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Weather Radar & Live Widget: The Weather Channel

Weather Radar & Live Widget: The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel

Live Weather Widget with Local Storm Radar: rain tracker, maps & alerts

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  • img Community
    Landscape photography can be ruined when clouds roll in. To ensure you're getting the best shots, you need to keep an eye on the nearby and incoming weather. With a satellite view of future times, it's not a surprise when its sunny one moment and cloudy 10 minutes later.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    It is best app when you move from weather condition to other. It exactly tells you about the exact weather condition very early.
    img by Cao
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Summer can be extremely unpredictable. One day it could be cool and breezy, the other feel like you're in an oven. If you're looking to avoid extreme temperatures, it's always good to be informed of the next big shift. With 24/7 alerts, you'll always be one step ahead and know how to prepare.
    img by Steve
    11 months ago
  • img Expert
    1. Real weather for real life. Rely on one of the world's most downloaded weather apps. Real-time umbrella alerts for your rainy day activities
    2. Cognitive Home Screen changes with your location and time of day, bringing you the weather info you need when and where you need it it
    3. Fast-loading Doppler radar maps show past and future radar. Map layers show road & satellite views, water temperature, wind speeds and more.

    Reviewed by Laura S on January 29, 2018

  • Jul 27, 2021

    By Sydney Wyatt
    It has accurate data and it's my preferred weather app. There are way too many ads for a weather app. Additionally, I have to turn off the on-going notification settings EVERY TIME I open the app. It's a minor issue, but it's incredibly annoying that it turns those notifications back on constantly, so that + the insane amount of ads is why I gave it a 3-star rating instead of 4
  • 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 😇
  • Jul 26, 2021

    By Matt Dennison
    Was great, now that ads keep popping up not as good. I understand the need for recoupe some of the cost of the app, but when ypu offered a premium version, you not only made it ad free, but added more ads to the free version. Its like the free version is paying for the premium version. I'm very close to deleting and just using the app that came with my phone. Its actually a luttle more accurate then this app. I like a few of the added touches that this app provides, but not enough.
  • Used to be a great app Dec 31, 2019

    By E'sAppreview
    The Weather Channel App used to be a great App. Now I find it difficult to even open. I touch to open and it immediately closes, so I have to tap a second time. It then takes 20-30 seconds to open. Once the app is open an Upgrade to Premium screen appears first (for a fee). It freezes as I’m using it and I have to close and reopen to get it to work. See steps above that have to be repeated when it freezes. It is slow to respond to screen swiping or moving from one to another. When viewing the radar section in the app and animating the forecast there was a digital clock showing time as it advances. This is no longer available. I’m constantly barraged with adds and upgrade requests to the premium version. If I move out of the app and come back, it is frozen and Will close by itself forcing me to re-open. See steps above for re-opening the app. All in all what once was my go to for temp, precip, forecast, and other weather information this has become a lesson in frustration and not an enjoyable experience. This has been happening not only on my phone but with others I’ve discussed this with. Although I’ve updated the app and my phone as well, it seems to be getting worse and worse.
  • Jul 27, 2021

    By Christian Davila
    This app does exactly what i need it to. It has a radar feature which helps me in real time see storms approaching. MAJOR CON - It has an internal news feature which I thought interesting at first. Until I noticed every single article is about a weather related tradegy somewhere across the world. I'm glad the feature exists but after a while it gets tiring waking up and seeing that X amount of people died to some weird mudslide or what naught.
  • 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.
  • Jul 27, 2021

    By Sydney Wyatt
    It has accurate data and it's my preferred weather app. There are way too many ads for a weather app. Additionally, I have to turn off the on-going notification settings EVERY TIME I open the app. It's a minor issue, but it's incredibly annoying that it turns those notifications back on constantly, so that + the insane amount of ads is why I gave it a 3-star rating instead of 4
  • 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 😇
  • Jul 26, 2021

    By Matt Dennison
    Was great, now that ads keep popping up not as good. I understand the need for recoupe some of the cost of the app, but when ypu offered a premium version, you not only made it ad free, but added more ads to the free version. Its like the free version is paying for the premium version. I'm very close to deleting and just using the app that came with my phone. Its actually a luttle more accurate then this app. I like a few of the added touches that this app provides, but not enough.
  • Used to be a great app Dec 31, 2019

    By E'sAppreview
    The Weather Channel App used to be a great App. Now I find it difficult to even open. I touch to open and it immediately closes, so I have to tap a second time. It then takes 20-30 seconds to open. Once the app is open an Upgrade to Premium screen appears first (for a fee). It freezes as I’m using it and I have to close and reopen to get it to work. See steps above that have to be repeated when it freezes. It is slow to respond to screen swiping or moving from one to another. When viewing the radar section in the app and animating the forecast there was a digital clock showing time as it advances. This is no longer available. I’m constantly barraged with adds and upgrade requests to the premium version. If I move out of the app and come back, it is frozen and Will close by itself forcing me to re-open. See steps above for re-opening the app. All in all what once was my go to for temp, precip, forecast, and other weather information this has become a lesson in frustration and not an enjoyable experience. This has been happening not only on my phone but with others I’ve discussed this with. Although I’ve updated the app and my phone as well, it seems to be getting worse and worse.
  • Jul 27, 2021

