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Weather - the weather Channel
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Check the weather Channel, an IBM Business, for weather maps, local forecast and live radar alerts you can rely on. Stay up to date and safe no matter the weather with our live radar maps. Find all the weather information you need to plan ahead with confidence. We give you accurate weather forecast reports that can help you plan up to 15 days in advance - wherever you are! Plus, with our rain tracker, getting caught in a downpour will be a thing of the past. the weather Channel: Top 3 Features 1. Plan your day up to two weeks in advance with hourly & daily forecasts. 2. Get your current conditions at a glance with weather data that’s relevant where you are.
 Our new Feels Like feature will help you get a clearer picture of the conditions before you even go outside. 3. Stay safe with severe weather alerts and safety tips from the National Weather Service. 
 Plan outdoor activities with confidence. • Planning an adventure? Check the forecast and our Real Time Rain notifications, and find its clear radar imagery directly on your home screen. So you know in a second whether to pack a light or waterproof jacket! • Want to enjoy a crisp fall hike? Get detailed information on sunset times, allergies and pollen reports and much more.
 • Run smart with GoRun! Find the best possible running conditions and plan your perfect route.
 Keep informed on the latest weather news. • Stay safe during extreme weather events. We’ll send you live alerts and expert safety advice, so you’ll always be prepared.
 • Concerned about allergies? Get high-risk allergy alerts and medical advice to help you beat them!
 • Check out Warming Signs with Kait Parker every Tuesday in Apple Podcasts Easily access all the weather information you need. • Quickly find all the weather data you care about in one place: your smart home screen! • Get precise weather updates, severe weather alerts and more of your favorite features right from your Apple Watch. 
 • Upgrade and remove all ads from your weather app by purchasing an annual renewing subscription. You can cancel your Weather Channel subscription anytime through your iTunes account settings, or it will automatically renew. This must be done 24 hours before the end of any subscription period to avoid being charged another fee. Subscription payments will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of your purchase and upon commencement of each renewal term. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. ----- Privacy & Feedback • Our Privacy Policy can be viewed here: https://weather.com/en-US/twc/privacy-policy 
 • Our Terms of Use can be viewed here:http://www.weather.com/common/home/legal.html
 • If you have any questions or suggestions about our weather service, please do not hesitate to get in touch at iphonesupport@weather.com.
Unreliable
by Ljenkmd on 2019/10/20 23:15
Good info when it works. Constantly crashing or freezing. The IPhone app is much better. Don’t understand why they can’t get the IPad version to run as smoothly as the IPhone app.
Frozen
by HochiminCity on 2019/10/20 23:08
Ever since I went premium I’ve had issues. And aside from missing the stories feature, every time I open the app it is frozen. I have to hard close the app from running in the background and reopen the application in order for it to load past the blue screen.
GREAT APP
by Nittany Lion Fan on 2019/10/20 22:52
Awesome app always accurate. Enjoying all the features. Keep up the good work.
Slow to load
by Hotmail & Safari User on 2019/10/20 21:57
Slow to load. Otherwise OK.
Why won’t my settings stick?!
by JNfrmNJ on 2019/10/20 21:45
It would be a good app if it worked correctly; ya know like the old one. I only updated to this version of the app because 3 days ago I was notified that the weather app I had since purchasing my phone and tablet was being retired. I have since spent a portion of those 3 days trying to get the app to save my “significant weather” preferences. (Yes, I have set my devices privacy...location settings) I feel like this is necessary since my local weather conditions no longer appear at the top of the page. As I type this tonight the top of my app page is telling me about Tropical Storm Alberto possible impacts on the Gulf Coast, which I understand is important, but I live in NJ so scroll I must. Now will it tell me if and when a thunderstorm will arrive tomorrow? Maybe...Maybe Not. The “significant weather” menu keeps telling me to select my location, but the word location is gray and offers me no way to either select from a list or type a location into a box?? Yes, the new screen is pretty, but why does it have to be so complicated. I miss the old app when all it needed was a zip code which it asked for just once and in return it gave me the weather including any alerts that I need to know. It wasn’t fancy, but it was reliable; why’d you have to mess with a good thing? 10/20/19 Newest Update 11.1? Will Not load the radar map unless I allow it to constantly access my location as opposed to only when using the app.
Just awful
by Verny55 on 2019/10/20 21:23
The app does not update temperature when you re open app. You must click on your city, then the temperature updates. Lame.
Utter Crap
by Rod2526 on 2019/10/20 20:15
Liberal morons running this app have ruined it. Just like they ruin everything they touch. Detroit, New York, California, Portland, Seattle, and I can go on and on. Idiots ruin everything You're piece of crap app never manually updates. Always need to manually refresh to get it to update. Incompetent morons
Love weather channel, hate this app!
by sheelfliz on 2019/10/20 19:23
I paid to subscribe to this app, which rarely works. Honestly, IBM? How hard can it be to design an app that actually works? People pay to subscribe, maybe put some of the money to fixing this app’s problems, of which there are many. I’m assuming that most people download this app to get a real-time, workable, timely radar. We can get a forecast anywhere...... You’re radar rarely loads, or freezes if it does. Same with other app features. The clips and stories are great, but not at the expense of a live radar. How about two apps if you can’t get them to work together? Please fix this, or refund subscription fees.
Annoying Ads
by Touring525i on 2019/10/20 18:00
Not much more useful than what you get with iPhone weather app except this one forces you to watch the same stupid ad over and over. DELETE!
Failing expectations
by Sandbox 2 on 2019/10/20 17:36
This used to be the top weather app. Now it is becoming ad intensive to the point it is mostly adds and little weather display. I have also noticed that after years of having an accurate weather model, the forecast is inaccurate, event at two to three days out. After several years of using this app I am now looking for a better and more user friendly weather app.
Cluttered
by 1dundoc on 2019/10/20 17:20
Just need the facts.
Doesn’t open with new update
by bummer it doesnt work now on 2019/10/20 17:03
I used to use this app every day. I can’t even open it now with the new update. Please fix.
Don't update!
by MR5061 on 2019/10/20 16:04
The new version puts ads between the features.
Radar
by Sandyd5656 on 2019/10/20 15:44
The radar does not come up on my iPad like other weather apps. Please fix this.
Worthless for Radar views
by Gawannabe on 2019/10/20 14:53
About a year ago The Weather Channel redesigned the app and made it much harder to quickly get to desired information. They have tweaked a few things since then but lost the idea that more is less for many users. Also, Radar views now load very slow or now at all. Sometimes It is quicker to kill the app and reload than wait for radar to load a different view while in the app. Started using accuweather for when I want to see radar views. Oh, connection speed is not the issue. It is lousy coding.
Annoying
by Asha199 on 2019/10/20 14:41
Every time the app updates it erases all of my saved places and I have to redo them every single time. Can’t this be fixed already?
Great App
by Eddietp on 2019/10/20 14:33
The new iPad update still has some quirks. I can’t open the app from the recently opened apps at the bottom right bar. It won’t let me share the app either from that location.
Sad
by antboe14 on 2019/10/20 14:31
I use to love this app. However, recently the ads are overwhelming and the nagware asking to subscribe for $9.99 a year is really annoying.
Toooooooo many
by Lawnmeadow on 2019/10/20 14:25
Too many commercials
New format
by MtBev on 2019/10/20 14:10
I don’t like your new format. Too much on one page. Looking for another app.
Alabama and proud!
by Dixieg on 2019/10/20 13:43
So sad that politics have gotten even to our weather station. I watched a weather lady talk about the severe weather that would effect us today and it showed Alabama in red but she never even mentioned our state. This happens all the time so its not just a mistake on her part. We are like many you will find that are bowing out of watching these stations and the people will be heard. If you can not keep politics out you are going to find your ratings dropping. I use to leave this station on all day it was so interesting. Now its like the rest. We are cutting cable next month. Believe me we won’t be the only ones.
Taylor
by Lisseth1124 on 2019/10/20 13:24
Great weather app
Slow!!!
by kmgwin on 2019/10/20 13:18
This app takes so long to load, the weather has changed by the time it opens!!!
Hurricane Nestor Crashes the APP... LOL
by Hooseahmagomewatsi on 2019/10/20 12:23
Hurricanes may cause massive destruction that now includes the APP on my iPad. Clicking on the hurricane symbol either crashes the app hard or has an ironic spinning symbol where content should be. Why would I want to purchase a subscription service when the APP itself continues to be flawed?
Love the Weather Channel app
by Marciamellow on 2019/10/20 10:29
I use it all the time! Can’t leave home without it!
Weather please
by Mactalker on 2019/10/20 10:18
The update needs work. I use to be able to open and get my weather. When I open now all I get is a blue screen.
What Happened?
by Wthrbug4me on 2019/10/20 09:42
After a recent update the information got smaller and the ads got bigger. Obnoxious
Too many ads
by Jeffrey Reed on 2019/10/20 09:33
Too many ads
Gone from good, to bad, to of no use
by J27* on 2019/10/20 03:07
Please bring back the old version (from over a year ago) or at least the previous one. Do not like the small tiles! When you click them all you get is verbiage, would be nice if it was a bigger version so I could read it. Guess I’ll start using accuweather!
No alerts
by BlueStanGreen on 2019/10/20 02:55
I like the app but the alerts don’t work and I emailed the Weather Channel twice now and still response from them.
Battery drain!
by Namielus on 2019/10/20 02:47
This app has been draining my battery like crazy, time to uninstall!
So slow
by \`\ on 2019/10/20 02:08
The app takes several minutes to load a radar map since the update really bad
Premium access offered when I am already premium!
by Kb1257 on 2019/10/20 02:07
Why are you guys selling me Premium for lightning when I am already paying for premium. Help! What do I do?
Awesome App, Though Not Sometimes
by Fire348954 on 2019/10/20 01:50
Now, don’t get me wrong, the weather channel is good, but sometimes, at the last second, they copy Accuweather, which is not cool
Newest version is out to get your battery...
by GC888 on 2019/10/20 01:32
Do not let this thing run in the background. It’ll eat up every processor cycle, and your battery with it... battery stats: 92% background utilization in background mode. 92%. Seriously. Whoever is developing this needs to go back to app writing school...
Weather
by Jnye197877 on 2019/10/20 01:18
Love this app it really gives you and up date on the weather really good and it keeps you up to date on the weather
Unbelievably bad
by sundiweed on 2019/10/20 00:33
This is by far the worst app I’ve ever had on my phone. I have to reboot my phone every single day just so this app will work. I’m surprised that the weather channel has such a terrible app. I’d rate it lower than 1 if I could but they don’t let us put a negative number in. Don’t use this app-there has to be other weather apps available.
Report
by Donyale Green on 2019/10/20 00:27
What is it about a rising star that happens to rise and set within two hours? I saw that occur late last week and it was amazing! When will that occur again? I’m patiently waiting
Best Weather app
by Richa911 on 2019/10/20 00:14
Best weather app around. I love the new start page. I like the basic information on the start page and the ability to see more details if needed. Awesome app! Thanks!
Always available when I need it.!
by JUSTICE & PEACEFULNESS on 2019/10/19 23:53
Always available when I need it.! Vibrant and helpful!
Battery drain
by dompybear on 2019/10/19 23:36
Don’t give this app permission to use location in the background. In a single day of moderate phone use, and never opening the app a single time, it used 30% of my battery. Pretty terrible and it didn’t do this before the latest update. Uninstalling until it’s fixed!
Premium subscription does not work do not upgrade
by HoserSmoser on 2019/10/19 23:34
I purchased a premium subscription upgrade approximately three weeks ago and it has never worked. I am mostly being ignored by Technical Support. after three weeks I tried to process a request for a refund ... which Apple denied
Deleting after last update
by Coaster5 on 2019/10/19 23:23
Drowning in ads - will use local TV station weather app. Ruined an app that was great originally. Shouldn’t have to pay for something as basic and safety related as a weather app.
Best weather information
by sallyparda on 2019/10/19 22:23
I have tried a few other apps for weather and this is beyond a doubt the most complete and informative not to mention easiest to use
Whazzup, Weather Channel
by digoldy on 2019/10/19 22:02
As we approach November of 2019 the Weather Channel is still showing flu stats from last year's influenza season. A poor performance from a premium weather service. And this was a key reason that I subscribed. When I contacted their support I received no response.👎🏽
What’s going on?
by noyb* on 2019/10/19 21:29
Lately when I open this app, all I see is a blue screen. Nothing. Nada. What’s going on? I am still having the same problem. Turn my iPad on and this app loads once. If I want to use it a second time hours later, I can’t. It doesn’t load. The only way I can get it to open is if I turn my device completely off and on again. PLEASE FIX Now seems to be tickety-boo. I’d give the app 5 stars if there weren’t so many ads. Well, we’re back to square one. I can load the app once. Same issue as first comments above. Doesn’t load unless I unless I turn off/ off iPad. Soooooo frustrating.
Radar Map Problems
by DWM7734 on 2019/10/19 21:19
When opening the radar map for full screen view, no map appears it is just a white page with a blue dot of my location.
very glitchy app
by lisanicoleiannarino4887 on 2019/10/19 20:40
while it’s informative and sometimes accurate, the app itself is a pain to use. it constantly crashes on open and needs restarted. it’s super slow. they constantly ask me to PAY FOR PREMIUM which is ludicrous. why would i pay for a weather forecast? it’s like you’ve designed the app to operate poorly to get people to pay for the premium. no thanks. they also share data and are one of the worst as far as surveillance of what you do online. the ads and videos that are interweaved throughout the forecast are also very problematic and cause freezes/slowdowns in the app. would be nice to just have my forecast in a cleaner interface that’s smoother to use and isn’t so glitchy. i’ve resorted to downloading other apps that are smoother in design and operation. UPDATE: developer asked that i update the app and then update my review. while the crashes have been reduced, the ads are still causing the app performance to be low. also, the update removed a feature that was useful, the “best time to be outside” feature under hourly forecast. I used this a lot to make sure i wasn’t walking my dog at the hottest time of day. it’s also still asking me to PAY for premium every time i open the app.
Radar never works. Disappointed.
by Firefly CU on 2019/10/19 19:56
Radar never Works. Floridian here. Very Disappointed.
New layout bites
by Seek61 on 2019/10/19 19:06
Not pretty to look at, smaller and just plain not good. Why mess with something that was so good. Every time you revamp this it gets worse.
The weather app
by hxhfbxidhz on 2019/10/19 19:03
I love it because it tells you everything you need about the weather
Horrible now. Pick something else
by hain84 on 2019/10/19 17:48
It was decent. Now with this last update a add on the main screen right when the app loads. Come on. I note it’s free and ads pay for it. But come on placing an ad under the first info block that makes the app slow. Come on.
Radar function stopped working on iPad Pro 2nd gen.
by Sabbath65 on 2019/10/19 17:31
Still works fine on my iPhone XR but radar stopped working on the iPad app a few updates ago. I’m running latest IOS. Used to be a great app but not anymore.
Videos crash app
by warlock4890 on 2019/10/19 16:47
Every time I try to watch one of the videos in the app it crashes. They play on the main page and say tap for sounds, but when I tap the video it transitions to the video page and the app closes.
Terrible
by Scorpio11778$ on 2019/10/19 16:37
The new layout is terrible. I work outside 5 days a week so I’m constantly checking the weather. I’ve been checking out other weather apps that are better. There’s a hurricane coming toward my house but I have to watch a crappy Target ad before I can look at the radar. I understand you’ve gotta pay the bills but put the ad elsewhere.
Stop removing features
by Medic man91 on 2019/10/19 16:10
This app was great about 5 updates ago. Every time they update it, they remove features people actually use, then add stuff that is unnecessary. Instead of keeping functions that actually let you look at the weather, you continue adding more space for ads. You’re making it harder and harder to actually see your own weather. Stop changing it.
Great app
by wvporkman on 2019/10/19 15:27
Easy and straightforward to use, love it👍
Unreliable
by GrumpyOldGuy52 on 2019/10/19 15:08
Access to location is available, paid for no ads... but the app insists on giving me the current weather for six hours ago (5am). Force quit, relaunch... same thing. And this happens a lot. I’m done. It’s a decent app—if it works. If it doesn’t, then it’s useless.
Used this app for years, but no longer
by Erhouse on 2019/10/19 14:45
After eating up 42% of my battery life in a 24 hour period when I didn’t even open the app, it got uninstalled. I wanted to like this app for a long time, but that was the last straw.
THIS APP IS NOT ACCURATE
by TheDanimal$8 on 2019/10/19 14:44
I swear, numerous times I’ve used this app to try to plan my day, and it’s always been wrong. Today it was wrong for the last time. I will not use this app anymore.
Disappointed in this App, should be half star
by 😡💩👎🏻 on 2019/10/19 14:37
Purchased Weather Channel for Ipad app last week. Needs a bug fix badly and ASAP, the app does not load reliably, hit or miss wether you can use it when you want to. I will no doubt be unsubscribing the next time app actually loads 😠
Used to work fine
by Antimatters998 on 2019/10/19 14:35
Can’t get app to load even with full internet connection
Good app
by Whyanicknamehuh on 2019/10/19 14:32
Main app I use. Works perfectly. Would have a 5 star if they would make the banner on the watch show more. Like the temperature along with type of weather. Only shows rain percentage
Weather
by Randall Weed on 2019/10/19 14:22
Good app no exactly The Pacific Northwest but no weather app is really.
videos don’t play on latest update
by Dezigner1 on 2019/10/19 14:10
Why ‘fix’ it if it wasn’t broken? The latest update is horrible on layout, totally NOT intuitive like the previous version and the videos won’t play (although the ads sure do). I’m done and moving on to Accuweather.
Put it back
by nenemee on 2019/10/19 13:34
New upgrade stinks please put it back the way it was
Just leave it alone
by s35flyer on 2019/10/19 13:22
I realize that software guys can’t help themselves and must try and change things, otherwise what is their value? Yeah, I was an exec at IBM for many years so I know what I speak of. Look there is no reason to change an app that everyone loves and uses, but there you go again. Why do your usability people think the new interface is better, because it’s not. We had a simple way to check the weather and you guys turned it into a cutesy group of windows, why? When things are winners, LEAVE IT ALONE. By the way we know why, trying to get users to spend more time on your app so they can see more adds is not helping, all we want to do is check the weather and yeah, I’m deleting the app and moving to something else, geez come on guys, put it back the way it was.
Save the National Weather Service
by Camelpro1 on 2019/10/19 13:06
Do not download. Boycott this App. All weather info comes from the Government. This is privately owned and supported by AccuWeather which is about to have a family member in charge of the very Government Agency that shares that information. How much you wanna bet that if that happens we will be paying for weather.
Too many ads
by Cashmoneyadt on 2019/10/19 12:47
Too many ads, I used to love this app.
Premium notices are too intrusive
by TREKaren on 2019/10/19 12:39
Please stop prompting me to upgrade to premium. The prompts keep coming up where I usually click to see radar and I’m worried I’ll accidentally click it. Please provide a way to disable this ongoing prompt.
Used to love it
by T-Rev James on 2019/10/19 12:38
I do not like the new look at all. It’s very jumbled and disorganized. To echo others, the emphasis on real weather reporting seems to be overshadowed by weather channel videos. Advertising has gotten out of hand. I cringe every time I press anything, out of fear that I’ll have to watch an ad before I get to what I clicked
Why you get a one star
by Estherzed on 2019/10/19 12:35
The reason I’m giving you a one star is this bs where you keep trying to make me go premium, it’s frustrating that when I constantly say no you guys still keep trying, if I wanted to pay an extra dollar a month for you’re app I would. But a portion of the time you’re app messes up, says it’s NOT raining when it’s pouring, or say it’s raining when there’s not a cloud in the sky. It’s not the best app there & if you all keep changing the WHOLE layout I’m going to find something else that works because this is just getting more frustrating as time goes on.
It Was Better Before.
by Sillysetters on 2019/10/19 10:55
This WAS the best weather app, but no more! Updates have totally ruined it. I’ll search and pay for another.
Horrible as usual
by Super sonic boom 115095 on 2019/10/19 09:11
This new premium option is stupid. $10 a year. For this cost I should be able to uninstall all the other weather apps I have to cover the short comings of the weather channel. I should not see ads on my computer when I go to the weather channel if I’m paying this much. Figure it out.
Obnoxious worthless click bait app
by Lindaconklin9932! on 2019/10/19 07:13
This is literally the most annoying app on my phone I had to delete it. I took time to carefully go through all the settings and permissions so it wasn’t so intrusive and annoying - waste of time. All this app cares about are ads and there are hundredsssssss of places to get free weather updates. Bye Felicia!
Accuracies
by kerjason on 2019/10/19 06:25
It said rain but it haven’t but than again the news forecast is always wrong to it’s going to rain but not now
Hate it
by weather is inevitable on 2019/10/19 04:31
If I could give it a zero I would. Old app was way better!
Annoying
by Gurl4God on 2019/10/19 04:28
I’ve been using this app for years and years. It’s been accurate and I’ve relied on it a lot. However, over the years it’s gotten slower and more laggy. Today i finally got tired of it and I am now trying out other apps to find something that runs smoother.
Gets worse and worse
by broronfl on 2019/10/19 03:08
The old Weather Channel was good and last year it got a bit worse. Now, for about a month or so, there have been many negative changes; it’s pathetic.. Ease and user friendly are worse.... for sure. Time to find a decent and different one.
The Weather Channel
by Go my Friend on 2019/10/19 03:04
The Weather Channel
Favorite channel
by tornado and hurrican fan on 2019/10/19 02:57
I love this
STOP NAMING WINTER STORMS
by scotthilt on 2019/10/19 01:26
FYI: The Weather Channel started naming winter storms on its own as a marketing and PR gimmick to attract more TV viewers and web traffic in order to increase revenue. The NWS does not name winter storms and is against the practice as it can weaken people’s perception of how serious a named storm (hurricane) is suppose to be.
Very happy
by skiman54 on 2019/10/19 00:17
Great app
App will not load Ever!
by ibikeride2 on 2019/10/18 23:26
2019-10-18 The app drains the battery even without opening the app. The app will not load when you open the app. Inorder to get the latest forecast and conditions you must manually force the app to refresh. The Today’s Details section is buried several sections from the top and you have to scroll down. Why isn't the “Today’s Details” at the top of the app? No dark mode for iOS 13. The radar is partially accurate. There is no option for reorganizing the sections and the app is not user friendly. Why can’t we reorder the sections?
Sorry I updated!
by birchill on 2019/10/18 21:02
Once again...I am sorry that I updated. This used to be a great app but with each update it gets worse. Can barely see the long term forecast because of its size. Can’t you just leave a good thing alone!
Amazing app
by Torisassy on 2019/10/18 21:01
This app is the best thing that ever happened to me it really helped me during the hurricane in Florida
App updates are garbage
by Skip1pb on 2019/10/18 20:45
I have used this app and the one that was ‘MAX’ for as long as I have had an IPhone, about 17 years. You do not listen to the feedback from loyal customers complaining about the updates. Instead, you tell us the group who creates them think they are great. The first problem is a good portion of your customers are not as tech savvy as the developers. I realize the younger generation probably does like the change but there are many who are in their 50-70 age group that are having extreme issues navigating through the app. Please start thinking of ALL of your customers instead of just a portion of them. Why can’t you develop the app to give those of us the option to retain the options that work best for them by going to the settings in the app instead of basically saying we are not worth your time or energy. It used to be businesses used to believe that the customers was right and you have apparently thrown that out the window too. You do not give the customer a valid email or phone number that works correctly so we can talk to a human that can help us rectify the issues that would work for those of us who have sensory overload, vision problems and yes memory issues as they age. Or do you feel that if they are not from the younger generations they are no longer worth it? The canned responses I have seen your company give THEIR customers are degrading and disgusting. Before you put me in the latter category I worked for a very large chemical company and helped set up our people with their systems and showed them how to use it. We would even be the first to try out the programs. I sincerely hope you rethink about how you can take care of ALL your customers instead of the few you are do. Listen to what the complaints are and find a fix for those who do NOT like your so called upgrades.
Going downhill
by Hauscat11 on 2019/10/18 19:22
I used to rely on this app quite a bit but lately it is slow to load, if it loads at all, and regular features require you to pay a premium.
Inconsistent
by SFXBigMike on 2019/10/18 18:51
The patterns are always inconsistent as far as rain. Living in Florida, I need some consistency with rain forecasts
What happened?
by yubee yella on 2019/10/18 18:31
To the weather app that came with my iPhone? I really relied on that.
Too lazy to delete
by Arupright on 2019/10/18 17:44
I keep thinking that this app will wake up and act like it used to. Alas, it takes minutes for the radar picture to show up if appears at all. I have two iPads and it is terrible on both. I live in Florida and I can get the radar on my local TV apps or Milwaukee TV apps in seconds. I am writing this in the hope that you will actually fix it, but my hopes are not very high.
Last update
by Qdth on 2019/10/18 17:42
Since the last update radar stop working..
Constant crashing
by irun4god on 2019/10/18 17:30
App constantly crashes. Not as reliable as use to be. Have to delete and reload frequently, and rely on other weather apps.
Waste of time
by Gr8Crab!!! on 2019/10/18 16:49
Never Local Now weather that people can use. Only sensational stuff at some other time and place. No local snow and ice or road closures or anything that can be useful before the average work day. Just stealing revenue from local news outlets that do the Real Job.
Stop asking me to go premium
by Biorod on 2019/10/18 16:36
Seriously, I don’t want to “go premium” and I’m annoyed by being asked repeatedly. I’m about to delete the app.
Still needs work, freezes after a few mins.
by SDkiter on 2019/10/18 16:24
Was excited to use this app since I live in LA, but it keeps on freezing up every time I use it. Hopefully they work out the bugs.
Pushing their overpriced Premium has stopped me using the app
by RusMan13 on 2019/10/18 15:15
Too pushy and way too greedy on the pricing.
Eats the battery
by jay12v on 2019/10/18 14:12
App was rarely used and always closed when finished yet used my location all day and night. Id wake up to a battery around 25% despite going to bed with a nearly full charge. With all the weather apps to choose from out there this one is now gone.
Shame on you, weather channel
by Elmer Bean on 2019/10/18 13:51
Listen up. I’ve already paid for your app once. NOW since you did an update you wanna go bombard me with ads and junk pop ups that keep me from even being able to see my radar?! AND you want $10 A YEAR to make ads go away?! ARE YOU PEOPLE SMOKING CRACK?!? No I will not. I will never ever give you one more of my dollars and I will legitimately badmouth you every chance I get. If I could give you ZERO stars, I would. You greedy, corporate, pigs. You didn’t invent the weather, so get over yourselves! Boo on you! 2 thumbs DOWN!
My favorite app
by Elksom on 2019/07/25 17:22
I used to rely on the standard Apple weather app that is pre-installed on the iPhone to receive all my forecast knowledge. I had been using it for years to check the weather and daily temp until one day my mother told me to check the radar... what radar? “The radar on the weather channel app,” she replied. As soon as I downloaded this app my life changed. View the radar when storms are coming, videos about current weather and environment news, warning and watch notifications for changes in weather... it’s amazing! Somehow your friends always think you’re smarter when you know the weather. Thanks, weather channel app, for always telling me when it’s going to rain, you’ve saved a few ruined bonfires! Plus it tells you what time down to the minute it will start raining... and it’s always pretty accurate! All in all, this app is pretty great. It’s like the weather app of my dreams I didn’t know was the weather app of my dreams until I had it. Through everything the app has always been there for me, telling me an accurate forecast and alerting me with weather notifications. Sometimes getting notifications from the weather channel app is even better than getting a text from my boyfriend. The weather channel app is easily my favorite app. Trusty, reliable, and always tells you the weather. No strings attached!
New Update Nonsense
by R50an on 2018/08/29 01:46
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!
What happened
by Honey Moon Pie on 2019/10/15 18:38
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.
Disappointed
by IbuSaja on 2019/06/24 14:27
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.
Money grab developers strike again
by Bsadle on 2019/06/09 12:58
Back a few years ago in the early days of the App Store, probably 8-10 years ago in fact, I purchased the ad free version of this app called Weather Channel Max. Good app, no ads and it worked well. Then about 2-3 years ago the app updated and said that this app will no longer be supported and that would be the final update. It stated the other version(the one with ads) would be the only version supported. I continued to use the app I paid for until it kept crashing after iOS updates and was pretty much forced to use the app with ads. Now I see you can go premium on this app and remove ads. That really ticks me off considering I had previously paid for the ad free version, only to have them snub it. I, at first, just thought they were only getting rid of max so they would force those who paid a one time fee for the ad free version back on the app that has ads. Not only was that true, but now, in hopes that people would forget(which I didn’t) they now offer a monthly subscription service to get rid of ads. This is a sad attempt at getting even more money from me. I will now be deleting the app and using another app instead. I’ve already given enough money to you all only to be asked for more. I’m really disappointed how greedy developers are becoming and all over an app that gives you mediocre weather reports.
Could be great app if it worked
by Havin'Fun-in-Louisiana on 2019/05/10 03:01
When it works I like the app. I like the changes and if it loads it is a useful tool. For me the videos and weather updates are very good. Not sure what the problem is, but for some reason and this seems to happen frequently — the app doesn’t load (spinning disk) or it just crashes and restarts and then back to spinning disk. So if it loads (might work for days and then not work for days) it is a good app. I have noticed the app works best in places with high speed internet. In a place outside or in a place that lacks high speed internet or great cell service, the app just won’t open quickly (maybe 5-10 mins to open). I have an iPhone X with the newest software and the newest version of the app, so I don’t think it is the phone. Anyway, if the stability can be improved and it can open quickly than it would be a great app. Update: I downloaded the new version and it worked ok for a week (I.e. seemed like an improvement) and then crash city and or the spinning wheel of Watson after that. Now it is useless again. Weather is such an important thing to know and I have no idea why the concept of an app that works is so hard. I stick by what I wrote above - when the app works, it is great, but for some reason it doesn’t work most of the time. Like others, I now use other apps that work all of the time.
