AccuWeather for Windows 10 on PC, Mobile, and Xbox gets new auto theme and videos

The popular AccuWeather UWP app for Windows 10 on PC and Mobile (and Hub, Xbox One, and HoloLens) recently received a substantial update with some new features and improvements.

Version 10.0.344.0 is now live across the Windows ecosystem and with it comes some nifty changes:

  • Windows app users will now have access to videos.
  • A new watches and warnings map layer for the U.S.
  • An automatic theme option that will adjust between light and dark themes based on the current time of day.

That's in addition to the existing features that make AccuWeather well known to consumers, including:

  • AccuWeather MinuteCast, which provides patented minute-by-minute precipitation forecasts for the next two hours, hyper-localized to each user's exact street address or GPS location. MinuteCast provides more minutes and more locations worldwide than any other weather source.
  • Animated weather radar and maps, with weather radar available in the United States, Canada, Northern Europe, and Japan.
  • Pushed severe weather alerts for locations in the United States for advanced weather warnings.
  • RealFeel Temperature, AccuWeather's exclusive weather forecasting system that analyzes multiple weather factors to determine how the local temperature actually feels to a person outside in that location.
  • Hourly Forecasts for the next 72 hours and Extended Forecasts for each of the next 15 days.

The AccuWeather app for Windows 10 came out in December 2015. Since then, the company has steadily updated and improved the app including offering ad-free versions through an in-app purchase, like iOS and Android.

Personally speaking, I use AccuWeather just for translucent the Live Tile, which gives a favorable text-based forecast. It's also incredibly fast to use and features lockscreen support ("detailed status" and "quick status").

Grab the latest version of AccuWeather, which is free to use, from the Store.

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

  • I just love that part that goes update for Xbox, Mobile and PC. So beautiful but soon it's gonna be update for Xbox and PC 😔
  • True... I'm still amazed when I see mobile in the mix... I guess it was LITERALLY not economically wise to run an assembly line, pay thousands of employees to make a new device, and spend millions on marketing, just to keep a relatively few developers (and fans) onboard... I can't blame MS for that decision, but it's gonna be even harder to convince both to come back a second time.
  • What's the dif? Its a uwp app it runs on anything, including that 6" pc that has a phone in it that will inevitably come later.
  • Why are you asking what's the difference? Are you perceiving our concerns wrongly?
    Better yet, how exactly are you perceiving our tone?
  • A second time? Ahhhh, the rookies. This has been the third or fourth for many. Hahaha
  • I tried this app a while back and installed again after the update but same as before the map is terrible, choppy and after a while just blank.
  • Yea, same issues here with radar maps, when I animate the map, the radar flickers in and out, and lately doesn't even move, just flickers a static radar image. On PC and my Lumia it does this. Will have to give it a shot when i get home tonight and see if its better now.
  • hello. i love this app. i live outside of the u.s. and it works great for me. i bought the in-app to remove adds so it looks very clean.
  • Nice, I'll be downloading it again to try out.
  • Where can I find the lock screen settings in the app?
  • It's not in the app. Lock screen settings are under Settings > Personalization > Lockscreen
  • Ahhh..thanks. Unfortunately, this option forces me to choose between Weather or Calender - which I prefer. I really miss Amazing Weather HD's approach to the lockscreen.
  • Is it normal that this app has access to pictures library, data stored on external storage, account username and picture?
    It's just a weather app, why does it need those permissions compared to other weather apps
  • Nothing is truly free Danial
  • With the demise of 4Castr and Blue Skies I've turned to AccuWeather and, hell even MS Weather for my current forecast info. Nice update.
  • I still have 4Castr running in my 950XL under creator update. The developer said that he wouldn't be doing anymore updates on it if it gets broken by an update but to this point it works fine.
  • Still, I don't like it's interface... looks like from 2000's
  • I prefer the Weather Channel App...It's simply the best for me.
  • If you want radar nothing beats MyRadar. The best most detailed radar.