HTC to pull the plug on the Sense TV app at the end of April

HTC to pull the plug on the Sense TV app at the end of April
HTC has started informing its customers that the Sense TV app will be shuttered starting on April 30th. This feature allows an HTC One (M7) and an HTC One (M8) handset to be used as a smart TV remote using the IR blaster on the top of the device. On April 30th, the app will be be shut down and both One (M7) and One (M8) users (Android and Windows Phone) will be affected.

Once the Windows Phone and Android Sense TV apps close the doors for good at the end of April, those who have been using the apps will be pointed in the direction of Peel TV. This actually is not much of a surprise considering that the Peel app will come pre-installed on the HTC One M9.

Sense TV was essentially a branded version of Peel TV with HTC's input used to customize the app for HTC's flagship phones. HTC hasn't given a reason why it decided to close Sense TV, but we could hear more about this as we move closer to Sense TV's final days.

With Sense TV, viewers can control their television using certain HTC branded handsets, changing channels, volume and more. Users can also find out when their favorite shows are on, which episode is going to be played, and quickly turn the television to the right channel to watch the show with a simple click on a link. As we said, the Peel TV app has the same features.


source: WindowsCentral

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11 Comments

1. waddup121 unregistered

Well that goes for that, later Peel TV.

2. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

aww i like sense tv i use the app everyday because my phone has been my remote for the past year lol

3. Marienx

Posts: 115; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

I freaking use it eeeevery day... WTF HTC!

4. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

As long as I can still turn on the TV and adjust the volume, I don't mind. And with the new app, maybe they can expand the remote functions. I can't switch the input on my Sony TV. I can on other though.

5. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

I get the feeling that this is also an April Fools joke

6. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Sucks for Windows phone users.

9. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Why? They will probably bring peel to windows phone anyway.

7. Rager722

Posts: 599; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

But I just got an update today... One M8 user

8. Muayyad

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

May be HTC is doing their April fools joke.https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B66gjtABFIhHc​zZ0b2tmNXlJa1U/edit?usp=docslist_api

10. Muayyad

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

11. Donna1

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

I use SureMote. I managed to connect all my appliances. The only downside is it only works on Android devices with IR. If you have one of these devices I highly recommend.

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