Cancelling cable is a no-brainer: it's overpriced, and all of the good stuff it offers seems to be available elsewhere. But that doesn't always mean that the stuff you miss from cable is easy to find, or that it's coming in the format you prefer. Take weather: it's available online and through your local over-the-air news station, but if you miss The Weather Channel – with its national looks at weather patterns and its interesting reality TV programming – well, we don't blame you. It's okay to crave The Weather Channel as a cord cutter, actually, and it's even okay to watch it – because we're here to show you how to watch The Weather Channel without cable.

How to Watch The Weather Channel Online Without Cable

See? It's right there in the header. Told you that's why we were here.

Okay, let's get started. Below, we're going to give you a big list of services that you can use to watch The Weather Channel without cable. But since all of these services have a lot in common, let's save some time up-front and give a general overview of the sorts of services we're looking at here.

There are two ways to watch TV without cable, and they're two things that we talk about an awful lot here on Cordcutting.com. The first is free over-the-air TV – picking up broadcast channels with an antenna. Unfortunately, though, The Weather Channel is not a broadcast channel. That means that we're down to just our second option: skinny bundles.

What is a skinny bundle? It's a pay TV service, which makes it a little like cable. But a skinny bundle will also be very unlike cable, because it will stream its live TV content over the internet. Think of these services as being like Netflix, but for live TV – or think of them as being like cable, but less expensive and less annoying.

Yep, that's right: less expensive. Skinny bundles are “skinny” because they trim the fat from cable's bulky channel bundles. They're also surrounded by competition: there are no regional monopolies here like there are with cable!

The result is a great and cost-effective way to watch live TV. And since some of the skinny bundles on the marketplace right now offer The Weather Channel in their slimmed-down bundles, they'll make great answers to the question in our headline. So let's meet the candidates! Here are the skinny bundles that you can trust to let you watch The Weather Channel online, no cable required.

DirecTV Now

Watch The Weather Channel without cable - DIRECTV NOW

DirecTV Now offers four different English-language skinny bundles. The options are organized in tiers: they each offer a different number of channels at a different price, but each pricier and larger bundle includes all of the channels that its smaller peers do. This means you'll never lose a channel by upgrading your bundle, but you may have to opt for a pricier bundle in order to unlock a given channel. The Weather Channel first kicks in at the second-cheapest price tier. That's “Just Right,” but feel free to opt for the higher-end bundles if you prefer! You can test out your bundle of choice by signing up for DirecTV Now's free trial offer. Click the link below to watch free TV for a week while you make up your mind.

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fuboTV

Watch The Weather Channel without cable - fuboTV

fuboTV offers two base package options and allows subscribers to tack add-on bundles onto those base packages. The base packages, for their part, are at different sizes and price points – as you might expect, the larger one includes all of the channels that the smaller one does, plus some new arrivals. “fubo” is the slimmest bundle here, and costs $44.99 per month; the next step up is “fubo Extra,” which will cost you $49.99 per month. There's no need to upgrade if you don't want to: both bundles include The Weather Channel. Another thing both bundles have in common is a price discount – sign up for either, and you'll find that you pay a lower price for the first month. And then there's fuboTV's free trial offer, which will give you free access to The Weather Channel (and a whole lot more, of course) for a week while you make up your mind abotu whether or not to keep the service and pay. It's risk-free, so you might as well sign up by clicking on the link below.

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Can I watch The Weather Channel on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast?

The Weather Channel is more convenient and more entertaining than checking the weather online – or, at least, it is if you can watch it on your TV! It's not much of an upgrade if you have to open your laptop to check The Weather Channel, so let's talk about getting The Weather Channel up on the screen of your choice using streaming platforms and devices.

For starters, let's take a look at the streaming platforms that will give you that big-screen TV experience: Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Android TV. Can you watch The Weather Channel without cable on these devices? Happily, you can: both DirecTV Now and fuboTV work on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast. fuboTV also works on Android TV devices (if you're not familiar with Android TV, it's the Google-backed streaming platform that is used on the Nvidia Shield, some Sony smart TVs, and other devices).

We're not just about TVs here on Cordcutting.com, though. How about mobile platforms? Yep, we're covered there, too: DirecTV Now and fuboTV each have apps for both iOS and Android mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets.

You can also watch The Weather Channel without cable on your computer: both DirecTV Now and fuboTV have in-browser apps that work with major web browsers and operating systems.

In short, there are a lot of different ways to watch The Weather Channel without cable using the skinny bundle services we listed above. So what are you waiting for? Scroll back up, click some links, and sign up for some free trials. You'll be watching The Weather Channel without cable in no time at all.