    By Christian Davila
    This app does exactly what i need it to. It has a radar feature which helps me in real time see storms approaching. MAJOR CON - It has an internal news feature which I thought interesting at first. Until I noticed every single article is about a weather related tradegy somewhere across the world. I'm glad the feature exists but after a while it gets tiring waking up and seeing that X amount of people died to some weird mudslide or what naught.
  • 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.
  • Jul 27, 2021

    By Mistress Mizery
    Experienced ☣️ BREAKTHROUGH ads! Got a notification to watch a weather outlook over the next couple of months, once finished, I backed out of app and moved on to other apps. BUT the adverts audio kept playing no matter what app I went to. Even ⏸️ pausing my YouTube!! I had to go back to the weather channel app and wait for it to load back up to unengage the volume on the ads! 🚫 🆒
  • Premium Subscription not so premium May 16, 2021

    By ANgEL N TeXaS
    I spent years using the standard version of The Weather Channel app and was always happy with the availability to look at the weather at a moment’s notice. The standard version ALWAYS displayed the weather automatically in the location I was in. After spending several months toying with the idea of subscribing to the Premium version, I finally caved in and did so. It’s been almost two months since I subscribed and I am not pleased with this service. The reason being is due to the location the weather is permanently locked onto and presented is not where I am, EVER! Case in point: I live in Sturgis, SD and work in Spearfish, SD. They are roughly 20 miles apart. I can go to Rapid City, 25 or so miles away from Sturgis and the Premium service I purchased is locked in on Deadwood, SD, which is 10-15 miles away from Sturgis!!! I go visit family in Sundance, Wy., and guess what- it still displays Deadwood!!! I have location services ON for this app so why, when I open either the widget or the actual app does it ALWAYS pull up Deadwood? I haven’t even been to Deadwood since before I subscribed to the Premium version of this service!!! It is beyond annoying to have to open the app/widget and then have to change the location from Deadwood to whatever town or city I am ACTUALLY visiting!!! Why? Is. This. Happening?
  • Thank you Oct 28, 2020

    By laurareviews
    Thank you for keeping us up to date on the weather. I found it a problem when we had a hurricane and lost all power and internet. I don’t love the ads but when you don’t have internet and power you are slowly watching it skip and skip and you can’t actually get to the weather until it’s completely over you. In those situations it is very frustrating. I don’t however want to pay for premium to get more accurate and up to date weather. I would rather get it anyways. Most professions give their 100%. I wish you had a solution for when people’s lives matter in such a horrible situation to have it more assessable. When I have internet I completely understand the need to pay for your broadcast with ads but maybe in the area that has devastation we can skip them. 5 sec of ads takes 5 minutes. When your roof is off and you need to know when it’s going to rain the last thing you want to hear is an ad. Now that I have said all that, I appreciate so much the people who go out to tell us what is happening. I watch all night during Laura. I couldn’t watch during delta. I was just too exhausted from the damage. But keeping us up to date is such a wonderful provision and we thank you.
  • Jul 20, 2021

    By Doug Pizzi
    Ditching the storm radar app is short sighted. I liked clicking an icon and going right to radar. Now my WC app hangs up, won't load/open from the widget half the time. I have uninstalled/reinstalled it to no avail. This may not be related, but you have made it inconvenient for me to get to radar just so you can shove a few more ads I abhor in my face. I will be looking for an app that works consistently. Regards, Doug Pizzi Marlborough, MA
  • Used to be good, but now might delete it! Jan 25, 2021

    By Clay Carveth Dain
    This weather app is significantly more detailed and accurate than the pre-installed Apple weather app. It has been my weather app of choice for years. But now, they’ve really amped up all the ads. I could maybe look over that if I didn’t end up getting notification after notification of these random stupid “news” stories that so have no interest in. There’s no way to turn off these notifications and I can get up to like 10 notifications a day about random stuff that isn’t even weather related the vast majority of the time. When in the app I have to scroll so far down past so many ads to try to see all the different weather information available. It’s very frustrating and I get that it’s a free app, but with the pandemic causing a lot less travel for myself, I think I might go ahead and delete this now annoying app even though I really liked it because I’d rather just use the regular weather app that has minimal information but no annoying notifications or ads, and if I need a radar or something I’ll just go online to my local news websites and view their weather information. If you could just AT LEAST turn off those useless notifications that I never said yes to, that would be great, but unfortunately there is no option for me to do that so as long as I have the app installed I will continue to receive these useless news notifications more frequently than I am provided any weather notifications.
  • Jul 19, 2021

    By Billy Lopez
    This app is a joke now. Absolute trash really. Before, the app was useful, to the point, it had all the details you needed. Now, it has ads placed when you view simple forecasts and everywhere else; they claim the weather details as a "premium" feature in which you have to pay $60 a year to access (which is a ridiculous joke). I recommend you find the next best app that doesn't play you. And that's exactly what I'm about to do. After this review I'll uninstall and find a proper app.
  • 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.
  • Jul 17, 2021

