HTC recently announced that, on May 31, it will drop support for the HTC Watch video streaming service in Spain, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands. And while this doesn’t necessarily affect current HTC users in the United States right away, it might be a sign that the service wasn’t quite as successful as HTC hoped it would be.
Specifically, HTC stated:
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.
Honestly, with services like Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, and more available on most HTC Android devices in the US already, I can’t imagine that the service has high numbers of engagement here, either. Additionally, Google has heavily pushed its Google Play Movies & TV, and HTC Watch refuses to work properly on rooted devices.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the same thing happens soon in the rest of the world, but luckily, there isn’t a shortage of other options. Do you use HTC Watch on your phone?[Android Central]