Now Quibi Will Play on Your HDTV

The short-form, mobile-only streaming service now supports Chromecast

If you've been frustrated by Quibi's limited viewing options, you can now watch the 10 minute episodes on the biggest screens in your house.

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Quibi, the still-new short-form video streaming platform, is expanding to play on your HDTV.

The details: Quibi, a streaming service originally designed to only play on your smartphone (in portrait or landscape mode), is adding support for Google's Chromecast streaming platform.

It's a band aid: Unlike other streaming services (Netflix, Hulu) that have built custom apps for platforms like Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast, this is just a way to cast your Quibi content from your phone (iOS or Android) to your TV through the Chromecast dongle. Quibi previously added support for Apple's AirPlay, which affords similar casting capabilities.

Why do this? Quibi, which has attracted some of the biggest names in Hollywood for a collection of short-form series (usually 10 minute episodes), has struggled to gain its footing. Launching during a Pandemic did not, according to Quibi executives, help it. To be fair, the service was designed for an on-the-go, all mobile audience. During the Pandemic, millions of us rarely left our homes. Why watch episodic shows on a tiny screen when the big screen is right in front of you?

Bottom line: If you already have Quibi, you can now enjoy the shows on a large screen. If you haven't tried the $4.99 a month service, the ability to watch on a big screen might make it more attractive.

Via: Engadget

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