Streaming service Quibi has updated its iOS application to support streaming to a TV using Google Chromecast. The update, released Tuesday, shows up two or three weeks after Quibi included AirPlay support, which at the time denoted the principal approach to stream its shows and other short-form videos past a mobile screen. As of Tuesday evening, the Android rendition of the application, which was last updated on May 20th, doesn’t seem to help Chromecast streaming yet.
Quibi has had a to some degree rocky launch since its release toward the beginning of April during the COVID-19 pandemic. While shelter-in-place orders have implied an enormous increment in the number of individuals remaining in and using streaming services, Quibi’s marketing has failed to get through to standard crowds and next to no of its content gives off an impression of being taking off.
The application had 1.7 million downloads in its first week, yet that was because of free subscription promotions, and co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg has since reprimanded the pandemic for the organization’s initial battles, revealing to The New York Times, “I attribute everything that has gone wrong to coronavirus.” The application has less than 1.5 million subscribers starting in early May, it told the NYT.
Part of the explanation behind Quibi’s lukewarm launch is the different limitations it put on its application, similar to even now not permitting clients to screenshot or record shows from within the application for sharing via web-based networking media. Another missing feature was the absence of TV streaming; at launch, Quibi was just accessible on mobile.
It took the organization over a month to launch AirPlay support. Also, presently, almost two months since launch, we’re getting Chromecast support, as well. Be that as it may, the organization presently can’t seem to put out devoted Quibi applications for Amazon Fire gadgets, Roku, or some other streaming platform. At this moment, the best way to stream Quibi on the big screen is to use a reflecting feature from Apple or Google.