As someone who just lived through Hurricane Harvey my thoughts go out to everyone facing Hurricane Irma. This could be the first cat 5 hurricane to hit the US in many years. So I wanted to take a moment and list some more options to help you stay on top of everything that is happening we put together a quick guide on how to keep track of Irma without the need for cable TV:
The Weather Channel
One of the most common requests is how to The Weather Channel’s coverage of Hurricane Irma without subscribing to cable TV. (Note all the options to watch The Weather Channel work on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, & Android TV.)
DIRECTV NOW has The Weather Channel in the following packages: Just Right, Go Big, and Gotta Have It. With these subscriptions, you can get full access to The Weather Channel with a live feed of the hurricane Irma coverage. They do have apps on most streaming players including Roku, Chromecast, Fire TV, and Apple TV.
DIRECTV NOW offers a 7 day free trial of its service.
The last option is Fubo TV and its new Fubo Premier plan. There you will find The Weather Channel available on its $35-a-month package.
Once again cord cutting is becoming easier and easier. Just a few months ago there weren’t any options outside of cable to watch The Weather Channel.
Local weather is often the best weather to see what is happening in your hometown. The first option is always a great antenna to get your local station. Not sure what locals you can get? Check out AntennaRecommendations.com to see what kind of antenna you will need. (During Hurricane Harvey, many cable networks went out but over the air TV stayed on the air.)
Sadly locals are not always available over the air. NewsON is a free service currently available on Roku and many smart phones. With NewsON you can stream your local news for free live and on demand, giving you access to all the news you need every day.
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