New Update RUINED this app!
by Jr High Teach on 2018/08/30 16:35
UPDATED REVIEW: Another update to this app...and now it’s even worse!! The last update made a once great app bad; this update just completely decimated it. I’ll be deleting it because it’s now unusable. The layout is SO distracting that I can’t even focus on what I’m looking for - you know, the actual weather. Why so many lines everywhere?? It’s awful. Don’t know what they’re thinking with these updates, but whoever thinks these are improvements is an idiot and should be fired. Total trash app. So disappointing, as this has been my go to weather app for many years. ———————————————————— ORIGINAL REVIEW: I've never written a review before, but this latest app update compelled me to do so. The update has taken what was once my favorite weather app and turned it into a cluttered, ad-riddled, blurry mess. It now has 3 LARGE icons at the bottom of the screen for pollen, video & radar (with a moving ad below those 3 things) that offer no option to "hide." This effectively takes up a 1/4 of your viewing screen. Also, I've always liked their feature of being able to choose my background photo for the app screen. You can still do so, but your photo is now extremely blurry. I used to love this app, but the update has ruined it, so I will be deleting and searching for another unless they fix it ASAP!
Less useful since update 2018
by Frustrated former app user on 2018/10/13 21:14
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.
Does not deserve one star for this update
by Barometerbabe on 2018/09/08 18:40
GIVE US BACK THE OLD APP!!! This is no concise weather report. And: Bad background; bad graphics; bad set up. Too many ads, too many screen options. The best weather information is plain and simple (as this app used to be): current conditions, forecast, radar, and then the other options like future forecasts, air quality, etc. The Weather Channel has been my go-to for weather forecasts since it was on TV—with no commercials. (Who can remember back that far?!) My version of Direct TV does not offer The Weather Channel so I have been relying on my iPhone app; not any more. Either give me the option of having the old app back or do a major fix to the current mess. If not I will be deleting this app. There are plenty of weather apps out there so why go with something so inferior. ALSO VERY IMPORTANT TO ME (and others) IS BAROMETER INFO. IT CAN HAVE A MAJOR AFFECT ON HEALTH. Please add the barometer and don’t forget direction as well as numbers. I still have the old app on my tablet; using it when I am home. I just don’t get why Weather apps want to go too fancy. It is not what people want when they want weather. Save the fancy and extras for those wiling to pay for it, then you will not have to mess up a good, basic weather app. Hope you get the message from me and many others.
Way too much
by Walterwilson0315 on 2018/09/18 11:18
The new app is a very, very negative change. The old navigation was fine and did not need an overhaul because this is just a weather app. There’s WAY TOO MUCH extra stuff involved with this app, and I really don’t understand why these guys try so hard to make it entertaining. It’s literally just the weather, I’m not looking to be entertained and I doubt anyone else opens up the weather channel app like “oh boy it’s time to have a good time”. We just want to see a forecast and a radar and that’s it. The air pollution number also seems completely inaccurate because it’s different every time I open my app. Not to mention the recent discovery of a weather channel weatherman pretending to be pushed around by winds that just weren’t there. To the point where he’s babbling about the storm being in the middle of an intense surge or something like that, meanwhile a couple of pedestrians walk behind him wearing shorts and hoodies, not affected by the wind at all. Plus, he’s visibly fighting the wind in the opposite direction that it’s blowing. You can see plants blowing in the opposite direction of where he’s pushing. That being said, I feel like all the weather on here anymore is exaggerated because they think it’s entertaining to people. It’s really just a nuisance and the reason I’m getting a new weather app.
Why change it?
by Buckeye chris on 2018/09/04 12:28
I’m sorry but I dislike the new update. It has made the app a lot less user friendly. It’s difficult to navigate and to find specific information. I don’t understand why you think people would like this? We want simple and convenient. If you fixed the small font and color schemes that alone would help drastically. The important information is almost hidden now. For instance the current temperature is so small I need glasses to see it. Also there used to be an option to toggle the tropical storm and hurricane paths on/off now I can’t find that option anywhere. The issue is it covers the whole state days before the storm will arrive and I cannot see the radar. Then there’s the adds. Out of the 50 apps on my phone I do believe this app is the worst for adds. They’ve been creeping in and growing for years. Basically since the app I paid for didn’t work anymore and you went to a subscription app (which I should have received a refund for since I only had it for a year but I digress on that issue.) There is one add now even bigger then the radar! I’m not even getting started on the videos because everyone knows how bad they are, a 30 second add for a 20 second video speaks for itself.
Bad Update
by A disgruntled consumer99 on 2018/09/01 10:58
This used to be my favorite 5 star weather app. I love to track weather and preparing for my day each day by using the TWC app but that all changed with this new update. First of all I do not wear sunscreen and base my outfits on the uv index and that has now been removed. Next the app used to be easy to navigate and get all the relevant weather information for the day as well as some great videos that I would watch in the morning as I wake up, but now the app is confusing with too much going on. I understand in today’s world to stay relevant you need to make change but this change was not for the better, to confusing now and hard to find information. I feel bad for all the sponsors that would pay for spots in the videos because based on the way the videos are set up I bet less people will watch them, I know I no longer will. I hope that TWC can fix this app and make it more user friendly again with an easy to find uv index. I am not deleting the app yet but until it is changed I will no longer use the app and will start downloading new weather apps in hopes of finding a suitable daily replacement. I hope this does not fall on deaf ears, the TWC app was the best but not anymore. Thank you and have a great day.
Constant reminders to go premium when I already have and no accessibility support for Apple Watch.
by Mom24monsters on 2019/09/18 04:40
I think this app would be great if it worked for everybody on every device, but they seem to have left out those of us who use voiceover, who need to know what the weather is too. It’s not all about the sighted people! I’m trying to figure out why those of us who use voiceover should have to pay full price for premium when everything doesn’t work for us? Also, I’m getting really tired of the constant reminders to go premium, when I already have. I have to go and tell it that I want to go premium first, for it to tell me that I already am, before the stupid thing will go away until the next senseless time it pops up. Until these things are fixed, we shouldn’t be charged to use the app. There’s not a whole lot of premium quality to go in premium when you have a visual impairment and most of the stuff doesn’t work with voiceover, something that’s built into the iOS, and there’s no excuse for it to not work with it. Also, I’m trying to figure out why, if this app is included, even if it’s a dumbed down version of it, with iOS, does it have completely different forecasts? The temperatures don’t always match either.
Weather variety multiple locations
by master red fox on 2018/02/24 17:55
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.
Good overall but needs improvement
by HenryAppleuser123 on 2019/01/31 23:35
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.
Essential
by K Rae Reed on 2018/08/29 05:36
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.
Give back favorite locations!
by carolinelynchminor on 2019/08/29 03:33
Below is my previous feedback comments! Here is the latest! So, I got the update. I went to the app settings. I tried to add features, but received the message that I must first add to my favorites!!! Good grief! There is no way to add favorites anymore! Remember.... Add to My Favorite????!!!!! It is definitely gone from the options!!!! Frustratingly ridiculous!!!! And, very maddening! Where did my favorite locations option go? Suddenly it was gone! I’ve been irritated over the many years I’ve used this app by all the unnecessary changes “the powers that be” have made! Now, I’m angry! You’ve taken away my ability to receive notifications and alerts from ola es where family and friends live! I suppose, “the powers that be”, are trying to force loyal users ito making a purchase! However, I cannot even find out what features a purchase includes, except for no ads! The ads aren’t that offensive or bothersome! Yes, they get annoying when it's the same ad over and over!!!! Taking away “my favorites” is low!!!! Disappointing doesn’t even begin to describe how manipulative “the powers that be” are to their loyal following! Plus, it’s obvious from reading reviews, they don’t listen to or care about the feedback! You had a great app at one time! Now, not so much!
If you’re a fan of conspiracy videos and anything BUT the weather
by Saturatesinger on 2019/06/28 23:15
This app, the meteorologists involved, and the channel have all gone steadily downhill in both the accuracy and presentation of their work. Want to know if it’s going to rain? Well, that’s fine, open the app, click on hourly, click the list, select the particular hour, and you’ve finally gotten yourself to a page that has a 2% chance of being correct about the weather at any given time. Rain predictions are always wildly off, temperatures are inaccurate, the future radar’s accuracy is nothing short of a joke, the app is overwhelmed by clickbait videos and hidden ads, and the “weather alerts” are both excessive and incorrect. Weather channel, you are NOT a nonprofit, you have one job (as Loki said “just the one!”) that you are PAID to do, and to be honest you don’t do it well at all. It is currently drizzling in my area, one minute ago the app claimed no rain, now the app says I have severe hail and thunderstorms in my area....nope, not at all correct. All these shortcomings, and still, now, you have the nerve to create a subscription service out of your features? Lost faith, going elsewhere, please find time in your lives to do your one job with at least the minimum standards of care or accuracy.
Catastrophe
by reallyisittaken??? on 2018/09/08 10:47
Hate the update and redesign. What a mess . . . The vast majority of the most recent reviews give this update one star, because you have to give at least one to write a review. I love weather and used to use this app many times a day. I updated this app over a week ago and still hate it. I have also installed several other new weather apps, to test and compare which I like best. Every other app I have installed, I like so much better. I’ve also read the Developer comments/responses, none of which are helpful. Most are condescending and assume that we are really trying to use this app in its new version. It makes me question who their testing group was. Actual users of the app? The Developers want a specific list of what is wrong. It would be best to start with the original format and list the major changes that were made to “improve” functionality and design and start there. Then they could add in the other detail information that was previously provided that is now missing. I believe they need to find a new group of users to test their product to give them honest feedback, as opposed to what they want to hear based on the roadmap for their design. By the way, even with thousands of reviews the rating of this app is dropping quickly . . .
very glitchy app
by lisanicoleiannarino4887 on 2019/10/19 20:40
while it’s informative and sometimes accurate, the app itself is a pain to use. it constantly crashes on open and needs restarted. it’s super slow. they constantly ask me to PAY FOR PREMIUM which is ludicrous. why would i pay for a weather forecast? it’s like you’ve designed the app to operate poorly to get people to pay for the premium. no thanks. they also share data and are one of the worst as far as surveillance of what you do online. the ads and videos that are interweaved throughout the forecast are also very problematic and cause freezes/slowdowns in the app. would be nice to just have my forecast in a cleaner interface that’s smoother to use and isn’t so glitchy. i’ve resorted to downloading other apps that are smoother in design and operation. UPDATE: developer asked that i update the app and then update my review. while the crashes have been reduced, the ads are still causing the app performance to be low. also, the update removed a feature that was useful, the “best time to be outside” feature under hourly forecast. I used this a lot to make sure i wasn’t walking my dog at the hottest time of day. it’s also still asking me to PAY for premium every time i open the app.
Notifications no longer work!
by Lise P. on 2019/03/06 13:09
The Notifications NO LONGER WORK on this app!!! No matter how many times I try to enable them it doesn’t work, I just keep getting the “ERROR - Unable to change your alerts at this time. Please try again later.” I’m talking every single day for the last few MONTHS. And why did my notifications shut off in the first place? It’s important to me to get severe weather updates because I live in a tornado prone area, TWC used to be a source for this but isn’t anymore. And BTW, shouldn’t that be a PRIORITY for TWC? (I have contacted App support multiple times to no avail.) I used to love this app but not anymore. I hate the glaring white background to start with! How about something a little easier on the eyes? (Remember that a lot of folks open this app in the middle of the night because storms woke them up and they need to see if it’s severe.) The ads are ridiculous and beyond excessive. The videos will randomly start playing as you scroll to try to get to useful info. What’s with all the graphs? And format the 7-day forecast like you used to please! I like the way it shows up when it’s emailed to me and that’s how TWC used to do it on the app, why change that? Please fix this app. Please fix the notifications problem ASAP.
We want Weather and not Water; been reliable till the IBM
by fbfbbckdjsbfncjjvjdbfkvjc on 2019/06/07 14:24
When the Weather Company owned The Weather Channel the weather was much more reliable. This channel focused on weather and not water. It had people who cared not for money, but for the safety of people. They had people down on the scene of a wildfire or a hurricane or a tornado! Now the IBM is saying they care for people but do they really? The IBM splits its business for agriculture, water, and other things; it does not only focus on weather like the former weather channel does. Yes, it is important that people around the world get water, hence The Water Channel, but this is not a charity app it is a weather app. The name chance shows everyone that this is no longer a reliable app. The premium option backs me up. The most reliable sorce you can get it only 48 hours out. Anything behind that is something unreliable; something you are fake selling people to get there money. The wind could shift and change everything. 48 hours is the furthest most reliable source there is. Also why is it not giving me accurate alerts for rain, lightning, pollen, or anything? Oh look it started raining... where is my alert. And hmmmm the radar says that it’s not..... like I said we want Weather and not Water.
I liked the old App better!
by ArdenBailey on 2018/12/14 21:32
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.
Change Is Not Always Good...
by Lora K Kay on 2019/03/10 20:11
I have used The Weather Channel app since I got my first iPhone 4, over any other weather app, and I’m now deleting it from my phone. I have given the new interface a long trial and the “fixes” have not improved this awful design. The adds overtake the screen, the graph is useless and I can no longer find real weather information that I can use. Three out of ten slides on the “Weather Snapshot” are related to my area with little information. The other seven are ads, international stories or ads disguised as stories. AND... this is not a unique look. It looks just like a FB Story, which was not an improvement on FB either. In order to get a TRUE weather Snapshot, I have to scroll through 6 other slides, the first which is usually a sensationalized video, and the second which is a tiny radar map. The aspects which most affect me are not seen until the 3rd, 4th and 5th slide, which often stick when scrolling through and lead to an unintentional advertisement opening. All of the information used to be right at my fingertips with a simple scroll for allergies, air quality and other details pertinent to me. Goodbye, Weather Channel!
Widget glitching
by sgwilso4 on 2018/10/18 04:23
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.
Well it would be ok if it worked
by Rokair on 2019/10/18 11:55
I hated that my favorite weather application with all sorts of features, smartly updated often, and simply works very well had to stop using the data from the weather channel as an option since the weather channel decided to no longer sell it to other application makers. So I thought I would see what the official weather channel application is up to these days. The main application is a bit boring in how it presents data but it seems to work. The watch application which I care the most about has three very basic screens that make it a struggle to quickly see any weather data and the complications appear to not work at all. I created a new face to test and placed both a large and a small on there. The large shows the “The Weather” and two dashed lines. The small shows an umbrella and bother else. Ok, so I guess it just doesn’t work at all. At least before you got some of my money via the Carrot weather application’s developers but now you get nothing as you have not convinced me to instead pay for you application that doesn’t even seem to work. After all these years I thought maybe you would eventually get you act together but I see otherwise.
New update and coverage of Florence
by Roll out update on 2018/09/17 04:40
New update is weirdly busy and hard to read and this is coming from a weather junkie. I had a hard time figuring out what those squiggly lines were for and yep supposed to be for day night-why? And you have to scroll through so much crap just to get to radar. Don’t know why it’s so counterintuitive. Also the videos and news stories are awful in that they update and recycle old stories and claim them as new. On a side note Florence’s coverage has left something to be desired thought it was just me being cynical esp after the silliness of someone getting caught faking wind and botched job of explaining it. But it’s been really weirdly non informative at times. I always watch hurricane coverage and this one esp with fam in area and well yep had to go to internet and other channels to find out what was going on in other places in nc. Really it was interesting the first little while but really hype focused on one area and not even to give info more like watch this reporter be really not smart and walk on beach during high tide with it at his feet. And other silly thing like that and that’s the take away instead of weather. Maybe too much showmanship and not enough weather news.
