Mobile-first entertainment platform QUIBI launches in Australia

Quick bites.  Big stories.

Designed specifically to engage the masses in the smallest of time frames, Quibi produces fresh, original content in bite-sized portions so you’re entertained at any given second.

After successfully launching across the US, where their short-form, mobile-specific content proved a viable alternative to the predominant lounge-room streaming of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, Quibi has arrived in Australia, bringing its plethora of talent along for your ride.

Made for mobile moments, with each original program running at 10 minutes or less, Quibi is designed for whatever device you have on the run.  Vertical or horizontal, content is available at your fingertips, no matter how you hold your phone.

Available to download now through the Apple Store and Google Play for free (or AUD $6.99/month, NZD $7.49/month for ad-free), Quibi’s small stories come readily stacked with the biggest stars, including Kevin Hart as a heightened version of himself in the comedic action series Die Hart, where the likes of John Travolta, Josh Hartnett and Nathalie Emmanuel help him on his death-defying quest to become an action star; Anna Kendrick in the off-kilter comedy Dummy, about one woman’s friendship with a life-size sex doll; Liam Hemsworth in the dystopian thriller Most Dangerous Game, a modern-take on the classic 1924 short story; and Kiefer Sutherland in The Fugitive, a fast-paced action series based on the classic 1993 film starring Harrison Ford.

Additionally, Joe Jonas trades in his pop-star swagger for a “regular Joe’ personality in Cup of Joe as he tours the world as the locals do, Jennifer Lopez and Kristen Bell lend their support to Thanks A Million, a pay-it-forward program where they gift $100,000 to an unsuspecting individual who has impacted their lives in a positive manner, and Kimmy Schmidt favourite Tituss Burgess plays host in Dishmantled, a cooking competition with a difference as blindfolded chef contestants are asked to recreate dishes for a host of celebrity judges, including Queer Eye‘s Antoni Porowski, Schitt’s Creek‘s Dan Levy, and 30 Rock‘s Jane Krakowski.

For a full rundown of Quibi’s roster, including what’s coming soon, head to the official website.

Peter Gray

Film critic with a penchant for Dwayne Johnson, Jason Momoa, Michelle Pfeiffer and horror movies, harbouring the desire to be a face of entertainment news.