Samsung to discontinue WatchON service on December 31
Samsung is currently going through a lot of internal changes, and this also includes shutting down some services and apps. WatchON is, without a shadow of doubt, one of these services, as Samsung is already sending notifications to the app's users that reveal the date of this action, as well: December 31.
Not long after SamMobile received an image that shows this notification mentioned above from a reader and asked Samsung for a statement, the South Korean company made it all official. This is Samsung Benelux' statement on this issue: "On December 31st, 2014, Samsung WatchON will discontinue full service in all markets, except the United States and Korea. We would like to assure customers that content previously purchased through Samsung WatchON will not be affected and will remain accessible through the relevant content provider’s application. We ask all customers with questions or concerns to please contact our customer support team by visiting the following website: help.content.samsung.com."
Samsung introduced the WatchON service with the Galaxy S4 handset less than two years ago. It allows users to view programming details on the TV, provides VOD content based on viewing pattens, and more. Now it is compatible with a long list of devices, including the Gear 2 wearable, the Galaxy Tab slates, as well as the Galaxy Note (Pro as well) family.