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How to Access the WWE Network Outside the USA

How to Access the WWE Network Outside the USA

We here at The Wrestling Mania are based in the UK, and so we were bitterly disappointed when WWE announced that the WWE Network would only be launching in the US, and then in other world territories by 2015. However we’ve had our boffins on the case, and we are plugged in, connected and currently watching WrestleMania X-Seven on the WWE Network from the comfort of TWM Towers in sunny England.

How did we do it? Follow these very simple steps, and within minutes you’ll be online with the WWE Network.

1. Go to http://www.wwe.com/wwenetwork and click on the link which says “Buy now”. This does NOT work with the one week free trial.

2. Sign-up for a WWE account on this next page. DO NOT use Social Media to register for an account, as it takes your location and locks you out.

3. Enter your details in the fields on this next page. Fill out your UK or Global address as normal and when you come to select Country and State, just choose USA and Delaware (that’s how we’ve tested it to know it works 100%). We’ve logged in thus far from the WWE App, laptop and university computers with no such software.

4. You MUST use PayPal as your payment option. Using your credit card is obviously linked to your home address and WILL get your WWE Network subscription cancelled. Even though PayPal does have your address stored, WWE only use PayPal for payment information, much like eBay does.

5. You now need to download Hola or a similar plug-in for your web browser and point it to the USA. It’s very simple. You download the plug-in, and simply select the USA flag. Your browser will refresh and you will be asked to log-in.

6. You are now registered for the WWE Network. Simply log on to http://network.wwe.com, click the log-in button and begin watching!

7. Say thank you to your friends at The Wrestling Mania

- By The Wrestling Mania Team

  • James Lappin

    it works perfectly!!!

    • Regan Powell

      any changes of dns needed ?

      • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering

        Hi Regan,

        Dean from TWM here. No, at the moment no DNS changes are needed, but we’re hearing that over the next few days WWE plan to implement DNS. When and IF they do, we’ll update the article. Thanks for commenting.

        • OJ Entertainment

          can i log into 2 devices at the same time!? like share the account with a mate

      • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering

        Update: It seems WWE have geolocked the whole Network now. You WILL need to change DNS settings, but simply download Hola, and you’re all set to go.

        • Jimmy

          Thats odd cause I’m not doing any DNS or VPN and it’s been working for me in Canada ever since they first came out.

    • #BestInTheWorld

      Which address did you use? I need one please

  • Andy Gosling

    I have followed this & my order was accepted. The WWE App then allowed me to ‘log in’. However when attempting to watch something, it says it is not available in my location. Meaning it knows I’m in the UK & hasn’t worked, although I do now have a subscription. Not sure how it has worked on your phones?

    • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering

      We tried it with 2 laptops (One Windows and One Mac) plus a Windows 7 PC and they all worked fine without DNS settings needing to be changed, so it really should work on your phone, however we didn’t test it on a phone so we really don’t know.

  • OJ Entertainment

    can 2 devices be logged into the same username at the same time? like me and my mate share same account! haha

    • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering

      Yes. Myself and TWM Mike use this technique.

  • Regan Powell

    If it says it is not available in my location. Meaning it knows your in the UK & it may have not worked try a extension called ‘Hola’ within google chrome or firefox …. this is what others use to access netflix with a few clicks rather than having to change dns.

    • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering

      Good shout.

  • Chris Roy

    Got it set up on my desktop. Brilliant!

    Trying it on the Apple TV and I manage to log in just fine however when I go to play a video I get “No feed available” I already have the Apple TV set to America for Netflix. Anybody know why this would be?

    • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering

      Hi Chris. For some reason there are issues worldwide with Apple TV. We don’t quite know a way around that as none of the TWM team can test it. Sorry we can’t help.

  • LLLoungelizard

    https://unlocator.com will give you WWE Network on all devices outside the US

  • Tom ‘BeattheBeat’ Clark

    mine says media error: video not available

    Any help here?

    • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering

      Hi Tom. Are you making your your web browser is pointing to the US using DNS settings we mentioned in step 5? If so, it’s most likely just a traffic issue. WWE have had a few issues with server overload and it’s most likely just that.

      • Paul Taylor

        Having same issue. My plug in is working as hulu plus plays fine so it isn’t that. Both on Mac and Apple TV it won’t play any media and says video not available. Any help?

        • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering

          Don’t forget WWE are still having some streaming issues, so if your plug-in works fine, it’s likely to be that.

