Quibi: Free episodes, prices, shows, and WTF is a quibi is actually – CNET

Quibi: Free episodes, prices, shows, and WTF is a quibi is actually – CNET

Chrissy Teigen in Quibi, the reality show of Chrissy's Court

Chrissy’s Court, a courtroom reality show in the style of Judge Judy (but starring Chrissy Teigen), is one of the Quibi launch title. 


Quibi, a mobile subscription-video service, launched on 6. April in the United States and Canada, is an ambitious, risky, big-budget bet on mobile video. With the support of all major Hollywood studios and a seemingly endless litany of film, TV, music and sports stars shows, Quibi is betting $1.75 billion to its service for ultra-expensive, short-form videos.  

To lure people, Quibi offers a longer, 90-day trial version, but today-Thursday-is the last day to do it. As of Friday, Quibi the free trial version is closely two weeks. 

To drum up the interest of the people at the registration, while you still qualify for the 90-day trial version, Quibi released the first episodes of the three series-the Most Dangerous game, The Stranger and model  free to watch on YouTube. (CNET’s story has links to the full episodes.) 

By setting the full episodes outside of its app for the first time, Quibi goal is more people interested in the service with the extended free time; it may a money loss strategy, streaming services such as Netflix and Spotify consistently report that the longer a person utilizes the service, the less likely you are to end. 

The full episodes on YouTube also give viewers the first chance Quibi ‘ s big-budget programming on the TV. YouTube apps for TV streaming over a variety of devices and smart TVs.

Quibi would be a risky bet, even in normal times. But it will also start in the middle of the coronavirus  pandemic. The Corona-Virus that causes the respiratory disease known as COVID-19, has overturned to block the status quo around the world, entire cities, States and countries, overwhelming health systems and shut down entire industries. Hollywood is no exception: the cinemas are shutters, film and television productions are to keep and big-budget films, delayed months.

Sophie Turner in Quibi=

to Survive in Quibi, the drama” height Survive, a drama stars Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner is one of the Quibi, the short form shows scheduled to start the stream. 


people Quibi at home can watch, sure, but Quibi bet on mobile short-form video-based on the assumption that people would episodes to devour this “little thing” – while on the go. But coronavirus millions of people in their homes has been blocked, suffocating, how often people are on the move. 

Quibi leaders say that they believe that people have to take short breaks for your entertainment. Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg, the chief of the Disney Film division in the ’80s and ’90s, and co-founder of Dreamworks Animation, said that the coronavirus” effect viewing habits of the people necessarily an advantage or a disadvantage for Quibi. It is just different. 

But Quibi CEO Meg Whitman, the former chief of eBay and Hewlett-Packard, said Quibi is willing to change if customers demand it. 

“If you say all of our users, ‘We really want to be able to watch this content on our big screen,’ then we will develop the ability to do that,” Whitman said in an interview four days before the release. She also said, Quibi is ready to release in a bingeable bunch at once like Netflix, if that’s what is best for the needs of the subscribers. (At the Start Quibi plans for the release of new episodes of each series, each day of the week.)

“we thought We could bring back some of the water cooler effect” is lost, as the audience of binge episodes out of sync with each other, she said. “But when our customers say,” We want to create binge it, then we can just load it all up on the first day.”nbsp;

Now, more than three weeks after the launch, some of these changes are a reality. Quibi, the company said last week downloaded 2.7 million times, was will begin to add the support of the cast from the mobile TV in may. Whitman has also said Quibi has built enough content to last until the end of November.

to be Quibi is also ramp-up in the middle of a new wave of streaming services, such as tech and media giants all over the a hurry, the shaping of the future of the Videos. This means that Quibi will compete for your subscription dollars against heavy-duty upstarts as Disney Plus Apple TV Plus., Peacock and HBO, Max, as well as established players such as Netflix. And, of course, Quibi faces a Goliath in the YouTube, the pioneer of online short video which now pulls in more than 2 billion viewers every month. 

Still, Quibi believes that his unconventional strategy-a very expensive, star-Packed programming released in 10-minutes-or-less episodes, you can see that only on mobile devices like your phone hit a sweet spot. It is also associated to offer T-Mobile aboard free subscriptions to some wireless customers.  

