AccuWeather Debuts Amazon Fire TV App at CES 2017

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AccuWeather continues global expansion of life-saving weather information and updates across Over-the-Top (OTT) and Connected TV (CTV) platforms.
Friday, January 6th, 2017

AccuWeather Global Weather Center, January 5, 2017/Korea IT Times -- 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.

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