Hello everybody! First of all, thank you very much for visiting my website, and I hope that this instructional guide will give you the assistance necessary to get signed up for the WWE Network and begin watching without being tied to a cable or satellite provider!
This means you can watch ALL WWE Pay-Per-Views including Royal Rumble, Survivor Series, SummerSlam and WrestleMania, as well as all WWE Network special events not available on Pay Per View, with absolutely no need to have a cable or satellite subscription! This is a cord-cutter’s dream! This also gives you access to the FULL Video On Demand library on all connected devices, including critically acclaimed series’ such as Legends House, The Monday Night War, Holy Foley, Legends with JBL, Table for 3, WWE24, Camp WWE, Swerved, Jerry Springer’s Too Hot for TV, and many others, as well as access to the entire library of WWE, ECW, and WCW Pay Per Views, in their entirety! This also includes an incredible selection of back events from World Class Championship Wrestling, Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling, the American Wrestling Alliance, the National Wrestling Alliance, and more, including the entire back catalog of WCW Monday Nitro, ECW Hardcore TV and ECW on TNN, as well as the entire catalog of WWF/E Monday Night RAW and Smackdown episodes! WWE has also begun releasing “Collections“, which include some of the best promos, highlights, and matches from all of your favourite superstars. This includes one of the rarest matches in professional wrestling history, The Last Battle of Atlanta featuring Wildfire Tommy Rich and Buzz Saywer in a wild and crazy brawl. Footage of this match has long been sought-after, and considered to be long since lost. However, by signing up and accessing the “Collections” section of the WWE Network, it, and many other AMAZING hidden gems can be found!
First, let me get this part out of the way. THIS IS NOT A GUIDE TO STEAL THE WWE NETWORK! If that’s the type of guide you’re looking for, you’ve come to the wrong place. You’ll end up finding yourself in some pretty serious trouble, and the only Big Bubba you’ll see isn’t the one featured in the first main event of WCW Nitro. This guide will help you take advantage of the free month of WWE Network that WWE offers as an ongoing promotion, but to continue your subscription, you must pay the monthly fee of $9.99 USD.
Secondly, lets pretend that you’ve found this tutorial helpful. I really wouldn’t be against a small PayPal donation saying “Hey, thanks. This guide was pretty swell.” Hey, we’ve all gotta feed our kids somehow, right?
Okay, I think I’ve got that part sorted out. Now, on with the details.
If at any time you need help with these instructions, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org! I will try to get back to you ASAP!
WWE has announced that effective in March 2015, the WWE Network will be available on most cable, satellite, and IPTV service providers as a premium channel in Canada. For $11.99 per month, you will have access to the live channel, which broadcasts like any other pay-TV channel you currently subscribe to. Some providers offer limited on-demand content on their website, as well. This, however, is not the full WWE Network that our friends in the United States have access to. It requires that you have an active cable/satellite/IPTV subscription, and only gives you access to the live channel, and limited on demand access on limited devices.
If you are a “cord-cutter” or currently do not have cable, or satellite television at home, this guide is for you! Even if you have a current cable or satellite subscription, you can use this guide, as you will be accessing the WWE Network via your internet connection, and it won’t interfere with your regular television service in any way! By using this guide, you will be able to access the WWE Network in the exact same manner as those in the United States; via nearly any “connected device”, such as Playstation systems, X-Box One/360, Roku, Apple TV, iPhone/iPad, Smart TVs, and many others. This guide will “unblock” the entire US Version of the WWE Network, including the entire on-demand video library without the need for a cable TV or satellite TV subscription!!
If you’re curious why you can’t currently access the WWE Network in a manner similar to our friends that live in the other 170 countries that have access to it, it is because the programming has been geo-blocked. This is often done by other companies (Hulu, or Netflix for instance) due to content licensing issues. In WWE’s case, WWE has opened up registrations to nearly every country, with a notable exception in Canada, having only made the content distribution rights available through Rogers Communications.