    By Barbie Koopa
    I have always loved this app not only for its accurate weather, radar & the alerts, but the videos. They have some of the most awesome videos load with vidal information. Everyone I'll share them with seemed to really enjoy them also. I had to momentarily (30+ days🥴) delete it from my phone cuz I needed the space. Well, all of a sudden it got really dark here (4pm), so I quickly downloaded it, I'll be dag gum if it's glitching, won't show future radar. & it's wanting me to pay for free stuff
  • Jul 20, 2021

    By Colton Kinzer
    This app is horrible. It will say "its dry" and it's been raining all day. It will say "Dry condition will continue" and it will be raining in 5 minutes. The opposite happens as well. "Rain in in 10 minutes" doesn't rain all day. Yes, my location is correct. Yes, the time and date are correct. It's a terrible app or its ran by terrible forecasters. One or the other. Either way its not accurate and has cost me time and money.
  • Hilariously inaccurate-Devs are gaming themselves out of a job Jan 27, 2021

    By Joceanblue
    When this app reports the weather, it always chooses the incorrect location. Even though I give full location functionality. This is not new, I’ve been manually correcting this app for a couple years, ever since it was downgraded. But now there is a new hilarious “feature”. When you click on the location it incorrectly has you located at, it asks if this is the correct location. If you click “No” it takes you to a menu to select where you actually are located, then takes you to a subsequent menu to confirm what the problem is, such as “Incorrect location”. Once you select the problem, there is NO SUBMIT BUTTON!!!! Your only choice is to select “back” until you arrive at the same incorrect location again. BUT, IT GETS BETTER!!! If you click on the location, and where it asks if this is the correct location you select “yes”, IT SUBMITS AUTOMATICALLY RIGHT THERE AND THANKS YOU FOR YOUR FEEDBACK!!! This means the devs are covering up their failed coding by allowing only for positive feedback, sending incorrect and inaccurate positive location metrics back to the business folks who have know idea their app is actually completely broken. Wish I could be a fly on the wall when the SVP of whatever of the Weather Channel finds out the guys they overpaid to make their app literally embedded in the app a feature that only allows positive feedback, and literally prevents submission of location inaccuracies.
  • Jul 25, 2021

    By ZombieHntr0
    The plentiful ads will always load flawlessly. The actual, you know, weather...well good luck with that. It sometimes takes 2 to 3 reloads to get it to finally pop up. Hate to say it, but I'm finally at the point where I am uninstalling this.
  • Ads Became Too Much Dec 23, 2020

    By gmm43
    I used to solely rely on this app for my weather, but when they introduced a premium version of the app, they started including ads to promote the premium version. At first, I decided it was no big deal, surely after a few months of promoting the new premium version, they would roll back the intrusive ads. This was not the case. Every time I open the app, an ad for the premium version pops up. I close the ad and click on the radar... and another ad for the premium version pops up. It’s constant and annoying. If I haven’t upgraded to the premium version yet after having the basic version for so long, I’m obviously not interested. I dread needing to look up the weather. It seems the developers are purposefully trying to make the basic version unappealing so that I have to buy the premium. I started looking into other apps, but the company that provides next best weather app has some ethical issues, so I put off downloading it. I’ve finally hit the breaking point though. I will not buy the premium version, especially after the developers have made the basic version irritating to use, so I just downloaded the other company’s app and I will be deleting this app after I post this review. You’re going to lose more customers than you’ll gain premium version customers if you keep this up. No one wants to pay extra just to look up the weather.
  • Jul 25, 2021

    By Matthew Tompkins
    This app is just one giant ad. It's a joke compared to what it was years ago. There is no way this app should have a 4.5 star rating and I question the transparency of that amount. It legit shows ad after ad after ad, has exit boxes that don't work, plays ad videos that will not close, and has spam fake news articles that are used as click bait. Those click bait articles probably leading to a virus infested website. What a piece of garbage.
  • 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.
  • img Community
    Landscape photography can be ruined when clouds roll in. To ensure you're getting the best shots, you need to keep an eye on the nearby and incoming weather. With a satellite view of future times, it's not a surprise when its sunny one moment and cloudy 10 minutes later.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    It is best app when you move from weather condition to other. It exactly tells you about the exact weather condition very early.
    img by Cao
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Summer can be extremely unpredictable. One day it could be cool and breezy, the other feel like you're in an oven. If you're looking to avoid extreme temperatures, it's always good to be informed of the next big shift. With 24/7 alerts, you'll always be one step ahead and know how to prepare.
    img by Steve
    11 months ago
  • img Expert
    1. Real weather for real life. Rely on one of the world's most downloaded weather apps. Real-time umbrella alerts for your rainy day activities
    2. Cognitive Home Screen changes with your location and time of day, bringing you the weather info you need when and where you need it it
    3. Fast-loading Doppler radar maps show past and future radar. Map layers show road & satellite views, water temperature, wind speeds and more.

