The WWE app takes just about everything such as live events, news, and classic matches and jams them into your mobile device. Although some of the features are currently only available for US users, there's plenty of other ways to keep up on the leader in sports entertainment.
The wrestler's guide to the ring
WWE is a slick, fully-featured app that makes for the perfect companion for fans of the leader in sports entertainment. The main feature of the app is the ability to watch WWE original programming, old matches, and live stream Pay-per-view events, but we'll get to that later.
Outside of the video options, WWE has lots of ways to waste time for the wrestling superfan. There's access to the latest wrestling news, short video clips of interviews and matches that can be watched horizontally, an enormous library of photos, and an incredibly detailed library of wrestler bios.
The amount of information on past and present wrestlers is staggering. Each wrestler has a detailed biography that includes their personal biography, professional history, fighting style, and even their entrance video.
Streaming live matches
The most touted feature of the app is access to pay-per-view-events for $10 a month at a minimum six month agreement by signing up with the WWE network. First and foremost, the WWE network is currently only available in the United States. This also applies to the original programming, classic matches, and the second screen feature. The WWE plans to roll out the app to countries in Europe sometime this year. Offering access to the big events, such as Wrestlemania, is an incredible incentive for wrestling fans who usually have to fork out $55 per event. Paying $10 a month could potentially save you hundreds annually.
The quality of the live video is excellent and an innovation in television. So far, the WWE is handling the high volume of HD traffic very well and outside of the bumps expected of a new video streaming app, there haven't been too many reports of delays. The WWE is also producing original programming such as a series documenting the "Monday Night Wars" between the WWE and its rivals over the years. The amount of original programs is a good start, but it remains to be seen if it continues to be updated with fresh programming.
There's also access to classic matches, episodes of weekly shows such as RAW, and nearly all PPV from WWF, WCW, and ECW. In total, there's an impressive 1500 hours of ondemand video.
Second screen is an interesting feature which delivers extra content to your phone while watching a WWE event. This could include backstage interviews, match continuations, or polls which affect live events. Second screen is an interesting feature which other companies have tried with mixed results in the past, but the vocal wrestling fans and the sleek design of the app may turn out to be a success.
A must have for wrestling fans
The WWE app is the best way to get your wrestling fix. Even if you don't have access (yet) to the all the programming and second screen, it still provides so many videos, news stories, bios, and photos that you won't be bored.