Great app
by StormHeart501 on 2019/06/19 22:59
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 ❤️❤️❤️
It was great, then terrible, then good, then terrible...
by happygodavid on 2018/03/10 14:25
The original WC app back in the day was pretty solid. I paid the $4 for the ad free version. That version of the app was, hands down, the best weather app that has ever existed in the App Store. Then WC decided to go to a subscription model (because, money). Heck no. The new app has improved since the overhaul as far as look goes, but here’s the kicker; there’s no consistency with what displays. It’s scroll, scroll, scroll to find what I want. I want 4 things. Daily weather, 10-day forecast, maps, and occasionally hour by hour weather. THAT. IS. IT. And I would pay $ for an app that did just that. (I have, and they’re all nowhere near as good as the aforementioned WC paid app.) Please, WC, give me the option to set up the order of the major sections of the app. Let me buy your ad-free app without forcing me to pay for a subscription. With the look of your current app, do that, and you will have made the best weather app that exists. Come on, developers; convince your corporate bosses that this is what people want and that it will benefit the WC brand in the long run, even if they don’t make a few extra bucks a year from a ridiculous subscription service.
New interface is TERRIBLE!
by Cogsworth1972 on 2019/06/06 17:14
UPDATE: I wish I could give this app zero stars. First, I already paid to remove ads, now I am seeing ads again and when I try to restore purchase it says “Nothing to Restore”. This is probably because they switched to an annual subscription model and screwed over all of us that already paid for the app. Even worse, they have now hiked the new “subscription” price from $3.99 to a “premium” $9.99 per year. Total rip-off! I guess those “clean water” donations have to come from somewhere. I have contacted support and so far nothing but crickets. What can I say that hundreds of reviews haven’t already said? The new interface is a failure on every level. At the very least please get rid of the useless “Your Daily Weather Snapshot” thing and put some useful data in that screen space. It’s truly annoying as the ridiculous indicator makes me feel compelled to open it and scroll through weather info that I can see elsewhere in the app, and dumb videos I have no interest in watching. It is by far the worst, most useless feature of the “new improved” design. Just throw in the towel guys, read the reviews, admit that no one likes it and bring back the old app!
Story
by Old Mtn Man on 2019/08/09 15:19
My Daughter was driving me home after having a heart cath among other test at Vanderbilt Medical Center. We were driving 300 miles through strong thunderstorms at a very slow speed. We were both having so much trouble seeing that we could not find a exit to get off then interstate. Finally we got lucky and i spotted one in time to get off. We filled the suv with gas plus ourselves with some hot cocoa and coffee. I checked my phone to try and track the storm. I noticed that you stated there was a 22 minute delay between the bands coming in. I told my daughter let’s wait 10 minutes then leave. Thanks to your app we were able to drive the other half at a normal speed. It would have been an extra 5 hrs at the speed we were traveling not counting the danger we were in with all the 18 wheelers flying by us. Plus I needed my heart meds that were at my home Thank You for saving us
Horrible “Improvements”= Form over substance
by YayaHB on 2018/09/28 12:40
Or “Don’t risk a facelift when you’re already pretty good looking!” I am a frequent traveler for work and pleasure and take two or more out of state trips a month. I also come from a family of Weather Channel junkies who love flying, nature, and various other pursuits that take us outside and out yonder. As such, I regularly use your app several times a week. You had a successful product and I enjoyed using it even when the forecast was way off. While I can understand trying to make the app faster, I can not understand why you would completely change a format that was previously easy to read, with it’s bold colors and strong lettering, to a color palate that is light, with barely visible lettering. Please remember most of us are looking at your app on our phones and we are often on the go... The fine grey print, light purple, and glaring white screen is almost unreadable. It borders on the ridiculous. Sadly, I will be looking for another weather app to replace yours. I will miss watching your videos (even though you play the same commercial over and over and over...), but the main purpose of your app is now lost. RIP
Stupid and also very inaccurate.
by Rev Jude on 2018/05/27 10:21
First reason I call it stupid is because they name the snowstorms. I don’t know who came up with that stupid idea but the weather channel but it’s the most stupidest idea I’ve ever heard of naming a snowstorm give me a break. Also the next you know they’re going to name tsunami‘s earthquakes and every time we get a thunderstorm they’re going to name it. Plus their forecasts are always in accurate for where I live. I depend on the weather I can’t expect them to tell me what it’s going to be like in my area. I find that the cable weather is way off also and I don’t trust him. I also use storm in weather underground including the weather channel itself and they are the most stupidest apps to have. They are also very inaccurate and I don’t trust him. I have decided to delete their apps on my phone. I like to rock storms and when I found out from this app including the others if they do have if you can’t track a storm. This app is garbage for anyone who loves the weather. Anything the weather Channel has offer is all garbage. They don’t track storms do you know Kim good forecast in for anyone that Sirius about protecting the weather don’t use this crap.
Let’s go back in Time
by Johnnyz53 on 2019/07/23 12:15
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.
App update is disappointing to say the least!
by jenpilch13 on 2018/09/08 12:53
The new weather app update is disappointing. The font/graphics are hard to see because they are so light and fine. The graph is not necessary and makes looking at the weather confusing and too much stimuli all at once. Who need that graph any way? The background is now white instead of blue again making the graphics hard to see. I like looking at the hour by hour top to bottom like before and now it’s L-R. The 2 weathers for each day is too confusing at a glance. If I want details I like clicking and reading about that but at a glance it’s way too much information. I have so much more to say about it but I don’t have hours to write a review. I have been using it now for 3 weeks or so and have tried to get used to it but I just can’t. I don’t like it at all. It has been brought up by almost everyone I talk to who used the old one and no one likes the new update. Please please go back or improve this new design. I loved this app before now and used it all the time! Now I dread looking at the weather and get annoyed trying to navigate the new app. 😢😤😠😡☀️❄️☔️🌪🌥🌦🌨
Big Issue
by TomahawkD23 on 2018/08/29 23:49
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
by Nikkig127 on 2019/06/25 20:00
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.
TERRIBLE UPDATE!!!
by CLS_1980 on 2018/09/01 11:14
I tried to contact customer support before leaving this review. There is no way to do that so here it is. I have had this app on mi iPad and iPhone for years. It used to work beautifully. I even paid to have ads removed. Later on I discovered location issues within the widgets on both devices. Then my precise location was deleted in the search. Aside from those things all was well. Now we have been given a fancy new update. It looks beautiful if you can get the app to open?! Unfortunately, I don’t have all day. Most of the time I end up staring at a spinning circle on both devices until the end of time. If it weren’t for the widgets I wouldn’t know what the current weather is. I haven’t received one notification on either device?! Thank goodness for my local news app that sends me notifications as well as gives me my weather! As it stands I have no desire to pay again for ad removal in October. I’m finding this app time consuming and loathsome. If all the bugs aren’t worked out soon I’ll see no reason to keep it. It’s virtually unusable and if they don’t care I don’t care. PRESS & HOLD, TAP THE X, DELETE AND FIND SOMETHING THAT WORKS!
Soooo many inconsistencies....
by Mamacitaslg on 2018/04/01 12:31
For example: Currently, there’s a warning rolling across the top of opening page. It states that there’s a winter storm warning from midnight through tomorrow at 1pm for 3-5” of snow with up to 6” in some areas. When scrolling down and looking at the detailed daily report for tonight and then tomorrow, it states a less than 1” tonight, and tomorrow 1-3” snow possible. Hence, huge discrepancies and inconsistencies, often. Very annoying. I don’t care how pretty the app is, just make it as reliable as possible. This is carelessness. Also, on a side note.... The videos (of which I have chosen not to even read the titles of anymore and get sucked in to watching) are so hyper-sensationalized and almost always over-dramatic, are a waste of time watching. Unfortunately, this is the app I’ve been most familiar with, so have stuck with for years. I guess it’s better than not knowing what to possibly, maybe, sort of expect without it. Finally, why, when there are almost all 1-3-star ratings, is the app showing its a 4.6-star app??????
Was the best until upgraded
by BaronBookworm on 2018/09/10 01:55
The latest update is even worse than the last. Takes forever to open and half the time freezes. Wish they’d go back to the original. It was easy to use. I had really loved it. It always was the most accurate, but this latest update finally did me in. I’m moving on to another app. Previous review: I loved this app. Eventually all my friends and family started using it too as it’s accurate and the options are great. BUT... recent upgrade ruined the ease of use. On my iPad it’s still great (which is why I’m giving it 4 stars), but on iPhone it’s extremely slow to load and can no longer swipe to go to next city. Annoying and just not worth the hassle. I try to use my iPad or Alexa when I’m home. Ive been using it for many years so I hope next upgrade they go back to what worked best or I’ll need to find an alternative for my phone. AND... the amount of ads and “news” videos you have to scroll through are flat out ridiculous now. I don’t mind ads, but the majority of the page is no longer weather. Just because you have a huge following does not mean you have to get greedy.
Easier navigation needed
by Hm1014 on 2018/01/28 14:17
I wish it was a little easier to navigate and find the information I need quicker. The main thing I go to weather apps is to find out how the weather will be for the day and the week. For first time users easy navigation is the key to get them hooked. As time passes they will begin to explore all the neat tools you offer. It’s seems to me I see the day’s forecast and when I try to look for the week I’m bombarded by these crazy breakdown by the hour and pollen in the air , barometer pressures, and I have to scroll for what seems like a eternity to get out of all these crazy breakdowns for just ONE day! and frankly by that time I’m exausted!! And I leave the app. Accuweather on the other hand has tabs which I LOVE and easy to find at the top of the page. Makes it easy to access the information 90% of the population generally needs. Simple tabs and all the extra info is within those tabs as opposed to spread all over the page and having to scroll on and on to move on to the next thing.
Unreadable Now
by SexySweetie18 on 2018/10/09 14:59
I used to love the Weather Channel app. I could do without the ads, but I put up with them. At least the app offered easy to read information at a glance. The newest version has inverted the color scheme, made the font small, and made it a lot more difficult to access the weather on an hourly and daily basis. I miss being able to see my 7 day forecast at a glance. At the very least, I should be able to see the hourly forecast for the day without clicking around multiple times within the app. I actually prefer to use the native Apple weather app because it’s more straightforward. The Weather Channel should give users the option of viewing the app’s content the old way as opposed to claiming that user’s can “just scroll down” for more information. I also prefer the easily recognizable symbols for fog and wind that used to appear. I don’t see the new app as an improvement AT ALL. To the developers: offer other options within the app if you’re unwilling to change it back. I’ve spoken to other users, and I’m not the only one who no longer wants to use your app after the recent updates.
Why change what work?
by Don Montgomery on 2018/12/23 20:28
I had to come back and re-address this!! I noticed some body gave The weather Channel a four star!! If anyone does it’s from the family of the Weather Channel! It’s a fake review from the Weather Channel! Just be honest Weather Channel just fix the problems and quit selling our data!!! Please we all loved you at one time and we need you back in full form and performing as a shining beacon on a lighthouse as our lives and our family lives depends on your performance! Wow did the Weather Channel app ever change from an outstanding app to an awful app! Collecting way too much personal information and sharing it with third parties!!!! Sure hate losing you weather channel!!! I sure hope I can get by without even giving you one star! You’re really turned out to be a disappointment with your new App design being a complete failure and so difficult to navigate… Just so difficult and sharing too much personal information raping us!!! So long my favorite at one time… Happy trails… Yep I could not get by without having to rate you with one star!!!! You do not even deserve the one single star Weather Channel!
Disappointed
by Baby Elliebear on 2018/09/01 15:28
I used to love this app, because it was easy for my elderly family members to understand and showed what the air pressure was at any given time. Now that they have changed it I am constantly getting calls from family asking what is going on and that they cannot follow it. You should have followed the age old statement. “If it is not broken, do not fix it.” Now you have created an app that is anything but user friendly for anyone and you removed important information like air pressure. I know that as I am writing this it will fall on deaf ears, but if you have older friends or family or know people who are not weather savvy, stay away from this app!!!! I really wish that companies would stop changing things to “keep up with the times”. Leave it alone if you have something good. Now I have to hunt for a different resource and on top of that worry about making sure that it does not have a virus attached. I am really disappointed with the Weather Channel team. I have been watching them since they first aired on television when I was a kid and never thought I would see the day that I would turn away from them.
Local on the 8’s
by KZink on 2018/10/09 11:51
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.
Change of Info Needed
by Lefty21955 on 2018/07/16 22:46
I go to this app, because I don’t watch local news and need real time data. I used to watch The Weather Channel, but unless they changed “Your local on the 8’s”, it’s not as helpful as an app might be. As another user mentioned, this app gives too much forecast. It’s rare to have an accurate forecast for today, tomorrow, or the weekend, so why give the outlook for 15 days? What I would like to see is more current and hourly data. Here where I am, humidity is a big issue; a huge issue really. Hourly forecast showing temp AND humidity would be much more useful. The radar would be helpful, if it were easier to load and gave 15 minute intervals for the future cast. The radar for what passed already is really only helpful as far as the path of the weather, so that timeframe probably could be shortened. I like that this app now features “Watson”, because that should be giving better info. Please keep revising this app! I think we all would like it and use it more, if it were improved.
Just because you can change something, doesn’t mean you should
by Oh My BMW on 2018/05/25 06:32
This is definitely not as good as the old Weather Chanel App. I understand software changes are sometimes needed and maybe these changes were needed to support advertising etc. But I don’t understand, why they would move from a platform that had great features, to new one that’s a piece of junk. We were able to see a five day forecast a glance. And if you wanted a longer forecast, a screen swipe showed five more days of forecast. And viewing forecast of multiple city was just as easy. Swipe the screen above the five day forecast and another other city’s forecast popped in. The old app made good use of a single screen view and a tap or swipe made it easy to navigate to forecasts. The latest app tends to jump to a detailed daily screen that must be scrolled vertically to read. It was much easier to scan weather trends horizontally. I’m moving on to another App, until they recognize and reinstitute the quick great features they abandoned. Just because you can change something, doesn’t always mean you should change.
not that great
by mligenzaa on 2019/04/07 16:55
the weather is accurate so i still use it but the app has flaws: first of all, the stupid videos about things that don’t really have to do with the weather or if they do are not something we need to know about. and they are SO clickbaity. if i wanted to watch the news i would watch the news. second of all, the functionality of the app isn’t that great. i can’t actually change the order of my starred places, i will edit it and then when i click on a location it takes me to the wrong one and nothing ever changed. i would also like to be able to swipe to go to the next location instead of clicking on the sidebar. i would also like the today’s details slide to go more in depth. like say whether a humidity of 80% is high or low, or with the UV index put safety statements if it’s really high. also just tell us if it’s high, right now it just says a number. what’s that number out of? what SPF should i wear? how at risk am i? things like that. also it might do you well to take notes from the weather underground app, i would still be using it if the forecasts were as accurate as this.
