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Weather & Hurricane Tracker: The Weather Channel

Weather & Hurricane Tracker: The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel

Severe weather alerts, tropical storm & hurricane radar: track with weather maps

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Ratings & Reviews

4.6
5.4M+ Ratings
  1. 5
    73%
  2. 4
    18%
  3. 3
    4%
  4. 2
    2%
  5. 1
    4%
  • Oct 22, 2020

    By Alfie Lewington
    There is an issue with the temperature notification. When I change it to my current location, exit the app and wait a little while, it doesn't change in real time. When the app is opened again, and go to the settings, it then says "no ongoing temperature notification" after I set it to my current location. Please fix this bug!
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  • Weather Channel App Great Tool for Travel Jul 10, 2020

    By In the Dsrk
    My wife and I having to travel throughout the state of Texas, occasionally with our children,results in many changes and fluctuations in the weather. We can be in central Texas in San Antonio with high temperatures and strong wind (allergens: dust & pollen) will change dramatically as we venture into East Texas surrounding Houston with lower temperatures, but with a major increase in relative humidity and the dew point (allergens: mold and grasses). Having a family with a variety of allergies, compounded with the need to stay vigilant about the novel Coronavirus(CoVid-19), can leave some of us concerned for our health if we do not prepare for the changing weather. Another major advantage in having The Weather Channel are the weather alerts warning us of severe weather. We have on several occasions received alerts/bulletins on severe weather outside of our region but within areas where we have family that are elderly. We were able to call them and advise them to take the necessary precautions. This has been a Godsend. The ability to see up-to-date forecasts of any city or region on The Weather Channel allows us to plan specific activities and outings, while taking the necessary precautions. All this and so much more conveniently located at the touch of a button on a single site - The Weather Channel! The Medina Family 😇
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  • Let’s go back in Time Jul 23, 2019

    By Johnnyz53
    I own a manufacturing business in the South. Since we work in a mostly open warehouse the weather is very important there was a time when y’all had sections of importance. Videos: At one time the primary videos offered were segments of weather throughout the country. i . e. Northeast, southeast, Midwest, Southwest, and Northwest. Now it’s a melange of Weather top story, then somewhat insignificant stories with background music and subtitles of stories not necessarily pertinent to U.S weather on a daily basis. It seems you have to forage through the pooo to get what your looking for. There was also monthly data that showed averages for one’s area and where we are compared to the average on a rolling average. That’s completely gone. Nowadays it’s the basic local facts and sensationalism. I’m afraid that you don’t know how to get it back. Lastly, I find it interesting that your posting a 4.6 average when the Lions share of comments are negative. Himmmm Math channel? Update; I had to correct my score. I originally gave it 2 Stars. Once it showed up it was 4 stars. Very interesting, maybe it answers my score question. So now I gave it a 1. If you see any more than 1 star? It wasn’t me.
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  • Oct 9, 2020

    By John Mulrey
    This app was amazing for about 4 months. The hourly weather (rain predictions in particular) are far more accurate than AccuWeather for my area. However, a few weeks ago it just stopped working. It spins forever trying to load data, and never finishes. I reinstalled the app and it was fine for a bit, but then the same issue returned a few days later. Hopefully they fix it, because I really like the app when it works.
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  • Oct 19, 2020

    By Aelita Alperovich
    I used to love this app, especially the widget that I have on main screen on Galaxy S10. All of a sudden at random times, the widget goes blank (showing grey circle with minus sign in the middle). When I click on it to get the weather back, after a few seconds it disappears again. It happens a few times, & then goes back to normal. After today's update, it's happening more frequently. It's not my phone or location settings because Google Maps always show correct location.
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  • Oct 21, 2020

    By Julie R
    Doesn't keep widget updated, it shows dashes (- -) instead of temperature or worse, shows the wrong temperature because it doesn't stay current. I have all the correct permissions for it. I wanted real-time rain notifications, but it fails to tell me and kept giving alerts for stuff not relevant for me (I don't need breaking news weather from locations thousands of miles away that I've never saved in my locations). So, I had to turn all those notifications off.
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  • Oct 22, 2020

