Forget zombies and dragons. Sometimes you just to check the weather. Thankfully, there are a couple of easy ways to get a the Weather Channel live stream for free, whether you need a 10-day forecast for your vacation, to check if you need a jacket before you head out the door, or how likely your flight is during heavy winds. Especially in times of serious crisis, you’ll want a quick way to watch the Weather Channel online, and thankfully, you don’t have to have cable, either.
Here’s everything you need to watch a Weather Channel live stream online.
What is the Weather Channel?
Launched in 1982, the Weather Channel more than lives up to its name. Besides the obvious weather forecasts, the Weather Channel is a definitive source for weather-related news and analysis from field experts. Appropriately enough, the Weather Channel also shows off entertainment shows and documentaries related to weather and climate. No matter where you live, the Weather Channel’s radar trackers and weather forecasts will never leave you cold in the rain.
How to watch the Weather Channel live online for free
Surprisingly, only two of the six major live TV streaming services offer a Weather Channel live stream. That means if you use Sling TV, YouTube TV, or Hulu with Live TV, you’re out of luck. Here’s what you need to know to watch the Weather Channel online.
Weather Channel on FuboTV
FuboTV started as a streaming service geared toward sports fans, but it’s evolved into a broadly-appealing option with entertainment and news options alongside its robust sports choices. Depending on the package, you can access as many as 180+ FuboTV channels. If you’re looking to be entertained, Bravo, IFC, MTV, and VH1 are options even at Fubo’s most basic tier. The Fubo channel list still includes plenty of sports, including the Fubo Sports Network, which has original programming mixing sports and humor. The FuboTV cost starts at $54.99 a month, and with Disney Media favorites like ABC, ESPN, and the Disney Channel now on board, some who were on the fence about Fubo are giving it another look.
To watch Weather Channel, you’ll want to dock in at the FuboTV Standard level.
Weather Channel on AT&T TV Now
If you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs, you might consider AT&T TV Now to cover streaming for you. AT&T TV Now channels start with Plus and Max, which even include HBO. Then, AT&T plans expand from there, approaching cable selection and pricing with AT&T TV Now’s biggest packages. AT&T streaming also comes with Cloud DVR, letting you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. If you’re looking for Weather Channel, get in at the AT&T TV Now Choice tier to stream it.
Other ways to watch the Weather Channel online
We’re not sure how LiveNewsNow works, but it does. The channel provides a free Weather Channel live stream (alongside Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN), and you can cast it from your web browser to your TV. It’s not always going to be a great quality stream (some LiveNewsNow streams barely hit 480p on a good day), but it’ll if you just need a quick glance at the Weather Channel, it’ll work in a pinch.
A free internet radio service, TuneIn hosts weather forecasts from the Weather Channel for 22 major metropolitan areas (see the full list here). While not exactly the Weather Channel live stream you’re looking for, the feeds update four times daily, so it’s an easy way to stay informed.
The Weather Channel website and App
You can watch a live stream of the Weather Channel online via weatherchannel.com or the iOS/Android app, but like similar services, you’ll have to use a cable provider account to log in for service. Unfortunately, the live TV streaming options above won’t suffice. You can, however, watch the latest breaking news videos, get detailed weather reports, and more without signing in.
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