Why can’t I find the same shows on the Viki mobile app that I can find on Viki.com?

Hi there! This is Michael from Viki’s Community Support team.

If you’re one of the many millions of people watching Viki from a mobile phone, tablet or connected TV, you may be wondering -- or even have written to ask -- this popular question, which I wanted to take a moment to answer:

Why can’t I find the same shows on the Viki mobile app that I can find on Viki.com?

If you can’t find a show on the Viki mobile app that you know you can find and watch on viki.com, it likely means that we don’t have the “mobile rights” for that content. When we purchase content licenses from content owners, we often are negotiating web and mobile rights separately (among other rights, including region of the world).

While we’re not always successful at getting everything, we hope you continue watching, whether it’s on the Viki website or one of our many applications. In the meantime, we’re working hard to get even more content, accessible anywhere, in 2013.

If you’re interested in learning more about the licensing process, check out this great, detailed blog entry by Viki’s CEO Razmig Hovaghimian.

Thanks for making 2012 such a great year! We’re so grateful for all of your contributions, and we’re thrilled you’re a part of the Viki Community. Remember, we’re always happy to help, so if you have any additional questions about this, or anything else, just send us a note!