    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 😇
  • Used to be a great app Dec 31, 2019

    By E'sAppreview
    The Weather Channel App used to be a great App. Now I find it difficult to even open. I touch to open and it immediately closes, so I have to tap a second time. It then takes 20-30 seconds to open. Once the app is open an Upgrade to Premium screen appears first (for a fee). It freezes as I’m using it and I have to close and reopen to get it to work. See steps above that have to be repeated when it freezes. It is slow to respond to screen swiping or moving from one to another. When viewing the radar section in the app and animating the forecast there was a digital clock showing time as it advances. This is no longer available. I’m constantly barraged with adds and upgrade requests to the premium version. If I move out of the app and come back, it is frozen and Will close by itself forcing me to re-open. See steps above for re-opening the app. All in all what once was my go to for temp, precip, forecast, and other weather information this has become a lesson in frustration and not an enjoyable experience. This has been happening not only on my phone but with others I’ve discussed this with. Although I’ve updated the app and my phone as well, it seems to be getting worse and worse.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Former FAN of The Weather Channel APP Feb 4, 2020

    By MandieJoCool
    This APP has been my go to ever since apps were a thing. You can name every mother weather app out there and I would tell you without a doubt that TWC app nailed our weather without a doubt, even when our local forecast could not get it correct. I have been noticing for the last 6 months now that there have been ads for “Premium”. With hopes this would go away, as if today, my wonderful app has now gone to a glorious ad king pin and it’s ridiculous. This is a national TV station that has its own app. When I want weather reports. I still tune in to TWC on TV, but this app requirement to either pay .99 or $3.99 to be ad free is utterly ridiculous. It has been going strong for years for me without this payment. I will now find something else, because this is ridiculous. It’s just the weather, I’m not paying for that. Especially from a large corporation owned by the Blackstone Group and NBC Universal. Very disappointing 😒
  • Essential Aug 29, 2018

    By K Rae Reed
    I’m a pilot so my life revolves around the weather. I don’t just look at the weather, I live IN the Weather. The professional meteorologists at the Weather Chanel give you the best you can get from the same raw sources available to me as a pilot. I check the Weather Chanel app more than any other app on my phone. They do an outstanding job explaining important concepts which give you the How And Why things work with the weather. I am a flight instructor and one of the first things I ask my new students is if they have the Weather Chanel app so they can track radar and see current weather unfold. I also assign for them to watch Weather Underground as much as possible. I learn something new from them every night. I admire every one of your on air meteorologists and kudos to the crew behind the scenes. There is someone behind the camera in the hurricane to thank. You give your all and have given your lives too. Thank you for all you do from a huge fan.
  • Great app Jun 19, 2019

    By StormHeart501
    I like this app because it is easy to use and highly accurate, I would highly suggest it to any of my friends who believe their weather app give inaccurate information and or they don’t like the functionality of the app they are presently using. I don’t have any REAL complaints other than sometimes I have to completely close and reopen the app for it to update on the temperature at the moment, it’s not necessarily giving incorrect information, I mean it kind of is but all I have to do is close it and reopen it. So if you could possibly fix it so it updates like maybe every few minutes so that I hopefully won’t have to constantly have to close and reopen the app every time I use it I would highly appreciate it. <3 but other than that the app is amazing and I would NO DOUBTS request it to my friends, in fact I found out about this app through my mom. But anyhow that’s all for now, please do consider my suggestion ❤️❤️❤️
  • Great weather app! Feb 8, 2018

    By Dr Mike 1
    Does a nice accurate job. It had everything until about 2 weeks ago when suddenly, the temperature badge stopped being displayed on my iPhone’s home screen. The temperature badge allowed me to glance at my iPhone and see what the current temperature was without even opening The Weather app. Additionally, I’ve noticed that my name disappears everyday under the settings menu within the app. I add my name and save it and the next day, it’s gone. I checked ALL my settings within the app, I’m running the latest iOS version, and I’ve checked my notifications setting on my iPhone. I have emailed the app support, but still nothing. I received an automated reply telling me that their support people have received my email about these issues and that “they’ll get right on it”. That was about 5 days ago. Problems still exist and NO one has contacted me. This app is losing stars everyday.
  • Jul 26, 2021

    By Matt Dennison
    Was great, now that ads keep popping up not as good. I understand the need for recoupe some of the cost of the app, but when ypu offered a premium version, you not only made it ad free, but added more ads to the free version. Its like the free version is paying for the premium version. I'm very close to deleting and just using the app that came with my phone. Its actually a luttle more accurate then this app. I like a few of the added touches that this app provides, but not enough.
  • Thank you Oct 28, 2020

    By laurareviews
    Thank you for keeping us up to date on the weather. I found it a problem when we had a hurricane and lost all power and internet. I don’t love the ads but when you don’t have internet and power you are slowly watching it skip and skip and you can’t actually get to the weather until it’s completely over you. In those situations it is very frustrating. I don’t however want to pay for premium to get more accurate and up to date weather. I would rather get it anyways. Most professions give their 100%. I wish you had a solution for when people’s lives matter in such a horrible situation to have it more assessable. When I have internet I completely understand the need to pay for your broadcast with ads but maybe in the area that has devastation we can skip them. 5 sec of ads takes 5 minutes. When your roof is off and you need to know when it’s going to rain the last thing you want to hear is an ad. Now that I have said all that, I appreciate so much the people who go out to tell us what is happening. I watch all night during Laura. I couldn’t watch during delta. I was just too exhausted from the damage. But keeping us up to date is such a wonderful provision and we thank you.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Widget glitching Oct 18, 2018

