Detroit Free Press

Detroit Free Press

  • Category: News
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 5.14.4
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • Developer: Gannett
  • Compatibility: Android
8,560 Ratings
$ 0

Detroit Free Press App

From critically acclaimed storytelling and photography, to rich-media videos, we not only deliver the news, but completely immerse you in it. With our local-to-national coverage, find the stories that matter to your community. FEATURES: • NEWS: Browse or search for national, local and most popular stories to keep you connected. • 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. • 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: Get 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. • SAVED STORIES: Save your favorite stories to read later. • NIGHT MODE: Enable this feature to view the app using a black background and white text. • 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. AD-FREE SUBSCRIPTION OPTION: Subscribe today and experience great storytelling with no ads. Purchase an ad free subscription for $2.99/month with a 2 week free trial. 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. Privacy Policy: Terms of Service: TELL US WHAT YOU THINK: 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

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Detroit Free Press app reviews

  • Sports in the D! 4/5

    By Doey 888
    I check 3 things on my phone each morning. The Freep is always first and the most fun! The postings are timely and most stories load quickly.
  • App Stopped Working 1/5

    By BMMTroyMi
    I used to really appreciate being able to read the local news on the Freep App, but the app has stopped responding on the last few weeks. Once in the app, you are unable to click on more than one article to read. Soooo frustrating. I did contact customer service but have yet to receive a reply. I am loath to delete the app, but it is useless at the moment.
  • Latest update doesn't work 1/5

    By Moodge01
    I updated the app and it no longer works. Deleted and installed again. Same issue.
  • Update version not working 1/5

    By Raptr7
    The latest update rendered this app worthless for my iPad. I am running 10.3. But now when I open the app and to use an article, it doesn't open. Are you supporting my version? I guess I will find a new news app
  • Update upset! 1/5

    By 1979akc
    The latest update on Nov. 26 will not work properly on my IPad. The articles will not open! This update should be updated ASAP!
  • Too many sports stories on main feed 2/5

    By JHappyretired
    20 of 28 items, why?
  • Font size adjustment sorely missing. 3/5

    By smartie61
    Otherwise eight fairly typical NewsHour.
  • Is this a sports app? What happened to the news? 2/5

    By Mr bigglesworth89124
    Wayyyyyy too many sports stories. Literally maybe 4/5 articles are sports related. I want news. Not sports entertainment. And I had to turn off notifications because during any playoffs season, I was getting notifications before each game started, at least 1 during the game, and another after. Why???! I DIDNT DOWNLOAD THIS FOR SPORTS NEWS!! deleted.
  • Ad-Free does not work 2/5

    By Cup4drw
    I like the app and wanted to support the paper, so I purchased the ad-free subscription. However, it does not seem to do anything. All the ads are still embedded.
  • Poor 1/5

    By French7255
    Poor research. Not ALL the facts.
  • Love this paper. I have read the Free Press since I was 10 years old 5/5

    By Lady from Lakeport
    . I am now 72 years old.
  • Thank you 5/5

    By Home run Tommy
    I live in Flint Michigan, however, my hometown is Ypsilanti Mi. I use the app to keep current with Southeast Michigan I love to read! I also use MLive to keep up with the Ann Arbor area more specifically Ypsilanti.
  • DFP app is great. 5/5

    By CAtourist
    Easy to use app which supports great Journalism!!
  • App is ok but 2/5

    By jim5666
    The app has no place to write a review of the newspaper news items. The paper itself is garbage and no place to tell them to keep the biased out of their reporting.
  • Voter guide comment 5/5

    By bootjack yooper
    We appreciate the voter guide the Free Press has put together. So informative, easy to use and readers throughout the state can be helped by it. Dave Liimatta Brighton
  • New Clickbait Headline Style Stinks 3/5

    By KevinHall
    The new way the headlines are being written is awful. It makes it sound like a bot trying to garner clicks instead of an actual newspaper headline. This isn’t BuzzFeed, they should write like it. The app is fine in general to use. I wish the night mode wasn’t buried so deep in the UI or could be put on a timer with the sun. It’s easy to change the font size which I did once ever, but annoying to change to dark mode every night and back in the morning.
  • Plays Audio Video Ads unprompted now! 1/5

    By americandadinchina
    This app now will start playing advertisements unsolicited. And if in a meeting or event or somewhere else trying to read the paper very subtly, you could get called out with a loud obnoxious advertisement. Not using this app anymore.
  • Almost great! 5/5

    By Joe Chateau
    I love everything about this app....except for one strange issue. I can go to any sport and get up-to-date news with one exception. When I click on Lions it’s stuck on the news from Nov. 29th. Tate is saying the Lions have to win the rest to make the playoffs. I have deleted the app and reinstalled it, but it still sticks on Nov. 29th. How can this be fixed?
  • Lions portion of this app 4/5

    By danmatras
    The Lions portion of this app has not changed in 146 days. It’s still talks about Tete taking the Lions can still make the playoffs. It is unbelievable that someone has not fixed this portion of the app. The other sports teams don’t have this problem with their portion of the app.
  • Stale 2/5

    By Slightly obsessive
    The head article on the news page is 89 days old. 'Nuff said.
  • Poor design 1/5

    By Motownmat
    Why can’t the developers fix the cover photos that appear in each article? The same cover photo appear above each story. This has been a problem for over a year and never addressed. They should write a story out their inept programming skills.
  • Worst. Paper. Ever. 1/5

