Quibi First Reactions: Here’s What Users Are Saying About the Streaming Service on Twitter
Quibi, the short-form streaming service from Dreamworks’ founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman just launched today and already users are offering up their opinions. According to Variety, the fact that content is restricted to mobile-only viewing — a factor Quibi has been touting as one of their biggest differentiators — isn’t so popular with fans.
“Consumers have come to expect subscription services to be available across all platforms — TV, web and mobile — and on social media, some people were in disbelief by Quibi’s mobile-only restriction,” Variety reported.
Nonetheless, the streaming service has also garnered its fair share of supporters. The Turnstyle feature, which allows you to seamlessly switch from portrait to landscape viewing, has been a hit with fans. Mixed reviews notwithstanding, Quibi has been the subject of some major buzz online. Here is what some consumers are saying about the app on Twitter so far.
First three episodes of Most Dangerous Game watched in less than 25 minutes. I could get used to this. #Quibi— Jonathan Watkins (@samloomis13) April 6, 2020
Counted down the days for almost a year…..my favorite book is now a show on @Quibi and OMG is Sophie Turner everything I could’ve hoped for and MORE!!! 🔥🔥 This app is incredible, these episodes are amazing! #Quibi #Survive #SophieT https://t.co/bgV0lYwVgC— Kayla Schueller (@KaylaSchueller) April 6, 2020
Congrats to #Quibi on launch! Already loving Most Dangerous Game, Shape of Pasta, and When the Streetlights go On.— Curt Black (@curtjamesblack) April 6, 2020
I feel bad for #Quibi creators, Millions of dollars invested in it, and what do we get from it? Random 7 minute shows that they could’ve just posted on YouTube or Instagram. pic.twitter.com/ebgbBNWvQy— out of context anxiety (@haha___nice) April 6, 2020
#Quibi can’t be tossed onto my tv.— RocGay (@RochesterGay) April 6, 2020
No screen mirroring.. nothing
Why would you create an app with content for adults that you can’t even watch on the couch with your partner…. stupid #AlreadyNeedsAnUpdate pic.twitter.com/Oasj2L1rr5
i have mixed feelings about #quibi. short form content can work but they’re shooting themselves in the foot by blocking screencaps and restricting content to mobile devices. how can i even promote their shows when i can’t screencap? pic.twitter.com/cIQCh0jJMT— eyes on my girl (@finalgirloc) April 6, 2020
I heard about #Quibi months ago from some business insider article, I was very interested to see how the app would turn out. Now that it’s out early I downloaded it and I would give it a 10/10. The responsive video, story variety, and the videos themselves are awesome!— William (@cdnWilliam) April 6, 2020