HTC surprised its users by shutting down its Sense TV services, HTC One M8 users have noticed that the Sense TV app which is a smart TV remote using the built-in IR blaster, has started notifying them that the service has shut down and they have to install Peel App from the play store.
The move isn't surprising given that HTC's shipping a regular Peel remote app instead of Sense TV on its latest One M9. However we now have confirmation from HTC that the move away from Sense TV is taking place, and that it'll affect Android owners as well as its most recent Windows device. Peel will import all the settings needed from Sense TV App.
HTC has confirmed that the shutdown will affect the Android and Windows versions of Sense TV, and that when the app closes up shop it'll point users in the direction of the Peel app, whether they're on Android or Windows. Just to let you know, Sense TV was essentially just a branded version of Peel anyway, the core experience shouldn't change too much, and HTC owners will be kept updated through Play Store updates whether they're using Peel on an M7, M8 or M9.