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Download the free RTV6 app on your mobile device this Christmas

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Posted at 10:36 AM, Dec 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-25 07:34:06-05

Get a new smartphone or tablet this holiday season? Be sure to download the latest upgraded version of our app to stay in the loop.

Downloading the free RTV6 app for your Apple or Android device means you’ll be the first to know when news or severe weather happens in the area.

The upgraded RTV6 app uses background refresh, meaning the latest news will be pre-loaded every time you open the app. The clean new interface features edge-to-edge images, new animations and single-touch video play on articles.

 

If you’re in a hurry to see the latest news and weather information, the app features links to specific stories directly inside push notifications. This way, our editors can now link a push notification directly to a story for quick access from the notification bar — or even your phone’s lock screen.

 

 

The app also features real-time traffic updates with a map and a list of current conditions.

 

 

You can browse through the day's top stories on the app's landing page, or use the menu to select sections and create a more personalized experience.

 

 

Did you miss the newscast? No worries. We're always streaming our 24-hour news and sports channel HTSN in the app, except when we've got live sporting events or breaking news to watch.

You can also browse through photo galleries in the "Photos" section of the app.

 

 

Use the ShopSmart section to browse the latest local deals and discounts. You can also use ShopSmart to build a shopping list and compare sales across different stores.

 

 

The uReport feature makes it easy for you to share photos, videos and story ideas directly with the RTV6 newsroom.

 

Whether you just got a new device recently or simply haven’t yet downloaded the app onto your existing one, check it out to stay connected — it’s free.