Might want to let your credit card know that it’s about to welcome a new streaming service to its monthly statement because Quibi has ARRIVED. In case your reaction to this statement is “What TF is a Quibi?” it’s cool, we’re all in this together. Quibi is, yes, yet another streaming service, because apparently Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Disney+ just weren’t enough for the world. But there are a few key differences, and we’re gonna go through them real quick so you know exactly what you’re paying for.
Everything on Quibi Is Short
Like, under 10 minutes short. In fact, Quibi stands for “quick bites” and the entire point is that users will be able to watch quick hits of content rather than have to sit down for an hour-long show. This means Quibi is super watchable if you’re, say, chilling on the subway. Or working out on a treadmill like Chrissy Teigen in this convenient ad!
Basically, anytime you have a few bored minutes to fill, you can hit up Quibi instead of mindlessly scrolling Instagram.
Quibi Is Made for Your Phone
We can all agree that watching Netflix hunched over your phone instead of curled up on your couch is less than ideal. But Quibi is made for your phone. Shows can be watched in both portrait and landscape mode, and you can switch back and forth using its “turnstile” technology. You can kinda see what it’s gonna look like thanks to the switched-up framing in this ad:
There’s a Ton of Original Content
Like...we’re talking hundreds of shows. And everyone from Chrissy Teigen to Joe Jonas to Sophie Turner to Demi Lovato to Liam Hemsworth to Tyler Cameron to Chance the Rapper to Sasha Velour to Reese Witherspoon has a show. You can get a full rundown of content here:
And here’s a sneak peek at Liam Hemsworth’s show, Most Dangerous Game, ’cause I know you’re curious:
So...How Much Is Quibi and Where Do You Get It?
Quibi launches on April 6, which means you’re gonna have to wait a beat to download the app. But you can go ahead and...
Cool, now let’s talk pricing because lord knows I hate paying for things. Quibi is offering 90 days of free streaming as an incentive to get people to sign up—but you have to do so before the launch date. After that, it’s simple: $4.99/month with ~some~ ads and $7.99/month with no ads. That’s it!
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