      • Tom ‘BeattheBeat’ Clark

        ahhh done that now, its all good.
        Did you have to update the tutorial for that coz it wasnt there earlier.

        • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering

          Yeah we did. Sorry. WWE geoblocked the Network late last night so we were updating the tutorial.

  • eight_track

    I’ve got it to work on my browser
    If anyone knows how to get it work on Android can they let me know

    I tried a location spoofer but the app said it couldn’t reliably track my location

  • James P

    hi there,im on PS4 and getting the “an exception has occurred with the application” error….is this due to geoblocking?…and if so is there a way round it?

    • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering

      Yeah. There’s a lot of tutorials around about how to unblock consoles and phones, but this tutorial is just for PCs and Laptops.

      • Rohan Dhillon

        Could you please post a link to one of these websites? Thanks.

        • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering
          • Rohan Dhillon

            I changed my DNS to the one mentioned in the tutorial for the WWE App on IPod/IPad. However, it comes up with “You are not authorized to view this content.” when I click on a video. Could you please tell me how to resolve this. Thanks,

          • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering

            This tutorial is only for Windows/MAC laptops and computers.

          • Rohan Dhillon

            Do you know any way for me to get it for free on IPad? Thanks

          • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering

            We don’t, sorry.

  • james e

    iv bought the network doing everything you’ve said, but when i click “already subscribed sign in” it takes me back to purchasing the network again, £10 has left my account aswell, what should i do?

    • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering

      Make sure you’re on network.wwe.com and that you have Hola or a similar DNS re-routing program set to USA. You might need to restart your browser for this to work.

  • Baboultr

    can you let us know how to get it on ps3?? thank you

    • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering

      Go to ww.unblock-us.com

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  • cassidy

    its takeing really long to load is this normal ?

    • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering

      For the first week or so, yes.

  • Adnan

    any ideas how this works with the android app? i use VPN software on there, but it only worked for a day.

    • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering

      I don’t think it does. This tutorial is only for Windows/MAC laptops and computers.

  • JimDegganSr

    When I get PayPal in a few months, all will be well!

  • Nick Majurovski

    When i go to buy via paypal, i log in to paypal, but then it asks for credit card details, ive already linked paypal with my credit card though… wtf

    • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering

      Just type in your details.

  • Rohan Dhillon

    The network live stream works fine on my iPod/iPad, as does the on demand content. The on demand content works fine on my laptop (with Hola Unblocker), but the live stream only works for a few seconds upon starting, before pausing. Do you know how I can resolve this, as I presume Wrestlemania will not be in the on demand section as it airs live? Thank you.

  • Rohan Dhillon

    My live stream does not work on my laptop, but it does on my IPad. Do you know a solution to this. Thanks.

    • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering

      Currently only works on laptops or PCs

  • RBB

    All I can watch are the five second “TV-14″ or “TV PG” videos. After that nothing plays what so ever, on demand or live stream.

    Updated Chrome, Java and Flash, got the Hola Plug in set for US. Could it just be a traffic issue?

    Im in the UK.

    • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering

      Try using http://www.unblock-us.com‘s DNS workarounds instead of Hola. We stopped using Hola after having some issues with it.

    • Nick Majurovski

      Not sure man, it was weird for me. on my main PC which is better than my laptop, it never works, but on my laptop it works perfectly, doesnt make sense, but oh well

  • RBB

    When I was paying via paypal it said ‘WWENETWORK’ needs your billing address.

    Any chance this has stopped me from watching the network now? All i can view are the 5 second TV-PG and TV-14 videos, nothing plays on demand or Live.

  • Bob

    I have tried joining WWE network but I can’t my the country and city I live in to Australia, it is locked onto US please help

    • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering

      Follow the instructions step by step and it will work.

  • The Fantastical Bastard

    I used WWE’s Corporate address in Stamford, CT and it worked

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  • Ady Filmer

    I keep getting a message that reads you are not authorised to view this content

    • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering

      Make sure you’re following the tutorial exactly. If your Hola plug-in or unblock-us.com is set correctly, the Network will work fine.

  • Ady Filmer

    I want to use my ps4 to get the network will I have to do the same stuff

    • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering

      As far as we know, it only works on PC, MAC and Laptops

  • The Amazing sperm

    The registration definitely worked……Although the videos do lagg quite a lot! But Firefox fixed that problem………So don’t use Chrome for the network guys

    • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering

      Great advice.

