Quibi for iPhone adds Chromecast support following AirPlay integration

Quibi for iPhone now supports wireless streaming to Google Chromecast-based devices.

“Enjoy more ways to share Quibi from your phone to your TV,” Quibi wrote in its release notes accompanying the most recent update, version 1.4, on the App Store.

In addition to AirPlay support, which was added to Quibi on May 27, Quibi users can now take advantage of their Chromecast media streamer or any Android-based TV set to stream episodes on the big screen directly from their iPhone.

Founded in 2018 by film producer and media proprietor Jeffrey Katzenberg, the 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.

Here’s how the Quibi creators describe the app:

Watch original comedies, movie-quality action and drama, inspiring documentaries and daily shows to stay informed on news, sports, finance and culture. Fresh new shows premiere every week, with new episodes available every day.

Check your personalized feed to see what’s new, discover trending episodes or search for shows based on your mood. Download episodes to enjoy from the comfort of anywhere.

You’re in full control of what you watch and how you watch it. Vertical, horizontal — no matter how you hold your phone, everything is framed to fit your screen.

Download Quibi for iPhone for free in the App Store.

A free 14-day trial is available.