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The Weather Channel for Android

by The Weather Channel
Platform: Android Rated: All Ages
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6,474 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 5.2.5
  • Higher quality videos for tablet.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B0064X7FVE
  • Release Date: November 8, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6,474 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #184 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • We are thrilled to share our new features:
  • --Complete redesign: More beautiful & easy-to-use.
  • --Social Weather: Report your weather to us. To complete your report, remember to take a photo and share it with your friends! (PHONE ONLY)
  • -- You can also activate an always-on temperature.
  • --Navigation: swipe down to view details

Product Description
The Weather Channel app offers the best radar maps, local forecasts, & weather news available.

With our app and widgets, you can enjoy the best day possible with the most accurate forecast available. After all, when you see the world through weather, It's Amazing Out There.

Our favorite features include:

• Trusted forecasts include hourly, 36-hour, and 10-day forecast options (Celsius or Fahrenheit)

• Weather Maps: Fast, accurate, and localized maps

• Current weather conditions give you the “feels like” temperature, sunrise time, sunset time, wind speed, humidity, UV index, visibility, dew point, and pressure.

• Social Weather: Report your weather conditions to us! We'll use the information to improve the forecast & map out what others are reporting or tracking in your area. Plus, your report will be added to your personalized weather history, so you can track your past reports. To complete your report, remember to take a photo and share it with your friends. (PHONE ONLY)

• You also have the option to activate an always-on temperature in your notification bar for tracking the location of your choice.

• Weather Widgets: Offered in several sizes, whether you want the 1x1 weather widget, 2x2 weather widget, 4x1 weather widget, or 4x2 weather widget

• Beautiful and easy-to-use interface

• Amazing background photos match your location and current weather conditions.

• Navigation: swipe up and down to view the detailed forecasts and news stories.

Don’t just listen to us! Here’s what the experts are saying about the best weather app:

Gold Medal winner from Gizmodo’s best weather apps!

“Besides launching an impressive new look, a selection of social features have also been added to the application, radar maps are faster, and navigation has been enhanced. …” – App Advice

“… bright, crisp design and thoughtful layout. It packs a lot of information into not a lot of space, and a new social weather feature makes the service even more interactive … The Weather Channel is a deep dive into meteorological data...” – PC magazine

“One of the more intriguing new features is something The Weather Channel calls ‘Social Weather,’ … a native, Waze-like weather reporting service.” – TIME

"The Weather Channel app ... provides fast, accurate information.” – iDownloadBlog

THE WEATHER CHANNEL ON SOCIAL AND WEB:

Check us out at weather.com, like us on facebook.com/theweatherchannel, and follow us on Twitter @weatherchannel for the latest breaking news and for tracking severe weather. Your WEATHER wherever and whenever you want it.

FEEDBACK:

We love when you provide us with feedback. If you love our weather app, please rate and review us in the Amazon Appstore. If you have questions or suggestions, please submit them to http://feedback.weather.com

FEEDBACK:

You may be interested in our Privacy Policy, which can be found here: http://www.weather.com/common/home/privacy.html and our Terms of Use, which can be found here: http://www.weather.com/common/home/legal.html


Technical Details

  • Size: Varies by device (14.4MB - 25.3MB)
  • Version: 5.2.5
  • Developed By: The Weather Channel (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read from external storage
    • Request authtokens from the AccountManager
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging
    • com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES
    • Read only access to device state
    • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
    • Receive messages via Amazon Device Messaging
    • Open network sockets
    • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
    • Access the vibration feature
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Varies by device
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 4 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
1,931 of 2,055 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Battery hog November 26, 2012
I have loved the Weather Channel app for several years on both my phone and my Kindle Fire. It has had some issues but they have seemed to fix those issues once they are known. The latest issue was with you not being able to get the latest info, would be old and there was no refresh button. The app now has a refresh button, and always seems to have the latest info when I open it.
However, I recently purchased a Kindle Fire HD. The first app that I installed was the Weather Channel app. After a few days, I began to notice that my Fire HD had no battery life.
I fully charged it. Went to bed and read for just a little bit. Made sure the wifi was turned off. When I woke in the morning, I only had 36% of battery left. And it was asleep all night.
So after playing with it for several days, turning this and that off, uninstalling different apps, I've come to find out that it is the Weather Channel app that is sucking the battery life out of the Fire. I have now uninstalled it and gone are the battery issues. I can go to bed at night and it loses at most 2-3% of it's battery life over night.
And I can now believe that the Fire does have an 11 hour battery life. Previously, I was getting, at most, 4 hours of use.
I gave the app 3 stars because it IS a super great app. And I'm hoping that the developers will soon look at the problem of why it is using so much battery power.
I just want an app, that when I click on it, I can find out the weather forecast for my home and a few selected cities. I don't want it to keep running when I'm not using it.
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121 of 132 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars hate new upgrade July 8, 2013
all of a sudden got a different version. hate it. no more hourly forecast, can't read info over a glaring picture. want my old version back!!!!! I will be removing it from. my device.
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153 of 169 people found the following review helpful
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I don't usually write harsh reviews without at least a little praise or constructive suggestions but there is no alternative here. This redesign is a sad, garbled, useless mess (as of July 9, 2013, Ver. 4.1.2x adad45d). We've used the Weather Channel app (Android version for the Kindle Fire HD) since late 2012 and found the earlier version immediately intuitive and sensible, especially the at-a-glance multi-day view. But this pointless update drove a 5 star to a 1 star literally overnight. The new interface is a non-intuitive mess that looks like something a first time app designer slapped together. We've switched to Weather Bug for now. If the Weather Channel doesn't switch back to a more intuitive, sensible app design we'll be deleting this permanently. We don't object to the ads or the points - we understand the realities of monetization for free apps. But this incredibly poor design will simply drive away your potential traffic.

