The writing was already on the wall last May, when HTC decided to shutter its struggling video streaming service, HTC Watch, in several European countries. Now, in an unfortunate turn of events for any of us Americans who used the service, HTC has confirmed that it will shut down HTC Watch in the rest of the world on March 31.
HTC initially chose only to shut down the service in countries with “low engagement,” but as competition has increased in the streaming movie sphere, it seems like the entire world falls into that category. After all, many people were probably reluctant to give money to yet another service when Netflix, Vudu, iTunes, Amazon, or Google probably had anything that they were looking for.
In any case, HTC is giving users a small window to download any existing purchases, so if that applies to you, make sure you do it before the end of this month.
R.I.P., HTC Watch.[Phandroid]