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

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:

- NOW WITH EBOOKS! Choose from our library of ebooks and record video storytime right now!
- Record, save, and upload your video recordings by registering with Troop ID from
- Record your video offline and upload when on wifi.

The NEW United Through Reading APP allows YOUR FAMILY:

- To watch the video on demand online or download for offline viewing.
- To request a FREE copy of the book read by the service member after recording via the email notification or on our website ( thanks to Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

What’s New

Version 1.1.12

Now with EBooks

Fixes camera button placement for iPhone 12

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Aviatorswife ,

Stories to go!

Great app! It is easy to download and easy to use. It’s great because you can record any time you want and it’s free! Don’t forget to request your free book when you’re done recording. UTR is truly one of the best military non-profits around. Thank you, UTR, for a great product!

mmike1357 ,

Great app

My kids and spouse love this app


United Through Reading
179.6 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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