There have been countless reports about LeEco’s ongoing financial troubles. The company recently confirmed that it was giving up on its Vizio acquisition. It just can’t seem to catch a break. Despite launching with much pomp and circumstance in the United States late last year, the company’s products haven’t really performed that well in this market. It has now decided to discontinue its EcoPass video and content service in the United States.
LeEco offered a three-month free trial of its EcoPass service to all customers who purchased one of its smartphones. EcoPass brought together content from a wide variety of services and offered it alongside a warranty and cloud storage.
It may have viewed EcoPass as the key to breaking into the U.S. market, offering it as an added incentive to those who picked up products like TVs and smartphones from LeEco. The plan hasn’t worked out as well as the company would have hoped, though.
LeEco confirmed to TechCrunch that it has already discontinued EcoPass. “We are replacing EcoPass with 3-months of DirecTV Now with every purchase of a LeEco ecophone or ecotv.”
DirecTV Now’s is AT&T’s standalone online TV streaming service. It offers live streaming of more than 60 channels on a wide variety of platforms. “We believe this provides greater value to our customers since it has over 60 channels that include the latest movies and shows,” LeEco adds.