Quibi Says Connected TV Casting Option Will Be Ready by Mid-May

Streaming service cleared 2.7 million downloads this week


Dreamworks Animation co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and former Hewlett Packard Enterprises CEO Meg Whitman envisioned their streaming app Quibi as a mobile-only service, where users could watch short-form programming in either portrait or landscape orientation on handheld devices while commuting to work or waiting in line at a coffee shop.

Now that the Covid-19 crisis has changed the way almost every American lives, the two-week-old streamer—which has now surpassed 2.7 million downloads—has sped up an option to cast the mobile programming onto connected televisions.

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