How to Install Weather Channel on Firestick

Install and Watch Weather Channel on FireStick [2023 Guide]

If there’s a TV channel essential to everyone on the planet, The Weather Channel sits atop that list. So, having it as a ready-to-watch option on your FireStick device can be a most straightforward decision. 

Hands down, The Weather Channel (TWC) is the most accurate weather news anyone can access. Owned and operated by the Weather Group, TWC provides real-time weather forecasts and updates for local and national audiences in America.

In this post, we’ll walk you through how to install and watch The Weather Channel on FireStick. What’s more, we’ve included some alternative options should you find the Weather Channel app’s paid service a little too much. 

How to Install The Weather Channel on Your FireStick

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps4
Time to Perform Fix2 minutes
Things NeededA FireStick/Fire TVA
FireStick remote 
A working internet connection

Installing The Weather Channel app on your FireStick device is straightforward, like other apps on the app store. You only need a reliable WiFi connection and the FireStick Alexa Voice remote to search for it from the app store.

Also, your FireStick must have enough storage space to download and install the Weather Channel app. As of this writing, version 4.3.0 of the Weather Channel is listed with a 42.4 MB file size on the Amazon App Store.

However, you must remember that FireStick devices only have 8 GB of storage. Since some of it is for system use, only 4.5 GB remains for internal storage, which should fill up pretty fast if you install various apps on your FireStick.

Below are the steps to download The Weather Channel app on your FireStick device.

Step 1: Press Home on the FireStick remote to move to the Fire TV home screen.

Step 2: Navigate to the Search icon.

Step 3: Press and hold the Alexa Voice button on the FireStick remote and start a voice search. 


Note: Tell Alexa to “search for The Weather Channel app” while holding the Alexa Voice button.
Step 4: Select The Weather Channel app from the search results and click the Download button to install it on your FireStick.

How to Watch The Weather Channel on Your FireStick 

FireStick users can watch The Weather Channel on their streaming device using two methods. 

The first method is an unofficial way to watch it for free using a web browser, and the second method involves using the abovementioned Weather Channel app.

Here are the instructions for each method, so please use whichever one you prefer.

Use your FireStick’s web browser 

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps4
Time to Perform Fix2 minutes
Things NeededA FireStick/Fire TVA
FireStick remote 
A working internet connection

As mentioned, watching the Weather Channel from a web browser is an unofficial way to access their content. Therefore, it’s best to use a VPN service when watching the Weather Channel using your FireStick web browser.

This method’s advantage is free access to the Weather Channel, albeit with limited availability. After all, most free websites streaming paid content often don’t have the license to distribute them, which means they may get taken down anytime.

For this guide, we’ll show you how to install and watch The Weather Channel on the FireStick using a web browser. However, it would be best to consider streaming their content using the official app over unsupported methods that might be trouble.

Step 1: Press Home on the FireStick remote to move to the Fire TV home screen.

Step 2: Scroll left to the Search icon and click the search bar.

Step 3: Type “Silk Browser” and select it from the search suggestions.


Note: You can press and hold Alexa Voice on your FireStick remote for a voice search.
You can also search for other web browsers.
Step 4: Select the Amazon Silk Browser app from the search results.

Step 5: Click the Download button to install Silk Browser on your FireStick.

Step 6: Click Open to run the Silk Browser app on your FireStick.

Step 7: Accept the Silk Browse Term of Use policy to begin using the app.

 
Step 8: Click the address bar and go to ustvgo.com or other similar web pages.


Note: You must use a VPN service on your FireStick to access these websites and bypass region-blocking.
Step 9: Search for The Weather Channel to watch its live stream.

Use the Weather Channel app 

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of Steps6
Time to Perform Fix2 minutes
Things NeededA FireStick/Fire TVA
FireStick remote 
A working internet connection

Since we’ve already discussed how to install The Weather Channel app on the FireStick, watching it through the app shouldn’t come as a surprise. After all, you need to run your newly installed Weather Channel app to stream their live content.

WARNING:  It’s important to note that The Weather Channel app is a paid service, so an active subscription is required. 

Therefore, you must create a valid Weather Channel account by purchasing a monthly or annual plan to access their content.

You can do so by signing up from the app or visiting their signup page beforehand. The instructions below show how to sign up using your FireStick’s web browser before signing in through The Weather Channel app.

Step 1: Open the Amazon Silk Browser on your FireStick.

Step 2: Scroll up and select the address bar.

Step 3: Go to “streamtwc.com” to create a The Weather Channel account.

Step 4: Click SIGN UP to create to start the account creation.


Note: You can also click the START 7 DAY FREE TRIAL button if you want to try the app for free for a week.
Step 5: Choose a plan and follow the rest of the on-screen sign-up instructions to complete your account.

Step 6: Run The Weather Channel app on your FireStick and log in using your account.

How to Watch The Weather Channel Without Cable 

Remember that the Weather Channel is included on all AT&T TV plans. Plus, below are alternative ways to access America’s most sought-after weather channel. 

1. DIRECTV STREAM

The DIRECTV STREAM app (formerly AT&T TV and AT&T TV Now) is a streaming service that offers live TV, Sports, News, and on-demand shows and movies. It’s one of many official ways to watch the Weather Channel without a cable TV subscription.