  • Kevin

    It worked with the trial aswell.
    Altho it seems that live footage can’t be played atm but I can watch all the past footage.
    Thinking to get an subscription of the Network now.
    Thanks a lot from the Netherlands :)

    • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering

      No problem. Are you using Hola? Try using FireFox as your web browser and if it still doesn’t let you watch the live footage, try unblock-us.com.

      • Kevin

        Thanks that worked, Firefox seems to be better in this one versus Chrome.

  • FNCJordan

    Thank you. it works :)

  • Illa

    The funny thing is that I doubt they’ll even bother to fix it. At the end of the day, they’re making money anyway so it’s a win win.

  • Craig

    Is this legal?

    • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering

      Yes.

  • Ben Sprigg

    thank you guys.

    • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering

      You’re welcome!!

  • Rhys

    You absolute legends!

    • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering

      You’re welcome!

  • Glen Brunsden

    Each time I click on the but network link I get redirected to the buy Wrestlemania advert. Any ideas?

    • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering

      Clear your cookies, cache and history, then sign up for a new WWE account. Do not sign-up with Facebook or Twitter

  • CraigJC

    Does anyone know if this will work for wrestlemania 30?

    • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering

      Yes it will

  • Steven Laverty

    Anytime I try to buy the WWE Network it just opens a new Wrestlemania window. Is anyone else having this problem?

    • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering

      Clear your cookies, cache and history, then sign up for a new WWE account. Do not sign-up with Facebook or Twitter

      • Daniel Cesaro Roy

        It took me ages to get it but it’s working for me. I had the same problem. The buy now button is in amongst the banners of the page on the right hand side. The big Buy Now button just loops back to the same page

      • Daniel Cesaro Roy

        what i found best to do is download the Hola add on for Firefox first and then go to http://www.wwe.com/wwenetwork and buy now. Follow the rest of the steps correctly and you’ll be watching in no time..

      • Sister Abigail

        Tried that multiple times keep getting the same problem as Steven Laverty, it definitely doesn’t work here in Canada guys so don’t
        bother trying.

    • Sister Abigail

      Having the exact same problem.. been trying all night. Did you figure out a way around it, it would mean a lot if you could write back even if you didn’t. Thanks

  • Daniel Cesaro Roy

    brilliant mate. I just watched ECW heatwave 2000. RVD vs Scotty Anton is a brillaint match

  • CraigJC

    Legends…all set up and can’t wait for tomorrow!!!!

  • Tyler

    i cleared everything and it still redirects me to a new wrestle mania page

  • Tyler

    I did everything on this site and it keeps looping me back to the same page please help

    • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering

      What I found best to do is download the Hola add on for Firefox first and then go to http://www.wwe.com/wwenetwork and buy now. Follow the rest of the steps correctly and you’ll be watching in no time..

      It took me ages to get it but it’s working for me. I had the same problem. The buy now button is in amongst the banners of the page on the right hand side. The big Buy Now button just loops back to the same page

  • Ben Halliwell

    just keeps opening a new wrestlemania window, done everything in the guide and deleted cookies etc?

  • Tyler

    Do you know why it won’t work on my Apple TV? I got everything right on the computer and everything now trying to watch it on the Apple TV and it keeps saying no feed avaialble

    • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering

      Because it only works on PC and Laptop.

  • Wrestling_fan

    Have you noticed when you watch the network in the UK, UK times are
    shown for the live shows. For example: Main Event is shown as 1am, when
    it’s on at 8pm in the US. This suggests WWE know I’m from the UK. The
    fake address would give that away too, as long as they get their money? I have Hola and the US flag is showing. But WWE can’t be that stupid, they must know it’s a UK PayPal account. A subscriber is a subscriber, right?

    • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering

      No. It just reads the clock data from your device. Yes, WWE know they have subscribers outside the US, but we’re paying them, and they don’t care.

  • Jonny Britton

    If you can’t get it to work, will you get your money back?

  • Jonny Britton

    Can you confirm that this method still works today?

  • Jonny Britton

    Does this method still work??

    • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering

      Yes.

  • TheBastionBooger

    http://www.wwe.com/wwenetwork – when I go on this link, I click on buy now and keep getting looped back.. I’ve clicked on both the buy now on desktop and the big golden buy now, just to get looped back to the exact same page. I decided to download hola and try as an american, however I still had the same issue… Anyone know what to do?

    • Dean ‘Quaid’ Puckering

      Yeah. Got to http://network.wwe.com instead. Failing that, scroll all the way to the bottom of WWE.com where they have all the links, and there’s a buy now button there.