WORST UPDATE EVER!
by Brandee16 on 2018/12/13 17:09
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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Check the weather Channel, an IBM Business, for weather maps, local forecast and live radar alerts you can rely on. Stay up to date and safe no matter the weather with our live radar maps. Find all the weather information you need to plan ahead with confidence. We give you accurate weather forecast reports that can help you plan up to 15 days in advance - wherever you are! Plus, with our rain tracker, getting caught in a downpour will be a thing of the past. the weather Channel: Top 3 Features 1. Plan your day up to two weeks in advance with hourly & daily forecasts. 2. Get your current conditions at a glance with weather data that’s relevant where you are.
 Our new Feels Like feature will help you get a clearer picture of the conditions before you even go outside. 3. Stay safe with severe weather alerts and safety tips from the National Weather Service. 
 Plan outdoor activities with confidence. • Planning an adventure? Check the forecast and our Real Time Rain notifications, and find its clear radar imagery directly on your home screen. So you know in a second whether to pack a light or waterproof jacket! • Want to enjoy a crisp fall hike? Get detailed information on sunset times, allergies and pollen reports and much more.
 • Run smart with GoRun! Find the best possible running conditions and plan your perfect route.
 Keep informed on the latest weather news. • Stay safe during extreme weather events. We’ll send you live alerts and expert safety advice, so you’ll always be prepared.
 • Concerned about allergies? Get high-risk allergy alerts and medical advice to help you beat them!
 • Check out Warming Signs with Kait Parker every Tuesday in Apple Podcasts Easily access all the weather information you need. • Quickly find all the weather data you care about in one place: your smart home screen! • Get precise weather updates, severe weather alerts and more of your favorite features right from your Apple Watch. 
 • Upgrade and remove all ads from your weather app by purchasing an annual renewing subscription. You can cancel your Weather Channel subscription anytime through your iTunes account settings, or it will automatically renew. This must be done 24 hours before the end of any subscription period to avoid being charged another fee. Subscription payments will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of your purchase and upon commencement of each renewal term. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. ----- Privacy & Feedback • Our Privacy Policy can be viewed here: https://weather.com/en-US/twc/privacy-policy 
 • Our Terms of Use can be viewed here:http://www.weather.com/common/home/legal.html
 • If you have any questions or suggestions about our weather service, please do not hesitate to get in touch at iphonesupport@weather.com.
Unreliable
by Ljenkmd on 2019/10/20 23:15
Good info when it works. Constantly crashing or freezing. The IPhone app is much better. Don’t understand why they can’t get the IPad version to run as smoothly as the IPhone app.
Frozen
by HochiminCity on 2019/10/20 23:08
Ever since I went premium I’ve had issues. And aside from missing the stories feature, every time I open the app it is frozen. I have to hard close the app from running in the background and reopen the application in order for it to load past the blue screen.
GREAT APP
by Nittany Lion Fan on 2019/10/20 22:52
Awesome app always accurate. Enjoying all the features. Keep up the good work.
Slow to load
by Hotmail & Safari User on 2019/10/20 21:57
Slow to load. Otherwise OK.
Why won’t my settings stick?!
by JNfrmNJ on 2019/10/20 21:45
It would be a good app if it worked correctly; ya know like the old one. I only updated to this version of the app because 3 days ago I was notified that the weather app I had since purchasing my phone and tablet was being retired. I have since spent a portion of those 3 days trying to get the app to save my “significant weather” preferences. (Yes, I have set my devices privacy...location settings) I feel like this is necessary since my local weather conditions no longer appear at the top of the page. As I type this tonight the top of my app page is telling me about Tropical Storm Alberto possible impacts on the Gulf Coast, which I understand is important, but I live in NJ so scroll I must. Now will it tell me if and when a thunderstorm will arrive tomorrow? Maybe...Maybe Not. The “significant weather” menu keeps telling me to select my location, but the word location is gray and offers me no way to either select from a list or type a location into a box?? Yes, the new screen is pretty, but why does it have to be so complicated. I miss the old app when all it needed was a zip code which it asked for just once and in return it gave me the weather including any alerts that I need to know. It wasn’t fancy, but it was reliable; why’d you have to mess with a good thing? 10/20/19 Newest Update 11.1? Will Not load the radar map unless I allow it to constantly access my location as opposed to only when using the app.
Just awful
by Verny55 on 2019/10/20 21:23
The app does not update temperature when you re open app. You must click on your city, then the temperature updates. Lame.
Utter Crap
by Rod2526 on 2019/10/20 20:15
Liberal morons running this app have ruined it. Just like they ruin everything they touch. Detroit, New York, California, Portland, Seattle, and I can go on and on. Idiots ruin everything You're piece of crap app never manually updates. Always need to manually refresh to get it to update. Incompetent morons
Love weather channel, hate this app!
by sheelfliz on 2019/10/20 19:23
I paid to subscribe to this app, which rarely works. Honestly, IBM? How hard can it be to design an app that actually works? People pay to subscribe, maybe put some of the money to fixing this app’s problems, of which there are many. I’m assuming that most people download this app to get a real-time, workable, timely radar. We can get a forecast anywhere...... You’re radar rarely loads, or freezes if it does. Same with other app features. The clips and stories are great, but not at the expense of a live radar. How about two apps if you can’t get them to work together? Please fix this, or refund subscription fees.
Annoying Ads
by Touring525i on 2019/10/20 18:00
Not much more useful than what you get with iPhone weather app except this one forces you to watch the same stupid ad over and over. DELETE!
Failing expectations
by Sandbox 2 on 2019/10/20 17:36
This used to be the top weather app. Now it is becoming ad intensive to the point it is mostly adds and little weather display. I have also noticed that after years of having an accurate weather model, the forecast is inaccurate, event at two to three days out. After several years of using this app I am now looking for a better and more user friendly weather app.
Cluttered
by 1dundoc on 2019/10/20 17:20
Just need the facts.
Doesn’t open with new update
by bummer it doesnt work now on 2019/10/20 17:03
I used to use this app every day. I can’t even open it now with the new update. Please fix.
Don't update!
by MR5061 on 2019/10/20 16:04
The new version puts ads between the features.
Radar
by Sandyd5656 on 2019/10/20 15:44
The radar does not come up on my iPad like other weather apps. Please fix this.
Worthless for Radar views
by Gawannabe on 2019/10/20 14:53
About a year ago The Weather Channel redesigned the app and made it much harder to quickly get to desired information. They have tweaked a few things since then but lost the idea that more is less for many users. Also, Radar views now load very slow or now at all. Sometimes It is quicker to kill the app and reload than wait for radar to load a different view while in the app. Started using accuweather for when I want to see radar views. Oh, connection speed is not the issue. It is lousy coding.
Annoying
by Asha199 on 2019/10/20 14:41
Every time the app updates it erases all of my saved places and I have to redo them every single time. Can’t this be fixed already?
Great App
by Eddietp on 2019/10/20 14:33
The new iPad update still has some quirks. I can’t open the app from the recently opened apps at the bottom right bar. It won’t let me share the app either from that location.
Sad
by antboe14 on 2019/10/20 14:31
I use to love this app. However, recently the ads are overwhelming and the nagware asking to subscribe for $9.99 a year is really annoying.
Toooooooo many
by Lawnmeadow on 2019/10/20 14:25
Too many commercials
New format
by MtBev on 2019/10/20 14:10
I don’t like your new format. Too much on one page. Looking for another app.
Alabama and proud!
by Dixieg on 2019/10/20 13:43
So sad that politics have gotten even to our weather station. I watched a weather lady talk about the severe weather that would effect us today and it showed Alabama in red but she never even mentioned our state. This happens all the time so its not just a mistake on her part. We are like many you will find that are bowing out of watching these stations and the people will be heard. If you can not keep politics out you are going to find your ratings dropping. I use to leave this station on all day it was so interesting. Now its like the rest. We are cutting cable next month. Believe me we won’t be the only ones.
Taylor
by Lisseth1124 on 2019/10/20 13:24
Great weather app
Slow!!!
by kmgwin on 2019/10/20 13:18
This app takes so long to load, the weather has changed by the time it opens!!!
Hurricane Nestor Crashes the APP... LOL
by Hooseahmagomewatsi on 2019/10/20 12:23
Hurricanes may cause massive destruction that now includes the APP on my iPad. Clicking on the hurricane symbol either crashes the app hard or has an ironic spinning symbol where content should be. Why would I want to purchase a subscription service when the APP itself continues to be flawed?
Love the Weather Channel app
by Marciamellow on 2019/10/20 10:29
I use it all the time! Can’t leave home without it!
Weather please
by Mactalker on 2019/10/20 10:18
The update needs work. I use to be able to open and get my weather. When I open now all I get is a blue screen.
What Happened?
by Wthrbug4me on 2019/10/20 09:42
After a recent update the information got smaller and the ads got bigger. Obnoxious
Too many ads
by Jeffrey Reed on 2019/10/20 09:33
Too many ads
Gone from good, to bad, to of no use
by J27* on 2019/10/20 03:07
Please bring back the old version (from over a year ago) or at least the previous one. Do not like the small tiles! When you click them all you get is verbiage, would be nice if it was a bigger version so I could read it. Guess I’ll start using accuweather!
No alerts
by BlueStanGreen on 2019/10/20 02:55
I like the app but the alerts don’t work and I emailed the Weather Channel twice now and still response from them.
Battery drain!
by Namielus on 2019/10/20 02:47
This app has been draining my battery like crazy, time to uninstall!
So slow
by \`\ on 2019/10/20 02:08
The app takes several minutes to load a radar map since the update really bad
Premium access offered when I am already premium!
by Kb1257 on 2019/10/20 02:07
Why are you guys selling me Premium for lightning when I am already paying for premium. Help! What do I do?
Awesome App, Though Not Sometimes
by Fire348954 on 2019/10/20 01:50
Now, don’t get me wrong, the weather channel is good, but sometimes, at the last second, they copy Accuweather, which is not cool
Newest version is out to get your battery...
by GC888 on 2019/10/20 01:32
Do not let this thing run in the background. It’ll eat up every processor cycle, and your battery with it... battery stats: 92% background utilization in background mode. 92%. Seriously. Whoever is developing this needs to go back to app writing school...
Weather
by Jnye197877 on 2019/10/20 01:18
Love this app it really gives you and up date on the weather really good and it keeps you up to date on the weather
Unbelievably bad
by sundiweed on 2019/10/20 00:33
This is by far the worst app I’ve ever had on my phone. I have to reboot my phone every single day just so this app will work. I’m surprised that the weather channel has such a terrible app. I’d rate it lower than 1 if I could but they don’t let us put a negative number in. Don’t use this app-there has to be other weather apps available.
Report
by Donyale Green on 2019/10/20 00:27
What is it about a rising star that happens to rise and set within two hours? I saw that occur late last week and it was amazing! When will that occur again? I’m patiently waiting
Best Weather app
by Richa911 on 2019/10/20 00:14
Best weather app around. I love the new start page. I like the basic information on the start page and the ability to see more details if needed. Awesome app! Thanks!
Always available when I need it.!
by JUSTICE & PEACEFULNESS on 2019/10/19 23:53
Always available when I need it.! Vibrant and helpful!
Battery drain
by dompybear on 2019/10/19 23:36
Don’t give this app permission to use location in the background. In a single day of moderate phone use, and never opening the app a single time, it used 30% of my battery. Pretty terrible and it didn’t do this before the latest update. Uninstalling until it’s fixed!
Premium subscription does not work do not upgrade
by HoserSmoser on 2019/10/19 23:34
I purchased a premium subscription upgrade approximately three weeks ago and it has never worked. I am mostly being ignored by Technical Support. after three weeks I tried to process a request for a refund ... which Apple denied
Deleting after last update
by Coaster5 on 2019/10/19 23:23
Drowning in ads - will use local TV station weather app. Ruined an app that was great originally. Shouldn’t have to pay for something as basic and safety related as a weather app.
Best weather information
by sallyparda on 2019/10/19 22:23
I have tried a few other apps for weather and this is beyond a doubt the most complete and informative not to mention easiest to use
Whazzup, Weather Channel
by digoldy on 2019/10/19 22:02
As we approach November of 2019 the Weather Channel is still showing flu stats from last year's influenza season. A poor performance from a premium weather service. And this was a key reason that I subscribed. When I contacted their support I received no response.👎🏽
What’s going on?
by noyb* on 2019/10/19 21:29
Lately when I open this app, all I see is a blue screen. Nothing. Nada. What’s going on? I am still having the same problem. Turn my iPad on and this app loads once. If I want to use it a second time hours later, I can’t. It doesn’t load. The only way I can get it to open is if I turn my device completely off and on again. PLEASE FIX Now seems to be tickety-boo. I’d give the app 5 stars if there weren’t so many ads. Well, we’re back to square one. I can load the app once. Same issue as first comments above. Doesn’t load unless I unless I turn off/ off iPad. Soooooo frustrating.
Radar Map Problems
by DWM7734 on 2019/10/19 21:19
When opening the radar map for full screen view, no map appears it is just a white page with a blue dot of my location.
very glitchy app
by lisanicoleiannarino4887 on 2019/10/19 20:40
while it’s informative and sometimes accurate, the app itself is a pain to use. it constantly crashes on open and needs restarted. it’s super slow. they constantly ask me to PAY FOR PREMIUM which is ludicrous. why would i pay for a weather forecast? it’s like you’ve designed the app to operate poorly to get people to pay for the premium. no thanks. they also share data and are one of the worst as far as surveillance of what you do online. the ads and videos that are interweaved throughout the forecast are also very problematic and cause freezes/slowdowns in the app. would be nice to just have my forecast in a cleaner interface that’s smoother to use and isn’t so glitchy. i’ve resorted to downloading other apps that are smoother in design and operation. UPDATE: developer asked that i update the app and then update my review. while the crashes have been reduced, the ads are still causing the app performance to be low. also, the update removed a feature that was useful, the “best time to be outside” feature under hourly forecast. I used this a lot to make sure i wasn’t walking my dog at the hottest time of day. it’s also still asking me to PAY for premium every time i open the app.
Radar never works. Disappointed.
by Firefly CU on 2019/10/19 19:56
Radar never Works. Floridian here. Very Disappointed.
New layout bites
by Seek61 on 2019/10/19 19:06
Not pretty to look at, smaller and just plain not good. Why mess with something that was so good. Every time you revamp this it gets worse.
The weather app
by hxhfbxidhz on 2019/10/19 19:03
I love it because it tells you everything you need about the weather
Horrible now. Pick something else
by hain84 on 2019/10/19 17:48
It was decent. Now with this last update a add on the main screen right when the app loads. Come on. I note it’s free and ads pay for it. But come on placing an ad under the first info block that makes the app slow. Come on.
Radar function stopped working on iPad Pro 2nd gen.
by Sabbath65 on 2019/10/19 17:31
Still works fine on my iPhone XR but radar stopped working on the iPad app a few updates ago. I’m running latest IOS. Used to be a great app but not anymore.
Videos crash app
by warlock4890 on 2019/10/19 16:47
Every time I try to watch one of the videos in the app it crashes. They play on the main page and say tap for sounds, but when I tap the video it transitions to the video page and the app closes.