    By Coulton Goldade
    I used to really enjoy the app and have had it for years. Then there was some sort of update or something to the app and now it takes like 5 minutes for anything to load, and sometimes it wont even load and at all and I'll have to close and reopen the app several times. Used to be my favorite weather app but not work the trouble.
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  • Good Info BUT Ads TOO Intrusive Jun 5, 2020

    By StollFamily
    First, the information for the current and near future weather from this app is as good as any other weather app and probably a little more timely. It is my preferred weather app and has been for quite a while. To be fair, sometimes it can be very wrong, but 9+ of 10 times it is reliable which is better than other apps. However, the latest few app designs have me so frustrated with the over intrusive positions of the ads. I understand the purpose for having ads...I’m cheap and don’t want to pay, so I accept that I must look at ads to compensate. No problem. Put the big ad first so I’m force to look at it every time. But then let me scroll off of it to see the weather info. In this current app version, I find myself constantly scrolling and having to search for the info I want to see. I know it is there somewhere, but I tend to miss it or just don’t see it through all of the ads. It is too much that I’m not using the app as frequently as I used to...which means I’m not looking at the ads...which I think defeats the purpose. Again I don’t mind having to look at ads, and sometimes i get something that interests me and I even click on them, but this app is supposed to be a weather app, for weather information, and not an ad app with some weather info sprinkled in between. For me 4.5 stars for the info, but 1 star for the app design as it makes me not want to use the app.
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  • Oct 21, 2020

    By Stefanie Hackenberg
    Evidently I'm one of many, many users who had enjoyed this app and handy widget for years but after the recent update it's completely unusable. At first the widget was blank and wouldn't refresh, so I removed it and re-added it; now the widget works but when you tap it to see detail you get a screen full of "processing" spinners and nothing ever loads. Goodbye, Weather app, thanks for being useful while it lasted. 😕
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  • What happened Oct 15, 2019

    By Honey Moon Pie
    I liked the fact that being older than dirt I could put this on my iPad and make things bigger so that I could see and read everything. I liked the setup except that as with all things meteorologists have a harder time knowing what is going to happen and make guesses as to times of stuff. GOd still has control on most things and weather seems to be changing in our world also. So old age is not the only things that change in life. Why everyone uses light gray writing on a white background and expect someone to be able to see it is idiotic at best. I know all of the younger generation may like new update but I personally liked the old one best. There may have been a few things to change but wish you would make so people had a choice. Older people seem to never get a choice any more. At least there are many more apps I can go to and pray to find one I like. Thanks for nothing but causing me more problems with computers which I am getting ever more aggravated with. Not all old people want so many changes in their later years. Every time I finally get used to something, you geniuses decide to change all around. Just getting used to phones and iPads and all their changes every other day is enough to drive someone crazy and I don’t need any help since as you get older people don’t give me credit for having a lot of common since anyway! Thanks at least for trying to please all the people in the world.
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Reviewed by Laura S on January 29, 2018

  • Weather Channel App Great Tool for Travel Jul 10, 2020

    By In the Dsrk
    My wife and I having to travel throughout the state of Texas, occasionally with our children,results in many changes and fluctuations in the weather. We can be in central Texas in San Antonio with high temperatures and strong wind (allergens: dust & pollen) will change dramatically as we venture into East Texas surrounding Houston with lower temperatures, but with a major increase in relative humidity and the dew point (allergens: mold and grasses). Having a family with a variety of allergies, compounded with the need to stay vigilant about the novel Coronavirus(CoVid-19), can leave some of us concerned for our health if we do not prepare for the changing weather. Another major advantage in having The Weather Channel are the weather alerts warning us of severe weather. We have on several occasions received alerts/bulletins on severe weather outside of our region but within areas where we have family that are elderly. We were able to call them and advise them to take the necessary precautions. This has been a Godsend. The ability to see up-to-date forecasts of any city or region on The Weather Channel allows us to plan specific activities and outings, while taking the necessary precautions. All this and so much more conveniently located at the touch of a button on a single site - The Weather Channel! The Medina Family 😇
    more
  • Let’s go back in Time Jul 23, 2019

