United Through Reading

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About this app

The United Through Reading App keeps military families reading together, no matter the distance. Stay connected at storytime by video recording yourself reading a storybook aloud to the special kids in your life even when military duty, deployment, training, drill weekends, or long work days keep you away.

The UTR App is free, secure, and available to active duty service members, veterans, and their families who register through Troop ID from ID.me.

For 30 years, United Through Reading has provided service members with the opportunity to share the gift of reading together even when separated by military duty at more than 200 recording locations around the world.

With the United Through Reading App, you can:

● Includes built in viewer, festive frames, and enhanced user tools.
● NOW WITH EBOOKS! Choose from our library of ebooks and video record storytime right now!
● Record, save, and upload your storytime video by registering with TroopID from ID.me.
● Record your storytime video offline and upload when on wifi.
● To record with preloaded ebooks in app or with a physical book

With the United Through Reading App, your family can:
● Watch your storytime video on demand online or download to your PC, Mac, or Android device.
● Read along with the ebook in the webviewer.
● Get a FREE copy of the book recorded by clicking the link in the email notification or on our website [link to or list as: bit.ly/UTRbooks] thanks to Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
Updated on
Oct 4, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Photos and videos
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
153 reviews
Gary H.
February 18, 2021
There's nothing here in the app. I saw the article from the VA newsletter. I downloaded the app, there's nothing to view. Three tabs that take your nowhere.
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United Through Reading
March 9, 2021
Gary, the app is a platform for creating your own content to share with your family. The first 2 tabs are for creating, and uploading your recordings. The help tab has a link to our info page. After the stories are uploaded you and your family can view them at http://www.utrapp.org. Please email appsupport@utr.org for additional assistance. Thanks
Luraj Dick
July 4, 2021
To teach an reach out from the way the only thing I can think of is that the one I have question about the way to be able to look past the reality of the worlds blind an unkindly to one another but vaule mateariale an opions then be the start to take care of the rest of the world and all the way to the better for us as well as the one who is in mirror
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A Google user
March 7, 2020
No uploads. You can only upload videos with WiFi and not data. Since I am deployed I have no wifi but I do have data.
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United Through Reading
March 24, 2020
Sean, Thanks for the feedback. We set the app up this way because we were concerned about the long cellular data upload times causing timeouts and dropped connections. We also gave the user control over when to upload by delaying upload until a WiFi connection was available. We appreciate your input, and will consider changing this in the future.

What's new

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Minor bug fixes