Terrible
by Scorpio11778$ on 2019/10/19 16:37
The new layout is terrible. I work outside 5 days a week so I’m constantly checking the weather. I’ve been checking out other weather apps that are better. There’s a hurricane coming toward my house but I have to watch a crappy Target ad before I can look at the radar. I understand you’ve gotta pay the bills but put the ad elsewhere.
Stop removing features
by Medic man91 on 2019/10/19 16:10
This app was great about 5 updates ago. Every time they update it, they remove features people actually use, then add stuff that is unnecessary. Instead of keeping functions that actually let you look at the weather, you continue adding more space for ads. You’re making it harder and harder to actually see your own weather. Stop changing it.
Great app
by wvporkman on 2019/10/19 15:27
Easy and straightforward to use, love it👍
Unreliable
by GrumpyOldGuy52 on 2019/10/19 15:08
Access to location is available, paid for no ads... but the app insists on giving me the current weather for six hours ago (5am). Force quit, relaunch... same thing. And this happens a lot. I’m done. It’s a decent app—if it works. If it doesn’t, then it’s useless.
Used this app for years, but no longer
by Erhouse on 2019/10/19 14:45
After eating up 42% of my battery life in a 24 hour period when I didn’t even open the app, it got uninstalled. I wanted to like this app for a long time, but that was the last straw.
THIS APP IS NOT ACCURATE
by TheDanimal$8 on 2019/10/19 14:44
I swear, numerous times I’ve used this app to try to plan my day, and it’s always been wrong. Today it was wrong for the last time. I will not use this app anymore.
Disappointed in this App, should be half star
by 😡💩👎🏻 on 2019/10/19 14:37
Purchased Weather Channel for Ipad app last week. Needs a bug fix badly and ASAP, the app does not load reliably, hit or miss wether you can use it when you want to. I will no doubt be unsubscribing the next time app actually loads 😠
Used to work fine
by Antimatters998 on 2019/10/19 14:35
Can’t get app to load even with full internet connection
Good app
by Whyanicknamehuh on 2019/10/19 14:32
Main app I use. Works perfectly. Would have a 5 star if they would make the banner on the watch show more. Like the temperature along with type of weather. Only shows rain percentage
Weather
by Randall Weed on 2019/10/19 14:22
Good app no exactly The Pacific Northwest but no weather app is really.
videos don’t play on latest update
by Dezigner1 on 2019/10/19 14:10
Why ‘fix’ it if it wasn’t broken? The latest update is horrible on layout, totally NOT intuitive like the previous version and the videos won’t play (although the ads sure do). I’m done and moving on to Accuweather.
Put it back
by nenemee on 2019/10/19 13:34
New upgrade stinks please put it back the way it was
Just leave it alone
by s35flyer on 2019/10/19 13:22
I realize that software guys can’t help themselves and must try and change things, otherwise what is their value? Yeah, I was an exec at IBM for many years so I know what I speak of. Look there is no reason to change an app that everyone loves and uses, but there you go again. Why do your usability people think the new interface is better, because it’s not. We had a simple way to check the weather and you guys turned it into a cutesy group of windows, why? When things are winners, LEAVE IT ALONE. By the way we know why, trying to get users to spend more time on your app so they can see more adds is not helping, all we want to do is check the weather and yeah, I’m deleting the app and moving to something else, geez come on guys, put it back the way it was.
Save the National Weather Service
by Camelpro1 on 2019/10/19 13:06
Do not download. Boycott this App. All weather info comes from the Government. This is privately owned and supported by AccuWeather which is about to have a family member in charge of the very Government Agency that shares that information. How much you wanna bet that if that happens we will be paying for weather.
Too many ads
by Cashmoneyadt on 2019/10/19 12:47
Too many ads, I used to love this app.
Premium notices are too intrusive
by TREKaren on 2019/10/19 12:39
Please stop prompting me to upgrade to premium. The prompts keep coming up where I usually click to see radar and I’m worried I’ll accidentally click it. Please provide a way to disable this ongoing prompt.
Used to love it
by T-Rev James on 2019/10/19 12:38
I do not like the new look at all. It’s very jumbled and disorganized. To echo others, the emphasis on real weather reporting seems to be overshadowed by weather channel videos. Advertising has gotten out of hand. I cringe every time I press anything, out of fear that I’ll have to watch an ad before I get to what I clicked
Why you get a one star
by Estherzed on 2019/10/19 12:35
The reason I’m giving you a one star is this bs where you keep trying to make me go premium, it’s frustrating that when I constantly say no you guys still keep trying, if I wanted to pay an extra dollar a month for you’re app I would. But a portion of the time you’re app messes up, says it’s NOT raining when it’s pouring, or say it’s raining when there’s not a cloud in the sky. It’s not the best app there & if you all keep changing the WHOLE layout I’m going to find something else that works because this is just getting more frustrating as time goes on.
It Was Better Before.
by Sillysetters on 2019/10/19 10:55
This WAS the best weather app, but no more! Updates have totally ruined it. I’ll search and pay for another.
Horrible as usual
by Super sonic boom 115095 on 2019/10/19 09:11
This new premium option is stupid. $10 a year. For this cost I should be able to uninstall all the other weather apps I have to cover the short comings of the weather channel. I should not see ads on my computer when I go to the weather channel if I’m paying this much. Figure it out.
Obnoxious worthless click bait app
by Lindaconklin9932! on 2019/10/19 07:13
This is literally the most annoying app on my phone I had to delete it. I took time to carefully go through all the settings and permissions so it wasn’t so intrusive and annoying - waste of time. All this app cares about are ads and there are hundredsssssss of places to get free weather updates. Bye Felicia!
Accuracies
by kerjason on 2019/10/19 06:25
It said rain but it haven’t but than again the news forecast is always wrong to it’s going to rain but not now
Hate it
by weather is inevitable on 2019/10/19 04:31
If I could give it a zero I would. Old app was way better!
Annoying
by Gurl4God on 2019/10/19 04:28
I’ve been using this app for years and years. It’s been accurate and I’ve relied on it a lot. However, over the years it’s gotten slower and more laggy. Today i finally got tired of it and I am now trying out other apps to find something that runs smoother.
Gets worse and worse
by broronfl on 2019/10/19 03:08
The old Weather Channel was good and last year it got a bit worse. Now, for about a month or so, there have been many negative changes; it’s pathetic.. Ease and user friendly are worse.... for sure. Time to find a decent and different one.
The Weather Channel
by Go my Friend on 2019/10/19 03:04
The Weather Channel
Favorite channel
by tornado and hurrican fan on 2019/10/19 02:57
I love this
STOP NAMING WINTER STORMS
by scotthilt on 2019/10/19 01:26
FYI: The Weather Channel started naming winter storms on its own as a marketing and PR gimmick to attract more TV viewers and web traffic in order to increase revenue. The NWS does not name winter storms and is against the practice as it can weaken people’s perception of how serious a named storm (hurricane) is suppose to be.
Very happy
by skiman54 on 2019/10/19 00:17
Great app
App will not load Ever!
by ibikeride2 on 2019/10/18 23:26
2019-10-18 The app drains the battery even without opening the app. The app will not load when you open the app. Inorder to get the latest forecast and conditions you must manually force the app to refresh. The Today’s Details section is buried several sections from the top and you have to scroll down. Why isn't the “Today’s Details” at the top of the app? No dark mode for iOS 13. The radar is partially accurate. There is no option for reorganizing the sections and the app is not user friendly. Why can’t we reorder the sections?
Sorry I updated!
by birchill on 2019/10/18 21:02
Once again...I am sorry that I updated. This used to be a great app but with each update it gets worse. Can barely see the long term forecast because of its size. Can’t you just leave a good thing alone!
Amazing app
by Torisassy on 2019/10/18 21:01
This app is the best thing that ever happened to me it really helped me during the hurricane in Florida
App updates are garbage
by Skip1pb on 2019/10/18 20:45
I have used this app and the one that was ‘MAX’ for as long as I have had an IPhone, about 17 years. You do not listen to the feedback from loyal customers complaining about the updates. Instead, you tell us the group who creates them think they are great. The first problem is a good portion of your customers are not as tech savvy as the developers. I realize the younger generation probably does like the change but there are many who are in their 50-70 age group that are having extreme issues navigating through the app. Please start thinking of ALL of your customers instead of just a portion of them. Why can’t you develop the app to give those of us the option to retain the options that work best for them by going to the settings in the app instead of basically saying we are not worth your time or energy. It used to be businesses used to believe that the customers was right and you have apparently thrown that out the window too. You do not give the customer a valid email or phone number that works correctly so we can talk to a human that can help us rectify the issues that would work for those of us who have sensory overload, vision problems and yes memory issues as they age. Or do you feel that if they are not from the younger generations they are no longer worth it? The canned responses I have seen your company give THEIR customers are degrading and disgusting. Before you put me in the latter category I worked for a very large chemical company and helped set up our people with their systems and showed them how to use it. We would even be the first to try out the programs. I sincerely hope you rethink about how you can take care of ALL your customers instead of the few you are do. Listen to what the complaints are and find a fix for those who do NOT like your so called upgrades.
Going downhill
by Hauscat11 on 2019/10/18 19:22
I used to rely on this app quite a bit but lately it is slow to load, if it loads at all, and regular features require you to pay a premium.
Inconsistent
by SFXBigMike on 2019/10/18 18:51
The patterns are always inconsistent as far as rain. Living in Florida, I need some consistency with rain forecasts
What happened?
by yubee yella on 2019/10/18 18:31
To the weather app that came with my iPhone? I really relied on that.
Too lazy to delete
by Arupright on 2019/10/18 17:44
I keep thinking that this app will wake up and act like it used to. Alas, it takes minutes for the radar picture to show up if appears at all. I have two iPads and it is terrible on both. I live in Florida and I can get the radar on my local TV apps or Milwaukee TV apps in seconds. I am writing this in the hope that you will actually fix it, but my hopes are not very high.
Last update
by Qdth on 2019/10/18 17:42
Since the last update radar stop working..
Constant crashing
by irun4god on 2019/10/18 17:30
App constantly crashes. Not as reliable as use to be. Have to delete and reload frequently, and rely on other weather apps.
Waste of time
by Gr8Crab!!! on 2019/10/18 16:49
Never Local Now weather that people can use. Only sensational stuff at some other time and place. No local snow and ice or road closures or anything that can be useful before the average work day. Just stealing revenue from local news outlets that do the Real Job.
Stop asking me to go premium
by Biorod on 2019/10/18 16:36
Seriously, I don’t want to “go premium” and I’m annoyed by being asked repeatedly. I’m about to delete the app.
Still needs work, freezes after a few mins.
by SDkiter on 2019/10/18 16:24
Was excited to use this app since I live in LA, but it keeps on freezing up every time I use it. Hopefully they work out the bugs.
Pushing their overpriced Premium has stopped me using the app
by RusMan13 on 2019/10/18 15:15
Too pushy and way too greedy on the pricing.
Eats the battery
by jay12v on 2019/10/18 14:12
App was rarely used and always closed when finished yet used my location all day and night. Id wake up to a battery around 25% despite going to bed with a nearly full charge. With all the weather apps to choose from out there this one is now gone.
Shame on you, weather channel
by Elmer Bean on 2019/10/18 13:51
Listen up. I’ve already paid for your app once. NOW since you did an update you wanna go bombard me with ads and junk pop ups that keep me from even being able to see my radar?! AND you want $10 A YEAR to make ads go away?! ARE YOU PEOPLE SMOKING CRACK?!? No I will not. I will never ever give you one more of my dollars and I will legitimately badmouth you every chance I get. If I could give you ZERO stars, I would. You greedy, corporate, pigs. You didn’t invent the weather, so get over yourselves! Boo on you! 2 thumbs DOWN!
My favorite app
by Elksom on 2019/07/25 17:22
I used to rely on the standard Apple weather app that is pre-installed on the iPhone to receive all my forecast knowledge. I had been using it for years to check the weather and daily temp until one day my mother told me to check the radar... what radar? “The radar on the weather channel app,” she replied. As soon as I downloaded this app my life changed. View the radar when storms are coming, videos about current weather and environment news, warning and watch notifications for changes in weather... it’s amazing! Somehow your friends always think you’re smarter when you know the weather. Thanks, weather channel app, for always telling me when it’s going to rain, you’ve saved a few ruined bonfires! Plus it tells you what time down to the minute it will start raining... and it’s always pretty accurate! All in all, this app is pretty great. It’s like the weather app of my dreams I didn’t know was the weather app of my dreams until I had it. Through everything the app has always been there for me, telling me an accurate forecast and alerting me with weather notifications. Sometimes getting notifications from the weather channel app is even better than getting a text from my boyfriend. The weather channel app is easily my favorite app. Trusty, reliable, and always tells you the weather. No strings attached!
New Update Nonsense
by R50an on 2018/08/29 01:46
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!
What happened
by Honey Moon Pie on 2019/10/15 18:38
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.
Disappointed
by IbuSaja on 2019/06/24 14:27
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.
Money grab developers strike again
by Bsadle on 2019/06/09 12:58
Back a few years ago in the early days of the App Store, probably 8-10 years ago in fact, I purchased the ad free version of this app called Weather Channel Max. Good app, no ads and it worked well. Then about 2-3 years ago the app updated and said that this app will no longer be supported and that would be the final update. It stated the other version(the one with ads) would be the only version supported. I continued to use the app I paid for until it kept crashing after iOS updates and was pretty much forced to use the app with ads. Now I see you can go premium on this app and remove ads. That really ticks me off considering I had previously paid for the ad free version, only to have them snub it. I, at first, just thought they were only getting rid of max so they would force those who paid a one time fee for the ad free version back on the app that has ads. Not only was that true, but now, in hopes that people would forget(which I didn’t) they now offer a monthly subscription service to get rid of ads. This is a sad attempt at getting even more money from me. I will now be deleting the app and using another app instead. I’ve already given enough money to you all only to be asked for more. I’m really disappointed how greedy developers are becoming and all over an app that gives you mediocre weather reports.
Could be great app if it worked
by Havin'Fun-in-Louisiana on 2019/05/10 03:01
When it works I like the app. I like the changes and if it loads it is a useful tool. For me the videos and weather updates are very good. Not sure what the problem is, but for some reason and this seems to happen frequently — the app doesn’t load (spinning disk) or it just crashes and restarts and then back to spinning disk. So if it loads (might work for days and then not work for days) it is a good app. I have noticed the app works best in places with high speed internet. In a place outside or in a place that lacks high speed internet or great cell service, the app just won’t open quickly (maybe 5-10 mins to open). I have an iPhone X with the newest software and the newest version of the app, so I don’t think it is the phone. Anyway, if the stability can be improved and it can open quickly than it would be a great app. Update: I downloaded the new version and it worked ok for a week (I.e. seemed like an improvement) and then crash city and or the spinning wheel of Watson after that. Now it is useless again. Weather is such an important thing to know and I have no idea why the concept of an app that works is so hard. I stick by what I wrote above - when the app works, it is great, but for some reason it doesn’t work most of the time. Like others, I now use other apps that work all of the time.
