Everything you need to know about Quibi, the new streaming service

Quibi Review Short Form Content Designed for Your Mobile Device

The brand new streaming service is launching soon with plenty of big name stars just ready to entertain you via your phone.

Quibi has officially launched in the United States and Canada. Again, the pitch here is short content you can consume.

A Quibi episode or chapter lasts under 10 minutes.

Yet, based exclusively on smartphones for the time being, the bite sized premise of Quibi for an audience on the go seems somewhat moot in this time of quarantine and self-isolation.

Quibi only works on mobile devices, that run on Android and iOS.

Now, this doesn't mean that your TV will never get support for Quibi, the company has said that if customers want it. But as for right now, there's no plans for that to happen. New episodes of Quibi's Movies in Chapters, Unscripted Series and Docs, and Daily Essentials programming will be released daily.

Quibi was founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg and the CEO is Meg Whitman. Quibi shows and movies are much more polished, and filled with stars, like Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones), Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games), Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and Chrissy Teigen (Lip Sync Battle) - while TikTok stars only become stars because of TikTok, and they're more niche names, that become viral celebrities.

Beyond studio-specific platforms, however, content creators are trying to get even more inventive with their streaming services in order to compete in the crowded landscape. You should also check out my full Quibi review to learn more about how the app works. When the trial ends, Canadians can expect to pay $6.99/month for content with advertisements, or $9.99/month for ad-free viewing. After a 90-day free trial, it'll cost you $4.99 with ads or $7.99 per month without ads.

After watching these new series, some users have already taken to Twitter to express their love for Quibi's content. While lip-syncs, dance challenges, and comedy sketches have been popular across YouTube and its competitors for years, they all took time to both make and watch. "And even though the coronavirus pandemic has forced productions in other streamers such as Netflix and Disney+ to grind to a halt, Conrad noted that" We've got a lot of shows either finished or at closing post-production, which library will allow us to deliver our planned launch cadence well through this year" In fact, Quibi actually has enough original material from the pipeline to keep things humming along through Halloween.

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