Quick-form cell video service Quibi now helps Apple’s AirPlay protocol, which suggests you’ll be capable to stream content material from Quibi in your cellphone to AirPlay-enabled TVs and units.
Quibi can be “working onerous” to have help for Chromecast out there in June, according to Tom Conrad, chief product officer at Quibi. That ought to let Android customers solid content material from the Quibi app to their TVs as properly, as soon as it’s rolled out.
Positive we designed Quibi for on-the-go, however as of late visiting the household room is sort of a day journey… so AirPlay help is stay for iOS in Quibi 1.3. Working onerous on Chromecast too which might be out there in June.
— Tom Conrad (@tconrad) May 26, 2020
It first got here to mild that Quibi would offer some kind of solution to stream reveals to TVs from the iOS app in a Might 11th article in The New York Times, although at the moment, it was unclear if Quibi can be utilizing AirPlay.
Quibi’s app nonetheless has quite a few limitations that make Quibi content material tough to share. Customers can’t take screenshots, for instance, that means that it’s tough for customers to put up screenshots from reveals on social media. In an interview with The New York Instances, Katzenberg did say that customers will quickly be capable to share Quibi content material on social media, although it’s unclear precisely how, or if the restrictions on screenshots might be lifted.
Quibi, which launched on April sixth, has 1.Three million lively customers, the corporate knowledgeable The New York Instances. That’s considerably decrease than many competing streaming companies. Disney Plus, against this, has almost 55 million subscribers. To be truthful, Disney Plus has been out there since November 2019 — however it additionally beat Quibi on utilization out of the gate, choosing up greater than 10 million subscribers on its first day.