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Monday February 24, 2014 1:29 pm

Skip WWE Network signup issues with Apple TV

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Home Entertainment

WWE Network iTunes billing

This morning, the long-awaited WWE Network launched, bringing with it 24/7 live programming alongside an extensive content library from WWE. As is to be expected with  any new, big content offering, there are some hiccups due to the rush of demand that the servers are having to deal with. Users are having a hard time getting signed up since the MLBAM (the company hosting the WWE Network content) service has been slammed.

However, there's a simple workaround that'll let you bypass the whole mess for users who own an Apple TV. As with Netflix and Hulu Plus, Apple offers direct subscription access to the WWE Network through iTunes. This means that you are dealing with Apple servers rather than the ones the WWE is using, and therefore, you can sign right up with no problem and start watching immediately.

That said, there is one caveat to this method. When you purchase a WWE Network subscription using the Apple TV iTunes service, rather than agreeing to the 6-month term at $9.99 per month, you will instead pay for it all up front for $59.99. Technically, you end up paying 5 cents more through the Apple TV, since $9.99 over the course of six month comes out to $59.94--but we're sure that won't be a big deal to anybody. If you're okay with paying for the 6-month term in one lump sum, check out the WWE Network channel on your Apple TV, and sign up through iTunes and skip the headaches that everyone else is currently having to deal with.

You can pick up an Apple TV now from Apple.

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