The Weather Channel Windows 8 app debuts

While Windows 8 is still gaining more and more apps for its Windows Store, there remains a number of high profile mobile apps that have yet to make their Windows 8 debut, such as Facebook and Spotify. Today, a very well known app has made its debut in the Windows Store.

The free Weather Channel app for Windows 8 can now be downloaded from the storefront, offering users access to accurate weather information and forecasts. The Weather Channel app claims they have over 200 meteorologists working to bring weather information around the world.

The app itself offer current and upcoming weather information in the familiar "Modern" UI interface for Windows 8, along with real time weather and radar maps. The street maps are provided by Microsoft's own Bing service. This first version seems pretty bare bones at the moment in terms of extra features but its likely that more will be added in the coming months.

The Weather Channel has released a version of its app for Windows Phone users for some time now, and Nokia Lumia users have had first crack at a number of extra features that didn't make it into the version available for other Windows Phone devices until later.

Source: Windows Store website | Image via Weather Channel

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Spotify isn't worth mentioning with everything is it? Screw any company who didn't take advantage of the last 6-12 months to prepare an app. Spotify should be ridiculed for being caught with their pants down regarding the largest platform in the world. Instead we diminish the value of everything else we have to appease spotifies lack of support. Just think of how many new users jaded by Xbox music they could have scored if they bothered to have an app.

BoDEAN said,
Ads kill this app. Back to Accuweather.

Yup. I like bing better, if TWC didn't have ads I uninstalled it after 15 seconds. How's Accuweather's app?

They should really learn to use the Centigrade scale instead of this BS dated fahrenheit scale that no one in the civilized world would ever use.

yowanvista said,
They should really learn to use the Centigrade scale instead of this BS dated fahrenheit scale that no one in the civilized world would ever use.

You're comment is very inane...What people choose to use and not use is clearly not for you to decide. People will continue to use what works and gives no problems. Yeah, you use what you like and the rest of the "civilized world" will use what we like.

yowanvista said,
They should really learn to use the Centigrade scale instead of this BS dated fahrenheit scale that no one in the civilized world would ever use.

It has the option to change it to Centigrade, if you don't like it just change it.

TCA said,

You're comment is very inane...What people choose to use and not use is clearly not for you to decide. People will continue to use what works and gives no problems. Yeah, you use what you like and the rest of the "civilized world" will use what we like.

Well..... Most of the "civilized world" moved over to the metric system and centigrade a while ago. We can't help it your goverments lack in that area to comply to the rest of the world.

Have to agree here, this app is garbage or I'm completely misunderstanding how to use it. Can't remove New York and the live tile will only show New York info. Stick with Bing Weather works much better.

Yeah, I can't seem to delete saved cities, and the Live tile only wants to show weather for New York for me. Do the people who make these apps even use them? Windows 8 apps have been pretty half-assed so far.

John Eames said,
Yeah, I can't seem to delete saved cities, and the Live tile only wants to show weather for New York for me. Do the people who make these apps even use them? Windows 8 apps have been pretty half-assed so far.

Yea it is a little buggy but I got it to display my city by bringing up the top bar (right click for me I don't know how people do it on a touch device) and selecting my city that has a pointed icon on it. I guess that is from "My Location" data, the program should exit and show your city.

Doli said,

Yea it is a little buggy but I got it to display my city by bringing up the top bar (right click for me I don't know how people do it on a touch device) and selecting my city that has a pointed icon on it. I guess that is from "My Location" data, the program should exit and show your city.

Mine always tells me I live in Erie, PA which I don't lol for TWC and Bing

TCA said,

Mine always tells me I live in Erie, PA which I don't lol for TWC and Bing

That's probably the location of your ISP. IPv4 cannot pin point your pc.

It is rather easy, albeit tedious, to delete cities:

1. When first running, don't allow it to use your location.
2. Add locations in app. Close & restart app.
3. In your location list, click the star on a location you want to keep. Close & restart.
4. In your list, you should start seeing an "X" next to locations you can delete. Click an X, close & restart.
5. By clicking those stars, closing, and restarting numerous times, eventually you will be able to delete unwanted locations.

Do you guys really expect perfect apps the first time? My Google Play apps are being refined all the time. Jeez, have a bit of patience, especially with a free app.

Oh, and I have found several great apps in the short time since I began using Windows 8. But hey, opinions are like boogers. We all have our own.

Edited by COKid, Nov 11 2012, 7:41am :

Other than the weather map, I still prefer Bing Weather. It's the cleanest, best looking, best functioning, with the best live tile.

siah1214 said,
Other than the weather map, I still prefer Bing Weather. It's the cleanest, best looking, best functioning, with the best live tile.

Bing Weather has maps too.

erfanullah said,

Bing Weather has maps too.

The maps on the Weather app are just forecast videos and not a real map. This app uses a real map that you can move around with a slider on the bottom for the forecast.

wasd- said,
fu** ads

The maps area is full screen but I agree the ads on the rest of the app are taking up a 3rd of the window - that's ridiculous.