How to Watch The Weather Channel’s Tropical Storm Elsa Coverage Live For Free on Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, iOS, & Android
Tropical Storm Elsa has been moving along the west coast of Florida Tuesday and into Wednesday, becoming a low-end category 1 hurricane for a period on Tuesday before dropping back to tropical storm status as it passed Tampa to the west. Tropical Storm watches and warnings have been extended along the Gulf and Atlantic coastal areas northward from Florida into Georgia and the Carolinas.
The storm is expected to make landfall to the north of Tampa this morning before crossing over to emerge in the Atlantic along the Georgia-South Carolina coastal area. The National Hurricane Center has said that its track will move up the Atlantic coast over the course of this week.
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 Hurricane Elsa.
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
AT&T TV 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 Elsa as it moves up the coast.
2. Watch Local News Coverage Live with NewsOn
As Tropical Storm Elsa moves up the Florida Coast, NewsON will offer live local news coverage from their partners in the affected areas, including WTSP (Tampa), WESH/WFTV/WKMG (Orlando), WJXT/WTLV/WJAX (Jacksonville), WJCL/WTOC (Savannah), and other stations as the storm continues to move up the Atlantic coast.
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 their ongoing coverage on their 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 streaming service VUIt has local feeds from a number of stations in the target zone of Tropical Storm Elsa, and will provide wall-to-wall coverage as Elsa nears landfall. The VUIt streaming app is available for Android, iOS, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast.