Short-Form Streamer Quibi Hits 1.7 Million App Downloads in First Week

Mobile-only service is also fast-tracking a connected TV option

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80% of people who began watching Quibi episodes finish them, according to CEO Meg Whitman. Quibi

More than 1.7 million people have downloaded Quibi, the app for the short-form mobile-only streaming service, since it debuted one week ago, “significantly exceeding” the company’s expectations.

@kelseymsutton kelsey.sutton@adweek.com Kelsey Sutton is the streaming editor at Adweek, where she covers the business of streaming television.