With that said, geo-blocking can be circumvented. What we are going to do today is make it appear as though you’re accessing the WWE Network from the United States. The process is really quite simple, and shockingly not more well known. By doing this, you will be routing your internet traffic through a DNS location in the US, thereby appearing to actually be in United States and being able to access content otherwise blocked to Canadians. Confused? Don’t worry, the technical details are taken care of by people much smarter than you or I (or you and I combined, for that matter).
So enough of my jibber jabber. On with the instructions. This shouldn’t take anything more than 10 to 15 minutes of your time, grand total.
STEP 1 – Create a ‘Fake’ US Address:
What we need this for is a couple of different reasons. For the most part, it is to trick billing systems into believing you’re living in the United States. Nothing will be mailed to you, and the address isn’t really important overall. It doesn’t matter if you’re “from” New York, or New Mexico, this is all going to work out the same in the end.
You can simply make an address up (as long as it has a valid ZIP code), or your can Google a popular landmark in a certain city. The address you use won’t affect your access to the service. It just needs to appear to be a valid, US address!
If you need help generating an address, follow this link. We might need the address more than once as this process goes on (depending what connected devices you want to use to watch the WWE Network on), so keep it handy, just in case.
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STEP 2 – Disguise Your DNS Location:
Really, this is going to be the most difficult thing you have to do, and it’s really not that difficult at all. This is also where I remind you that this is not free. If you’re looking for free, they offer smiles on the menu at McDonalds.
Alright. Follow this link: https://www.smartdnsproxy.com/?afid=8a9170a88d5f. As a matter of disclaimer, I am an affiliate for SmartDNS Proxy. They’re a wonderful service that I cannot recommend highly enough, and you can learn more about them here. This entire guide is built around the use of their service. THE SERVICE THEY PROVIDE IS NOT FREE! However….they do offer a FREE TWO WEEK TRIAL! After the trial, you have the option of paying month-by-month for $5/month, or paying for either a 3 month, 1 year, or 2 year subscription at a discounted rate. Any of those solutions will work for you, so chose whichever you think is best!
Head to SmartDNS Proxy, and sign up for their service. Once you have completed that, you’ll need to follow their guide to setting up their service on the connected devices you intend to use to watch the WWE Network. This is a very easy process on all devices, and the kind folks at SmartDNS Proxy have provided us with a great tutorial to get you set up. It is important to note that if you don’t intend to use the WWE Network from your PC, laptop or Mac, you will still need to set up their service either on your computer, or on your router, in order to be able to access the “sign-up” page on WWENetwork.com. You can remove the DNS mask from your PC or router immediately following the completion of the WWE Network sign-up process, if you wish.
To get instructions on how to set up SmartDNS Proxy on your device, VISIT THIS LINK.
To find out which internet-connected devices are currently supported by WWE, please click here!
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STEP 3 – Sign up for WWE Network:
Have that “fake” US address you generated earlier handy…
Go to www.WWENetwork.com or follow this link to go directly to their signup page.
Follow the on screen instructions to sign up.
Continue by providing your real name, email address, fake US address.
Continue by reading and agreeing to the terms of service, and subscription requirements ($9.99 per month, with no renewal, automatic renewal, or billed in larger increments), and then clicking the large red CONTINUE button in the center of the page.
This will “un-gray” your payment options. Select PayPal, even if your intention is to pay via Credit Card. A Canadian PayPal account works, but PayPal automatically masks your Canadian billing address so it won’t raise an issue with your card being Canadian.
Canadian credit cards (unmasked by PayPal) will sometimes work as well. I’ve had limited success (about 80% of the time). Sometimes it will kick back an error saying the card cannot be processed. However, by adding your credit card to your PayPal account, we’re guaranteed success. PayPal payment options can include your PayPal balance, or direct withdrawal from your bank account (which is the option I have personally selected). Your subscription will automatically be withdrawn, monthly, on your renewal date, following your free month of service. Again, your Canadian PayPal account will work!
