Keep Up On Winter Weather With Free Roku Channel Apps

Large parts of the United States are being hit with some major winter weather. If you are a cord cutter and don’t have a live TV subscription that includes a local weather affiliate, you may be wondering how to keep up on what weather is coming your way.

Luckily Roku has several great options for free local weather. We’ll check out a few options below:


NewsOn is the go to app for local news and weather on the Roku, and the number one app for live local weather in my opinion. Simply install the app and find your local TV station, and you are all set up to watch your local newscast live.

From the developer:

Watch live, local TV newscasts for free. Stream newscasts from over 170+ local news stations across the US. Watch live news, previous newscasts (up to 48 hours for most stations), or news clips from your favorite stations. Connect with your local community, and help build the local news future with NewsON. NO cable subscription or login required. Just launch the channel on Roku, find your station, and enjoy local TV news anywhere, anytime.

You can add NewsOn via your onscreen channel store, or add to your Roku by clicking here and adding it to your Roku online.


WeatherNation is another great free weather app. Featuring live broadcasts, maps, local temps and more.

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.

You can add WeatherNation via your onscreen channel store, or add to your Roku by clicking here and adding it to your Roku online.

Weather Underground

Weather Underground is a trusted name in weather forecasting, and they have their own free Roku app.

From the developer:

Weather information for any location including current conditions, forecast, satellite, radar, weather warnings, and web cams.

You can add Weather Undergroud via your onscreen channel store, or add to your Roku by clicking here and adding it to your Roku online.


Weather4Us features local weather alerts, maps, and forecasts.

From the developer:

Experience the highest rated weather app on TV – for free! US weather including extended pinpoint forecasts, animated Doppler radar, satellite, alerts, national weather, climate, an exciting screen saver and much more! Nothing else comes close.

You can add Weather4Us via your onscreen channel store, or add to your Roku by clicking here and adding it to your Roku online.

What is your go to free app for winter weather updates?

Comment below.



William B. West

William B. West

William B. West has been an internet journalist since 1998. Writing for a total of 25 pro wrestling news sites at his peak, before retiring only to return to online journalism in 2011. Currently William is editor of, a contributor to, and editor in chief of &

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