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The WWE Network in Canada?

Hey Scott;
Apologies if you've already posted something like this, and bigger apologies for my technological ignorance.  But I was wondering if you could post a step-by-step walk through on how you were able to get the Network in Canada.
I understand there is a program to gain an American IP? Once youve done that do you need to install that on every device you wish to watch on? (Xbox, iPad, iphone etc) Or will you need to pay for a different IP for each device? Once this is done are you good to go or do you need an actual US mailing address? Can you pay with a Canadian VISA/Paypal?
Again, this is likely child's play for some people but I'm sure there are others like me out there who aren't sure about how to get this done.

Thanks for any help and keep up the great work!


Happy to help.  

1)  Subscribe to a DNS changing system.  The one I use is Unblock-US (www.unblock-us.com).  It'll cost you $4.99 a month, but it allows you access to all the regions of Netflix, Hulu, the major US network websites, and tons more.  They provide you with a pair of new DNS addresses, and you can either change them on individual devices (so you can watch Canadian content on, say, Xbox and US content on PS3) or just do like I do and change the DNS on your main router.  This will give you access on every device in the house.  

2)  To actually sign up for the Network, you'll need a US mailing address.  Any one will do, but the standard trick is to take the numbers from your postal code (mine would be 7, 0, 5) and then add numbers at the end to make a 5-digit zip code.  So for mine, I ended up with a town in Louisiana, and then it's easy to just look up a random address there.  Or you can do like every witty Canadian does and go with good old 90210.  

3)  Payment MUST be with Paypal, or a US-based credit card.  With Paypal, to play it safe, you should set it to debit from your bank account to further eliminate the possibility of matching you up with a Canadian address.  

4)  And you should be ready to go on the computer and iPad!  Apple TV will automatically give you the WWE App if you're on the US DNS.  To get it for Xbox (even though it's not working at the moment) you need to go into your system preferences and change your location to "United States".  I have a separate fake US Xbox account, but it doesn't seem to matter if I'm using it or not.  PS3 is a pain in the ass because you need to create a new PSN account with your fake US mailing address in order to have your region set as US, but once it's set up all your have to do is sign in with it and you'll be able to download all the US apps to your PS3 and then sign back in with your regular account again.  Once they're downloaded to the PS3 you can use either account to access them. 

And that should get you started until WWE wises up and closes the loophole.   

Comments

  1. I am pretty sure they won't. Netflix has been around for several years and it's still available from outside the countries it is officially restricted to.

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  2. Biff or Beef WellingtonFebruary 27, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    My Experience is :


    1) Use Hola Better Internet Chrome Plug in - its' free. Doesnt change all your devices but allows you to change the location from your PC - and works just fine for me for unblocking at sign up - no need to even turn it on after that.


    2) Addresses - Any will do, google "Fake USA Addresses" and tons come up, plug one in.


    3)I used my Canada CC - Scotiabank, and no problems


    4) again , only for PC / Laptop, so for more / other devices your solution is for sure better, and what i'll be doing once i want to start using my PS4

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  3. Please repost this on Monday, and then next Friday again, and then every Monday and Friday (with the occasional Sunday) for the next 6 months. Thank you.

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  4. Or, you can join the greatest club in the world and become an American. No more free healthcare and times of peace!

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  5. I've got a buddy that gets American Netflix this way.

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  6. Your_Favourite_LoserFebruary 27, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    ok, look, we *really* don't want *your kind* accessing our network.

    zeb is right about "you people." this is grounds for nuking america's hat. you dont see us breaking in to see curling and maple tree tapping!

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  7. Amsterdam_Adam_CurryFebruary 27, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    Just because you don't see it doesn't mean it's not happening. The absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, Loser.

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  8. Amsterdam_Adam_CurryFebruary 27, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    14217 is the zip code for Tonawanda NY. Try to use that, if we "get" a bunch of people subscribing to the Network from around here then maybe we'll get a decent PPV, instead of some horseshit C-show.

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  9. No Canadians allowed! Your consolation is your gold medal in hockey ;).

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  10. Upvote for the name.



    And the sickest coincidence ever, I'm watching old episodes of Cheers, and literally 10 seconds after I see your nickname for the first time, Frasier Crane says the words "Beef Wellington". MIND OFFICIALLY BLOWN.

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  11. I would gather that the main issue with showing the WWE Network in other countries might be licensing and copyright related. Unless the U.S. government makes a stink, I think the WWE would prefer to look the other way. The WWE will make thousands from people that sign up in other countries, so it's in their best interest to not enforce the ban too aggresively.

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  12. I know we joke about it alot but Michael Cole couldn't have given us a better description of how to get the network/app

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  13. Screw it. That's too much workaround crap. I'll wait the year. At least the bugs and kinks will all be worked out by then.

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