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STEP 4 – WATCH (or, in some cases MORE WORK!)
Those of you who set up Unblock-US on your router or your computer, and you simply want the ability to watch on your desktop computer, or laptop, you’re done. Enjoy the greatness that was Shockmaster’s debut, on demand. If you wanted to be able to watch it on Roku/Playstation/XBox/Android devices/Apple/etc….well, my friend….we’ve still got some work to do.
The Roku is my connected device of choice. We have one in every room for Netflix access, so it was a natural progression to use it for the WWE Network as well. It also happens to be one of the easier devices to set up.
On the main menu, go to “Channel Store” or “Streaming Channels”. From there, scroll down to “Search Channels”. From there, type “WWE” and the WWE Network channel should appear on your screen. Follow the on-screen prompts to install, and once complete, you should be able to access the channel from the main menu. From there, add your WWE Network login details, and you should be well on your way to watching Billy and Chuck’s wedding get ruined by Eric Bischoff and 3 Minute Warning.
Playstation 3 & 4:
Originally, I only accessed the WWE Network via my PS3 (I have since switched to Roku devices). My PS3 worked like a dream since the very first day the Network launched, but I found my Roku more convenient overall.
But, how the hell did I get the app downloaded on the Playstation, you ask? Simple. Fake. US. Address.
What you need to do is create a “dummy” PSN profile, using that fake US address you generated earlier. Basic PSN accounts are free, so you won’t need to worry about being billed. You can create a new PSN profile here or you can just sign out of your existing account on your Playstation, and create a new one by following the prompts on the screen.
Once an account with a US address has been created, you can go into the Sony Store, and download the free WWE app. After downloading the app, restart your Playstation. You should see, and and be able to start the WWE app from the Video section on your menu. After the app loads, enter your WWE Network login information. Congratulations! You’re now watching the Finger Point of Doom in high definition!
I’ve also been using the WWE Network on my XBox 360. I should note, I don’t own these systems to game on them. I actually needed my 12 year old to show me how to turn it on. Seriously. No, seriously seriously. He loves playing Minecraft. Because of that, I had to buy an XBox 360 and a Gold Membership to XBox Live. The kid is lucky I love him. However, because of that love, I have first hand experience setting up the WWE Network on the XBox as well.
In a similar process to the Playstation, you need to create a dummy XBox Live (Silver) account, again using your fake US address. In a process very similar to the Playstation, you can create that account by either going here or logging out of your existing account on your XBox and creating a new account by following the prompts on the screen.
Once that has been completed, you can download the app from the App Store (sometimes it shows up as a featured app….aww that’s cute). From there, once it’s downloaded, you can delete that XBox Live account from your system by following these instructions. Restart your Xbox, and start the WWE app from the Video section on your XBox menu. From there, enter in your WWE Network login information. Ta da! You’re now watching Harvey Wippleman vs. Howard Finkle in a Tuxedo Match in vivid colour!
Open the App Store and download the WWE App. Open the app, and enter WWE Network login information. Watch John Cena spraypaint Poopy on JBL’s limo. It’s seriously that easy!
Android products are just as easy as Apple devices. Open the Google Play store, download the WWE App. Login using your WWE Network credentials, and voila! You’re watching Doink, Dink, Wink and Pink vs. Jerry Lawler, Cheesy, Whessy, and Sleezy all on demand, and in high definition!
AND THAT’S IT! You should be up and running and enjoying Art Donovan’s King of the Ring commentary (see I knew there was something else I was forgetting)! Of course, much like anything technological, things can go a little hairy. So I encourage you to send me an email at email@example.com if you have any difficulties with this guide!
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HAPPY WATCHING, and thank you again for taking the time to use my guide. I love hearing your feedback, or questions, so please don’t hesitate to send me an email, or a gift, or some cold hard cash. I enjoy all of the above!