In some very interesting WWE news, the company is starting to crack down on people trying to rip off the company by sharing WWE Network accounts. However, this may also annoy some fans who are just trying to play fairly and keep the account to themselves.
According to Wrestle Zone, the WWE will no longer allow one account to be logged onto by two different devices at the same time. This is because of people trying to game the system. Even though the WWE Network only costs $9.95 a month for all the content and pay-per-view specials, there are people who share their accounts with friends and family for the one low price.
The way that the WWE will enforce this policy is to disallow the WWE Network to work on a device once it is logged onto by another device. This was added to the WWE Network terms of service and it also includes two devices in the same house. If a household subscribes to the WWE Network, and one family member is watching something on their TV, another family member can’t watch something different on a tablet or another television.
Of course, this is the case of one bad apple spoiling things for everyone. The rules simply means that one stream of the WWE Network can play at a time. If a person finds that the WWE Network does not work when they try to watch WWE Payback, they should check their computer to make sure that it is still not logged onto another session they were using earlier.
That might cause some problems when WWE Payback kicks off on Sunday night. If a person starts to watch the event but finds that the message “stream limit exceeded” or the message “too many usage attempts” appears instead of the WWE Payback pay-per-view, that means that someone has logged onto the WWE Network account on another device.
According to the WWE, a person needs to log out of the WWE Network on all devices and then try to log back in again. If that still doesn’t work, log out of all devices, head to the WWE website and change the passwords and then log back into the main device. That second option should boot out anyone trying to use the WWE Network account without a person’s permission.
The WWE is also not messing around with the people who are trying to share WWE Network accounts. The penalties are clearly pointed out in the terms of service.
“If you circumvent or attempt to circumvent any of the use restrictions in these terms, your subscription will be subject to immediate termination and you may be subject to legal action. Sharing of login information, including passwords, is strictly forbidden.”
This comes just in time for the WWE Payback event this weekend. The WWE is working hard right now on pushing younger talent and this event showcases some of the newer WWE stars. AJ Styles, who made his debut at the Royal Rumble in January, will face Roman Reigns for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Also on hand at Payback is crowd-favorite Cesaro, finally getting a push in the title scene, as he battles The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship. Two brand new tag teams just called up from NXT will battle to determine the new number one contender to the tag team titles as Enzo and Big Cass battle The Vaudevillains.
The WWE website also hinted that Finn Balor might be ready to make his WWE main roster debut at Payback after losing his NXT title to Samoa Joe. That is the biggest WWE news of the week, as his appearance could factor into the WWE title match as Balor and the newly debuting Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows were former teammates in New Japan.
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