The short-form video streaming service Quibi yesterday announced support for Apple’s peer-device-to-device AirPlay wireless protocol, allowing users to stream content to their big screen TV via an Apple TV or directly to their televisions that support AirPlay out-of-the-box.
“Sure we designed Quibi for on-the-go, but these days visiting the family room is like a day trip so AirPlay support is live for iOS in Quibi 1.3,” chief product officer Tom Conrad said in a tweet. He went on to add the team will be adding support for Google’s Chromecast feature in June and promised “lots of other cool things still to come,” but stopped short of revealing details.
Sure we designed Quibi for on-the-go, but these days visiting the family room is like a day trip… so AirPlay support is live for iOS in Quibi 1.3. Working hard on Chromecast too which will be available in June.
— Tom Conrad (@tconrad) May 26, 2020
Founded in 2018 by film producer and media proprietor Jeffrey Katzenberg, this mobile video platform targets a younger demographic with ten-minute episodes, called “quick bites”.
Quibi debuted on the App Store on April 6, 2020 with two basic tiers: $5 per month if you choose the option with advertisements or $8 per month if you want to skip those. According to Quibi CEO Meg Whitman, the service saw 1.7 million downloads in its first week of availability.