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Quibi is offering 90 days of free TV streaming – here’s what you can watch

Updated Mar 10th, 2020 7:30AM EDT
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  • Quibi is a new ‘Quick Bites’ TV streaming service launches on April 6th and will focus on short-form storytelling.
  • A 90-day free trial is available to anyone who preorders on before the service launches.
  • Quibi will launch with plenty of content catered to mobile users, including full-fledged movies that are called Lighthouse productions.
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What is Quibi? It’s a brand new streaming service, of course. You’re probably having a hard time keeping up with all the separate streaming services you’ve subscribed to. Netflix and HBO have plenty of good shows that are must-watch, and Disney+ is so cheap. Apple TV+ is free for a year, and you’ve already got Prime Video with your Amazon Prime subscription. Throw in a service that gets you live TV and sports, and you should have plenty of entertainment at home — and that can all come in handy in case you’ve been just told not to get out of the house for two weeks because of coronavirus. You’d think there’s no place for more streaming services, but tell that to Peacock or HBO Max, and yes, Quibi. Only the last one isn’t quite your regular video streaming service. It’s got a completely unique take on the matter, one that might suit your needs while you’re on the go.

Quibi, short for Quick Bites, is meant to deliver short-form video streaming entertainment that targets mobile devices explicitly. Hollywood producer Jeffrey Katzenberg and former Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman partnered up for this endeavor, and the service will launch on April 6th on iPhone and Android.

Image source: Quibi

The main difference between Quibi and everything else is that Quibi content will be a lot shorter, whether they’re movies or TV series. And Quibi plans to launch 8,500 quick bites — okay, episodes — in the first year alone. That’s 175 shows featuring some of your favorite stars. Everything is divided into chapters of anywhere between seven and 10 minutes, and you can watch the shows either in portrait and landscape mode. Quibi sounds perfect for commuting.

The service is quite affordable too, at just $4.99 per month, as long as you don’t mind ads. The ad-free experience costs $7.99. But before you decide what subscription to get, if it’s even worth getting on board, you should know that Quibi is willing to offer you a 90-day free trial period that’s more generous than most of its competitors. Well, Apple beat everyone on that since the first Apple TV year will be free of charge for anyone who purchases new Apple hardware.

There’s a trick involved to get the deal, though: You have to head on over to Quibi and preorder it before it launches.

Image source: Quibi

Here are some of the Quibi originals that will be available once the service launches, including Lighthouse productions (movies split into parts), and other series:



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Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.