    By sgwilso4
    Since I have searched and searched and can't find a way to contact the weather channel, here's a review with my issues. Since the latest update my widget in the Notification Center hasn't been updating properly. It will continue to have a "current temperature" from sometime earlier in the day. Even if I click on it and open the app, the current temp will not change. Also, on the note of the widget, why in the world when you click on the current temperature does it take you to the "daily" view? Why doesn't it just take you to the home page of the current location's weather conditions? There is a button in the widget for radar, daily, and hourly - tapping on the current temp should take you to the main screen for your location. Love this app but it's frustrating to have something not working properly and have no way to contact the company about it. The feedback section is just questions and answers, but nowhere to actually submit feedback or submit your own question or issue.
  • Not accurate, missing features Jul 28, 2018

    By Cskuva
    First and foremost, all the bells and whistles in the world don’t make up for the fact that the weather forecasts aren’t usually close. Except, perhaps, for the temp, weather isn’t in ballpark until one hour before, which isn’t really much of a forecast. Not sure you can blame global warming for all of this. Second, if you going to add features, please focus less on videos and cryptic layers on the maps. (The older version of the app was match easier to figure out. Please go back to that version.). Instead, please add humidity percentage and barometric pressure to the hourly page. With regards to barometric readings, it would be useful to add and up/down arrow to indicate rising or falling pressure, which is far more useful than pressure values alone. Finally, the app provides a feedback “link”, but this link only takes you to an FAQ page, with no way to actually provide app feedback. Prior design of app was more useful and accurate. Just goes to show that you shouldn’t update an app simp,y because you can...
  • Local on the 8’s Oct 9, 2018

    By KZink
    I have loved the weather channel since local on the 8’s. My sister and I would watch as kids to see if we could wear capris in the spring. (Temperature has to be above 65 degrees.)You are still my go to for weather everyday. Your information, radar tracking, and rain alerts are all very helpful. The only reason I give a 4 out of 5 is I’m not a fan of the stark white background. The pictures of the outdoor scenes in the background before this update were quite lovely to open up to in the morning. It made me look forward to getting to know my weather. While the white is clean it just feels cold. The line graph when you open up the app is cool but I find it more informative if the temp numbers were bigger and you could scroll down to see your hourly Temp change rather than clicking through the different sections. Moral of the story coming from a BFA who loves art: bring back the pictures. It makes the people feel good.
  • Newest App Version Stinks Sep 18, 2018

    By Sir Wiley
    I used to be a Weather App junkie, checking the app multiple times a day. It was easy to use and find all of the information such as 15-day forecasts, wind forecasts, etc. But the newest update stinks. Yes, you can still find the same information, but it is harder to access. I’m not a fan of the wavy lines (data graphs); they are annoying and not very useful. To me, these data graphs stretch out my ability to quickly see the forecast, whereas the previous version seemed more concise. I used to be able to switch to saved locations just by swiping left or right. But the Weather Channel app got rid of the swipe-to-a-saved-location feature. The description of the update says it has been completely reimagined. I say, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” To be honest, I’ve switched back to using the Apple weather app that came loaded on my iPhone as I find it easier to view the forecast at a glance.
  • Getting closer, needs a few more tweaks Oct 7, 2018

    By Staciemagril
    In general, I like the updated app. It feels less cluttered and has information more relevant for me. That said, the app could use a little more tweaking to get it just right. Here’s what I’d like to see: 1) I’m glad you made the weekly forecast icons a little brighter, but they are still hard to see at a glance. Generally, when I open the app, what I’m looking for is a very quick at-a-glance weeklong forecast. That should be the most important info presented on the home page. The thin sans-serif font is pretty, but it’s too thin and makes it hard to see the info I want quickly. 2) The trending chart is a distraction for me. I thought I’d like it, but in reality, I don’t use it and find it a distraction. 3) How do I find a 15-day forecast? I can’t seem to find that anymore, and I miss it. In general, I’m really liking the new app, and hope to see continued tweaks to get it all dialed in.
  • Update- Loved this app until recently Jun 1, 2018

    By Liz Fed
    After writing the review below, I finally just deleted the app and then redownloaded/installed. Now, it us working as perfectly as it ever did. The only reason I am not rating 5 stars is because while I was having problems, I searched for a way to contact someone for help and found none. The website has a “Feedback” section but there is no forum to leave or submit questions. It is basically just an FAQ section, which did not help resolve my issue in any way. Previous post - I have not been able to get the app to fully boot up on my iPhone 8 for a week now. I have been an avid user of the weather Channel app since the first iPhone came out. I use it daily temperature really like the hourly forecast and they go run forecast. But since it does not seem to be functioning with the Current iOS I am forced to download and begin using AccuWeather or some other app. Too bad
  • Jul 27, 2021

