- Terrarium TV developer NitroXenon has declared that development of the app will cease completely.
- NitroXenon said that the reason for shutting down the app was to focus on other projects.
- Terrarium TV will work till the end of September after which it will force close on opening.
Terrarium TV has been a pretty popular app with Android smartphone owners as it offers a simple and easy to use interface to stream movies and TV shows similar to Popcorn Time. Terrarium was so popular that is negated the need for downloading torrents and the pitfalls associated with them.
However, the developer of the app, Peter Chan aka ‘NitroXenon’, has notified all Terrarium TV users that it’s all over. Fans of the app are somewhat disheartened as the app enjoyed great patronage from Android users in Asia. It was the Netflix for the masses. NitroXenon said,
“It has always been a great pleasure to work on this project. However, it is time to say goodbye. I am going to shut down Terrarium TV, forever. I know this day will come eventually. I know it would be hard to let go. But it is really time for me to move on to other projects.”
He specifically called out Reddit moderator ‘Nic’ for her support to the project. Actually, given the slow pace of updates, many were actually suspecting that development would end someday but the big question is, why? Could it have been due to legal pressure from the likes of the MPAA? Another possibility is that studios could have incentivized NitroXenon to stop app development but all signs point to that being highly unlikely.
Terrarium TV will work till the end of September post which streamers will have to look for other options. Apps such as Tea TV, which sport a Terrarium TV style of functioning are slowly gaining traction. However, do note that since the developer has officially stated that he’s ending development, any other claims of Terrarium TV being available for download are surely fraudulent.