Hey, do you keep in mind Quibi? That’s the “Fast Bites” service that promised short-form content material good in your cellphone or pill. We forgive you for those who already forgot about Quibi, contemplating it died after just six months of operation. Roku will increase Quibi from the lifeless, and stream its content material totally free on the Roku Channel.
Roku says the acquisition offers it entry to 75 premium exhibits and documentaries that Quibi created, together with collection that includes Idris Elba, Kevin Hart, Liam Hemsworth, and extra. The previous streaming service didn’t final lengthy, so not each present it created made it to air. Meaning Roku will debut a number of new collection. Which will even embody Steven Spielberg’s After Dark Horror show.
All of the Quibi content material will present up on the Roku Channel, which hosts free and premium information and leisure. It supplied over 100 free live tv channels finally check-in and over 100,000 films and TV exhibits. The Quibi content material is a small drop in that bucket, nevertheless it does make for unique programming. You received’t need to pay to observe Quibi content material, however you’ll have to watch adverts. That also sound higher than paying for yet one more streaming service. Roku didn’t say precisely when Quibi content material will attain the Roku channel, simply that it’ll occur someday in 2021.