HTC killing its HTC Watch movie service March 31

Customers urged to download their paid content before March 31 closure

HTC is culling their HTC Watch movie sales and rental store, effective March 31, 2014. The service had seen closures outside the states last year, and nobody is really surprised by this move.

As a user of the HTC Watch service we would like to notify you that from March 31st 2014 the store will no longer be available.Up until this date, you willl still be able to purchase movies from the HTC Watch store as normal. Your library will not be accessible after March 31st, 2014.Please download the movies you have purchased to your devices before the above mentioned date. If you do not find the HT Watch application in your device to download and watch the movies you have purchased, please kindly visit for more details.We thank you for being a HTC Watch customer, and apoligise for any inconvenience caused.

You can use the HTC Watch app itself to download any purchases, and if you're no longer able to access the app, you can give HTC Support a holler right here (opens in new tab).

Thanks everybody who sent this in!

Jerry Hildenbrand
Senior Editor — Google Ecosystem

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.

  • Too many programs, products and services are closed down so fast. I thought it was a Google-only problem. Apparently not...
  • In this case, it was not a problem. It was HTC's method of providing as complete a multimedia experience on their devices where permitted until other options became more ubiquitous across many regions.
  • Can you watch those paid videos anywhere, if not kinda rubbish for those people though wonder how many people actually bothered with this. Posted via Android Central App on nexus 7 (2nd gen)
  • This is my one complaint of all these cloud services... digital content needs to be downloadable and usable with any application. The music industry has it right so far but as for shows and movies they can only be used with the service defined application.. if google by some miracle goes under I will not be able to rewatch all the seasons of walking dead I bought..
  • Hello, I can tell you that I am one of those that used htc watch from the beginning with a htc sensation to today with a One. I (had) 119 movies all paid for, so not possible for me to download all of that content. I did not receive an email that it was closing, only found out when I clicked on my watch app. Do the math, at an average of 14.99 and allot were HD so 19.99. I hate DRM for this, they should have given some path to transfer or move to ultraviolet or something. I bought these movies had full rights and now nothing.
  • The what? Posted via Android Central App
  • Never even heard of this.
    Posted via Android Central App from Google Nexus 7 2013
  • Later movie service... Netflix is better... Posted via Android Central App
  • Good. All these unnecessary duplicate services that devices ship with these days is getting a bit out of hand. If your service is exactly like or not as good as what Google is already providing in Android. then don't bother.
  • Would that go for Google as well a la Motorola? It is bad for any company to rely strictly on one revenue model especially for HTC for whom Android handsets have been a disaster. Not all experiments in diversifying work out but that's much better than not trying at all. Posted via Android Central App
  • Yeah this is an example of yet another service that isn't needed. I don't like to see services end, but I like less seeing too much of the same available. HTC is right in making this move as I'm sure not many used it in the 1st place.
  • HTC Watch? Is that really a thing?
  • April fools!!!!!! Lol jk sent from my Nos M7 DNA
  • ..... But that bezel! J/k Posted via Android Central App
  • !!! Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.
  • Very bad bezel. Everything's because of the bezel, not Obama:) Posted via Android Central App
  • It seems like March is the month if closing and shutting down services. March Madness indeed. Posted through my Nexus 7!
  • I never heard of it before. Oh well, if not heard about I'd never use it! Posted via Android Central App
  • Wasn't making $$$ so shut down. Posted via Android Central App
  • It was one of those bloat apps that I wanted to uninstall but couldn't when I used to own a HTC EVO 3D. It would have been better for HTC to partner with a known player in this field rather than come up with their own solution. Too many duplicate cloud based services exist which rely solely on investors money to survive. Expect more culls as apps jostle for your few bucks a month. Posted via Android Central App
  • Doesn't surprise me at all, why does everybody and their mom have to make their own grand but sub-par video service only to see nobody use it and shut it down a few years later. Companies should invest in existing services and maybe help to improve them or at least help integrate them in their own ecosystem.
  • Just another example of why you should never spend money to "purchase" any digital content that has server-administered digital rights management on it. People who "bought" movies from HTC Watch are now screwed. As soon as they replace their phone, they'll lose access to their movies forever.
  • It never really worked when I had my Rezound anyway.. Would never let me log in.. Posted via Android Central App
  • This is why I stick to the major services. Hopefully they can download the movies and store them somewhere.