    By Johnnyz53
    I own a manufacturing business in the South. Since we work in a mostly open warehouse the weather is very important there was a time when y’all had sections of importance. Videos: At one time the primary videos offered were segments of weather throughout the country. i . e. Northeast, southeast, Midwest, Southwest, and Northwest. Now it’s a melange of Weather top story, then somewhat insignificant stories with background music and subtitles of stories not necessarily pertinent to U.S weather on a daily basis. It seems you have to forage through the pooo to get what your looking for. There was also monthly data that showed averages for one’s area and where we are compared to the average on a rolling average. That’s completely gone. Nowadays it’s the basic local facts and sensationalism. I’m afraid that you don’t know how to get it back. Lastly, I find it interesting that your posting a 4.6 average when the Lions share of comments are negative. Himmmm Math channel? Update; I had to correct my score. I originally gave it 2 Stars. Once it showed up it was 4 stars. Very interesting, maybe it answers my score question. So now I gave it a 1. If you see any more than 1 star? It wasn’t me.
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  • New Update Nonsense Aug 29, 2018

    By R50an
    I don’t know why the weather channel felt the need to completely overhaul the layout and design of their app. The previous version, which I had used daily for the last handful of years, was by all accounts a perfect weather app. Generally speaking, the main reason to change the layout of an app is to make it more efficient for the user. Unfortunately, the final product of this new design has done the exact opposite. The “upgraded” version of this app is an absolute pain to navigate and offers almost no benefits for the user. The most striking change made to the app is undoubtedly the bright white background. It’s baffling that people still think the bright white screen is an upgrade. Several of my other most used apps over the years have gone with the white background and I have had to delete several of them as a result. Unfortunately, I will likely do the same for the weather channel app if they don’t change or at least offer an alternative to the white background. It is blinding to my precious eyes!
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  • Oct 13, 2020

    By Raymond Hudson
    The Weather Channel has been my go to weather info app for 3 phone upgrades. They always have the best information on incoming weather as well as emergency precautions that need to be taken. Easily localized for your immediate area. They have plenty of great articles on national weather and they don't get political about their reporting. I've tried other apps and always come back to The Weather Channel.
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  • New Interface Never Loads Jan 12, 2019

    By Fofiluna
    I have relied on the weather channel apps for weather since I got my first iPhone 3g. I pay the subscription fee to not deal with commercials. Which by the way was initially a lifetime buy and changed to yearly. Since this new interface update 90% of the time the app won’t load past the blue flash screen and spinning circle. I have an iPhone X and my iOS is up to date. I have sent several notifications into their help center and after months the issue is still not fixed. Thank god I never deleted the old weather maxx app off my phone. It still loads EVERY time I open it. But it ticks me off that I am paying for a basically useless subscription. Also the Watch app was buggy to start with and now hasn’t worked or loaded the weather in months. I resorted to Carrot weather for my watch. Frustrated as a long time customer they can’t squash this bug and that they released this change without really having it ready or thinking of their audience.
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  • Oct 9, 2020

    By John Mulrey
    This app was amazing for about 4 months. The hourly weather (rain predictions in particular) are far more accurate than AccuWeather for my area. However, a few weeks ago it just stopped working. It spins forever trying to load data, and never finishes. I reinstalled the app and it was fine for a bit, but then the same issue returned a few days later. Hopefully they fix it, because I really like the app when it works.
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  • Oct 22, 2020

    By David Thurston
    I really enjoy this app, but I have one issue with it. I'll activate the on-going temperature notification, but when I come back to the app later, it has automatically turned it off when I never asked it to. This is quite annoying because I have to turn it back on every single time I open the app. It should just stay on all the time.
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  • Weather variety multiple locations Feb 24, 2018

