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Pokemon TV app not working, update demanded

The Pokemon TV app on iOS is not working, after being hit by a bug which causes crashes and prevents videos from being played. An update to fix these issues have been demanded by fans. the popular app allows users to watch Pokemon anime episodes from every season and is still out of action.

Update 1.1.2 for iOS was rolled out on January 26th and since many people have complained about not being able to watch any episodes, the app also crashes regularly too. Prior to this update Pokemon TV had worked fine, implying that this version which brought localization, bug fixes and performance enhancements is the culprit behind the app not working.

Android users have not had an update since December 4th, which was 1.1.12 and brought bug fixes and performance enhancements. It has turned out to be a blessing that the same update that iOS received was not made available for Android users as there have not been any reports like these as far as we can see.


Attempts to fix the problem on iOS by uninstalled and re-installed Pokemon TV on both iPhone and iPad have failed, the issue remains where episode windows are available but tapping them to play is unresponsive. The mass outcry from fans over these issues should force the Pokemon Company to swiftly release a software patch to get the app back up and running.

Pokemon TV has been down for 2 weeks now and the longer the time goes on without an update, the worse the reviews and pressure are going to get. We will keep Product Reviews readers informed on any update news as soon as we get it, a fix should not be too far away considering the time that has already passed. For more Pokemon related news such as the X and Y version Bank, click here.

If anyone on iOS has been able to watch episodes or find a fix to the problem then share it with us in the comments section. State the issues you are having with Pokemon TV and if you know of these problems affecting Android users too.

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Written by Matt Tran

Matt has a passion for technology, gaming and social media, whether its using it or writing about it. He joins the Product Reviews team having graduated from the University of Greenwich in 2013, after completing an honours degree in Building Surveying. Matt will mostly keep you in the loop on gaming, tech and gadget news.

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