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How to Watch Hurricane Irma Coverage on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, & Android TV

A hurricane on earth viewed from space. This is a rendered image.As someone who just lived through Hurricane Harvey my thoughts go out to everyone facing Hurricane Irma. This could be the first cat 5 hurricane to hit the US in many years. So I wanted to take a moment and list some more options to help you stay on top of everything that is happening we put together a quick guide on how to keep track of Irma without the need for cable TV:

The Weather Channel

One of the most common requests is how to The Weather Channel’s coverage of Hurricane Irma without subscribing to cable TV. (Note all the options to watch The Weather Channel work on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, & Android TV.)


DIRECTV NOW has The Weather Channel in the following packages: Just Right, Go Big, and Gotta Have It. With these subscriptions, you can get full access to The Weather Channel with a live feed of the hurricane Irma coverage. They do have apps on most streaming players including Roku, Chromecast, Fire TV, and Apple TV.

DIRECTV NOW offers a 7 day free trial of its service.


The last option is Fubo TV and its new Fubo Premier plan. There you will find The Weather Channel available on its $35-a-month package.

Once again cord cutting is becoming easier and easier. Just a few months ago there weren’t any options outside of cable to watch The Weather Channel.


Looking for something other than the Weather Channel? Check out WeatherNation, a free 24/7 news channel available on every major streaming player such as the Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV.

Local Weather

Local weather is often the best weather to see what is happening in your hometown. The first option is always a great antenna to get your local station. Not sure what locals you can get? Check out AntennaRecommendations.com to see what kind of antenna you will need. (During Hurricane Harvey, many cable networks went out but over the air TV stayed on the air.)

Sadly locals are not always available over the air. NewsON is a free service currently available on Roku and many smart phones. With NewsON you can stream your local news for free live and on demand, giving you access to all the news you need every day.

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  • Bill Eastman

    http://Www.watchnewson.com on a computer. Also some of the stations might go live on Facebook.
    Ig you live where Irma is going, a weather radio with alatm is good. If you have a radio that can receive Ham frequencies you might catch storm chasers.

  • Gerry Allen

    YouTube is running several Live hurricane reporting channels including the Weather Channel.

  • risingtide

    CNN has been spending 90% of their time covering the hurricane since Harvey started. So, that’s also a great source.

  • Mike Thaler

    NewsOn has Android and Apple apps. We live 1/2 time in 33180 (Aventura-extreme northern part of Miami). I am in Calif. and wife got flite out Fri PM. Watched coverage 15 hours Friday. Excellent coverage w. news teams doing live coverage all over Miami area. No ads. seems to be HD. Left TV on all day.
    This AM (5AM PDT) stream broke down a couple times. Now, an hour later , seems fine.
    Watched via Roku app although Android app works well and allows me to click on coverage when out.
    Probably staying in w. coverage on in background today. Station providing this coverage is WPLG as a separate feed from regular programming. May be available via web site.
    Our condo is right on the intercoastal.

    • Mike Thaler

      Stream now breaking up consistently since 6:20AM PDT

    • Mike Thaler

      Please enlighten me. What points are there that differs from most “fine print?
      BTW – been working perfectly last 2 hours. Don’t know a more perfect way to follow what is going on.

      • EarlyMon

        Three things about the fine print (and I wouldn’t know how common they are, just that I won’t accept them) –

        First, after the usual long list of information that they will collect, they added the phrase – or as as acceptable by law (which I am having to paraphrase as I can’t copy it at the moment). IANAL but it seems to me that the entire explanation is negated by the OR and that unless illegal, they’ll gather whatever they want and the app has full network permissions.

        Second, you agree that they can access the last web page you were on and record that. Really? So now I am giving away my browsing activities.

        And finally – who to share with and why. Themselves for better marketing to me (ok), the content providers (ok, free has an advertising impression cost, I get it) and then will social media with specific callouts to Google, Facebook, and Twitter.

        And there is no way that I am going to negate my Google privacy settings and let these guys provide the information by other means and there is absolutely no way that Facebook and Twitter are getting my permission to know about my network traffic and web browsing within the full extent allowed by law.

        But that’s just my opinion.

        • Mike Thaler

          I never have done Twitter. Never have posted on FB – altho read and look at pics posted by kids.
          Question – How can accessing something via Roku give anything other than what you do on Roku? I access Roku via Roku device – not by computer or phone.
          I guess using almost any phone app could, in theory, access any info stored on phone.

          Thanks for pointing this stuff out. I’ve given up on “privacy”. I used to pay for everything in cash. Only started making use of credit cards when Amazon came along. Now, some things like plane tickets and numerous other purchases, for all practical purposes, have to be made by card.

          • EarlyMon

            I’m an Android user.

    • Evan

      News On is regional. Major cities but no minor cities.

  • Mike Thaler

    The stream we are watching, “NewsON” has been solid the last 7-8 hours. (Watching both by Roku and Android app.) No commercials, HD Quality from several spots in both Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Of course show hurricane stats and tracking, regularly from hurricane center.
    All reporters wearing WPLG(ABC) shirts/caps.
    So far, our bldg., there, still has electricity.
    This must be costing station $$$.