    By master red fox
    I have had this app for awhile and use it to not only get local weather but weather for various locations for my son's work travel as surprisingly conditions vary greatly within a 50 mile area which one needs to know if commuting. I get road conditions and various alerts ( rain, snow, lighting, etc) per area. All helpful. Last year because of the reports I got, I saved my son an unnecessary trip because of the weather report. I enjoy the various videos also. I am editing review because of the problems I have been having with the app which appears to be all over where this app is used. I contacted support and only got a service standard reply which is basically sent by a computer. I am highly disappointed that I can’t get the app to work anymore because it was very helpful when it worked. I am not sure if the malfunction is due to the updates on IOS which also requires apps to also update. Whatever the reason, there should be a way to correct problem with app especially when it effects all means of use on phones, tablets and computers.
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  • Good overall but needs improvement Jan 31, 2019

    By HenryAppleuser123
    I use to enjoy the app and most importantly the interactive map. I really like it because not only can you read the weather, but you can also visualize it and I think that brings a new way of informing someone when looking at the weather. I think this is important because it could possibly help someone better understand what they are looking at and it also serves for educational purposes and that goes a long way when helping someone understand the intended message that trying to be sent. You never want any miscommunications. Anyway, I like the app overall but with the recent update, the layers of the interactive map now cover the whole screen and I find that kind of confusing and bothersome. For example, the temperature layer now covers the entire map instead of just the land masses. I’m my opinion, I think it was better before when it only covered the land masses and that applies for all the other layers like UV index etc. So if you can change it back to that, that would be great. Thank you for your time and keep up with the great work. Go weather channel.
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  • It’s a good app but theirs one thing... May 27, 2020

    By itzgmoney
    The app is amazing and I check it about five times a day to always know if the weather is gonna be good or bad for the day. Also during the coronavirus time it tells you how many cases are in your county. The radar is also very good. But the one bad thing is when you are looking at the hourly forecast and it’s says it going to rain in the afternoon you want to know when it’s going to rain exactly right? Well they did make that a feature where you can look at the weather for the next 15 minutes and I thought that would be pretty cool to have. But they made it where you can only get it in a thing called premium. It 30 bucks a year. And in my mind that is a lot of money and all I want to see is the weather. Also if there gonna charge that much money minds well just make it so once you spend the money you get it for life. If they would make it one payment for life or cheaper than 30 bucks a year (a lot cheaper) then they would get a 5 star review from me. But besides that I think it’s a great app. Please make cheaper
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  • Oct 22, 2020

    By Alfie Lewington
    There is an issue with the temperature notification. When I change it to my current location, exit the app and wait a little while, it doesn't change in real time. When the app is opened again, and go to the settings, it then says "no ongoing temperature notification" after I set it to my current location. Please fix this bug!
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  • Oct 19, 2020

    By Aelita Alperovich
    I used to love this app, especially the widget that I have on main screen on Galaxy S10. All of a sudden at random times, the widget goes blank (showing grey circle with minus sign in the middle). When I click on it to get the weather back, after a few seconds it disappears again. It happens a few times, & then goes back to normal. After today's update, it's happening more frequently. It's not my phone or location settings because Google Maps always show correct location.
    more
  • Oct 11, 2020

    By Kelden Mayer
    It is kind of a scummy app. Sometimes it will give you a notification saying "damaging thunderstorms and hail in your area!" So you open the app to check. Then, it gets to play its ad(s). When you load up the forecast, it will be completely clear with no storms or anything. Literally clickbait so it can make money playing ads.
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  • I liked the old App better! Dec 14, 2018

    By ArdenBailey
    Ever since the update my weather channel app is super glitchy. When I go to watch videos I have to watch an ad before every single one(the same ad over and over), this was not true for the old app. Also, if I click on the video and the ad plays but I scroll down to make it picture in picture and still browse the other videos... if I’m not at the video I initially wanted to watch when the ad ends and the screen goes black, when I try to click on it to bring up full screen it doesn’t work. Then, I have to click on a different video and then go back and am forced to watch the ad again. Also, if I am watching a video and the video ends and I’m in full screen, it immediately starts playing an ad(the same one I watched before the video) and the icon to minimize full screen is completely missing. I have to exit my app and go all the way back in just to watch a new video. I used to be an avid Weather Channel user but not anymore... I hardly even used it for the weather I just liked the nature/science related videos, and I can’t even do that anymore.
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  • WORST UPDATE EVER! Dec 13, 2018

