Quibi CEO Meg Whitman says the app was downloaded 1.7 million times in its first week

Quibi can only be viewed on mobile devices, but the company is fast-tracking TV casting. Seven new shows debuted on Quibi on Monday, including The Stranger and 50 States of Fright. Visit BGR's homepage for more stories.
Although a global pandemic that forces everyone to stay inside for weeks on end might sound like the perfect time to launch a new streaming service, that hasn't been the case for Quibi. Just a week after launching, Quibi has fallen out of the top 50 free apps on the App Store, but the team behind the service appears to be happy with the initial returns, as CEO Meg Whitman told CNBC on Monday that Quibi has surpassed 1.7 million downloads.

Quibi was conceptualized as a service that viewers would utilize in the "in-between moments": Stream an episode on your commute, during your lunch break, or while waiting on line. Episodes of original Quibi shows are no longer than ten minutes, and even the full-length "lighthouse" productions, which is what Quibi calls its original movies, would be split up into short segments that could be digested in just a few minutes.

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