The WWE Network | Price, features and included content

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Access live broadcast events and a massive library of past performances on demand.

Where once you’d pay $30 or more for a single pay-per-view event, you can now stream every PPV event under the WWE umbrella. That includes older events produced by companies like WCW and ECW, as well as the latest PPV events and special network-only shows.

Details

Service typeSports
Free trial30 days
Pricing starts at$9.99
Lock-in contractNo

Discontinued service

WWE Network shut down its standalone streaming service in the US in April 2021. You can now access WWE Network exclusively with streaming platform Peacock. WWE Network in still accessible from outside the US.

WWE Network is now on Peacock

Starting with April 2021, WWE Network shut down its standalone streaming service in the US. Wrestling fans can now access all live pay-per-view WWE events, as well as thousands of hours of new, original, and library WWE Network programming on demand and on a 24/7 channel on streaming service Peacock. You will need a Peacock Premium plan, which is ad-supported and costs only $4.99 per month. The price covers PPV events, so you won’t have to pay anything extra.

To remove ads, you can upgrade to a Peacock Premium Plus plan, which costs $9.99 per month – the same price you used to pay for a WWE Network subscription. But besides everything WWE, you also get access to Peacock’s entire library of content. You will also be able to download shows on your mobile device to watch later.

WWE users won’t automatically be transferred to Peacock. You’ll need to create a Peacock account and subscribe to the Peacock Premium plan to access wrestling content. Most of the WWE catalog of content is already on Peacock, but some titles might be missing as the transition is still in full swing in April 2021. However, the entire WWE is expected to migrate to Peacock in the near future.

That being said, WWE Network only shut down its service in the US, but is still available internationally. In other words, if you are located or travel outside the US, you’ll still be able to subscribe to WWE Network and keep up with your favorite wrestling action. If that’s you, the information below still applies.

Pros and cons

Pros

  • Exclusive content. Access live and archived premier pay-per-view events.
  • Stream worldwide. Watch WWE almost anywhere in the world (outside the US) on a compatible device.
  • Over a dozen devices supported. Access content from smart TVs, phones, game consols and computers.

Cons

  • Limited streaming. You’re limited to streaming one device at a time.
  • No offline viewing. WWE doesn’t allow you to download content to view later.
  • Blackouts apply. Raw and SmackDown LIVE are available to stream 30 days after airing.

What features does WWE offer?

Watch new and archived content, including pay-per-view events and collections.

Pay-per-view events

Subscribers can access all the pay-per-view events as part of the monthly fee, including WrestleMania PLUS every WWE, WCW and ECW pay-per-view in history.

Exclusive access

See behind-the scenes action and weekly premier shows like NXT and 205 Live. You also get access to any special interviews and series debuts.

Documentaries

Get the behind-the-scenes look at your favorite wrestler and reality shows with archived recordings.

How much does the WWE Network cost?

A subscription to WWE Network costs $9.99 a month. During your subscription period, you can watch any new PPV, special event or show in the WWE Network archive, live and on demand from your choice of device.

WWE Network does offer a free tier, but only limited content is available to watch. The service used to offer a 30-day free trial. Unfortunately, that’s no longer the case.

Name Product Free trial? Sports available Price p/month or equivalent
WWE Network
WWE Network
1 month
Wrestling
$9.99 p/month
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Which devices are compatible with the WWE Network?

The WWE Network is streamed over the Internet to any browser or through apps for iOS and Android.

Supported media players and devices include:

Smart TVs

  • Sony TV (Android Only)
  • LG TVs
  • Samsung Smart TVs

Connected Devices

  • Third- and fourth-gen Apple TV
  • Google’s Chromecast
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android TV
  • Roku

Game Consoles

  • PlayStation 4
  • Xbox One

Computer Browsers

  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Safari

WWE Network app

  • IOS
  • Android
  • Mobile web browser
WWE Network client apps are available for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles. And it’s compatible with a range of smart TVs and other media streaming devices like Roku .

How much data does the WWE Network use?

WWE Network uses an adaptive streaming model, so data use depends on the quality of your network connection. At maximum quality, expect to use around 2GB of data for the highest-quality streaming. As with most streaming video services, we advise a fixed-line connection rather than costlier mobile broadband services.

What can I watch with WWE?

WWE Network makes its entire library of archived pay-per-view events ready for viewing, stretching all the way back to the first WrestleMania. It’s also added the PPV libraries of one-time competitors WCW and ECW, and a number of smaller US promotions such as GFW and Smokey Mountain Wrestling. Other content available to stream includes:

Pay-per-view and shows

  • WrestleMania
  • Royal Rumble
  • SummerSlam
  • Survivor Series
  • NXT
  • Total Divas
  • Hell in a Cell
  • No Mercy
  • Elimination Chamber

Network-exclusive shows

  • Camp WWE
  • The Edge & Christian show
  • Drive Along
  • Holey Foley

Compare streaming services

Name Product Service type Pricing starts at Free trial 4K or UHD Number of devices Simultaneous streams
Paramount+
On-demand streaming
$5.99
7 days
No
99
2
HBO Max
On-demand streaming
$14.99
No
Yes
3
Hulu
On-demand streaming
$5.99
30 days
Yes
99
1
The Disney Bundle
On-demand streaming, Sports
$13.99
No
Yes
10
4
Disney+
On-demand streaming
$7.99
No
Yes
10
4
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If you look forward to watching live WrestleMania and Royal Rumble, WWE streaming gives unlimited access to PPV events and all of its archived content. But you can’t download to watch later, and for some shows, you have to wait 30 days after airing to stream.

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2 Comments

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    Alfie
    October 6, 2019

    I pay $10 a month for this network but cannot watch ppv. Why is this?

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      Brian
      October 7, 2019

      Hi there Alfie,

      Thanks for reaching out to us! If you have an active subscription, then you should be able to access all of the PPV content that streams through the WWE Network app on compatible web-enabled devices like a computer, Smart TV, or tablet. Your subscription does include live PPV events, so if you aren’t able to watch it you should reach out to WWE Network’s customer support team to get this sorted out.

      Hope that helps,
      Brian

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