AccuWeather Global Weather Center – January 5, 2017 – AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced the launch of the AccuWeather Amazon Fire TV app. The industry-leading app delivers a unique, engaging weather experience for Amazon Fire TV owners and further expands AccuWeather’s global reach across platforms, as users rely on AccuWeather’s Superior AccuracyTM across devices and locations worldwide to improve their lives.
The AccuWeather app for Fire TV provides customers with patented AccuWeather MinuteCast® - the world's leading minute-by-minute precipitation forecast hyper-localized by viewing location. Precipitation types include rain, snow, ice, mixed precipitation, and newly added hail conditions. Personalized minute-by-minute updates include precipitation type and intensity, as well as start and end times, for the next two hours.
The new app also gives users access to the most extensive library of breaking weather videos, ranging from on-site severe weather reports to in-studio forecasts. The dark theme feature allows users to adapt the screen background based on their lighting conditions for a personalized app experience. The AccuWeather app for Fire TV features customizable local weather forecasts including temperature, wind speed, and more, as well as severe weather alerts to keep people informed and safe. Available in over 30 languages, the app allows Fire TV users to access exclusive weather information and updates when and where ever they need it worldwide.
“AccuWeather continues to expand our global weather leadership across platforms with the new AccuWeather app for Amazon Fire TV,” said Steven Smith, President of Digital Media at AccuWeather. “The AccuWeather app has been developed and customized for the Fire TV experience, providing owners with critical life-saving weather information and updates from AccuWeather. It is another way AccuWeather is personalizing the weather so people can improve their lives.”
AccuWeather and Amazon have an established long-term relationship, bringing the most accurate, actionable source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world to Amazon customers across platforms. The AccuWeather app is available on all Amazon Kindle devices, as well as Amazon Fire Tablets. In addition, AccuWeather powers the weather service for Amazon’s Alexa cloud-based voice service and Echo devices.
The AccuWeather app for Fire TV is available for device download in the Amazon Appstore. For more information on AccuWeather’s newest app, please visit the Amazon Appstore.
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
Over 1.5 billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hour-by-hour and minute-by-minute forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ with customized content and engaging video presentations available through smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile Internet sites via AccuWeather.com, award winning AccuWeather apps, connected TVs, wearables, smart homes, and connected cars, as well as radio, television, newspapers, and the AccuWeather Network cable channel. Established in 1962 by Founder, President, and Chairman Dr. Joel N. Myers - a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society who was recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur Magazine's Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs book - AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as weather news, content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites. AccuWeather's CEO, Barry Lee Myers, is an award winning leader in global weather information issues and one of the world's most recognized advocates for cooperative relationships between government weather agencies and the weather industry. He is a leader in the digital weather information space.
Visit www.AccuWeather.com for additional information.
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