By Carter, E
I am so sick of having to scroll so far down to get to the radar. Why won't you allow us to customize the suit the USER’S needs. I am dumping this app because it has become totally unusable. It will not scroll smoothly at all. It hangs up and will not move.
It has become too ad intensive.....totally worthless as a weather app.
No longer compatible 2/5
I loved this app but I can't use it anymore, keeps telling me is no longer compatible.
Love the snow forecast... 1/5
Got to love the fact that this app loves global warming so much so that when it says it I’ll get 1-3” of snow and I get more than a foot... might wanna spend more time on actual weather and less on junk science... then I can make actual plans with my day around the weather... good bye...
Iphone 5 10.3.3 1/5
I had this app forever. Now it isnt compTable with iphone5. Why is this??
Bait & Switch 1/5
I have used this app for a while now and purchased the ad free in app purchase. I go to load it today and there are ads so I go in to restore previous purchases. It says there are no previous purchases to restore. It seems they have moved to a subscription model therefore making my original purchase null and void. I will definitely be going with a different app since I had money stolen from me by this app.
Great app mostly 1/5
Holy mackerel all the ads and videos are so negative and oppressive, just like the media!!!
The ads are not only excessive but i went thru an ad to watch a video titled “thunder snow shakes homes in buffalo” and it was an unbelievable dull video. The homes did not shake. And i don’t think there was snow...
Great app for the most part but...
What's with the flood of clickbait and fear monger media ads strewn about the app.
Videos and ads like:
"You won't believe this!.."
"Powerful earthquake impacts millions..", "ring of fire.."
Relax! We have enough angst with orange head in office. Just report the weather.
Extra tip: myself and many others won't watch videos when they have a 30 second ad you can't skip
Ok app 3/5
Needs to load quicker. Once open, info is great.
Needs a bit of work 1/5
I have had this app on my phone for a couple of years. In the beginning it was excellent and I could depend on it. It seems that for the last week whenever I open the app, The Weather it gives me is for London England. Not at all helpful if you live in the American south west. No matter what I do, it will not give me anything other than London England.
So I will uninstall and find a weather app that realizes I don’t live in England
Don’t let the positive reviews fool you. 1/5
By Iceman g
This app used to be great. It’s slowly become a giant add app that is so glitchy you can’t even scroll down. If it’s open it tries to open the App Store to download other programs. It’s glitchy and super unresponsive. I’m not sure how they took a good weather app to the level it’s at but it is no longer with having installed.
App is getting crappy 1/5
Too slow and laggy. Too many ads. Can’t get the radar going. Pretty close to just not using this anymore
Iphone 5 1/5
Can't use it on iPhone 5 anymore
Frustrating to use! 1/5
Miss the side swipe to see other town’s temperatures! I like seeing how my sisters are doing! And the videos / ads wear me out. I may have to switch to different weather app. :-(. I’ve had this one since 1st IPhone.
I use to love this app, but the amount of advertisements is slowing the app down. I frequently scroll past what I am the information I want because of the lag time. Also I am a pretty sensitive person and the starving polar bear has been making me super upset, and I shouldn’t have to see starving animals when I check the weather.
I’m uninstalling it 1/5
App insist on pushing ads or is doing other things in background so my 5s phone is slowed down to a crawl, the screen becomes unresponsive and phone turns into a hot plate ready for my morning java. Uninstalling this baby..
I'd like to be able to listen to music or a podcast while I briefly check the weather.
Takes too long to load the actual information 3/5
So many graphics and ads and things that getting the actual forecast is slow.
Ads on ads on ads 1/5
By Slow burn.
I watch one video and get a 15 second ad, I could most days handle that. I click on a 2nd video and the ad is 32 seconds. 3rd video 65 second ad. Y’all need to get your crap together. Also the radar is worthless. I want to like the app but whoever is on the dev team needs to be strung up
radar maps not loading 1/5
The radar map no longer loads; problem began around December 10, 2017. After various attempts (closing out program, restarting phone, changing locations, wifi vs cell data) I finally discovered one way to view the map: through a web browser, I go to the weather channel website, pull up their map and then click on the link to open weather channel app. Not a solution at all but will hopefully point programmers to solution. Without the map feature, the app is useless to me.
Decreased compatibility 1/5
Why would you make it not compatible with anything below an iPhone 5s with the latest update? I have a very disappointed 13 year old (future meteorologist) who has an iPhone 5. Now he can’t use your app.
Just awful 1/5
I’ve been using TWC for years, but I need to make a switch, because this app basically does not work my phone. iPhone 6 Plus on iOS 11.2. The other apps I have are fast and responsive; this one just lags and freezes every time I try to use it. I have deleted it and re-downloaded, I’ve shown it to the folks at the Genius Bar at the local Apple Store and the general consensus is that the app is just buggy. It’s unfortunate, because if the app worked properly it wouldn’t be that bad. I like some of the new features, like the real time rain alerts, but I’m going to need to find another app to check the forecast..
New update helps...some 3/5
Update seems to have fixed the “auto-opening-advertising “ but it’s still a “jerky” experience to slide or scroll, and the “48 hours” button continues to require several taps, but at least it now functions. I believe the association with “The Lift” and their ads is creating the issues.
Previously: one star: Was a great app. But after update, the operational “buttons “ are finicky, often refuse several touches, but you simply wave over an Ad and it opens up.... I’ll try again when there’s another update, but for now, this app goes to my “junk” folder. The Apple app on the phone has the same data and is flawless and no ads!
Too many political statements 2/5
Weather.com inundates its app users with political statements. It is really annoying. I am not a fan of politics (either side) and I want the app for its assumed purpose: WEATHER! If the content is not about the weather, I’m moving on to a different app.
Use yahoo weather instead. Greed and Ads destroyed this app 1/5
By Blimpy playboy player boy
So many ads the app is totally unusable on a 6plus. You must wait 30 seconds for the ads to load before you can finally navigate in the app, at which point it is incredibly laggy and barely useable. Yahoo weather has been a great alternative
Very inaccurate 2/5
If you want to know the wrong forecast for where you live, use this app.
Slow & Ad filled 2/5
The information in this app is A+, that’s why I use it even though it’s so slow. Like when you are late for work and get stuck behind a plow truck. Maddening. I’d pay for an ad free version!!
I wanted to check hourly, daily, and map, and had to watch a commercial between each page on the app. Immediate delete and new weather app for me.
Ads really! 1/5
Really now we need ads to check the weather. Thanks
Major disappointment 1/5
I was a faithful user of this app for many years. Any time I needed to know what the weather would be like in my area, I would look here. Now with the latest updates they have completely ignored people who don't have the latest iPhones. I tried emailing support many times and only every got the auto-response back. I've deleted this app from my phone now. It's pretty obvious they don't want my patronage any more.
Crashing and Burning 1/5
This app ALWAYS gives me trouble! It constantly kicks me out of my profile and refuses to sign back in after jumping through hoops. Which means I have to keep uninstalling it and reinstalling it. It crashes consistently no matter what the updates do. It takes forever to load content as well. It’s a shame because I love the weather channel, but their app is the worst!
I’m tired of your world is going to end click bait stories.
Can no longer use on iPhone 5 1/5
Why did you drop iphone 5? Now I can't use your app. Disappointed.
App is getting so slow it is get so I no longer want to use it. 2/5
To many ads and to many videos slow things down.
Widget doesn’t update 2/5
The widget for iOS doesn’t update. It gets stuck on the same temperature for days. Been that way for months.
Ads that don’t load right 1/5
Ok I have had it ........you run one Car ad that NEVERS LOADS right. It takes longer to load the ad than to watch the video. I understand that it costs money to run and maintain the app. But please give us a variety of different ads to watch or skip instead if the same advertisement over, over and over again
Or don’t you want us to view the videos or forecasts that you have chosen??????
Otherwise I think the app is a great tool to my day.
weather channel 2/5
too many ads, videos, pop-ups. difficult navigation. I now avoid using weather channel.
Weather forecasts 3/5
I like most of this app but the video forecasts are always days old.
Swipe to see saved cities is gone 2/5
Why is the swipe feature to see your saved locations no longer available? So annoying - so much so that I’m looking for another weather app. Glad I didn’t purchase the ad-free version.
Developers - can you fix this??
What a disappointment 1/5
Once iOS 11 was released, this app stopped working. It’s very slow, can’t watch their featured videos, can’t easily switch between cities. What a disappointment!
Was my go-to ‘til it went downhill 2/5
So many ads and runs incredibly slow for past few updates. Sad as I used to use it every day. I check a week out for scheduling purposes, but takes forever to get to that option anymore.
December 2017 update 1/5
IPhone app was working fine before the recent update. The update was supposed to fix bugs & improve app, it’s so slow now. Why fix it if it’s not broken ? Was working but not anymore, thanks a lot. I rely on the weather channel app, I’ll look for a different app that doesn’t seem to run on a dial up.
Extremely slow and sluggish 1/5
By AK & the 47's
I don’t know if it is just the newest update, but the app has become so slow and sluggish that it is virtually unusable.
Way to much to load on the page just to get a stinking weather update. This is stupid and ridiculous!! Need to find better App for weather.
Pop Tart Ads 1/5
They’ve added pop up ads right on the homepage. Infuriating
Slow and too many ads 1/5
By 44 Hampshire Family
Used to love this app but getting rid of it. Lags constantly due to too many ads. Terrible, and is a shame bc it once was great. Would come back if new version came out that was more simple and sleek. Get rid of ads or you’ll love everyone.
Slower than ever 3/5
By Spencer Gartz
The weather channel app used to be really useful to me. There is all sorts of good data from windchill temps to forecasted snow, to potential pollen irritants in the air.
With the most recent updates, the app has become so slow that I’ve decided I don’t even need to know what the weather will be like. When I try to scroll down to read more weather data, the phone lags very badly, and often times freezes.
There is a bar where you can see a glimpse of 15 days in the future, showing you five days at a time. You used to be able to swipe to whatever five days you chose, so you could actually focus on the days that matter. However, now, you can only focus on the predetermined five days. So if you are going on a five day trip in three days, you have to swipe back and forth to focus on what you need.
These are my major complaints with the app, and the speed is the reason why I no longer use it.
Too many glitches 1/5
Updates do not fix bugs. App gets stuck every time.
Too many ads, too slow on anything but newest devices 1/5
I’ve used the Weather Channel app for years and really loved it ... but over the last year or so it’s become so packed with ads that it has literally become unusable on my iPhone 6s. It updates slowly and I can’t scroll at all anymore. It’s sad that they can’t be satisfied with a little ad revenue — they seem greedy to get a bunch by running roughly a dozen ads on the screen at once, all of which kill performance. So I’m replacing it with something else ... just not sure what, yet.
Too bogged down to function 2/5
I have relied on this app for years but find I can’t scroll down to the forecast anymore without lags and delays. I understand the role of advertising, but when the ad load is too great for the app to perform, there’s not much reason to use the app at all.
Ads ruin experience 2/5
There are too many ads/videos throughout the app that makes getting the weather nearly impossible. I was unable to finish scrolling down today to the forecast due to the slowness of the app. Months back this was my go-to weather app, now I barely open it due to performance issues.