Hey, do you remember Quibi? That’s the “Quick Bites”
Roku says the acquisition gives it access to 75 premium shows and documentaries Quibi has made, including series starring Idris Elba, Kevin Hart, Liam Hemsworth and more. The former streaming service didn’t last long, so not every show it made was aired. That means that Roku will release several new series. That could even be Steven Spielberg’s After Dark Horror show.
All Quibi content is shown on the Roku channel, which offers free and premium news and entertainment. It offered more than 100 free live TV channels at last check-in and over 100,000 movies and TV shows. The Quibi content is a small drop in that bucket, but it does make for original programming. You don’t have to pay to view Quibi content, but you must watch ads. That still sounds better than paying for yet another streaming service. Roku hasn’t said exactly when Quibi content will hit the Roku channel, just that it will happen sometime in 2021.