    By Sydney Wyatt
    It has accurate data and it's my preferred weather app. There are way too many ads for a weather app. Additionally, I have to turn off the on-going notification settings EVERY TIME I open the app. It's a minor issue, but it's incredibly annoying that it turns those notifications back on constantly, so that + the insane amount of ads is why I gave it a 3-star rating instead of 4
  • Jul 27, 2021

    By Christian Davila
    This app does exactly what i need it to. It has a radar feature which helps me in real time see storms approaching. MAJOR CON - It has an internal news feature which I thought interesting at first. Until I noticed every single article is about a weather related tradegy somewhere across the world. I'm glad the feature exists but after a while it gets tiring waking up and seeing that X amount of people died to some weird mudslide or what naught.
  • Jul 27, 2021

    By Mistress Mizery
    Experienced ☣️ BREAKTHROUGH ads! Got a notification to watch a weather outlook over the next couple of months, once finished, I backed out of app and moved on to other apps. BUT the adverts audio kept playing no matter what app I went to. Even ⏸️ pausing my YouTube!! I had to go back to the weather channel app and wait for it to load back up to unengage the volume on the ads! 🚫 🆒
  • Premium Subscription not so premium May 16, 2021

    By ANgEL N TeXaS
    I spent years using the standard version of The Weather Channel app and was always happy with the availability to look at the weather at a moment’s notice. The standard version ALWAYS displayed the weather automatically in the location I was in. After spending several months toying with the idea of subscribing to the Premium version, I finally caved in and did so. It’s been almost two months since I subscribed and I am not pleased with this service. The reason being is due to the location the weather is permanently locked onto and presented is not where I am, EVER! Case in point: I live in Sturgis, SD and work in Spearfish, SD. They are roughly 20 miles apart. I can go to Rapid City, 25 or so miles away from Sturgis and the Premium service I purchased is locked in on Deadwood, SD, which is 10-15 miles away from Sturgis!!! I go visit family in Sundance, Wy., and guess what- it still displays Deadwood!!! I have location services ON for this app so why, when I open either the widget or the actual app does it ALWAYS pull up Deadwood? I haven’t even been to Deadwood since before I subscribed to the Premium version of this service!!! It is beyond annoying to have to open the app/widget and then have to change the location from Deadwood to whatever town or city I am ACTUALLY visiting!!! Why? Is. This. Happening?
  • Jul 20, 2021

    By Doug Pizzi
    Ditching the storm radar app is short sighted. I liked clicking an icon and going right to radar. Now my WC app hangs up, won't load/open from the widget half the time. I have uninstalled/reinstalled it to no avail. This may not be related, but you have made it inconvenient for me to get to radar just so you can shove a few more ads I abhor in my face. I will be looking for an app that works consistently. Regards, Doug Pizzi Marlborough, MA
  • Easy to use but terrible location services May 21, 2021

    By Kaykoles98
    I want to really love the app. It’s my favorite app, best looking, best layout, overall easy to use and has all the information that is important to me presented well. Despite there being A TON of ads, both in between sections and in the forecast/ weather videos, which is going to happen in any app that has premium upgrade options, it’s location service is terrible. I added the widget to my Home Screen to see at all times and it CONSTANTLY 100% of the time gives me the weather for a random town 100 miles north in another state. Even when I open the actual app, the first place that comes up is that town and THEN it refreshes to my location. I love the app and am a weather nerd and because I constantly check it and care I sacrifice my battery by allowing the widget to constantly update in the background. Why drain my battery to keep my weather constantly up to date if it’s the wrong location every time?? It’s the only app that does this and constantly is the same *wrong* location every time. Weather Channel, I love you, but this major flaw is cause for a break up.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Big Issue Aug 29, 2018

    By TomahawkD23
    I am currently have problems with the new app that I can’t turn on notifications to receive significant weather advisories, daily rain/snow events, and pollen notifications. In the old app all those notifications where on. But when the new app downloaded they turned off and now I can’t turn them one. I once I’ve selected the notifications I want and press done, a screen comes up saying select a location. I look under locations, it’s blank, nothing shows up. I go back to the home screen. My current location is showing. I try again turning back on the notifications, I still am not being allowed to to select a location or is that part of the app syncing to my location like the home screen did. In my settings I have my current location turned to always on, still nothing. I used to rely on these notifications because I live in tornado alley so I guess it’s a good thing I also have a weather radio too. The Weather Channel app is now useless to me. I guess I rely on my weather radio now to keep my family safe!
  • Good enough Jun 25, 2019

    By Nikkig127
    The UI is good enough, but I find myself going to the default iPhone app or WeatherBug more often. There’s just too much on the main screen of this app. It’s very busy and difficult to find the essentials at a glance. Additionally, this app is useless for travel. You can definitely look up different locations from your home location. But, if you leave the app, not close, just leave and come back two seconds later, it resets you and you’re taken back to your home location. So, when planning/packing for a trip, you’re constantly taken away from the last location you were viewing and you have to go search it again, over and over. So, I just stopped using this app all together for travel. It’s literally useless without completely resetting your default location to the place to which you’re traveling. It should, at least, hold your last viewed location for an hour or two, maybe 24 hours. The forecast is usually accurate. So, that’s good. But I’m not reviewing the meteorologists. I’m reviewing the app.
  • Used to be good, but now might delete it! Jan 25, 2021