    By Brandee16
    Please bring back the previous version! I’m not great with technology, but I was able to quickly move about the old version and find everything I wanted. After months of trying to use this new version I still cannot find the almanac and historical data, the Marine forecast, and many other things I wanted to check on. I have tried through your FAQs but I cannot find the “more” or “almanac” buttons on my screen ANYWHERE to access the additional info. In the previous version this info was all on one screen! It was so easy to flip among the different locations to see what the current weather was where family members live. Now I have to do 2 or 3 movements to achieve the same thing. I have found NOTHING to be better in this new version. You are too worried about adding things like tracking instances of colds and flu that will be so inaccurate as to be worthless. REALLY, how many people will notify you, how many are self-diagnosed! 90% of people I know claimed to have the flu last winter, but only two (out of about 50) were diagnosed by a doctor. I am using an iPad and the current iOS.
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  • Oct 22, 2020

    By Coulton Goldade
    I used to really enjoy the app and have had it for years. Then there was some sort of update or something to the app and now it takes like 5 minutes for anything to load, and sometimes it wont even load and at all and I'll have to close and reopen the app several times. Used to be my favorite weather app but not work the trouble.
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  • Good Info BUT Ads TOO Intrusive Jun 5, 2020

    By StollFamily
    First, the information for the current and near future weather from this app is as good as any other weather app and probably a little more timely. It is my preferred weather app and has been for quite a while. To be fair, sometimes it can be very wrong, but 9+ of 10 times it is reliable which is better than other apps. However, the latest few app designs have me so frustrated with the over intrusive positions of the ads. I understand the purpose for having ads...I’m cheap and don’t want to pay, so I accept that I must look at ads to compensate. No problem. Put the big ad first so I’m force to look at it every time. But then let me scroll off of it to see the weather info. In this current app version, I find myself constantly scrolling and having to search for the info I want to see. I know it is there somewhere, but I tend to miss it or just don’t see it through all of the ads. It is too much that I’m not using the app as frequently as I used to...which means I’m not looking at the ads...which I think defeats the purpose. Again I don’t mind having to look at ads, and sometimes i get something that interests me and I even click on them, but this app is supposed to be a weather app, for weather information, and not an ad app with some weather info sprinkled in between. For me 4.5 stars for the info, but 1 star for the app design as it makes me not want to use the app.
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  • Very disappointed Jul 31, 2020

    By Coopesg
    Some features of this new improved app are helpful but basic information being available at a glance was abandoned in favor of flashy modern graphics. I miss a quick daily view with not only temperatures, but also wind speeds and wind direction along with precipitation percentages without having to scroll though a long day to day listing. Also the quality of the radar product is much to be desired with very fuzzy low resolution images that does not clearly display the storm features as well as the old pro version. Also the combination of a past and future radar product is unnecessary and in fact it is confusing, especially since the future images are very low resolution and blotchy. I would love to disable the future function entirely. Whats more (since the weather channel manages accuweather) the old accuweather format was replaced with the new weather channel format. Additionally I was hoping that by purchasing the subscription product of the weather channel that there may be new useful information. Sadly all the subscription buys is the elimination of in product ads. I am certainly looking for a replacement weather product for both the weather channel and accuweather that provides the information that I rely on quickly and at a glance.
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  • Oct 18, 2020

    By Andrew Eades
    This app is trash. Takes ages to load (I'm guessing because it has to load so many ads), and sometimes is just doesn't load at all until I restart the app. Generally, the weather is accurate, which is why this has 2 stars, but I am moving on since it's barely useable in normal conditions with excellent WiFi.
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  • Used to be 5 stars Feb 6, 2020

