XBOX One To Distribute WWE Network

The WWE Network has pinned down another distribution partner, having reached agreement with Microsoft’s Xbox One gaming console.

Xbox One users can download the WWE Network app to receive the $9.99 per month OTT service, which offers original WWE content, on demand programming and the wrestling outfit’s pay-per-view events, including this Sunday’s Extreme Rules show, according to WWE officials.  

The WWE Network, which has more than 660,000 subscribers according to the WWE, is available through Apple TV, Roku streaming devices, Sony PlayStation 3 and Sony PlayStation 4, Apple iPad and iPhone, Amazon’s Kindle Fire devices and Android devices, as well as on desktops and laptops via  

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