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How to Watch The Weather Channel’s Tropical Storm Nicholas Coverage Live For Free on Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, iOS, & Android

Michael King

Tropical Storm Nicholas is skirting the Texas Gulf Coast as it heads northward. Forecasters said they anticipate a landfall late tonight or early Tuesday along the Texas coast south of the Houston-Galveston area as a strong tropical storm or a minimal category 1 hurricane.

Rainfall amounts in excess of 12 inches are expected over parts of southeast Texas and into portions of Louisiana as a result of Nicholas. Tropical Storm Warnings and a Hurricane Watch has been issued for parts of southeast Texas, according to the National Hurricane Center.

That means it’s important to be able to follow coverage even if you don’t have cable. Fortunately, there are Live TV Streaming Services that offer Free Trials, and Free Streaming Options so you can get the latest information available on Tropical Storm Nicholas.

The good news is that all of these services work on your TV, as well as your phone — so if you lose internet connection, but still have cell service — you can still follow the storm coverage.

1. Stream The Weather Channel Live

If you want to stream the The Weather Channel, the only major Live TV Streaming Service that offers the network is fuboTV which offers a 7-Day Free Trial.

DIRECTV STREAM offers The Weather Channel as part of its Choice, Ultimate, and Premier plans, but does not offer a free trial.

Alternatively, FrndlyTV also offers the channel for $5.99 a month.

Unfortunately, services like Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV don’t offer The Weather Channel. However, most of them will stream your local channels which will likely be televising updates on Tropical Storm Nicholas as it moves along the coast.

2. Watch Local News Coverage Live with NewsOn

As Tropical Storm Nicholas approaches the Gulf Coast, NewsON will offer live local news coverage from their partners in the affected areas, including KPRC/KHOU in Houston, KPLC Lake Charles, KBMT/KBTV/KFDM Beaumont, KIII Corpus Christi, and other stations as the storms continue to move northward through the Gulf of Mexico along the Texas Gulf Coast toward landfall.

You can watch it via their website, their TV apps on Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, or on your mobile device on iOS and Android.

3. Watch Local News Updates with Haystack News and VUIt

Free streaming service, Haystack News will continue to provide video updates from their local news partners from around the affected areas. You can view ongoing coverage on the Haystack News website at Haystack.TV, or by downloading their app, available on Android TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, iOS, Android, Samsung, LG, Toshiba, Vizio, and Hisense TV.

Free video streaming service VUIt aggregates local news feeds from a number of stations in the target zone of Tropical Storm Nicholas, and will provide ongoing wall-to-wall coverage as the storm nears landfall. The VUIt streaming app is available for Android, iOS, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast.


VUit is a free video streaming service that includes on-demand access to content produced by local TV news stations around the United States. Its partners include Lilly Broadcasting, Heritage Broadcasting, and Gray Television.

Whether you’re feeling homesick or whether you just want to see what’s going on in another part of the country, VUit can give you a window into several American communities.