And I'm not talking about tweaking it to make it better. I can't think of a single constructive suggestion to merely tweak the redesign and make it better. At the very least you might consider making the old version optional for tablet users, if the goal was to redesign the app primarily for smaller mobile devices.

Update 7/17/13: I tried the new Weather Channel app for a week alongside the Weather Bug app. The Weather Channel app is crap. I deleted it. I'm reasonably satisfied with Weather Bug, although I'd like to see the old familiar and immediately intuitive Weather Channel app return.
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't like the update! July 8, 2013
I really liked this app at first. I used it nearly every day. I liked being able to choose the type of map shown, and I liked that it was labeled well and easy to use. Ads were small, not intrusive at all, blended in fairly well. This new update has screaming bright red ads that take up way too much space. I might not mind if I could close or hide them, but they cover up part of the weather map. My kindle has crashed 3 times while I tried using the updated app. I just installed the NOAA weather app. I'm using that instead from now on.
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75 of 80 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Intrusive January 10, 2012
By me
why do they need to have all that access to my personal information? send texts, make calls, view calendar events, contacts, email, way too intrusive i will not install!
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81 of 87 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Hate the upgrade July 9, 2013
By Rene
Upgraded automatically. I loved this app but hate the upgrade. Too busy. Hate the tokens/Twitter crap. What a shame. Am deleting and looking elsewhere for a weather app.
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116 of 127 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bring back the former version July 9, 2013
By KD
The last version was excellent. This new version has the apperance more like a silly child's game.
Please bring back the old app! I wont be using this new version, sorry.
I'm in agreement with the last several disappointed reviews.
This is NOT better.
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52 of 54 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Was good July 9, 2013
By Mary
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I went to check my local weather only to discover the app had been destroyed. Not user friendly at all. Childish icons, in your face graphics. Will be deleting.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good App
Overall I love this app, however I can not get it to work the same on both of my phones which are exactly alike. An interesting quirk.
Published 1 hour ago by Smarie
2.0 out of 5 stars Miss Old Version; Uninstalling Now
The app used to work well on my Kindle HD 7 (2012) but now it gets stuck on the "Manage Locations" screen and I can't navigate out to use it. Read more
Published 6 hours ago by Jen
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Hands down my " go to" weather site
Published 6 hours ago by Bon Vivant
5.0 out of 5 stars I live in Fl and play and lot of golf ...
I live in Fl and play and lot of golf. I use this tool every day to make decisions on my outdoor activity. Read more
Published 9 hours ago by edmund plummer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very handy and I use it a lot for local weather
Published 10 hours ago by Debbie Jackson
1.0 out of 5 stars Stay away
Ads covered everything. Couldn't make any sense because the Ads were all over it. Uninstalled it immediately
Published 14 hours ago by Lee Erhart
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't like new update!!!
Really enjoyed old format. Don't care for new setup. Want old format back. Want current radar map. Will remove & not reinstall until radar back!
Published 19 hours ago by Bubbles54
1.0 out of 5 stars radar no longer works
the app keeps saying you reached the wrong page. go back. dumb. I want to see maps of the country.
Published 21 hours ago by Kentuck
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Not accurate at all!!
Published 1 day ago by J. Diaz
1.0 out of 5 stars terrible app
bring back the old version. every time I go to radar I get a funny page boy sure what's going o
Published 1 day ago by Pen Name
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Does ANYONE have a link to the Former Weather Channel App?
Pie Grrrl,

I'm sorry if my comment sounded a bit presumptuous. I tend to take it for granted that people know how to do these things, but I should have realized from your post that you didn't (otherwise you probably wouldn't have been asking for the link).
But no problem, I respect people who... Read More
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How do I delete cities from the weather app
press and hold on the location you want to delete, various options will show up, 'delete' being one of them.
Jun 1, 2013 by jcat |  See all 5 posts
app not working on Kindle Fire
I am having the same problem on my Kindle Fire with this app! Gonna contact Amazon to see if they can help me.
Sep 11, 2013 by T. Chang |  See all 5 posts
How to remove this app if you don't want it!
Have been using your Weather Channel app for awhile and now when I open it - no matter what location I choose - the information is missing - and it looks fine - but no info - only N/A next too each circle or whatever.What am I to do?
Would really appreciate your help- will be travelling soon and... Read More
May 17, 2014 by Fanya Taggar |  See all 2 posts
radar doesn't work
help
Weather channel stopped providing info. Looks fine but everything says N/A.
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