Apps First weather app brings Home Screen widgets to your new Apple TV!

OfficialForecastBar

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Mar 2, 2016
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I'm excited to announce the first app to bring Home Screen widgets to the Apple TV, called Forecast Bar for TV! The Home Screen widgets provide current conditions and forecasts along with gorgeous images for your most recent cities, all without ever needing to even open the app!

Available NOW in the Apple TV App Store (4th gen)!





Powered by the highly accurate and hyper-local forecast.io, Forecast Bar brings a beautiful, clean and simple interface to the Apple TV. With our unique iCloud Sync feature, all your locations and settings to automatically synchronized between your devices, meaning you’ll never have to use that tedious on-screen keyboard on your TV! It also features live video backgrounds to bring the weather to life!

Apple TV is just the latest platform now supported by Forecast Bar, which now includes support for Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Both the Mac and iOS versions have been featured in Macworld and Lifehacker, and are consistently highly rated by our users.

You can see even more about Forecast Bar for TV at our website: http://forecastbar.com/appletv

Thank you, and we'd love to hear any feedback you have!
 
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Shawzborne

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I'm excited to announce the first app to bring Home Screen widgets to the Apple TV, called Forecast Bar for TV! The Home Screen widgets provide current conditions and forecasts along with gorgeous images for your most recent cities, all without ever needing to even open the app!




Powered by the highly accurate and hyper-local forecast.io, Forecast Bar brings a beautiful, clean and simple interface to the Apple TV. With our unique iCloud Sync feature, all your locations and settings to automatically synchronized between your devices, meaning you’ll never have to use that tedious on-screen keyboard on your TV! It also features live video backgrounds to bring the weather to life!

Apple TV is just the latest platform now supported by Forecast Bar, which now includes support for Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Both the Mac and iOS versions have been featured in Macworld and Lifehacker, and are consistently highly rated by our users.

You can see even more about Forecast Bar for TV at our website: http://forecastbar.com/appletv

Thank you, and we'd love to hear any feedback you have!
Looks great
 
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boston04and07

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Have to say, I really love your suite of apps. I have all of them now (well, except the one for the Apple Watch, as I don't own one yet!) and they all work flawlessly. You guys have done a great job developing in a relatively short amount of time. I really like having the same weather forecast and the same interface on all my devices - that's something I never could find before. Well done and keep up the good work!!
 

LiveM

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Oct 30, 2015
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Strange that it doesn't seem to be a universal app. Doesn't it look and feel the same across devices?
 

winstars

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Dec 10, 2015
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So I have had this app, Forecastbar on 2 Apple TV 4's for over a year, probably since I first saw the post right here by the makers last March.

I really like the app and have had no problems, until 2 weeks ago.

Now on both Apple Tv 4's, every time I attempt to switch between different cities, the app crashes and I am back at the Apple TV 4 home screen.

I tried closing the app and also deleting it and then reinstalling it, same problem.

I tried emailing the makers, realcasualgames.com, to no reply...

I really like this app but at the moment it only shows the weather for whatever city I am in, which kind of defeats the whole purpose.

Realcasualgames, are you still out there?

Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?

Anybody
 

chscag

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Feb 17, 2008
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I haven't had any problems with the app but am only using it on an iPhone 7+. However, after a year of using the app, it stopped providing information and asked for a $1.99 to continue receiving the data it provided. Not exactly the understanding I got from the developer when he answered my question in this thread from March of 2016.

It's still the best weather app in my opinion but it appears it's by subscription only. Not a big deal to pay $1.99 but it would have been nice if the developer revealed that up front.
 

winstars

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Dec 10, 2015
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I haven't had any problems with the app but am only using it on an iPhone 7+. However, after a year of using the app, it stopped providing information and asked for a $1.99 to continue receiving the data it provided. Not exactly the understanding I got from the developer when he answered my question in this thread from March of 2016.

It's still the best weather app in my opinion but it appears it's by subscription only. Not a big deal to pay $1.99 but it would have been nice if the developer revealed that up front.


So all this started (stopped?) after about a year also. I would pay the $3.99 again if I could figure out how to. When I deleted it, it was still was in my "purchased apps" so not sure how to even "buy it again" since its still there even when you delete it...
 

chscag

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Feb 17, 2008
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Fort Worth, Texas
So all this started (stopped?) after about a year also. I would pay the $3.99 again if I could figure out how to. When I deleted it, it was still was in my "purchased apps" so not sure how to even "buy it again" since its still there even when you delete it...
If it's showing up in your "purchased apps", just download it again. You won't have to pay the $3.99. Although after using it for a year, it will remind you to pay up in order to keep receiving all the data it provides.
 

winstars

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Dec 10, 2015
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If it's showing up in your "purchased apps", just download it again. You won't have to pay the $3.99. Although after using it for a year, it will remind you to pay up in order to keep receiving all the data it provides.
I did download it again from my purchased apps. And the same thing is occurring.

My point is that if I was able to delete it entirely and then re-purchase it "fresh" I could maybe start off "clean" so to speak...
 
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