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How to Get the Weather Channel on Roku

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If you’re missing the reliability of your local Weather Channel, you’re definitely not alone. Thankfully, the Weather Channel has finally come to Roku as a simple, easy-to-use application. Now, getting this week’s weather is even easier than when it was on basic cable, all thanks to Roku.

Whether you’re curious about the weather this week or the heatwave your children are experiencing thousands of miles away, the Weather Channel has you covered.

Here, we’ll teach you just how to get the Weather Channel on your own Roku, what it has to offer, and even a few other ways you can get accurate local weather.

How to Download

Start at the Homepage

To get your Weather Channel application, start at the homepage of your Roku. This can be accessed by pressing the button on your remote resembling a house.

From there, scroll over the left side of the screen where you’ll find tabs such as “Home,” “My Feed,” and “Search.” Scroll down and select the “Search” tab. This will take you to a keyboard where you can search for practically any application, show, or keyword you’d like.

Find Weather Channel Application

This is a close look at a weather forecast interface on a TV showing weather predictions and conditions.

To find the Weather Channel app, simply start by typing in “Weather Channel” to the search bar. You’ll find a few other weather-based apps, but the one you’re looking for is the official “Weather Channel” application with white font on a blue background.

Once you find it, click on the title and it will take you to the download page. Press “Download” and the application will start downloading to your Roku’s homepage alongside your other favorite applications. Once it has been downloaded, you can move the app to a different position by pressing the asterisk (or star) button on the remote to highlight.

Tune in!

After the Weather Channel downloads, you’re ready to tune in. Select the application and it will start airing the weather based on the zipcode that your Roku is associated with. However, once it starts, you can correct that zipcode if need be.

From there, you get ten free minutes of local weather as a quick free trial to ensure it is what you want to watch. After your free trial, you will be asked to provide your TV provider information to continue watching. A cable or satellite subscription is required to gain full access to this application. (Here are some of our favorites.)

What it Offers

The Weather Channel on Roku is far more than just your typical weather application. After all, it is America’s # 1 source for accurate weather reporting.

This app offers real-time, detailed weather reports told by only the most professional meteorologists in the business. This channel offers weather reports from all across the US, so not only are you up-to-date on the weather in your area, but the weather all around you, too.

The Weather Channel recently started utilizing IMR, or Immersive Mixed Reality, to help more accurately explain and provide a closer, more detailed look into weather phenomenons of all types. By downloading the Weather Channel app on Roku, you will get to experience their brand-new IMR technology firsthand.

This channel can be streamed all day long, with content constantly being updated to real-time. For emergency weather situations or updating conditions, having a channel such as this one is key to having peace of mind, as you’ll always be the first to know.

Whether you’re actively watching or having this channel on in the background during your stay-at-home activities, the Weather Channel on Roku offers the most beneficial information pertaining to the world outside.

Ways to Get the Weather Channel

Roku Streaming Stick+ | HD/4K/HDR Streaming Device with Long-range Wireless and Voice Remote with TV Controls (updated for 2019)
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Different Roku Devices

Getting the Weather Channel is easy– as long as you have the right devices. Roku streaming devices are some of the easiest to use and provide all of the channels you could want and need.

Roku has directly paired with the Weather Channel to provide you with a downloadable app, though a Roku device is needed.

If you don’t currently have a Roku, you have a few options. Roku’s streaming stick and wireless remote are some of the most popular Roku devices, as they plug right into your TV’s USB port and have handy-dandy voice control features.

You can also choose products like the Roku Ultra, which comes with the entire Roku core processor, wireless remote, and even a set of headphones. With this guy, you can watch the Weather Channel in 4K.

Roku Ultra | Streaming Media Player 4K/HD/HDR with Premium JBL Headphones 2019
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SmartTV

Maybe you’re in the market for a brand-new TV instead. If that’s the case, PopOptiq suggests investing in a Roku SmartTV. Roku SmartTVs don’t require an additional Roku device; instead, they come with the system already integrated.

From the moment you turn it on, you can download the Weather Channel and start watching (as long as you have a TV or cable subscription, that is).

On Your Phone

You always have the option of simply downloading the Weather Channel’s application directly on your phone for easy watching anywhere you go.

Once again, you will already need a cable subscription to tune into the live weather streams, but it provides you with more accurate weather data than the pre-downloaded app on your phone.

With the Weather Channel’s phone application, you can get real-time updates pertaining to weather conditions, allergy risks, and other outdoor conditions. It’s everything you need in the palm of your hand.

Start Watching on Roku Today!

Watching the Weather Channel through Roku is one of the easiest ways to get the best information about the weather at any time of day.

You don’t have to go flipping through channels to find which program you like the most; rather, the Weather Channel app will be waiting for you on your homepage whenever you need it.

So, next time you’re curious about this week’s weather or what your in-laws are experiencing over on the other side of the country, get the Weather Channel on Roku.

You’ll never be more satisfied with accurate, up-to-date information about your current weather situation.


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