This week the Weather Network a weather service that aims to take on the big weather channels took a big step forward. Now it is working on becoming even more cord cutting friendly by making its live stream available on Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV apps. No longer will you need to use third-party apps or a computer to access the stream.
The Weather TV app is available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Android TV. It is also available on smart TVs manufactured by Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Philips, Opera TV, Sharp, and Sony as well as OTT providers including Freecast and Pluto TV.
“We pride ourselves on being early adopters of emerging technology and we recognize there’s ongoing evolutionary change in how consumers access weather content,” said Pierre Morrissette, president and CEO of Pelmorex Media, the parent company of the Weather Network, in a statement. “That’s why we’re building multiplatform experiences for consumers who are moving toward new platforms and prefer the interaction and personalization available with TV apps and OTT services.”
This gives cord cutters one more option for free weather coverage on their favorite streaming media players. They join WeatherNation, which has been offering a free 24/7 stream for some time.
The Weather Channel was the first national network in this field, but it is still difficult for cord cutters to access. Currently only DIRECTV NOW and FuboTV offer plans that include The Weather Channel.
Hopefully this growing competition to The Weather Channel will force it to offer more and better options.
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