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Bored being stuck inside? Quibi is now an option

The name might not be familiar yet, but it will be.

Quibi is a new platform where all the content is designed to be viewed on your smartphone. Material comes from big stars (Jennifer Lopez, Chrissy Teigen, LeBron James, Chance the Rapper, Liam Hemsworth, Reese Witherspoon and more to come) and is over in ten minutes or less.

Like what? Survive starring Sophie Turner, Most Dangerous Game with Liam Hemsworth and Christoph Waltz, Punk’d hosted by Chance the
Rapper, Murder House Flip (you can guess what that one’s about), Around the World by BBC News, The Replay by ESPN and more.

New material comes out daily (they say 25 new episodes, which works out to about three hours a day). Over 175 new original shows will be released over the next year, which will equal about 8,500 “quick bites of content.”

Things are organized this way:

  1. Full movies that unfold in short chapters
  2. Unscripted (i.e. reality shows) and documentaries
  3. “Daily Essentials” (news and information)

Quibi launcheds today with the following:

● Flipped (scripted)
● Most Dangerous Game (scripted)
● Survive (scripted)
● When the Streetlights Go On (scripted)
● 50 States of Fright * (scripted)
● &Music (documentary)
● Chrissy’s Court (unscripted)
● Dishmantled (unscripted)
● Fierce Queens (documentary)
● Gayme Show! (unscripted)
● Gone Mental with Lior (unscripted)
● I Promise (documentary)
● Memory Hole (unscripted)
● Murder House Flip (unscripted)
● NightGowns (documentary)
● Nikki Fre$h (unscripted)
● Prodigy (documentary)
● Punk’d (unscripted)
● Run This City (documentary)
● Shape of Pasta (documentary)
● Singled Out (unscripted)
● Skrrt with Offset (unscripted)
● Thanks A Million (unscripted)
● The Sauce (unscripted)
● You Ain’t Got These (documentary)
● Around the World by BBC News (Daily Essentials)
● Weather Today by The Weather Channel (Daily Essentials)
● Morning Report by NBC News (Daily Essentials)
● Evening Report by NBC News (Daily Essentials)
● Saturday Report by NBC News (Daily Essentials)
● Sunday Report by NBC News (Daily Essentials)
● The Replay by ESPN (Daily Essentials)
● NewsDay by CTV (Daily Essentials, Canada)
● NewsNight by CTV (Daily Essentials, Canada)
● Sports AM by TSN (Daily Essentials, Canada)
● Pulso News by Telemundo (Daily Essentials)
● For the Cultura by Telemundo (Daily Essentials)
● Close Up by E! News (Daily Essentials)
● Fresh Daily by Rotten Tomatoes (Daily Essentials)
● Speedrun by Polygon (Daily Essentials)
● Pop5 by iHeartRadio (Daily Essentials)
● No Filter by TMZ: AM (Daily Essentials)
● No Filter by TMZ PM (Daily Essentials)
● Last Night’s Late Night (Daily Essentials)
● All The Feels by The Dodo (Daily Essentials)
● The Daily Chill (Daily Essentials)
● The Rachel Hollis Show (Daily Essentials)
● Sexology by Shan Boodram (Daily Essentials)
● The Nod with Brittany & Eric (Daily Essentials)
● Trailers by Fandango (Daily Essentials)

Free? Not a chance. We can get a taste with a 90-day free trial. After that, it’s $4.99/month with ads and $7.99 without.

You’ll need the app, too. For iOS, go here. For Android, go here.

Alan Cross

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