New Update RUINED this app!
by Jr High Teach on 2018/08/30 16:35
UPDATED REVIEW: Another update to this app...and now it’s even worse!! The last update made a once great app bad; this update just completely decimated it. I’ll be deleting it because it’s now unusable. The layout is SO distracting that I can’t even focus on what I’m looking for - you know, the actual weather. Why so many lines everywhere?? It’s awful. Don’t know what they’re thinking with these updates, but whoever thinks these are improvements is an idiot and should be fired. Total trash app. So disappointing, as this has been my go to weather app for many years. ———————————————————— ORIGINAL REVIEW: I've never written a review before, but this latest app update compelled me to do so. The update has taken what was once my favorite weather app and turned it into a cluttered, ad-riddled, blurry mess. It now has 3 LARGE icons at the bottom of the screen for pollen, video & radar (with a moving ad below those 3 things) that offer no option to "hide." This effectively takes up a 1/4 of your viewing screen. Also, I've always liked their feature of being able to choose my background photo for the app screen. You can still do so, but your photo is now extremely blurry. I used to love this app, but the update has ruined it, so I will be deleting and searching for another unless they fix it ASAP!
Less useful since update 2018
by Frustrated former app user on 2018/10/13 21:14
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.
Does not deserve one star for this update
by Barometerbabe on 2018/09/08 18:40
GIVE US BACK THE OLD APP!!! This is no concise weather report. And: Bad background; bad graphics; bad set up. Too many ads, too many screen options. The best weather information is plain and simple (as this app used to be): current conditions, forecast, radar, and then the other options like future forecasts, air quality, etc. The Weather Channel has been my go-to for weather forecasts since it was on TV—with no commercials. (Who can remember back that far?!) My version of Direct TV does not offer The Weather Channel so I have been relying on my iPhone app; not any more. Either give me the option of having the old app back or do a major fix to the current mess. If not I will be deleting this app. There are plenty of weather apps out there so why go with something so inferior. ALSO VERY IMPORTANT TO ME (and others) IS BAROMETER INFO. IT CAN HAVE A MAJOR AFFECT ON HEALTH. Please add the barometer and don’t forget direction as well as numbers. I still have the old app on my tablet; using it when I am home. I just don’t get why Weather apps want to go too fancy. It is not what people want when they want weather. Save the fancy and extras for those wiling to pay for it, then you will not have to mess up a good, basic weather app. Hope you get the message from me and many others.
Way too much
by Walterwilson0315 on 2018/09/18 11:18
The new app is a very, very negative change. The old navigation was fine and did not need an overhaul because this is just a weather app. There’s WAY TOO MUCH extra stuff involved with this app, and I really don’t understand why these guys try so hard to make it entertaining. It’s literally just the weather, I’m not looking to be entertained and I doubt anyone else opens up the weather channel app like “oh boy it’s time to have a good time”. We just want to see a forecast and a radar and that’s it. The air pollution number also seems completely inaccurate because it’s different every time I open my app. Not to mention the recent discovery of a weather channel weatherman pretending to be pushed around by winds that just weren’t there. To the point where he’s babbling about the storm being in the middle of an intense surge or something like that, meanwhile a couple of pedestrians walk behind him wearing shorts and hoodies, not affected by the wind at all. Plus, he’s visibly fighting the wind in the opposite direction that it’s blowing. You can see plants blowing in the opposite direction of where he’s pushing. That being said, I feel like all the weather on here anymore is exaggerated because they think it’s entertaining to people. It’s really just a nuisance and the reason I’m getting a new weather app.
Why change it?
by Buckeye chris on 2018/09/04 12:28
I’m sorry but I dislike the new update. It has made the app a lot less user friendly. It’s difficult to navigate and to find specific information. I don’t understand why you think people would like this? We want simple and convenient. If you fixed the small font and color schemes that alone would help drastically. The important information is almost hidden now. For instance the current temperature is so small I need glasses to see it. Also there used to be an option to toggle the tropical storm and hurricane paths on/off now I can’t find that option anywhere. The issue is it covers the whole state days before the storm will arrive and I cannot see the radar. Then there’s the adds. Out of the 50 apps on my phone I do believe this app is the worst for adds. They’ve been creeping in and growing for years. Basically since the app I paid for didn’t work anymore and you went to a subscription app (which I should have received a refund for since I only had it for a year but I digress on that issue.) There is one add now even bigger then the radar! I’m not even getting started on the videos because everyone knows how bad they are, a 30 second add for a 20 second video speaks for itself.
Bad Update
by A disgruntled consumer99 on 2018/09/01 10:58
This used to be my favorite 5 star weather app. I love to track weather and preparing for my day each day by using the TWC app but that all changed with this new update. First of all I do not wear sunscreen and base my outfits on the uv index and that has now been removed. Next the app used to be easy to navigate and get all the relevant weather information for the day as well as some great videos that I would watch in the morning as I wake up, but now the app is confusing with too much going on. I understand in today’s world to stay relevant you need to make change but this change was not for the better, to confusing now and hard to find information. I feel bad for all the sponsors that would pay for spots in the videos because based on the way the videos are set up I bet less people will watch them, I know I no longer will. I hope that TWC can fix this app and make it more user friendly again with an easy to find uv index. I am not deleting the app yet but until it is changed I will no longer use the app and will start downloading new weather apps in hopes of finding a suitable daily replacement. I hope this does not fall on deaf ears, the TWC app was the best but not anymore. Thank you and have a great day.
Constant reminders to go premium when I already have and no accessibility support for Apple Watch.
by Mom24monsters on 2019/09/18 04:40
I think this app would be great if it worked for everybody on every device, but they seem to have left out those of us who use voiceover, who need to know what the weather is too. It’s not all about the sighted people! I’m trying to figure out why those of us who use voiceover should have to pay full price for premium when everything doesn’t work for us? Also, I’m getting really tired of the constant reminders to go premium, when I already have. I have to go and tell it that I want to go premium first, for it to tell me that I already am, before the stupid thing will go away until the next senseless time it pops up. Until these things are fixed, we shouldn’t be charged to use the app. There’s not a whole lot of premium quality to go in premium when you have a visual impairment and most of the stuff doesn’t work with voiceover, something that’s built into the iOS, and there’s no excuse for it to not work with it. Also, I’m trying to figure out why, if this app is included, even if it’s a dumbed down version of it, with iOS, does it have completely different forecasts? The temperatures don’t always match either.
Weather variety multiple locations
by master red fox on 2018/02/24 17:55
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.
Good overall but needs improvement
by HenryAppleuser123 on 2019/01/31 23:35
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.
Essential
by K Rae Reed on 2018/08/29 05:36
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.
Give back favorite locations!
by carolinelynchminor on 2019/08/29 03:33
Below is my previous feedback comments! Here is the latest! So, I got the update. I went to the app settings. I tried to add features, but received the message that I must first add to my favorites!!! Good grief! There is no way to add favorites anymore! Remember.... Add to My Favorite????!!!!! It is definitely gone from the options!!!! Frustratingly ridiculous!!!! And, very maddening! Where did my favorite locations option go? Suddenly it was gone! I’ve been irritated over the many years I’ve used this app by all the unnecessary changes “the powers that be” have made! Now, I’m angry! You’ve taken away my ability to receive notifications and alerts from ola es where family and friends live! I suppose, “the powers that be”, are trying to force loyal users ito making a purchase! However, I cannot even find out what features a purchase includes, except for no ads! The ads aren’t that offensive or bothersome! Yes, they get annoying when it's the same ad over and over!!!! Taking away “my favorites” is low!!!! Disappointing doesn’t even begin to describe how manipulative “the powers that be” are to their loyal following! Plus, it’s obvious from reading reviews, they don’t listen to or care about the feedback! You had a great app at one time! Now, not so much!
If you’re a fan of conspiracy videos and anything BUT the weather
by Saturatesinger on 2019/06/28 23:15
This app, the meteorologists involved, and the channel have all gone steadily downhill in both the accuracy and presentation of their work. Want to know if it’s going to rain? Well, that’s fine, open the app, click on hourly, click the list, select the particular hour, and you’ve finally gotten yourself to a page that has a 2% chance of being correct about the weather at any given time. Rain predictions are always wildly off, temperatures are inaccurate, the future radar’s accuracy is nothing short of a joke, the app is overwhelmed by clickbait videos and hidden ads, and the “weather alerts” are both excessive and incorrect. Weather channel, you are NOT a nonprofit, you have one job (as Loki said “just the one!”) that you are PAID to do, and to be honest you don’t do it well at all. It is currently drizzling in my area, one minute ago the app claimed no rain, now the app says I have severe hail and thunderstorms in my area....nope, not at all correct. All these shortcomings, and still, now, you have the nerve to create a subscription service out of your features? Lost faith, going elsewhere, please find time in your lives to do your one job with at least the minimum standards of care or accuracy.
Catastrophe
by reallyisittaken??? on 2018/09/08 10:47
Hate the update and redesign. What a mess . . . The vast majority of the most recent reviews give this update one star, because you have to give at least one to write a review. I love weather and used to use this app many times a day. I updated this app over a week ago and still hate it. I have also installed several other new weather apps, to test and compare which I like best. Every other app I have installed, I like so much better. I’ve also read the Developer comments/responses, none of which are helpful. Most are condescending and assume that we are really trying to use this app in its new version. It makes me question who their testing group was. Actual users of the app? The Developers want a specific list of what is wrong. It would be best to start with the original format and list the major changes that were made to “improve” functionality and design and start there. Then they could add in the other detail information that was previously provided that is now missing. I believe they need to find a new group of users to test their product to give them honest feedback, as opposed to what they want to hear based on the roadmap for their design. By the way, even with thousands of reviews the rating of this app is dropping quickly . . .
very glitchy app
by lisanicoleiannarino4887 on 2019/10/19 20:40
while it’s informative and sometimes accurate, the app itself is a pain to use. it constantly crashes on open and needs restarted. it’s super slow. they constantly ask me to PAY FOR PREMIUM which is ludicrous. why would i pay for a weather forecast? it’s like you’ve designed the app to operate poorly to get people to pay for the premium. no thanks. they also share data and are one of the worst as far as surveillance of what you do online. the ads and videos that are interweaved throughout the forecast are also very problematic and cause freezes/slowdowns in the app. would be nice to just have my forecast in a cleaner interface that’s smoother to use and isn’t so glitchy. i’ve resorted to downloading other apps that are smoother in design and operation. UPDATE: developer asked that i update the app and then update my review. while the crashes have been reduced, the ads are still causing the app performance to be low. also, the update removed a feature that was useful, the “best time to be outside” feature under hourly forecast. I used this a lot to make sure i wasn’t walking my dog at the hottest time of day. it’s also still asking me to PAY for premium every time i open the app.
Notifications no longer work!
by Lise P. on 2019/03/06 13:09
The Notifications NO LONGER WORK on this app!!! No matter how many times I try to enable them it doesn’t work, I just keep getting the “ERROR - Unable to change your alerts at this time. Please try again later.” I’m talking every single day for the last few MONTHS. And why did my notifications shut off in the first place? It’s important to me to get severe weather updates because I live in a tornado prone area, TWC used to be a source for this but isn’t anymore. And BTW, shouldn’t that be a PRIORITY for TWC? (I have contacted App support multiple times to no avail.) I used to love this app but not anymore. I hate the glaring white background to start with! How about something a little easier on the eyes? (Remember that a lot of folks open this app in the middle of the night because storms woke them up and they need to see if it’s severe.) The ads are ridiculous and beyond excessive. The videos will randomly start playing as you scroll to try to get to useful info. What’s with all the graphs? And format the 7-day forecast like you used to please! I like the way it shows up when it’s emailed to me and that’s how TWC used to do it on the app, why change that? Please fix this app. Please fix the notifications problem ASAP.
We want Weather and not Water; been reliable till the IBM
by fbfbbckdjsbfncjjvjdbfkvjc on 2019/06/07 14:24
When the Weather Company owned The Weather Channel the weather was much more reliable. This channel focused on weather and not water. It had people who cared not for money, but for the safety of people. They had people down on the scene of a wildfire or a hurricane or a tornado! Now the IBM is saying they care for people but do they really? The IBM splits its business for agriculture, water, and other things; it does not only focus on weather like the former weather channel does. Yes, it is important that people around the world get water, hence The Water Channel, but this is not a charity app it is a weather app. The name chance shows everyone that this is no longer a reliable app. The premium option backs me up. The most reliable sorce you can get it only 48 hours out. Anything behind that is something unreliable; something you are fake selling people to get there money. The wind could shift and change everything. 48 hours is the furthest most reliable source there is. Also why is it not giving me accurate alerts for rain, lightning, pollen, or anything? Oh look it started raining... where is my alert. And hmmmm the radar says that it’s not..... like I said we want Weather and not Water.
I liked the old App better!
by ArdenBailey on 2018/12/14 21:32
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.
Change Is Not Always Good...
by Lora K Kay on 2019/03/10 20:11
I have used The Weather Channel app since I got my first iPhone 4, over any other weather app, and I’m now deleting it from my phone. I have given the new interface a long trial and the “fixes” have not improved this awful design. The adds overtake the screen, the graph is useless and I can no longer find real weather information that I can use. Three out of ten slides on the “Weather Snapshot” are related to my area with little information. The other seven are ads, international stories or ads disguised as stories. AND... this is not a unique look. It looks just like a FB Story, which was not an improvement on FB either. In order to get a TRUE weather Snapshot, I have to scroll through 6 other slides, the first which is usually a sensationalized video, and the second which is a tiny radar map. The aspects which most affect me are not seen until the 3rd, 4th and 5th slide, which often stick when scrolling through and lead to an unintentional advertisement opening. All of the information used to be right at my fingertips with a simple scroll for allergies, air quality and other details pertinent to me. Goodbye, Weather Channel!
Widget glitching
by sgwilso4 on 2018/10/18 04:23
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.
Well it would be ok if it worked
by Rokair on 2019/10/18 11:55
I hated that my favorite weather application with all sorts of features, smartly updated often, and simply works very well had to stop using the data from the weather channel as an option since the weather channel decided to no longer sell it to other application makers. So I thought I would see what the official weather channel application is up to these days. The main application is a bit boring in how it presents data but it seems to work. The watch application which I care the most about has three very basic screens that make it a struggle to quickly see any weather data and the complications appear to not work at all. I created a new face to test and placed both a large and a small on there. The large shows the “The Weather” and two dashed lines. The small shows an umbrella and bother else. Ok, so I guess it just doesn’t work at all. At least before you got some of my money via the Carrot weather application’s developers but now you get nothing as you have not convinced me to instead pay for you application that doesn’t even seem to work. After all these years I thought maybe you would eventually get you act together but I see otherwise.
New update and coverage of Florence
by Roll out update on 2018/09/17 04:40
New update is weirdly busy and hard to read and this is coming from a weather junkie. I had a hard time figuring out what those squiggly lines were for and yep supposed to be for day night-why? And you have to scroll through so much crap just to get to radar. Don’t know why it’s so counterintuitive. Also the videos and news stories are awful in that they update and recycle old stories and claim them as new. On a side note Florence’s coverage has left something to be desired thought it was just me being cynical esp after the silliness of someone getting caught faking wind and botched job of explaining it. But it’s been really weirdly non informative at times. I always watch hurricane coverage and this one esp with fam in area and well yep had to go to internet and other channels to find out what was going on in other places in nc. Really it was interesting the first little while but really hype focused on one area and not even to give info more like watch this reporter be really not smart and walk on beach during high tide with it at his feet. And other silly thing like that and that’s the take away instead of weather. Maybe too much showmanship and not enough weather news.
