The streaming service Quibi launched today and already many viewers are not pleased with the app’s functionality or approach to the streaming world.
With Quibi you can ONLY stream movies and television shows on your phone and their approach is “movies in minutes”.
Content on the platform is divided into short chapters, usually 10 minutes, presumably for people who are on the go.
The serviced is headed by Hollywood executive Jeffrey Katzenberg and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman.
Some of the shows launching today are:
“Most Dangerous Game,” a dystopian action thriller starring Liam Hemsworth and Christoph Waltz.
“Survive,” a drama starring Sophie Turner about the aftermath of a plane crash, based on a novel by Alex Morel.
“Chrissy’s Court,” in which Chrissy Teigen presides over small-claims court.
“Murder House Flip,” in which homeowners try to renovate homes that are infamous for murders committed inside.
“Thanks a Million,” a reality series where celebrities (including executive producer Jennifer Lopez) give $100,000 to regular people who must them pay it forward.
“Last Night’s Last Night,” Entertainment Weekly’s daily recap of late-night shows.
“The Replay by ESPN,” offering daily episodes covering sports news.
Many subscribers are taking to Twitter to voice their confusion or dissatisfaction.
Currently, the service is free for 90 days. A regular subscription will cost you $6.99 Canadian a month or $4.99 in the USA.
In the USA, T-Mobile customers get Quibi included in their Magenta family plans for a full year thanks to an exclusive partnership between T-Mobile and Quibi.