May 1st, 2013


It looks like HTC is going to be focusing its multimedia efforts on markets that make them the most amount of money actually use their services. One of those services — HTC Watch — is being shut down in six countries. Those in Denmark, Spain, Italy, Norway Sweden and the Netherlands will see the service shut down starting May 31st.

These aren’t some small no-name markets so it’s pretty telling that they are HTC’s worst in terms of traffic. We’re not saying HTC Watch as a whole could be a dying service, but with the Google Play Store getting knee-deep with television and movie content I’m sure folks are leaning that way instead.

Of course, that wouldn’t help anyone living in the aforementioned countries sans Spain: they do not yet have Google Play Movies. If you live in one of those countries you’ll probably be looking to do your business elsewhere. Let us know what you end up going with in the comments below.

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