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

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.


Has any of our readers used HTC Watch?

via: Engadget

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6 Comments

1. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

....*puts on eyepatch* aargh?

2. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 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"

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

4. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

GREAT end.. i never used it.. lol

5. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

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

6. NMTitan

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 26, 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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