At its basic level, the Big Sky Alexa skill is heads-above what Alexa herself can provide for weather services. But, now the Big Sky folks have added a Premium service.
BigSky Premium is just 99 cents a month, and only 80 cents a month for Amazon Prime members. If you sign-up for Premium, there’s a one-week free trial.
Here’s what it adds beyond the basics:
- Additional forecast locations and location labels. Set a label like, “Mom’s house” or “the campground” and you can then you can ask Big Sky things like, “What’s the weather at mom’s house?” or, “Will it rain at the campground tomorrow at 5 p.m?”
- Premium Users can also get the same great Big Sky forecasts for cities and locations around the world. “What’s the weather at Disneyland tomorrow”. “What’s the weather in Houston on Wednesday?”
- Get Radar images for your area, or anywhere in the world. Three levels of zoom. This is a great option for those with an Echo Show or Echo Spot. “Alexa, ask BigSky to show me the radar.“
- Schedule alerts for any hour of the day, and BigSky will notify you if the day’s weather matches any of the following alerts:
— Hot Weather (above 90)
— Cold Weather (freezing)
— Windy Weather (sustained winds above 15mph)
— Rainy Weather (greater than 70% chance of rain)
— Sunny Weather (UV index reaching 9 or higher)
How to start your free trial: “Alexa, tell Big Sky I want to purchase premium.”
Whenever you want to cancel: “Alexa, tell Big Sky I want to cancel premium.”