DIRECTV STREAM

Unfortunately, it doesn’t mean you can watch Weather Channel for free via the DIRECTV STREAM app. After all, it’s also a paid service that requires a monthly subscription to access all their channel offerings, TWC including.

As such, you must sign up for a DIRECTV STREAM account before you can watch the Weather Channel from their app. Regarding the app download, it’s easy to add to your FireStick device since it’s available on the Amazon App Store.

You can download and install it on your FireStick using the same steps used for The Weather Channel app. The Weather Channel is available on all DIRECTV plans, except for the entertainment package.

2. FrndlyTV 

Like DIRECTV STREAM, Frndly TV is another official app to watch The Weather Channel on the FireStick. Unfortunately, their similarities don’t end there, as this app is also a paid service; you need a valid account with an active subscription.

The good thing is that Frndly TV offers a much cheaper plan than most competing streaming services. As such, you can stream The Weather Channel from the Frndly TV app at a low starting price of $7.99 monthly.

FrndlyTV 

Furthermore, this affordable streaming service includes other popular channels like History and the three Hallmark channels. Overall, the Frndly TV app offers plans geared towards most families.

Their most expensive premium plan only costs $11.99 monthly and supports four screens and unlimited DVR recordings. Your DVD recordings are also guaranteed to be available for up to nine months.

3. Local Now 

Compared to the other apps thus far, Local Now is the only platform where you can watch The Weather Channel on FireStick for free. Moreover, Local Now is officially available on the Amazon App Store so you can download it like any other app.

Unlike other premium streaming apps, Local Now offers an advertiser-supported service that allows it to provide content to its users for free. This transition to a free-to-access model started in 2018 after Entertainment Studios acquired it.

Local Now 

This monumental acquisition is why we can now enjoy their premium live channels and on-demand content for free. Among its free offerings is The Weather Channels, which you can stream on your FireStick device for free on the Local Now app.

With this, the Local Now app is arguably one of the best, if not the best, weather apps to get on the Amazon FireStick.

Alternatives to Weather Channel 

Here are some apps you can download and install on your FireStick device to watch weather news. Since The Weather Channel isn’t available on these apps, you can use them as an alternative means to get your daily dose of weather news.

1. VUit App on Firestick 

If you can’t make the most of The Weather Channel on FireStick, VUit is an alternative app we recommend you try instead. This app provides over two hundred local and national channels, so your choices for weather news are endless.

The access to local weather news networks is incredible since you can use the app to plan trips to different places you want to visit. As such, VUit is an excellent companion app for people who enjoy traveling and like to have a free-to-use app with them.

VUit App on Firestick

Since VUit is ad-supported, you can access their content for free without worrying about a monthly subscription fee like with other premium services. Thus, the VUit app is popular among FireStick users who cut their cords to avoid cable TV subscriptions.

For a free app, it also sports a handy replay feature. With this, you can rewatch past live broadcasts so you don’t miss important news and sporting events.

2. Very Local App on FireStick 

Like VUit, the Very Local app offers free access to live news and weather reports. However, this app focuses on local news and weather updates, so that it wouldn’t be your go-to platform for national and international weather news.

It means the Very Local app wouldn’t make for a solid standalone app for all your weather needs. The good thing is that you don’t have to make it your only weather app since it works great as an extra option on your reserve.

Very Local App on FireStick 

Therefore, Very Local shines when used in tandem with other streaming apps, allowing you to cover more types of content. Above all, this app is free to download and use on FireStick, so it’s good even if you won’t use it frequently.

3. LocalBTV App on FireStick 

As its name suggests, the LocalBTV app is a one-stop app for all the local channels you could ever want. It’s where you can watch your favorite local weather, news, comedy, and music channels for free.

Unfortunately, the LocalBTV app isn’t officially available on the Amazon App Store. To install and use the app, you must sideload it to your FireStick device from external sources.

4. WeatherNation App on FireStick

Since we’ve been looking at free-to-use services, let’s look into another excellent alternative if you can’t watch The Weather Channel on FireStick. WeatherNation is an in-depth and nationwide service that provides weather news 24 hours daily.

WeatherNation App on FireStick

As such, it’s a solid pick to replace the Weather Channel app since you get a nonstop fill of weather news. Because it’s free, it’s also a good companion app for people who are always on the go.

After all, the WeatherNation app is available on a wide range of devices and isn’t limited to TVs and streaming sticks. It means you can enjoy endless weather news whenever and wherever you are.

5. NewsOn App on FireStick

Regarding free live and on-demand news broadcasts, the NewsOn app isn’t one to disappoint. This app provides a nonstop stream of over 200 local channels across the U.S.

NewsOn App on FireStick

With so many channels, you should find several weather news channels to satisfy your needs. Additionally, your weather news viewing experience is guaranteed to be guilt-free since they don’t charge a subscription fee.

6. SlingTV App on FireStick

If you want to watch live TV but can’t install The Weather Channel on FireStick, the SlingTV app covers your needs. This app streams live newscasts, weather reports, sporting events, and on-demand content.

Unfortunately, SlingTV is now a paid service, so you must purchase a subscription to access more live channels. It’s important to note that they still offer a free ad-supported service via the Sling Freestream app.

SlingTV App on FireStick

Although Sling Freestream offers fewer channels, you should have access to quality weather news even with this free service.


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