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HTC to shut its Watch streaming service down in a number of markets come May 31

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HTC to shut its Watch streaming service down in a number of markets come May 31
All things come to an end some day, and it looks like that day is coming for HTC's Watch service. For those who don't remember, Watch is HTC's movie streaming service that comes pre-loaded on the manufacturer's smartphones. Unfortunately, not too many people seem to be using it, so HTC is looking to optimize its expenses and, as a result, will be shutting the service down in a number of markets come May 31.

HTC Watch will continue to exist in those markets where it's being used more heavily, but users in Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden better start preparing for the grand closing of the service.

As we continue to deliver new content for HTC Watch, we've made the decision to focus our efforts on markets with the highest engagement. After May 31, we'll discontinue support for HTC Watch in countries with less application traffic.

Has any of our readers used HTC Watch?

via: Engadget

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posted on 01 May 2013, 02:57 1

1. darkskoliro (Posts: 997; Member since: 07 May 2012)


....*puts on eyepatch* aargh?

posted on 01 May 2013, 03:05 4

2. tiara6918 (Posts: 1534; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


"Unfortunately, not too many people seem to be using it". That's because htc watch is only available to certain countries, when I went to singapore and opened htc watch it said"sorry,the detected region is not supported by the htc watch service"

posted on 01 May 2013, 03:16 2

3. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Yup, same as Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited from Sony.

posted on 01 May 2013, 13:52

4. chocolaking (Posts: 461; Member since: 22 May 2012)


GREAT end.. i never used it.. lol

posted on 02 May 2013, 00:48

5. roscuthiii (Posts: 1873; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Use it? I've never even heard of it. Is HTC's Watch available in the US?

posted on 02 May 2013, 05:46

6. NMTitan (Posts: 5; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)


I do use it. Only to watch trailers right now, but most of my digital rentals and purchases will be through Watch (assuming US doesn't discontinue it). It's not as stacked as Google Play, but it allows for DLNA streaming (unlike the afformentioned store *rolling eyes*). They also have weekly deals for movies, the $3.99 section.

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