WWE Network is getting a long awaited overhaul.
The five-plus year old service is finally getting a new look across multiple platforms. WWE Network sent an e-mail out to subscribers to prepare them for the move.
We are pleased to inform you that WWE Network is being updated this week with a new design, a simpler navigation and smarter search tools. In addition, please be aware of the following:
1) You will need to log in with your email address and password the first time you use the updated WWE Network on each streaming device.
2) You will NOT need to set up a new account. You should use your existing WWE Network email address and password.
3) The update will occur on different devices at different times during the week.
Fightful Select reported back in April some of the big changes that could be coming our way.
WWE announced a WWE Network relaunch this week, and Fightful Select has learned a little more info.
The company was testing an interface via research surveys over a year ago and presented a look that seemed like the Netflix app with their own style laid over it. It featured superstars at the top akin to Instagram stories that would allow you to follow their news and matches. It's unknown if the interface will stick, as I'm told they were "clueless" on that as of early this year.
WWE has been working on this since last summer at the very least, and a lot of the focus was placed on improving the search function, we're told. Their current setup wasn't made to handle the type of library and search variability that WWE entails, according to one source. There was a heavy emphasis put on this, and will extend beyond events and wrestlers, and instead take key terms into consideration.
We're also told that due to some prior agreements, you shouldn't expect the re-launch to happen any time before the end of June. Those that we spoke to expected a late summer target date, instead.
Fightful will do an article on the changes as the rollout happens.