    By Cmiester
    As life continues in this Land of the Free Market, we see more and more “monthly subscriptions” as alternatives to pesky ads and better performance. BUT THIS APP HAS GOT TO BE THE BEST EXAMPLE OF THE WORST APP TO DO IT TO. I mean seriously?!? I’ve had this app for YEARS. It was the best performing, most accurate, and user friendly weather app out there. It exceeded all these built in apps and that annoyingly wrong weather-bug thingy (that was a joke for the ones that’ll miss it) when it came to reliability. THEN ONE DAY, corporate decided they wanted a piece of the “subscription” pie and turned this app into the biggest pain in the neck I have ever experienced. It is now so consumed by ads, spammy, and laggy. It spams it’s own app with its own advertising also (had to say that one separate since they control that). It now only shows certain things with “premium” (might as well write it off as ‘only useable as premium’) and has literally made the free version of the app just bad enough to make you buy the “good” version. Is that what it’s come to? Are we now ruining our once good-quality product, so that we can turn around and offer the original good-quality version again for a hefty price? I mean, seriously. Just give me an option to one-time buy it and I’ll think about it, but I’m the mean time I’m over this.
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  • Oct 21, 2020

    By Julie R
    Doesn't keep widget updated, it shows dashes (- -) instead of temperature or worse, shows the wrong temperature because it doesn't stay current. I have all the correct permissions for it. I wanted real-time rain notifications, but it fails to tell me and kept giving alerts for stuff not relevant for me (I don't need breaking news weather from locations thousands of miles away that I've never saved in my locations). So, I had to turn all those notifications off.
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  • Oct 21, 2020

    By Stefanie Hackenberg
    Evidently I'm one of many, many users who had enjoyed this app and handy widget for years but after the recent update it's completely unusable. At first the widget was blank and wouldn't refresh, so I removed it and re-added it; now the widget works but when you tap it to see detail you get a screen full of "processing" spinners and nothing ever loads. Goodbye, Weather app, thanks for being useful while it lasted. 😕
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  • What happened Oct 15, 2019

    By Honey Moon Pie
    I liked the fact that being older than dirt I could put this on my iPad and make things bigger so that I could see and read everything. I liked the setup except that as with all things meteorologists have a harder time knowing what is going to happen and make guesses as to times of stuff. GOd still has control on most things and weather seems to be changing in our world also. So old age is not the only things that change in life. Why everyone uses light gray writing on a white background and expect someone to be able to see it is idiotic at best. I know all of the younger generation may like new update but I personally liked the old one best. There may have been a few things to change but wish you would make so people had a choice. Older people seem to never get a choice any more. At least there are many more apps I can go to and pray to find one I like. Thanks for nothing but causing me more problems with computers which I am getting ever more aggravated with. Not all old people want so many changes in their later years. Every time I finally get used to something, you geniuses decide to change all around. Just getting used to phones and iPads and all their changes every other day is enough to drive someone crazy and I don’t need any help since as you get older people don’t give me credit for having a lot of common since anyway! Thanks at least for trying to please all the people in the world.
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  • WEATHER APP TO PREMIUM UPGRADE NOT WORKING!!!! Jan 17, 2020

    By FormerWeatherAppFan
    I have had the Weather App for many years, including the add free version. Then suddenly I saw features pulled back from the $3.99 Version and got an offer for premium going from $3.99 to $9.99 to basically get the same features I had before. I decided to pay for the Premium version and that is when the problems began. At first my ipad kept showing the adds without premium features, then when I tried to manage my subscriptions, It got rid of the adds on some of the screen, but when I click on some of the extended features (such as the extended hours tab) the app crashes every time. I tried to delete the Weather App on the ipad without luck and then from all devices and reload them, and now my iphone is also not showing extended premium features and also showing adds. If, I try to get refund I am told that I can only cancel the subscription starting at the end of initial subscription year which is at the end of 2020 (this year fee not refundable) but I can use the application until the end of the year (with advertisements). I have submitted multiple support requests online, since December 22, to the Weather App/IBM and the only response I get is "the we will get to you as quickly as possible" from each of the initial contacts. Furthermore, their FAQ and support pages do not have anything to say about what to do with premium features installation failure.
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  • Oct 19, 2020

    By Quentin Zundt
    I used to love this app. Then they updated it and made it virtually unusable. Not only do the ads load faster than the app itself (which is sad), they cause everything else to slow down as well. This used to be my go to weather app. So disappointing now that they have sold out. Update: The radar doesn't even register for me anymore, with a max wifi connection. Uninstalled.
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