As of today, Quibi streaming content is no longer limited to your smartphone for viewing. This has been the biggest point of friction for users interested in their content, as well as making Quibi the butt of jokes and internet memes. I’ve reviewed several of their content offerings previously. And I spoke highly of their breaking up of movies and tv series into bite-size chapters. At 10 minutes or less in length, they’re the perfect size for squeezing in a couple chapters during lunch or other break at the office. However, until now, if you wanted to continue watching on your big screen when you got home, you were unable to do so.
As a subscriber to their service, I received an email from Quibi that they caved on their original proposition that Quibi should only be viewed on a smartphone. They were arrogantly confident that they would be successful with this streaming model. But then the combination of COVID-19 and sheltering in place took people out of the office, one of the key places for users to consume their content. It therefore makes sense that they chose to make this pivot.
According to their website, Quibi can now be viewed via Airplay enabled TVs or by using a Google Chromecast device attached to your TV. Since my TCL TV doesn’t support Airplay, I checked out Chromecast on the Google store and learned that a new Chromecast model runs for $29.99. So not a huge investment if you don’t already own one. The below YouTube video shows how to set it up in about 15 minutes.
Content Reviews and Further reading about Quibi
Chromecast Set Up Instructions