HTC released yet another update to the HTC Watch app, so now it finally might work for everyone with a HTC device!
In the video above, I take a walkthrough of the HTC Watch app on my T-Mobile HD7. The video quality of the app is excellent, and the Mango multitasking works extremely well. Responding to a text message isn’t an issue anymore, thanks to the multitasking. The store also has a decent selection of movies and TV Shows, like Hall Pass or Two and a Half Men. Renting a new movie costs a typical $3.99, which is sort of pricey for a mobile phone, but that is the usual price for online rentals. Older movie releases are cheaper, like $2.99. You can also purchase movies for $14.99 instead of renting them.
The interface is really fluid and easy to use. Payments are accepted via credit/debit cards. You can also add up to 5 devices to your HTC account, so if your family uses a HTC Windows Phone, link up those accounts!! And, you can configure the cache management inside the app, so you can choose how much data space you want the app to take up on the phone.
The app isn’t all good news, however. You can NOT watch movies over 3G, so you’re stuck with finding WiFi connections. The audio volume is also pretty quiet, so you’re stuck using headphones or connecting some speakers and turning up the volume to max. The volume is even quiet whenÂ using my portable external speaker, which is sad!
If they had the ability to link up with your desktop computer and continue watching movies, that’d be great, but as of now there is nothing like that. Nevertheless, it’s a decent app for HTC users. Maybe Vudu will take a hint and release a movie app for WP7, and then you would be able to watch movies on your phone, PC, and TV!
Tell us if HTC Watch is finally working for you in the comments section. Also, if you’re outside of the United States, tell us if the app still works!
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