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The Weather Channel for Android

by The Weather Channel
Rated: All Ages
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8,058 customer reviews)

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Latest Updates

What's new in version 5.6.2
  • • -- Real Time Rain Alerts: Amazing! Get real-time alerts for your GPS location, and know rain or snow is near you. • -- Performance enhancements

Product Details

  • ASIN: B0064X7FVE
  • Release Date: November 8, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8,058 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #434 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • -- Real Time Rain Alerts: Amazing! Get real-time alerts for your GPS location, and know rain or snow is near you.
  • -- Performance enhancements

Product Description

You. Yes you, weather fan.

Whether you’re a storm tracker or planning for the school day, The Weather Channel app brings the most useful, hyper-localized forecasts, radar maps, conditions, and alerts directly to you.

KNOW THE WEATHER ANYWHERE, RIGHT NOW.
-- Forecasts: Choose hourly, 36-hour, 10-day and weekend forecasts in Celsius or Fahrenheit.
-- Current Weather Conditions: More than temperatures, get “feels like” weather, humidity, dew point, sunrise, sunset, wind speed, UV index, visibility and barometric pressure.
-- Weather Maps: Fast-loading radar maps show past and future radar. Map layers show road or satellite views, water temperature, wind speeds, snow cover, and more.
-- Customizable push alerts
-- Severe Weather Alerts: Stay safe with NWS notifications of severe weather, and know the moment tornado and severe storm watches and warnings are issued.
-- Breaking News Alerts: Keep informed with national weather news updates.
-- Rain Alerts: Avoid getting surprised by the rain with real-time alerts for your GPS location and morning rain reports for your favorite locations.
-- Pollen Alerts: Know the pollen counts near you. We’ve got your back, if not the tissues.

To configure your alerts, go to the settings menu and select sign-up.

DIVE DEEP INTO YOUR WEATHER
-- Hurricane Tracking: Follow the path of tropical storms and hurricanes, and see their projected paths.
-- Social Weather: Take pictures and share the amazing weather you experience, plus report it directly to us. Your reports help others track approaching weather. Geeky? Yes, and proud.
-- 24/7 Remote Temps: Populate your notification bar with the current temperatures of your favorite locations worldwide.
-- Weather Widgets: We have widgets available in 1x1, 2x2, 1x4 and 4x4. You’re welcome.
-- Seasonal Tools: Our pollen counts, airport delays module, and beach & boat planner help you keep your plans in harmony with the day’s weather. (MOBILE DEVICES ONLY)
-- Weather News: From severe storms to straight-up bizarre weather occurrences, we’ll keep you up-to-date.
-- Weather Videos: Local forecasts, climate change news, and everything in between, all streamed in HD.
-- Sleek Interface: Easy to use and beautiful in its simplicity.
-- Stunning Imagery: Amazing background photos match your current weather conditions. Did you notice?
-- Love For Android Tablets: The best weather app and widgets are optimized for Android Tablets.

THE WEATHER CHANNEL ON THE WEB AND SOCIAL MEDIA:
All the weather, wherever you go: find us at weather.com, like us on facebook.com/theweatherchannel, and follow us on Twitter @weatherchannel. After all, #ItsAmazingOutThere

FEEDBACK:
We’re always looking to improve our app and appreciate your feedback. So please rate and review us! If you have suggestions, submit them to http://feedback.weather.com

PRIVACY:
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: 24.7MB
Version: 5.6.2
Developed By: The Weather Channel ( Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window )
Application Permissions: ( Help me understand what permissions mean )
  • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
  • Access the vibration feature
  • Receive messages via Amazon Device Messaging
  • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
  • Write to external storage
  • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
  • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
  • Open network sockets
  • Request authtokens from the AccountManager
  • Access information about networks
  • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
  • Read from external storage
  • Read only access to device state
  • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging
  • com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES
Minimum Operating System: Android 4.0
Approximate Download Time: Less than 4 minutes

Customer Reviews

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1,970 of 2,095 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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56 of 58 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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99 of 107 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Updated version is useless! July 9, 2013
Original version of app was a daily go to for quick reference to local & world wide weather info. New updated version is NOT USER FRIENDLY! Deleting updated version without hesitation.
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164 of 182 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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59 of 62 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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91 of 99 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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124 of 137 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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123 of 136 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars hate new upgrade July 8, 2013
By Sally
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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Does ANYONE have a link to the Former Weather Channel App?
According to your post you already have the app, so why do you need a link? If the "original version" on your Kindle is the one you like, just pull the app package off there and manually install it on your work tablet. That's certainly the most direct solution, but if you prefer, you... Read More
Apr 12, 2013 by Robert Garofalo |  See all 13 posts
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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