Quibi adds Chromecast support for watching shows on a big screen

Quibi adds Chromecast support for watching shows on a big screen

Streaming service Quibi has up in the past its iOS app to fortify streaming to a tv the utilization of Google Chromecast. The update, released Tuesday, arrives a pair of weeks after Quibi added AirPlay fortify, which at the time marked the first technique to movement its shows and other instant-tag videos beyond a cellular screen. As of Tuesday evening, the Android version of the app, which used to be final up in the past on Can also unbiased 20th, doesn’t appear to fortify Chromecast streaming yet.

Quibi has had a significantly rocky inaugurate since its inaugurate in early April amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Whereas shelter-in-inform orders hang meant a large lengthen within the assortment of folk staying in and the utilization of streaming services, Quibi’s marketing has didn’t atomize via to mainstream audiences and surely minute of its vow appears to be taking off.

The app had 1.7 million downloads in its first week, but that used to be thanks largely to free subscription promotions, and co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg has since blamed the pandemic for the corporate’s early struggles, telling The Novel York Times, “I attribute every thing that has gone unsuitable to coronavirus.” The app has fewer than 1.5 million subscribers as of early Can also unbiased, it instructed the NYT.

Fragment of the cause within the aid of Quibi’s tepid inaugurate are the many restrictions it positioned on its app, love aloof no longer allowing users to screenshot or file shows from within the app for sharing on social media. Any other missing characteristic used to be the shortage of TV streaming; at inaugurate, Quibi used to be finest on hand on cellular.

Definite we designed Quibi for on-the-bolt, but today visiting the household room is love a visit… so AirPlay fortify is stay for iOS in Quibi 1.3. Working engaging on Chromecast too which is ready to be on hand in June.

— Tom Conrad (@tconrad) Can also unbiased 26, 2020

It took the corporate bigger than a month to inaugurate AirPlay fortify. And now, practically two months since inaugurate, we’re getting Chromecast fortify, too. However the corporate has yet to place out dedicated Quibi apps for Amazon Fire devices, Roku, or any other streaming platform. Appropriate now, the finest technique to movement Quibi on the good screen is to utilize a mirroring characteristic from Apple or Google.