Quibi has set to work by a who’s who of the stars, the dough on their programming, including Chrissy, Lebron James, Dwayne Johnson, Reese Witherspoon, Chance the Rapper, Kevin Hart, Jennifer Lopez, Idris Elba, Zac Efron, Tina Fey, Liam Hemsworth and the man-and-wife-combo Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner (but on different shows), along with a bazillion others. It is also lured in big-name filmmakers such as Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, Antoine Fuqua, Catherine Hardwicke, and Ridley Scott make a series. 

So Quibi is worth your time and money? Below, what we know so far read, but basically: With a 90-day trial version, if you try in April, will be able to see you for months, for yourself, without spending a thing. 

OK, WTF is a quibi is?

Quibi with a large “Q” refers to the service and all-lower-case-quibi is the word that the company invented for his short-form episodes, which run about 10 minutes or less. 

It is a mashup of the words “quick bites”, because the videos are bite-sized morsels of video. 

But not the end of quibi pronounce it like the beginning of “the bite.” If you’re the rhyme, the word “alibi” with “quibi,” you are the pronunciation of this word is totally wrong. The end of the quibi should speak with a long e, like the end of “wasabi”. Obviously. 


when is the release date? 

Quibi started at 6. April in the USA and Canada. 

Quibi not its specific international expansion published plans, but said to some of the other countries will be able to get Quibi ad-free US version, if it is available in your app store, without giving details. So, if you live outside of the U.S. and Canada, check your Google Play Store and the Apple App Store for the Quibi app to see what is coming. 

But, Quibi heads of state and government have said that Quibi was from the beginning a global service, with global rights to stream their shows. The company has just not provided, time when the international expansion is going to happen. 

How much Quibi cost?

Quibi cheapest tier is $5 per month and includes advertising. Its ad-free tier is $8 per month. Quibi not offer annual subscriptions. 

Quibi offers 90-day free trial versions for the people, and everyone on the report in April. You can save as much as $24. You can unlock it by downloading the app from the Quibi the website and signing up for the service prior to his 1. May-deadline. 

1. May Quibi free trial narrows to two weeks. 

Liam Hemsworth in Quibi serial the most Dangerous game

the Most Dangerous game with Liam Hemsworth, the classic short story in a thriller series for Quibi.


compared to Netflix, the world’s dominant subscription video service, which has never advertising — offers its cheapest subscription at $9 per month in the United States, a dollar more. Disney-Plus it costs $7 per month in the United States without advertising, a Dollar cheaper. And YouTube, of course, is free with ads. 

In the examination of the Quibi app under embargo prior to launch, advertising were all the so-called pre-roll ads-those that play before the show starts. And they were relatively short. Quibi has said that the service is about two and a half minutes of ads per hour. 

And T-Mobile with a free subscription for Quibi offers ad-supported, animal –  wireless customers, the two or more lines on a post-paid plan is called an offer Quibi on Us. After a year of free Quibi, qualifying customers must choose between whether Netflix or Quibi plan is included free with your wireless-can be used not both. (The Netflix deal is worth $9 per month, compared with Quibi monthly value of$5.)

T-Mobile said that you have to login to 7. July, the business, and that it applies to people with two or more voice lines in the standard prices on Magenta and plans with taxes and fees included — together with the discounted First Responder, military, and Magenta Plus 55 plans. Small business customers with up to 12 lines, also qualify. 

What devices can Quibi electricity? 

you can watch Quibi only on mobile devices like phones or tablets. No TV. No display in the web. Basically, Quibi designed to be seen, in one app only on devices with screens that rotate easily.

Quibi has apps for both Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android system. An app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch is available in Apple’s App Store and the Android app in the Google Play Store. 

Disappointed, you can not see it on the TV? CEO Whitman said Quibi was, and to accelerate the work to subscribers to the occupation of the service-television, because so many people are stuck at home in the pandemic. Supported by some of the members should be starting in may. Pour is a little less user-friendly than the dedicated apps for devices like Roku and Apple TV, which are very popular ways people stream on TV. Before you start, Whitman said the company would be willing to expand your device support for larger screens such as TVs based on data that once the participants start the Services use actually. 

