[Update] The WWE Network is now live on Xbox 360
[Update] While they missed the originally estimated re-launch mark by a hair, Microsoft and the WWE Network's technical support team finally released a newly improved WWE Network app on the Xbox 360 (in the US), in the midst of last night's Monday Night Raw broadcast.
Now Xbox 360 owners who're subscribed to the network, can enjoy the thousands of hours worth of professional wrestling content it has to offer, not to mention Wrestlemania XXX when it airs live on April 6 and every other monthly pay-per-view to follow. That alone is worth the subscription fee, if you happen to be a fan of course.
Unsurprisingly, there were a few server issues at first but they've since been resolved. So yeah, if you've been waiting for this, download the app as soon as you can and enjoy.
PS: Watch NXT!
Source: Ask WWE Network
This past Monday was an historic day for the professional wrestling business, as World Wrestling Entertainment launched the WWE Network, an online streaming service that grants fans unprecedented access to the WWE's video archives, as well as original programing and its monthly pay-per-view events for only $9.99 a month!
Of course with the launch of a service of this magnitude, there were bound to be some growing pains along the way. And by that I mean the servers were broken faster than the Spanish announce table, so much so in fact the network was rendered inaccessible for many potential customers on launch day. As the week progressed however, most of the glitches and kinks were ironed out and customers were able to access the service. Well, most of them anyway.
The Xbox 360 version of the WWE Network app is still out of commission and will likely remain that way through the rest of the weekend. So 360 owners who are planning to stream some classic wrestling or catch up on the current product through their preferred console, still have a bit of wait ahead of them, although the wait is almost over.
According to WWE officials, the WWE Network should be available on the Xbox 360 by Monday's Raw (just in time for The Wyatt Family vs. The Shield II).
We'll be sure to update this post when the network becomes available on the 360. Hopefully it's soon because there's not much time left to get in on the free trail.
The WWE Network is currently available to US Residents via WWE.com, smart phones, tablets, PS3, and Roku streaming devices. It will also be available on PS4 and Xbox One this summer. As stated above, subscriptions cost $9.99 month but those who sign-up are committed to sticking with it for six months.
Those of us living outside of the US will have access to the WWE Network through the mentioned platforms either later this year or in Q1 2015.