One of the biggest hurdles to cord cutting for many is the fear that they will have to do without local weather information on their TV. There are a few nice options for local weather app channels on your Roku, you can check them out below.
Weather Underground is a very nice free weather channel. From their Roku page, “Weather information for any location including current conditions, forecast, satellite, radar, weather warnings, and web cams.”
You can add Weather Underground from your channel store on your device or by clicking here and logging into your account.
WeatherNation is one of the more comprehensive Roku weather channels, featuring live broadcasts, maps ect. Best of it is free, from the developer:
“Local weather forecasts tailored for you. This free and easy to use award-winning app streams live weather newscasts from certified meteorologists, provides your local weather data, local weather alerts (U.S. only) from NWS (National Weather Service), weather maps and more. Make decisions about your day or next vacation! Get weather data anytime.
Features include: Track current conditions, forecasts and NWS alerts (U.S. only) for your location or save your favorite places to easily access. Access weather maps (U.S. Only) with multiple layers like Radar, Visible Radar, Current Winds, Current Dew Points, Advisories and more. Access video on demand segments from Weather on Demand, Weather Remix, Digital Drop and Space & Science. Current Temperature, Feels like Temperature, Forecasted High/Low Temperatures and Hourly Views for the next 24 Hours with Wind Speed, Humidity, Dew Point, Barometric Pressure and Percentage Chance of Precipitation. 36 Hour View with High/Low temperatures, Feels like Temperatures and Percentage Chance of Precipitation, Extended Forecasts with Forecasted high/Low Temperatures, Wind Speed, Humidity, Dew Point, Barometric Pressure, Percentage Chance of Precipitation and Sunrise/Sunset information. It’s weather 24/7/365. Get started and get weather aware.
Get the only Weather app with live streaming and weather news stories. WeatherNation – Weather. Pure and Simple.”
Weather4us is a free for 30 day and then a one time charge of $4.99 to keep it. Personally I think any of the free options above are fine, but this channel does offer some very comprehensive information.
From the developer, “Experience the highest rated weather app on TV – for free! US weather including extended local forecasts, animated Doppler radar, satellite, alerts, national weather, an exciting screen saver and much more!”
While not strictly a weather channel, NewsOn is a free channel that provides local news broadcasts, including local weather for most of the United States. By far one of the greatest tools for cord cutting to stay in touch with your local news and information short of an antennae.
From the developer, “NewsON provides a nationwide lineup of local news from trusted, credible TV stations. It gives free, instant to the local news that matters to you most. And it help you stay informed – no matter where you are or where you care about! NewsON has a flexible, easy navigation menu to help locate preferred stations based on where you are, where you live or where you care about. Watch live news, previous broadcasts (up to 48 hours for most stations) or watch clips from your favorite station. With more stations being added all the time, keep checking the NewsON app to find new stations.”
You can add NewsOn from your device channel store by searching NewsOn or by clicking here and logging into your account.