What product functions the service offers? 

Quibi the turn style was developed to fill in the entire image of your phone screen, as you rotate it. 


Quibi is loudly touting its mobile display technology called Turnstyle. It is a program allows you to respond dynamically, when viewers switch between portrait or landscape mode. This means that, no matter how you are, hold your mobile device, the video the entire screen, instead of minimizing to a small section. For most of the shows on Quibi, that is to say, the program was shot and edited-harvest well, if you flip to portrait, to keep the in a natural way, a cell phone screen. 

But some programs are with turn style in clever ways: A thriller series called the Nest shows the filmed action of the story, when you see it in the landscape-but if you rotate it in portrait, you can, play something on the character of the device, during the story. As a character watches the camera Feeds from your smart doorbell on your phone, you can either use the actress to see reacts to the Material, as she sits on the couch, or you can see what they see, to which her phone in real-time.  

in Addition, style Turn, here are some Quibi are more routine product details: 

  • Quibi, the highest resolution is 1080p, so there is a lack of Ultra-HD or high-dynamic-range formats, which are very important for the content you would be viewing on a TV. Like most streaming services, Quibi, a circuit of lower resolutions, which change dynamically to reflect, which can handle the bit rate of your device. 
  • Quibi meant to be a personal service, so that it is not possible to have a single account, different profiles for different viewers. 
  • As such, Quibi also limits each account to one simultaneous stream. This is the same as Netflix, the $9 basic account, but also other services, such as Disney Plus so many as four people streaming out of a $7 per month account at the same time.nbsp;
  • Quibi has unlimited downloads to everything on the service offline. 

How to Quibi is releasing its shows? 

Quibi said, it is more than 50 titles available at launch. Each Quibi series new episodes completed each day of the week to the series and some of the current daily shows episodes to fall on the weekend. CEO Whitman has said that Quibi not rigid about this release strategy, either. If the subscriber appetite eat show, Quibi would be willing to drop full seasons at once, like Netflix. 

Quibi has three categories of programming languages: films in chapters, Unscripted and Docs and Daily Essentials. At the Start Quibi the first three episodes of his films in chapters, and Unscripted/Docs series have available for mini-binges. In these three categories, Quibi has said they will be releasing more than three hours of new program each day. 

Brand new series debut on Quibi every Monday. In the first year, Quibi have 175 original shows, a total of around 8500 episodes. 

Kaitlin Olson and Eva Longoria in Quibi Comedy=

upside down with Kaitlin Olson and Eva Longoria, a Comedy about a couple that covers cash-horde to the left of a Mexican drug cartel in the house they are renovating in the hope of Became a reality-show star.


Of the three categories of the movies in the chapters, are the scripted shows to generally correspond to big-budget projects with big name talent. These are programs such as Survival, a drama about a suicidal woman who finds a new will, after surviving a plane crash, starring Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner. Another is the most Dangerous game, a thriller, reimagining the classic short story, the main role play The Hunger Games ” Liam Hemsworth. 

Quibi makes 35 of these films, has said in the chapters of this year, and the company, it will release a new episode of the film in chapters a day on the service. 

Unscripted and Docs Quibi are programming, well, unscripted shows and documentary series. It coverse a series of reality-style shows, game shows and competitions; talk shows; food, travel and culture docs; and a variety of other genres. 

Quibi has said it will release five episodes in the Unwritten and Docs category each. 

Finally, the company will fall to 25 so-called Daily Essentials for every day. They focus on news and information, as well as lifestyle programming such as a daily horoscope, a recap of last night’s, late-night shows and meditation videos. These are also shorter than Quibi other type of programming; Daily Essentials are five to six minutes. The company has a partnership with the likes of NBC News, BBC, TMZ, Telemundo, Polygon, and the weather channel, the Daily Essentials, as well as the development of something originally.

Daily Essentials with new episodes at least for every day of the week. Some of the titles that fall to release more than one episode a day, like a NBC News snippets, the country-twice a day; and other titles of the new episodes on the weekends also. 

What can I watch?

CNET has a comprehensive list of Quibi launch programming. 

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