The Weather Channel app hails from the people behind the cable TV station. It offers, well, weather information.
One of the first things you may notice when you install the app is an icon with the current temperature in the status bar up at the top of the top of the screen. You may also notice a new widget with the same information pop up in your notification bar when you swipe down from the top of your screen.
When you open the app, you'll see a "feels like" temperature in addition to seeing the current temperature. You'll also see a brief summary of the forecast and, if there are any, severe weather alerts. If you expand the current conditions, you'll see the high and low temperatures of the day, wind speeds and direction, visibility, humidity, dewpoint, and sunrise and sunset times.
If you swipe to the right or left from the home screen, you'll be able to see a radar map of the area, videos and a 10-day forecast.
You can monitor locations other than the one you're currently in. When you open the app and pull down on your current location, you'll see the current temperature and general weather conditions of the other locations you're monitoring.
There are ads in this app. You will also notice a program called mPOINTS. Basically, the app wants you to engage in certain activities to earn these points. You'll supposedly be able to claim these points in exchange for things like gift cards. It looks like they do offer gift cards to some major retailers, like Amazon and Best Buy. We're not saying it's right or it's wrong for this points system to be included in The Weather Channel app. However, we do imagine some people will see it as an annoyance, while we imagine others will see it as an opportunity to interact with the app and earn some stuff in the process. You can turn mPOINTS off under settings.
You may monitor temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius under the settings menu.
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