    By Evo153
    How is this horrible paper not bankrupt yet?!?
  • News 1/5

    By Duraforce
    The disgraced media continues to ridicule our great president, one would think that this leftist news outlet would notice their error but, continuing down into the swamp and still melting down due to hillary klinton losing Big Time. Start reporting the news correctly, leftist losers !
  • Great mobile newspaper app! 5/5

    By Buddy cat & Smokey
    I normally will not read newspapers on line, but the Free Press app is really easy to read and find what section you want. This is the best newspaper app that I have and I definitely will keep reading it! My complaint I'm now having is that the advice column is terrible - sometimes there aren't any new questions for days - my Oakland Press has new ones daily in Dear Abby....sigh! Line Dancing Grandma The advice columns aren't any better....they disappear for days - what happens?. I just changed the number of review stars to one...why, because again and again columns are disappearing, especially the advice columns!! I will close the app if this doesn’t clear up. This has gone on for days - I have been a Free Press reader for years and really like this app since we go to Florida. This app is getting worse and worse! Is there a reason why certain sections are not updated daily! I will no longer recommend this app to my snowbird friends from the Detroit area - please do not ask me to rate this app again unless you’ve fixed this problem!
  • Lose the ads! 2/5

    By motownspecial313
    This Ann Curry ad is ruining the app experience, fine I understand something have to keep the lights on...but you need to remove automatic launch/highly sensitive tap. It is very annoying...
  • Anything new 1/5

    By Headinhome
    The same pictures and stories remain on sport pages for weeks, even months.
  • Sports are Not Breaking News 3/5

    By tang29
    I’ve chosen not to receive notifications for sports, therefore, I do not want to be notified about sports.
  • U of M Athletics 5/5

    By Go Blue in ATLANTA!!!
    Coverage is the best!!
  • As an ex-pat, I check it every day 3/5

    By GreenApple07
    Good way to keep up to date on the hometown. Hard to beat the price; it’s truly a “Free” Press. Quibbles: — Art should track the stories better. Way too much feature art for unrelated stories. And, too often, thumbnail shots don’t open with the stories. — Not sure why some obscure stories age so long in the home page — sometimes for days. — The steep reduction in staff shows. A lot is missed, especially in business news.
  • Mr. Juan O’Neill 5/5

    By irishjuan
    Good to read news from my home town paper.
  • Love my local paper, not a fan of app 2/5

    By sjfinest21
    I get a digital subscription of the paper delivered daily. Big fan. However I constantly struggle to find the stories I read in the daily paper within the application so that I can share the articles. Bummer.
  • Biased 1/5

    By Uh60 driver
    Just a bunch of closed minded liberals who think they know what’s right for America writing biased articles with little to no facts. If I could give negative stars I would.
  • Deleting app 1/5

    By jkfhope
    No comment on the app but I am deleting this app and it’s data and will no longer read the Free Press based on the recent call for the National Baseball Hall of Fame to rescind it’s election of Jack Morris over one rather innocuous comment he made 25+ years ago. This is preposterous.
  • Expat enjoying the Freep 5/5

    By Jim A R
    I left my SW Detroit home for the Philly Area in 1974. I miss all of Detroit and revel in the good news and frown when you I read the bad news. My go to source? The on line Free Press. What a great background and full of excellent storylines. Example: the recent Delray story. Tremendous!
  • Morning Delight! 5/5

    By Five Minute Fun Franny
    Great way to share news and coffee! Excellent paper!! 👍🏼 Yay for the F P!! 👏. And “Thank You” for each edition! 😀
  • No search function 2/5

    By Randysusan
    Wish there was a way to search.
  • Love the Free Press 4/5

    By Dzh
    And always have. A little liberal for my taste but good paper just the same. Articles could be refreshed quicker. It gets tiring to read the same thing all week long. They always have had the best reporters. Keep up the good work.
  • ExPat 5/5

    By TetonTPC
    I no longer live in the Mitten. I greatly appreciate the Freep app.
  • App shuts down 3/5

    By Detroit Planner
    Often, when I am reading an article on my iPhone 6plus, the app shuts down.
  • Good paper 5/5

    By Ann Arbor Resident
    New version of app has strange organization. Only cartoons as opinion?
  • Usually loads quickly and works well 4/5

    By Herbed
    And they have real writers and reporters.
  • Stupid app! 1/5

    By Annoyed&Angry
    Designed by idiots!
  • Used to be a great app 1/5

    By Livonia01
    I used to love this app but now it is awful. It has had the same couple of stories on the page for days. There are at least 2 to 3 different articles about each sports teams and no real news. Like I said, I used to love this app but reading stale news isn't worth it to me
  • Great app!!! 5/5

    By Captain MJ
    Easy to use. Comprehensive. Be sure to check the Settings to customize your experience.
  • I Love "The Freep!" 5/5

    By RJLange
    Have lived out of state for 25-years but I REALLY miss my Michigan. The Freep keeps me in touch with what is happening in the Mit and with my sports teams. Still love reading Mitch Albom's article and glad he stayed with Detroit despite his fame. Keep up the good work and thank you for keeping me part of the D!
  • Issues 1/5

    By MichiganWood
    The app keeps shutting down. Using a 6 plus. Is my device not supported anymore? Wish it worked like it used to, i did enjoy it when it worked.
  • App links are broken 1/5

    By LuckRunner
    Downloaded the app so I could track some runners running the Detroit Marathon, and the links are broken so I can't track any runners. Worthless app!
  • Awful 1/5

    By Dkerner
    This app is impossible to navigate. Terrible set-up
  • No search? 3/5

    By leekatt53
    I don't see any way to search for stories. Ugh

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