htcwatch-shutdownThe HTC Watch service was first launched in May 2011, where it rolled out alongside the HTC Sensation 4G smartphone. Those were good times for the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer, who has since fallen on rather difficult times. The HTC Watch service delivers different kinds of Hollywood movies for rent and download, and for a while it did seem as though the HTC Watch service was not popular enough, hence leading HTC to limit its availability.

Having said that, HTC has confirmed that they will no longer support the HTC Watch in half a dozen countries throughout the European Union from May 15th onwards, and those “lucky half dozen” would include Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden. As for subscribers of HTC Watch from the mentioned countries, fret not, you can still download your existing purchases, as the final shutdown will happen on May 31st. HTC mentioned in a press release, “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.” Will there be other countries affected in a future cull, if any?

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