Great app
by StormHeart501 on 2019/06/19 22:59
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 ❤️❤️❤️
It was great, then terrible, then good, then terrible...
by happygodavid on 2018/03/10 14:25
The original WC app back in the day was pretty solid. I paid the $4 for the ad free version. That version of the app was, hands down, the best weather app that has ever existed in the App Store. Then WC decided to go to a subscription model (because, money). Heck no. The new app has improved since the overhaul as far as look goes, but here’s the kicker; there’s no consistency with what displays. It’s scroll, scroll, scroll to find what I want. I want 4 things. Daily weather, 10-day forecast, maps, and occasionally hour by hour weather. THAT. IS. IT. And I would pay $ for an app that did just that. (I have, and they’re all nowhere near as good as the aforementioned WC paid app.) Please, WC, give me the option to set up the order of the major sections of the app. Let me buy your ad-free app without forcing me to pay for a subscription. With the look of your current app, do that, and you will have made the best weather app that exists. Come on, developers; convince your corporate bosses that this is what people want and that it will benefit the WC brand in the long run, even if they don’t make a few extra bucks a year from a ridiculous subscription service.
New interface is TERRIBLE!
by Cogsworth1972 on 2019/06/06 17:14
UPDATE: I wish I could give this app zero stars. First, I already paid to remove ads, now I am seeing ads again and when I try to restore purchase it says “Nothing to Restore”. This is probably because they switched to an annual subscription model and screwed over all of us that already paid for the app. Even worse, they have now hiked the new “subscription” price from $3.99 to a “premium” $9.99 per year. Total rip-off! I guess those “clean water” donations have to come from somewhere. I have contacted support and so far nothing but crickets. What can I say that hundreds of reviews haven’t already said? The new interface is a failure on every level. At the very least please get rid of the useless “Your Daily Weather Snapshot” thing and put some useful data in that screen space. It’s truly annoying as the ridiculous indicator makes me feel compelled to open it and scroll through weather info that I can see elsewhere in the app, and dumb videos I have no interest in watching. It is by far the worst, most useless feature of the “new improved” design. Just throw in the towel guys, read the reviews, admit that no one likes it and bring back the old app!
Story
by Old Mtn Man on 2019/08/09 15:19
My Daughter was driving me home after having a heart cath among other test at Vanderbilt Medical Center. We were driving 300 miles through strong thunderstorms at a very slow speed. We were both having so much trouble seeing that we could not find a exit to get off then interstate. Finally we got lucky and i spotted one in time to get off. We filled the suv with gas plus ourselves with some hot cocoa and coffee. I checked my phone to try and track the storm. I noticed that you stated there was a 22 minute delay between the bands coming in. I told my daughter let’s wait 10 minutes then leave. Thanks to your app we were able to drive the other half at a normal speed. It would have been an extra 5 hrs at the speed we were traveling not counting the danger we were in with all the 18 wheelers flying by us. Plus I needed my heart meds that were at my home Thank You for saving us
Horrible “Improvements”= Form over substance
by YayaHB on 2018/09/28 12:40
Or “Don’t risk a facelift when you’re already pretty good looking!” I am a frequent traveler for work and pleasure and take two or more out of state trips a month. I also come from a family of Weather Channel junkies who love flying, nature, and various other pursuits that take us outside and out yonder. As such, I regularly use your app several times a week. You had a successful product and I enjoyed using it even when the forecast was way off. While I can understand trying to make the app faster, I can not understand why you would completely change a format that was previously easy to read, with it’s bold colors and strong lettering, to a color palate that is light, with barely visible lettering. Please remember most of us are looking at your app on our phones and we are often on the go... The fine grey print, light purple, and glaring white screen is almost unreadable. It borders on the ridiculous. Sadly, I will be looking for another weather app to replace yours. I will miss watching your videos (even though you play the same commercial over and over and over...), but the main purpose of your app is now lost. RIP
Stupid and also very inaccurate.
by Rev Jude on 2018/05/27 10:21
First reason I call it stupid is because they name the snowstorms. I don’t know who came up with that stupid idea but the weather channel but it’s the most stupidest idea I’ve ever heard of naming a snowstorm give me a break. Also the next you know they’re going to name tsunami‘s earthquakes and every time we get a thunderstorm they’re going to name it. Plus their forecasts are always in accurate for where I live. I depend on the weather I can’t expect them to tell me what it’s going to be like in my area. I find that the cable weather is way off also and I don’t trust him. I also use storm in weather underground including the weather channel itself and they are the most stupidest apps to have. They are also very inaccurate and I don’t trust him. I have decided to delete their apps on my phone. I like to rock storms and when I found out from this app including the others if they do have if you can’t track a storm. This app is garbage for anyone who loves the weather. Anything the weather Channel has offer is all garbage. They don’t track storms do you know Kim good forecast in for anyone that Sirius about protecting the weather don’t use this crap.
Let’s go back in Time
by Johnnyz53 on 2019/07/23 12:15
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.
App update is disappointing to say the least!
by jenpilch13 on 2018/09/08 12:53
The new weather app update is disappointing. The font/graphics are hard to see because they are so light and fine. The graph is not necessary and makes looking at the weather confusing and too much stimuli all at once. Who need that graph any way? The background is now white instead of blue again making the graphics hard to see. I like looking at the hour by hour top to bottom like before and now it’s L-R. The 2 weathers for each day is too confusing at a glance. If I want details I like clicking and reading about that but at a glance it’s way too much information. I have so much more to say about it but I don’t have hours to write a review. I have been using it now for 3 weeks or so and have tried to get used to it but I just can’t. I don’t like it at all. It has been brought up by almost everyone I talk to who used the old one and no one likes the new update. Please please go back or improve this new design. I loved this app before now and used it all the time! Now I dread looking at the weather and get annoyed trying to navigate the new app. 😢😤😠😡☀️❄️☔️🌪🌥🌦🌨
Big Issue
by TomahawkD23 on 2018/08/29 23:49
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
by Nikkig127 on 2019/06/25 20:00
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.
TERRIBLE UPDATE!!!
by CLS_1980 on 2018/09/01 11:14
I tried to contact customer support before leaving this review. There is no way to do that so here it is. I have had this app on mi iPad and iPhone for years. It used to work beautifully. I even paid to have ads removed. Later on I discovered location issues within the widgets on both devices. Then my precise location was deleted in the search. Aside from those things all was well. Now we have been given a fancy new update. It looks beautiful if you can get the app to open?! Unfortunately, I don’t have all day. Most of the time I end up staring at a spinning circle on both devices until the end of time. If it weren’t for the widgets I wouldn’t know what the current weather is. I haven’t received one notification on either device?! Thank goodness for my local news app that sends me notifications as well as gives me my weather! As it stands I have no desire to pay again for ad removal in October. I’m finding this app time consuming and loathsome. If all the bugs aren’t worked out soon I’ll see no reason to keep it. It’s virtually unusable and if they don’t care I don’t care. PRESS & HOLD, TAP THE X, DELETE AND FIND SOMETHING THAT WORKS!
Soooo many inconsistencies....
by Mamacitaslg on 2018/04/01 12:31
For example: Currently, there’s a warning rolling across the top of opening page. It states that there’s a winter storm warning from midnight through tomorrow at 1pm for 3-5” of snow with up to 6” in some areas. When scrolling down and looking at the detailed daily report for tonight and then tomorrow, it states a less than 1” tonight, and tomorrow 1-3” snow possible. Hence, huge discrepancies and inconsistencies, often. Very annoying. I don’t care how pretty the app is, just make it as reliable as possible. This is carelessness. Also, on a side note.... The videos (of which I have chosen not to even read the titles of anymore and get sucked in to watching) are so hyper-sensationalized and almost always over-dramatic, are a waste of time watching. Unfortunately, this is the app I’ve been most familiar with, so have stuck with for years. I guess it’s better than not knowing what to possibly, maybe, sort of expect without it. Finally, why, when there are almost all 1-3-star ratings, is the app showing its a 4.6-star app??????
Was the best until upgraded
by BaronBookworm on 2018/09/10 01:55
The latest update is even worse than the last. Takes forever to open and half the time freezes. Wish they’d go back to the original. It was easy to use. I had really loved it. It always was the most accurate, but this latest update finally did me in. I’m moving on to another app. Previous review: I loved this app. Eventually all my friends and family started using it too as it’s accurate and the options are great. BUT... recent upgrade ruined the ease of use. On my iPad it’s still great (which is why I’m giving it 4 stars), but on iPhone it’s extremely slow to load and can no longer swipe to go to next city. Annoying and just not worth the hassle. I try to use my iPad or Alexa when I’m home. Ive been using it for many years so I hope next upgrade they go back to what worked best or I’ll need to find an alternative for my phone. AND... the amount of ads and “news” videos you have to scroll through are flat out ridiculous now. I don’t mind ads, but the majority of the page is no longer weather. Just because you have a huge following does not mean you have to get greedy.
Easier navigation needed
by Hm1014 on 2018/01/28 14:17
I wish it was a little easier to navigate and find the information I need quicker. The main thing I go to weather apps is to find out how the weather will be for the day and the week. For first time users easy navigation is the key to get them hooked. As time passes they will begin to explore all the neat tools you offer. It’s seems to me I see the day’s forecast and when I try to look for the week I’m bombarded by these crazy breakdown by the hour and pollen in the air , barometer pressures, and I have to scroll for what seems like a eternity to get out of all these crazy breakdowns for just ONE day! and frankly by that time I’m exausted!! And I leave the app. Accuweather on the other hand has tabs which I LOVE and easy to find at the top of the page. Makes it easy to access the information 90% of the population generally needs. Simple tabs and all the extra info is within those tabs as opposed to spread all over the page and having to scroll on and on to move on to the next thing.
Unreadable Now
by SexySweetie18 on 2018/10/09 14:59
I used to love the Weather Channel app. I could do without the ads, but I put up with them. At least the app offered easy to read information at a glance. The newest version has inverted the color scheme, made the font small, and made it a lot more difficult to access the weather on an hourly and daily basis. I miss being able to see my 7 day forecast at a glance. At the very least, I should be able to see the hourly forecast for the day without clicking around multiple times within the app. I actually prefer to use the native Apple weather app because it’s more straightforward. The Weather Channel should give users the option of viewing the app’s content the old way as opposed to claiming that user’s can “just scroll down” for more information. I also prefer the easily recognizable symbols for fog and wind that used to appear. I don’t see the new app as an improvement AT ALL. To the developers: offer other options within the app if you’re unwilling to change it back. I’ve spoken to other users, and I’m not the only one who no longer wants to use your app after the recent updates.
Why change what work?
by Don Montgomery on 2018/12/23 20:28
I had to come back and re-address this!! I noticed some body gave The weather Channel a four star!! If anyone does it’s from the family of the Weather Channel! It’s a fake review from the Weather Channel! Just be honest Weather Channel just fix the problems and quit selling our data!!! Please we all loved you at one time and we need you back in full form and performing as a shining beacon on a lighthouse as our lives and our family lives depends on your performance! Wow did the Weather Channel app ever change from an outstanding app to an awful app! Collecting way too much personal information and sharing it with third parties!!!! Sure hate losing you weather channel!!! I sure hope I can get by without even giving you one star! You’re really turned out to be a disappointment with your new App design being a complete failure and so difficult to navigate… Just so difficult and sharing too much personal information raping us!!! So long my favorite at one time… Happy trails… Yep I could not get by without having to rate you with one star!!!! You do not even deserve the one single star Weather Channel!
Disappointed
by Baby Elliebear on 2018/09/01 15:28
I used to love this app, because it was easy for my elderly family members to understand and showed what the air pressure was at any given time. Now that they have changed it I am constantly getting calls from family asking what is going on and that they cannot follow it. You should have followed the age old statement. “If it is not broken, do not fix it.” Now you have created an app that is anything but user friendly for anyone and you removed important information like air pressure. I know that as I am writing this it will fall on deaf ears, but if you have older friends or family or know people who are not weather savvy, stay away from this app!!!! I really wish that companies would stop changing things to “keep up with the times”. Leave it alone if you have something good. Now I have to hunt for a different resource and on top of that worry about making sure that it does not have a virus attached. I am really disappointed with the Weather Channel team. I have been watching them since they first aired on television when I was a kid and never thought I would see the day that I would turn away from them.
Local on the 8’s
by KZink on 2018/10/09 11:51
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.
Change of Info Needed
by Lefty21955 on 2018/07/16 22:46
I go to this app, because I don’t watch local news and need real time data. I used to watch The Weather Channel, but unless they changed “Your local on the 8’s”, it’s not as helpful as an app might be. As another user mentioned, this app gives too much forecast. It’s rare to have an accurate forecast for today, tomorrow, or the weekend, so why give the outlook for 15 days? What I would like to see is more current and hourly data. Here where I am, humidity is a big issue; a huge issue really. Hourly forecast showing temp AND humidity would be much more useful. The radar would be helpful, if it were easier to load and gave 15 minute intervals for the future cast. The radar for what passed already is really only helpful as far as the path of the weather, so that timeframe probably could be shortened. I like that this app now features “Watson”, because that should be giving better info. Please keep revising this app! I think we all would like it and use it more, if it were improved.
Just because you can change something, doesn’t mean you should
by Oh My BMW on 2018/05/25 06:32
This is definitely not as good as the old Weather Chanel App. I understand software changes are sometimes needed and maybe these changes were needed to support advertising etc. But I don’t understand, why they would move from a platform that had great features, to new one that’s a piece of junk. We were able to see a five day forecast a glance. And if you wanted a longer forecast, a screen swipe showed five more days of forecast. And viewing forecast of multiple city was just as easy. Swipe the screen above the five day forecast and another other city’s forecast popped in. The old app made good use of a single screen view and a tap or swipe made it easy to navigate to forecasts. The latest app tends to jump to a detailed daily screen that must be scrolled vertically to read. It was much easier to scan weather trends horizontally. I’m moving on to another App, until they recognize and reinstitute the quick great features they abandoned. Just because you can change something, doesn’t always mean you should change.
not that great
by mligenzaa on 2019/04/07 16:55
the weather is accurate so i still use it but the app has flaws: first of all, the stupid videos about things that don’t really have to do with the weather or if they do are not something we need to know about. and they are SO clickbaity. if i wanted to watch the news i would watch the news. second of all, the functionality of the app isn’t that great. i can’t actually change the order of my starred places, i will edit it and then when i click on a location it takes me to the wrong one and nothing ever changed. i would also like to be able to swipe to go to the next location instead of clicking on the sidebar. i would also like the today’s details slide to go more in depth. like say whether a humidity of 80% is high or low, or with the UV index put safety statements if it’s really high. also just tell us if it’s high, right now it just says a number. what’s that number out of? what SPF should i wear? how at risk am i? things like that. also it might do you well to take notes from the weather underground app, i would still be using it if the forecasts were as accurate as this.
WORST UPDATE EVER!
by Brandee16 on 2018/12/13 17:09
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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