The Weather Channel Windows 8 app gets major revamp

The first version of the Weather Channel app for Windows 8 and RT devices was released in November, a couple of weeks after Windows 8 launched. It was a pretty bare bones app at the time in terms of features but the cable TV network behind the app slowly added more in later updates.

Today, The Weather Channel launched a major new update for the Windows 8 app, which includes an all new user interface. Gone are the "towers" that showed the weather forecast. Instead, the app presents the forecast and other weather information in rows of boxes in a look that has a more "Modern" feel to it.

Along with the change in the interface, the new Weather Channel app for Windows 8 adds severe weather alerts to the mix, along with more information on the current weather conditions such as wind and humidity. There's also an easier way to look back at previous weather data. The app also includes better integration with Microsoft's Bing Maps.

The new version also adds a better video player so that users can view content from the Weather Channel cable TV network. The Windows 8 live tile has added more information when you see the app running on the Start screen. Finally, there have been some unnamed bug fixes and performance improvements.

Source: Windows Store | Image via Weather Channel

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