    By Clay Carveth Dain
    This weather app is significantly more detailed and accurate than the pre-installed Apple weather app. It has been my weather app of choice for years. But now, they’ve really amped up all the ads. I could maybe look over that if I didn’t end up getting notification after notification of these random stupid “news” stories that so have no interest in. There’s no way to turn off these notifications and I can get up to like 10 notifications a day about random stuff that isn’t even weather related the vast majority of the time. When in the app I have to scroll so far down past so many ads to try to see all the different weather information available. It’s very frustrating and I get that it’s a free app, but with the pandemic causing a lot less travel for myself, I think I might go ahead and delete this now annoying app even though I really liked it because I’d rather just use the regular weather app that has minimal information but no annoying notifications or ads, and if I need a radar or something I’ll just go online to my local news websites and view their weather information. If you could just AT LEAST turn off those useless notifications that I never said yes to, that would be great, but unfortunately there is no option for me to do that so as long as I have the app installed I will continue to receive these useless news notifications more frequently than I am provided any weather notifications.
  • 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.
  • Jul 17, 2021

    By Barbie Koopa
    I have always loved this app not only for its accurate weather, radar & the alerts, but the videos. They have some of the most awesome videos load with vidal information. Everyone I'll share them with seemed to really enjoy them also. I had to momentarily (30+ days🥴) delete it from my phone cuz I needed the space. Well, all of a sudden it got really dark here (4pm), so I quickly downloaded it, I'll be dag gum if it's glitching, won't show future radar. & it's wanting me to pay for free stuff
  • Ads Became Too Much Dec 23, 2020

    By gmm43
    I used to solely rely on this app for my weather, but when they introduced a premium version of the app, they started including ads to promote the premium version. At first, I decided it was no big deal, surely after a few months of promoting the new premium version, they would roll back the intrusive ads. This was not the case. Every time I open the app, an ad for the premium version pops up. I close the ad and click on the radar... and another ad for the premium version pops up. It’s constant and annoying. If I haven’t upgraded to the premium version yet after having the basic version for so long, I’m obviously not interested. I dread needing to look up the weather. It seems the developers are purposefully trying to make the basic version unappealing so that I have to buy the premium. I started looking into other apps, but the company that provides next best weather app has some ethical issues, so I put off downloading it. I’ve finally hit the breaking point though. I will not buy the premium version, especially after the developers have made the basic version irritating to use, so I just downloaded the other company’s app and I will be deleting this app after I post this review. You’re going to lose more customers than you’ll gain premium version customers if you keep this up. No one wants to pay extra just to look up the weather.
  • Jul 24, 2021

    By rovingpianist
    Nearly useless since the glory that was STORM RADAR. • Frankly embarrassingly amateur GUI design for THE Weather Channel. • very vague and obtuse radar accessibility, especially without using videos • is designed to suck out your wallet like a Gacha game; and at least those can be enjoyable and pleasant to look at while they do it
  • Jul 28, 2021

    By H W
    Update: july 2021. 1: This app is clearly hacked. For example, sometimes (esp before thunderstorm season) the app will say chance of thunderstorms for next 12 or so days. 2: weather channel pull in customers with $9.99 for a year subscription... AND THEN the next year it is $29.99 per year! I will not renew.
  • Jul 25, 2021

    By Love,compassion, kindness
    This app always shows a huge rain and thunderstorms overhead. And for the last 10 days we got no rain, and it also says Flash flood warning. I even have the follow me on with my location on. The temperature is never right either.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Less useful since update 2018 Oct 13, 2018

    By Frustrated former app user
    I used this app multiple times per day in the past but since the 2018 update, I have hardly used it at all. The data is accurate. It is hard to find the info you need. They now have boxes on the screen with different info. The screen is so chopped up you can’t see enough of any one thing to figure out what it is. The previous version was better when current details were on the first screen and you could scroll down to whatever section you need. There was enough info on the screen to understand and you had the option to tap an arrow to get more detailed info if you wish. Now I see 2 or 3 words, then a box with an ad, then 4 or 5 words and then another ad. Nothing is obvious that you can tap to get more details. I hate tapping all over the screen to figure out what gives more details since the first screen is useless and there is nothing to indicate how to get details. Please revise back similar to the previous functionality which was efficient and obvious how to operate the app! I haven’t ever written a review before when an app changed, but this one is so bad it deserves a comment. The only reason that it gets 2 stars is because the data is accurate if you are ever able to get to it.
  • Jul 19, 2021

    By Billy Lopez
    This app is a joke now. Absolute trash really. Before, the app was useful, to the point, it had all the details you needed. Now, it has ads placed when you view simple forecasts and everywhere else; they claim the weather details as a "premium" feature in which you have to pay $60 a year to access (which is a ridiculous joke). I recommend you find the next best app that doesn't play you. And that's exactly what I'm about to do. After this review I'll uninstall and find a proper app.
  • Jul 20, 2021

