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Canceling cable is a no-brainer: It’s overpriced, and all the good stuff it offers seems to be available elsewhere. But that doesn’t mean the stuff you miss from cable is always easy to find or available in the format you prefer. Take weather, for example. Basic weather reporting is available online and through your local over-the-air news station, but we don’t blame you if you miss the Weather Channel and its national looks at weather patterns and interesting reality TV programming. It’s OK to crave the Weather Channel as a cord-cutter, and it’s even OK to watch it! We’re here to show you how to watch it without cable.

Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream The Weather Channel:

  Price Channels Free Trial  
$69.99 – $139.99 65+ None

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$64.99 – $33.00 220+ 7 days

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How to Watch The Weather Channel Online Without Cable

Below, we’ll list services you can use to watch the Weather Channel without cable. Since all these services have a lot in common, let’s start with a general overview of the sorts of services we’re looking at.

There are two ways to watch TV without cable. The first is free over-the-air TV, which is the free broadcast channels you can pick up with a TV antenna. Unfortunately, the Weather Channel is not a broadcast channel, so we’re down to only the second option: live TV streaming services, sometimes called “skinny bundles.”

What is a skinny bundle? It’s a pay TV service, which makes it a little like cable. But live TV streaming services are also unlike cable, because they stream their live TV content over the internet.

Live TV streaming services tend to be less expensive than cable or satellite. 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 like there are with cable, which leads to lower prices and fewer restrictive long-term contracts.

Here are the live TV streaming services that will let you watch the Weather Channel online — no cable required.

Stream The Weather Channel for free with DIRECTV Stream

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DIRECTV Stream offers a lot of great channels, including the Weather Channel. DIRECTV Stream’s multiple channel bundle options make it easy to find a bundle that includes a livestream of the Weather Channel. The service is owned by telecom giant AT&T, but that’s just another sign of how quickly cord cutting is taking over. As we wrote in our DIRECTV Stream review, it’s a very cable-like streaming service with a lot to offer cord-cutters.

Stream The Weather Channel for free with fuboTV

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fuboTV is a strong skinny bundle option, especially for folks trying to watch the Weather Channel. You can check out fuboTV’s channel lineup to learn about the other channels you’ll find on the service, but what you need to know now is that the Weather Channel streams online with fuboTV.

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

You may find the channel more convenient and entertaining than checking the weather online — especially 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. This chart lays out which platforms and devices will let you get the channel up and running on the screen of your choice.

Roku Fire TV Apple TV Android TV Chromecast iOS Android Web browser
DIRECTV Stream Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
fuboTV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

More to Watch for Fans of the Weather Channel

What else can you watch when you’re not watching the weather? If you’re interested in learning more about the wonders of nature, you can’t go wrong with Discovery Channel. There’s a lot more to it than just Shark Week, although Shark Week is still pretty great. You can get more info on watching Discovery Channel without cable by checking out How to Watch Discovery Channel Without Cable.

16 thoughts on “How to Watch The Weather Channel Without Cable

  1. A Heller says:

    Update for you guys, just found frndly TV streaming service that offers TWC. It’s a must have for us, we miss it since we cut the cord but paying insane monthly cable costs for just hanging on to The Weather Channel and AMC was getting to be too much. There’s seriously a burned outline of the logo that’s to the left of the local info ticker on our TV. Yeah, we are those people. We just did the free trial for Fubo, that was cool but it’s not really a cheap option in a cutting cost household. Will check out frndly tv and see. Thanks for writing this article!

    1. Stephen Lovely says:

      Thanks for reading!!

    2. Tina says:

      Is it the true live feed?

      1. Anonymous says:

        There is a minute and a half delay from live broadcast

  2. Papa says:

    We need it free on fta

  3. Bob Gravin says:

    I wish Sling TV had The Weather Channel. I want a package that has just news channels for around $10 a month. I just watch the news mostly and its hard to find one that has The Weather Channel and the news stations under $40 a month.

    1. Happy says:

      Agree completely! I have Sling and only channels watched are news. Would watch the Weather channel but Sling Blue does not have it. So, $30 for just news, seriously thinking about canceling Sling and getting news from PBS.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Totally agree, Bob

  5. Tina says:

    We agree does the FRLY TV offer the full TWC feed , weather channel, or just partial?

    1. Anonymous says:

      The Frndly TV offers the Weather Channel live, just as if you never cut cable, which I did! I have Fire TV, and just downloaded the Frndly TV app for a free 7 day trial. I chose the option that, if I choose to not cancel after 7 days I’ll be charged 7.99/month, streams at HD. Glad I did.

    2. Jim says:

      The Frndly TV offers the Weather Channel live, just as if you never cut cable, which I did! I have Fire TV, and just downloaded the Frndly TV app for a free 7 day trial. I chose the option that, if I choose to not cancel after 7 days I’ll be charged 7.99/month, streams at HD. Glad I did.

    3. Jen says:

      From what I’m seeing on the reviews on youtube, it is the full live weather channel. Also there is a 7 days free so i guess you could just cancel it within 7 days if not happy. I may try it just for the weather channel. I have Philo which only cost $20/mo with all the channels i watch including LMN and the Hallmark channels, but no weather channel. A disgrace cable channels basically own the weather channel which should be available to everyone.

  6. Happy says:

    Agree completely! I have Sling and only channels watched are news. Would watch the Weather channel but Sling Blue does not have it. So, $30 for just news, seriously thinking about canceling Sling and getting news from PBS.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for researching this information!!! You have made my day

    1. Stephen Lovely says:

      Thanks for reading!

  8. Concerned Need Weather Channel says:

    We can get all the movies we want but not the News we Need – Lets talk louder and
    get prime or other streaming apps to sponsor the Weather Channel for their Streaming customers – Not hooking back up to the BIG MAN…. $$$$

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