What Is Quibi, How Much Does It Cost, And What Shows Does It Have?

The Quibi streaming service has launched, complete with a robust programming library. Here's everything you need to know.

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A new streaming service has arrived to keep you busy with original content while most people are spending their days at home. Quibi, the new short-form mobile video streamer launched on Monday, April 6, and does so with an impressive library of content.

Still, in a world where Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and the rest are already dominating streaming, you might not know anything about Quibi, what it's offering, or how to watch it. Luckily for you, GameSpot is here to break it all down.

What is Quibi?

The new service is founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg, co-founder of Dreamworks SKG, and specializes in original short-form content--"quick bites"--that is made to be watched on mobile devices. Each episode runs under 10 minutes in length, with new installments being posted daily.

There are three categories of programs available on Quibi.

  • Movies in Chapters are larger scripted stories told in 7-10 minute episodes.
  • Unscripted and Docs includes Quibi's reality content, as well as documentary programming.
  • Daily Essentials focuses on news, with daily 5-6 minute episodes breaking down what's happening on any given day.

What are Quibi's shows?

What's most exciting about Quibi is its launching with a robust programming library, giving new users plenty to watch on Day 1. What's more, it's going to continue new series throughout its first month. Take a look below at everything available on Day 1 and throughout the rest of April.

April 6

  • Flipped (Movies in Chapters)
  • Most Dangerous Game (Movies in Chapters)
  • Survive (Movies in Chapters)
  • When the Streetlights Go On (Movies in Chapters)
  • &Music (Unscripted and Docs)
  • Chrissy’s Court (Unscripted and Docs)
  • Dishmantled (Unscripted and Docs)
  • Fierce Queens (Unscripted and Docs)
  • Gayme Show! (Unscripted and Docs)
  • Gone Mental with Lior (Unscripted and Docs)
  • I Promise (Unscripted and Docs)
  • Memory Hole (Unscripted and Docs)
  • Murder House Flip (Unscripted and Docs)
  • NighGowns (Unscripted and Docs)
  • Nikki Fre$h (Unscripted and Docs)
  • Prodigy (Unscripted and Docs)
  • Punk’d (Unscripted and Docs)
  • Run This City (Unscripted and Docs)
  • Shape of Pasta (Unscripted and Docs)
  • Singled Out (Unscripted and Docs)
  • Skrrt with Offset (Unscripted and Docs)
  • Thanks A Million (Unscripted and Docs)
  • The Sauce (Unscripted and Docs)
  • You Ain’t Got These (Unscripted and Docs)
  • Around the World by BBC News (Daily Essentials)
  • Speedrun by Polygon (Daily Essentials)
  • Morning Report by NBC News (Daily Essentials)
  • Pulso News by Telemundo (Daily Essentials)
  • The Replay by ESPN (Daily Essentials)
  • Weather Today by The Weather Channel (Daily Essentials)
  • Close Up by E! News (Daily Essentials)
  • Pop 5 by iHeartMedia (Daily Essentials)
  • No FIlter by TMZ (Daily Essentials)
  • For the Culture by Telemundo (Daily Essentials)
  • Last Night's Late Night (Daily Essentials)
  • Sexology with Shan Boodram (Daily Essentials)
  • Fresh Daily by Rotten Tomatoes (Daily Essentials)
  • The Rachel Hollis Show (Daily Essentials)
  • The Nod with Brittany & Eric (Daily Essentials)
  • The Daily Chill (Daily Essentials)
  • All the Feels (Daily Essentials)
  • Trailers by Fandango (Daily Essentials)

April 13:

  • Agua Donkeys (Movies in Chapters)
  • The Stranger (Movies in Chapters)
  • #FreeRashawn (Movies in Chapters)
  • 50 States of Fright (Movies in Chapters)
  • Elba v Block (Unscripted and Docs)
  • Let’s Roll with Tony Greenhand (Unscripted and Docs)
  • Fight Like a Girl (Unscripted and Docs)

April 20:

  • Dummy (Movies in Chapters)
  • Iron Sharpens Iron (Unscripted and Docs)

April 27:

  • Cup of Joe (Unscripted and Docs)
  • Floored (Unscripted and Docs)

Among the notable titles available on launch day are the reboot of Punk'd hosted by Chance the Rapper, Chrissy's Court starring Chrissy Tiegen, and Most Dangerous Game, a Movies in Chapters remake of the classic film. In it, Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games) plays a man who agrees to be hunted by other humans in exchange for money being given to his family.

How much does Quibi cost?

Currently, there are two tiers for Quibi programming. You can get the ad-supported version of the service for $5 a month. If you want to go advertisement free, it'll cost you $8.00 monthly. If you would rather try before you buy, though, Quibi is offering a 90-day free trial for all new users.

If you're a T-Mobile customer, you get access to Quibi for free. The wireless provider announced on April 2 that customers can get access to a free year of both the new service and Netflix. After a year, they can choose which one to keep.

How to watch Quibi?

This can be a tricky one. Given its focus on mobile viewing, Quibi is only available on mobile devices. That means you can't watch it on your TV, desktop, or laptop computers at this point, unless you find a workaround. Instead, you'll find the Quibi app available on the Apple App Store, Google Play, or the service's website. You'll be able to purchase a subscription from within the app.

When can I watch Quibi?

Quibi is available now. After launching on April 6, all of its Day 1 content is now available and new episodes will be added daily.

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