash on latest fast ring builds;
– 2.1.6 fixed a bug that caused scroll position to not be saved between views;
– 2.1.4 added scores to the Sports section;
– 2.1.4 fixed back button in tablet mode

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