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 is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.