    By Colton Kinzer
    This app is horrible. It will say "its dry" and it's been raining all day. It will say "Dry condition will continue" and it will be raining in 5 minutes. The opposite happens as well. "Rain in in 10 minutes" doesn't rain all day. Yes, my location is correct. Yes, the time and date are correct. It's a terrible app or its ran by terrible forecasters. One or the other. Either way its not accurate and has cost me time and money.
  • Hilariously inaccurate-Devs are gaming themselves out of a job Jan 27, 2021

    By Joceanblue
    When this app reports the weather, it always chooses the incorrect location. Even though I give full location functionality. This is not new, I’ve been manually correcting this app for a couple years, ever since it was downgraded. But now there is a new hilarious “feature”. When you click on the location it incorrectly has you located at, it asks if this is the correct location. If you click “No” it takes you to a menu to select where you actually are located, then takes you to a subsequent menu to confirm what the problem is, such as “Incorrect location”. Once you select the problem, there is NO SUBMIT BUTTON!!!! Your only choice is to select “back” until you arrive at the same incorrect location again. BUT, IT GETS BETTER!!! If you click on the location, and where it asks if this is the correct location you select “yes”, IT SUBMITS AUTOMATICALLY RIGHT THERE AND THANKS YOU FOR YOUR FEEDBACK!!! This means the devs are covering up their failed coding by allowing only for positive feedback, sending incorrect and inaccurate positive location metrics back to the business folks who have know idea their app is actually completely broken. Wish I could be a fly on the wall when the SVP of whatever of the Weather Channel finds out the guys they overpaid to make their app literally embedded in the app a feature that only allows positive feedback, and literally prevents submission of location inaccuracies.
  • Jul 25, 2021

    By ZombieHntr0
    The plentiful ads will always load flawlessly. The actual, you know, weather...well good luck with that. It sometimes takes 2 to 3 reloads to get it to finally pop up. Hate to say it, but I'm finally at the point where I am uninstalling this.
  • Jul 25, 2021

    By Matthew Tompkins
    This app is just one giant ad. It's a joke compared to what it was years ago. There is no way this app should have a 4.5 star rating and I question the transparency of that amount. It legit shows ad after ad after ad, has exit boxes that don't work, plays ad videos that will not close, and has spam fake news articles that are used as click bait. Those click bait articles probably leading to a virus infested website. What a piece of garbage.
  • 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.
  • Jul 26, 2021

    By Zachary Miller
    Unfortunately, the app has a tendency to not want to load content upon opening. This makes the app unusable in it's current state. Would be very nice if the app loading times would be much more consistent (as in, if it would actually load most of the time)
  • Disappointed Feb 6, 2020

    By IbuSaja
    Updated Comments: The app has gone from bad to totally unusable. The “current location” feature gives me the weather and alerts for an area that is 20 miles away. This is particularly annoying and dangerous on severe weather days. Further I repeatedly get notifications about about what the weather will be like tomorrow in different area area that 20 miles away from where I live, in a completely different direction. To make matters worse, when I try and report the errors, the email address provided within the app come back with a delivery failure because it is invalid. After years of loving the Weather Channel on so many levels, and trusting them to keep me informed and safe, I am done. Wish I could give this app a negative star rating. This used to be a great app. Clean, concise, simple and accurate. However, all the “updates” and redesigns during the last year or so have turned it into one hot mess. It takes forever to load, crashes repeatedly, removes saved locations and settings with each update, and keeps sending me forecasts and alerts for cities where I do not live, have never been to and could care less about. I have sent these concerns to support several times and nothing is ever fixed or even addressed. It’s all about advertising and video features. I have used this app for years, yet am getting ready to delete it. I am so disappointed.
  • Zero stars Feb 5, 2020

    By Mikesaysstopit
    I never write reviews. I had to for this one. I’ve had this app as long as I remember. 2010 maybe??? And I’ve always loved it. Accurate and easy to use. Fantastic really. Gave me what I needed and nothing more. Now there’s all this junk. Pure, useless, clickbait junk. Pop up ads everywhere! I like knowing where to touch the screen with a little muscle memory so I can get through my task of getting the weather and getting on with my life. But now this app has sold out SO hard I feel like I’m using a 1998 pc with no virus protection! And it’s not even poorly done! It’s strategic and timed perfectly so the screen moves at the perfect time so my finger correctly hits the ad and not the option I wanted. Effectively navigating me away from the app to a completely irrelevant ad that’s been tailored to me by the cookies I’ve agreed to use this app, that I’m not even going to look at because I’m now frustrated and trying to get back to my weather app. What over-paid executive approved this ridiculously bad interface? And why? So I can do a sinkhole video I won’t believe? The same sinkhole video that came out 8 months ago on 30 other apps that EVERYONE uses? Way to waste A TON OF MONEY ON NOTHING weather channel! All you did was make me use the weather app that came with my phone I that never really liked. Perfect case of if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Just bring back Joe Cantore. That’s all you had to do.
  • Jul 25, 2021

    By stephen emery
    This app is not loading and hasn't been working consistently for several months now. It just spins and spins. It worked fine for years and in the past 6 months simply stopped loading... Can we please get this bug fixed so I can get back to using this

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