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Pokémon TV is a video service provided by The Pokémon Company International. It was first useable to users in November 2010. It is a free service that provides select episodes of the Pokémon anime to viewers. Episodes are divided by region with the viewable episodes being rotated out over time. It can be viewed through the Internet with a web browser or by downloading a free application for an iOS or Android device.
There are two English versions of the service, a United States and a United Kingdom version. Both the website and the mobile app are available for both versions. On the United States service, all five regions are available with ten episodes for each. Each Friday, the episodes showing are rotated, removing the earliest five and adding the next five of a region. The United Kingdom service uses the same schedule in regard to the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn and Sinnoh regions, but runs on the French, German, Italian and Iberian Spanish schedule for Unova, showing eight episodes and rotating four at a time. In addition, specials shown on the US and UK services may differ.
The US version is accessed through the US website or, in the case of the mobile app, having the device set to United States English or an unsupported language. The UK version is accessed through the UK website or using the app with the device set to United Kingdom English.
French, German, Italian and Iberian Spanish
The French, German, Italian and Iberian Spanish services show the episodes on a shared schedule. Two regions are available with eight episodes (in release order) for each at a time. Each Friday, the episodes showing are rotated, removing the earliest four and adding the next four of a region. Both the website and the mobile app is available in these languages.
Some languages have Pokémon TV available on the website only. The mobile app is unavailable in these languages, defaulting to United States English. The Pokémon TV service in these languages shows a complete season at a time with the schedules being unclear and varying by language. Languages in this group are:
- On a shared schedule
- Portuguese (on the Brazilian website; on its own schedule)
- Russian (on its own schedule)
Languages other than these or the ones with more support are unavailable in the service.
- ↑ Wired - February 2013