Fox Sports and WWE Network retire their Windows 10 apps (update)
Another pair of apps from prominent networks is saying goodbye to Windows 10.
What you need to know
- Both WWE Network and Fox Sports are retiring their Windows 10 apps.
- Fox Sports has already stopped streaming to Windows 10, and WWE Network is set to end support starting May 21.
- Both apps remain available for Xbox One. A new Fox Sports Go app is also available for Windows 10 (opens in new tab) for regional sports streaming.
Updated May 20, 2019: In lieu of the Fox Sports app, a new Fox Sports Go app for Windows 10 (opens in new tab) is now available for streaming local and regional teams.
Fox Sports and WWE Network are both retiring their Windows 10 apps. The move follows the end of support for another high-profile app, CBS, last week.
Currently, both apps are still available to download from the Microsoft Store. When you fire up the Fox Sports app, however, you'll be greeted by a message telling you to visit the Fox Sports website or use the Xbox One app. WWE Network, meanwhile, still works, but the network has started emailing users to tell them the Windows 10 and Xbox 360 apps, along with apps on several other platforms, will no longer be supported as of May 21.
From WWE Network:
Our goal is always to provide you with the best possible viewing experience on WWE Network. Unfortunately, several device manufacturers have stopped updating the operating system of older products, which may impact your ability to stream high-quality video. As such, the WWE Network app will no longer be available on the devices listed below starting tomorrow:
- Amazon Fire Tablets
- Apple TV - 3rd Generation and earlier models
- LG TV - 2016 and earlier models
- PlayStation 3
- Samsung TV - 2016 and earlier models
- Samsung and Sony Blue-Ray Players
- Sony - non Android TVs
- Windows 10 PCs and Tablets
- Xbox 360
Because Microsoft continues to supply Windows 10 updates, WWE Network's explanation doesn't make much sense. However, you can reference WWE Network's list of supported devices, which includes Xbox One, for a look at where you can continue watching.
Thanks to Jay S. and Shaheed M. for the tips!
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By Jez Corden
the problem would be the other way around, because on XBOX there are some APIs that doesn't work
If it works on xbox, it's very easy to include PC support.
Admittedly, after the prolonged painful death of Windows Phone/Mobile, it stings to see regular Windows 10 apps being discontinued. We need some new compelling mobile devices out soon!